San Jose is the third largest city in California. San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose lies at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, in Santa Clara Valley, which is referred to as Silicon Valley. San Jose's area occupies 178.2 square miles.
At the 2000 census, San Jose’s population was 894,943 people. The San Jose’s population density is 5,117.9 people per square mile. San Jose has a racial makeup that is 46.96% white, 0.54% American Indians, 30.49% Asian American, 2.92% African Americans, 32.16% are Hispanic, 15.11% from other races, and 3.52% were from two or more races. 38.63% of San Jose’s population was foreign born.
San Jose’s median income for a household is $73,804, the highest in the United States, and the median income for a family is $83,089. In San Jose, 6% of families and 8.8% of the population lives below the poverty line.
San Jose’s economy thrives on high-technology engineering, computer, and microprocessor companies. Companies with headquarters in San Jose include Adobe Systems, BEA Systems, Cisco, SunPower, and eBay. Universities in San Jose include University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, California State University, East Bay, Santa Clara University, and Stanford University. Living costs in San Jose are among the highest in the nation.
San Jose health insurance and San Jose life insurance depend on the medical care San Jose citizens receive. San Jose medical centers include Community Hospital-Los Gatos, Good Samaritan Hospital, O Connor Hospital, Willow Glen Convalescent Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Mission Oaks Hospital.
San Jose auto insurance and San Jose home insurance depend on San Jose’s crime rates. San Jose’s violent crime rate is 3,378, and the property crime rate is 38,163.