San Jose, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 281,706 housing units in San Jose. This represents a 8.6% growth from 259,365 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 281,413 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 293 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in San Jose is about 61.8%. San Jose's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 1.9%. Average household size is 3.19 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in San Jose were built after 1972.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6.70%
One Bedroom15.60%
Two Bedrooms24.10%
Three Bedrooms28.80%
Four Bedrooms20.60%
Five Bedrooms or more4.20%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.22
Median year structure was built1972
Median Value of occupied units$394,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$427,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.15
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,287

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage11.60%
Home Equity Loan10.40%
Simple Mortgage60.70%
Debt Free16.70%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.3%