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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
San Jose is a city in California with a population of 1,023,031. San Jose is in Santa Clara County. Living in San Jose offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Jose there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Jose and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in San Jose are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$714,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,822
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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San Jose Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    212.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    55
    40.7
  • Robbery
    132.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    378.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,284.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    777.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in San Jose

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,662
National
$55,322
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San Jose Reviews

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I love the diversity in San Jose- It's one of the best things about the city. There is a plethora of activities to do, places to eat, urban legends...so much to do! There are a few things where San Jose is lacking, like maintenance. I find that there isn't much respect for the people that help clean our streets and the local government doesn't spend anything on (or if they do, it's hardly noticeable) helping the homeless. There are many people who could really use the help to get back on their feet, but there isn't support for them here. It's really sad. But if you can afford to live here (it's extremely expensive) then you'll find your niche and can enjoy your time.
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San Jose is an absolutely beautiful, diverse, and peaceful place to reside! The food and the people are great and the whole vibe and aura is like no other place. Our communities unite when necessary and serve as a support system for each other. It is definitely a warm and welcoming place that I wouldn't change for the world. Any person would be fortunate to live in such an amazing city. We also have many other wonderful cities in our outskirts for tourists and simply just to enjoy a day out in the town. If you love meeting people and learning about various cultures, this is the place for you!
San Jose is definitely one of the most diverse cities that I have visited! There is some parts of San Jose I would like to see change, for instance downtown San Jose should be kept much cleaner to make it more inviting to stroll through. But overall, I think that San Jose has many job opportunities with competitive wages!