San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA



The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro area, located in northern California, is one of the most diverse metropolitan area in the country.

The greater San Jose area is located off the coast of central California in the bay area. The city of San Jose is located right in the center of what is known as Silicon Valley. Due to its location within the most Tech savvy location in the entire country, the primary economic force in the city is the Tech industry. More Tech start up companies are born in the San Jose area than the rest of the country combined. The median income in the city is one of the highest America. This has made San Jose one of the most desired destinations to live in the country.

Total Population: 1,976,836

(An increase of 7.62 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 662,805
  • Language Spoken at Home - 848,013

Quick Facts

  • San Jose proper is the third largest city in the state of California, and the tenth largest city in the United States.

  • San Jose has the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world, with over 6,600 technology companies.

  • San Jose is currently the most diverse metro area in the country; only one in four people are Caucasion.

  • The San Jose metro area has had a net increase of 30,400 immigrants since the 2010 census.

  • At over thirty-two percent, San Jose has one of the highest Asian populations by percentage in the United States.

  • Over 61% of all foreign-born residents in San Jose are from Asia.

  • San Jose has the second largest Taiwanese populations in the country.

  • San Jose has the second largest Vietnamese population in the country at 105,683 residents, and the highest percentage of Vietnamese at 10.4%.

  • San Jose has the third largest concentration of Indians in the country at over 90,000.


Profile

Historically, San Jose's immigrant population primarily consisted of Hispanic peoples groups. Even though more recently the Asian population has surpassed the Latino population, Hispanic still have a large presence in the area. San Jose has one of the larger Mexican populations in the country at over 155,000. There is also a significant presence from Latin-Caribbean countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, as well as from South American countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru.

The largest ethnic group in the greater San Jose area come from Asia. The city has the largest concentration of Asians out of any city in the United States. Due to the continual growth of Silicon Valley, the Asian population has skyrocketed since the late 20th century. With large amounts of East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Asian Indian immigrants moving to San Jose everyday, it is no wonder that the city has the highest concentration of Asian-born people in the country.

San Jose is currently the most diverse city in the entire country. Over 40% of the population speaks a language other than English at home. If the immigration trends continue on into the future, within the next twenty years the foreign-born population could outstrip the native population.


People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
TzotzilMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic10
TzeltalMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic25
Chatino, ZenzontepecMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic50
Chinese, HuiChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesIslam100
BihariIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni150
Triqui, CopalaMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic200
HungarianHungaryEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic560
GoansIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism750
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni958
Arab, IraqiIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia999
ArgentineArgentinaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,011
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam1,021
FijianFijiSoutheast Asian PeoplesPacific IslandersChristianity1,026
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada1,042
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam1,139
SerbSerbiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity1,149
AssameseIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam1,300
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,327
ChileanChileAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,336
Irish, GaelicIrelandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,389
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal1,471
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,478
DutchNetherlandsEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious1,600
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,626
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,656