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
Triqui, CopalaMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic200
TzeltalMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic25
TzotzilMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic10
Chatino, ZenzontepecMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic50
SalvadoranEl SalvadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal8,451
HonduranHondurasAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic2,005
NicaraguanNicaraguaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,791
ArgentineArgentinaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,011
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal1,471
ChileanChileAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,336
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,478
PeruvianPeruAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic3,622
VenezuelanVenezuelaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic4,320
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam14,660
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni958
Chinese, HuiChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesIslam100
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism13,235
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant23,929
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism123,114
Chinese, HokkienTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana21,000
Chinese, CantoneseHong KongEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk10,400
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic4,438
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox5,373
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,626
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox12,080