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San Jose Population

According to the census of 2000, there were 894,943 people, 276,598 households, and 203,576 families residing in the city, with a 2007 estimated poplation of 939,899.

The population density was 5,117.9 people per square mile (1,976.1/km²). There were 281,841 housing units at an average density of 1,611.8 per square mile (622.3/km²). Of the 276,598 households, 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was the highest in the United States for any city with more than a quarter million residents with $76,963 annually. The median income for a family was $86,822. Males had a median income of $49,347 versus $36,936 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,697. About 6.0% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

At the 2007 US Census Bureau estimates, the city's population was:

• 51.9% White (31.7% non-Hispanic-White alone);
• 3.8% Black or African American;
• 1.1% American Indian and Alaska Native;
• 32.5% Asian;
• 0.6% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander;
• 13.5% from some other race;
• 3.2% from two or more races;
• 31.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

San Jose's population on January 1, 2007 was 939,899, third in the state behind Los Angeles and San Diego. The estimate indicated a growth of 1.6% from the previous year. According to US Census Bureau estimates, as of July 1, 2008, San Jose had a population of 939,899, making it the 10th most populous city in the US.

San Jose has a very diverse religious life with thousands of churches, mosques, temples and religious centres. San Jose and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area is home to many Christian congregations (including large, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses) alongside centres of Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Sikh faiths among numerous other religious communities.

When it comes to dealing with such a diverse demographic, San Jose has a relatively easy situation with race relations. A high percentage of foreign-born live in the city, including many high-tech workers from East and South Asia. The people from these countries have settled in the city and across the Santa Clara Valley during the last three decades. Many Central American, Southeast Asian and Eastern European immigrants have lived in San Jose since the late 1970s and early 1980s. A large, multi-generational Hispanic barrio is in the Alum Rock district. Many Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans thrive downtown on the streets of Guadalupe and Almaden.

San Jose has the distinction of being the US city with the largest Vietnamese American population, with about 9% of the city population identifying as Vietnamese according to the 2000 census. Municipal signs and brochures are sometimes displayed in Vietnamese language in addition to English and Spanish. In an effort to cater to this demographic, the San Jose Mercury News published a Vietnamese-language newspaper from 1999-2005 called Viet Mercury.





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