The large city of San Jose, California is home to slightly more than 1.0 million residents. With an average age of just over 37, the city's population is younger than most cities in California. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 58% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent is substantially higher than the state average.
San Jose has an average commute time of about 32 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 43% of workers, while public transit isn't used much. Not many workers commute on foot.
Many San Jose residents work in one of four industries: manufacturing, scientific, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. San Jose workers earn an average annual income of about $110K, around $24,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. San Jose's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. San Jose has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.