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Nicknamed the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California is a cultural, political and economic powerhouse of the west coast. Heavily invested in technology, this city produces more U.S. patents than any other, making it a great place for start up ideas and investors. Coupled with renowned technological and performing arts organizations, such as the San Jose Tech Museum, San Jose is one of the most desirable cities to move to in California.

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San Jose Demographics & Crime Rate

San Jose is the third largest city in California, boasting 180 square miles, and is home to over one million people. Being a major technological city, San Jose prizes education as a very important thing. 25% of the population older than 25 has at least a bachelor's degree and over 15% wields a graduate degree. Unfortunately, being a major hotspot makes San Jose a rather expensive place to live, but luckily the cost of living in San Jose is offset by the high median household income of over $84,000.

City Population


Total US Pop 2016: 321,418,820



National Avg 2016: 8.3%

Median Income


National Avg 2015: $53,889

Violent Crime Rate


National Avg 2016: 3.83%


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data

San Jose Real Estate Pricing & Taxes

San Jose is such a popular place that it’s pretty expensive to live in, with the sales tax rate at 9.25%, which is quite higher than most other cities in America. The housing market sits high with a median of $600,000 and rental units averaging $1,500 per month, but many still consider the price a bargain for the opportunity to reside in such a lively city. With free moving quotes from MoveWise you can get started on your first step to saving money and hassle in your move.

Home Price


National Avg 2015: $178,600

Apartment Rent


National Avg 2015: $928

Sales Tax "State-Local"


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State Property Tax


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