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San Jose, California

Population: 929,936

Metro Area Population: 1,787,123

San Jose is located in Santa Clara Valley, at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Trends of Employment

The large concentration of high-technology engineering, computer, and microprocessor companies around San Jose has led the area to be known as Silicon Valley. Sizable government employers include the city government, Santa Clara County, and San Jose State University.

Cost of Living

Compared to the rest of the country, San Jose's cost of living is 61.51% higher than the U.S. average. The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro Area's cost of living is 81.34% higher than the U.S. average.

Based on Sperling's Best Places, San Jose's income per capita is $31,095, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $76,000. The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro Area's income per capita is $36,468.


The average one-way commute in San Jose takes 31 minutes. The area includes a bus and rail system. Airports include Norman Y, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (35 miles northwest) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) (35 miles north).

Companies and Internships in San Jose

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Graduate Schools

Universities in or near San Jose that offer post-baccalaureate degrees:
* = satellite campus; Partial listing

  • San Jose University
  • Golden Gate University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley
  • Santa Cruz and Davis
  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • University of California-Berkley
  • Stanford University

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