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San Jose
Santa Clara County, California

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The Capital of Silicon Valley
The Garden City

Page Contents for San Jose, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of San Jose is approximately 909,100 (1999), 945942 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 259,365 (1990), 301366 (2010).
The amount of land area in San Jose is 443.567 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Jose is 176.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 8.581 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Jose to Washington DC is 2545 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Jose is positioned 37.30 degrees north of the equator and 121.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.
San Jose elevation is 87 feet above sea level.
San Jose average annual rainfall is 14.4 inches per year
San Jose average temperature is (Spring) 61, (Summer) 70, (Fall) 62, (Winter) 50 degrees F.


At the southern most end of San Francisco Bay, 50 miles south of San Francisco
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great with more than 300 sunny days each year.
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History & History Related Items

San Jose was named "Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe" in the name of Charles the Third of Spain. In 1846, the American flag was first flown over the community. San Jose was the first civilian settlement in California. It was also the first city in California to be incorporated. It was the first state capital before California was officially a state. In 1849, on December 15th, the first state legislature was assembled here in San Jose.
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The founding of San Jose


The incorporation of San Jose

27 March 1850


As of 1 Jan 1999, San Jose was the third largest city in California (behind Los Angeles and San Diego) and the 11th largest city in the United States!

Childrens Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose CA 95110 Phone: 408-298-5437

San Jose Museum of Art

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-294-TECH

San Jose Historical Museum
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-287-2290

Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
24-hour info line: 408-247-2101
Administration: 408-247-2000
Tour 110 of the 160 rooms in this magnificent building. The tour takes you in the house and behind the scene. You won't want to miss the beautiful gardens surrounding the house. Over 14,000 plants, trees, flowers and shrubs beautify the area. The Winchester Firearms Museum and Antique Products Museum are also on the grounds.
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San Jose City Government

The City of San Jose
801 North First Street
San Jose CA 95110
City Manager phone: 408-277-5849
City Information: 408-277-4000
City Clerk phone: 408-277-4424

Many governmental links for this area.

San Jose Historical Events

2000, May 28
Louie Drennon Acuff
On May 28, 2000, Louie Drennon Acuff died. Louie died in his home in San Jose, California at age 80 of heart failure.
Louie Drennon Acuff was born and raised in Texas. He was voted "MOST ATHLECTIC" at Lott High School, Class of 1939. He was a World War II veteran and a retired machinist of IBM. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Acuff and his 4 children:. Sandy Acuff-Sifuentez, Melinda Calderon, Carryn Nahial & Clinton Acuff. He was also a grandfather of 11 - Veronica, Joe, Jennifer, Toni & Amanda, Benny & Madeline, Lauren, and Drennon, and Courtney & Allison. He was a Great-Grandfather of 4 - Gage, Aleah, A.J. & Kayla.

San Jose Chamber

San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
310 S. First St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-291-5250
Fax: 408-286-5019

San Jose Junior Chamber of Commerce

San Jose Community Events

August each year
San Jose Jazz Festival in August each year

San Jose Organizations

San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
310 S. First St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-291-5250
Fax: 408-286-5019

San Jose Junior Chamber of Commerce

San Jose Libraries

San Jose Public Library

Santa Clara County Library
1095 N. 7th Street
San Jose CA 95112-4446

San Jose Schools

San Jose Unified School District
855 Lenzen Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408)535-6000

Union School District
5175 Union St.
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: 408-377-8010

Oak Grove Elementary School District

Moreland School District

Franklin-McKinley School District
645 Wool Creek Drive
San Jose, California 95112
Phone: (408) 283-6000

Evergreen School District
3188 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148
Phone: (408) 270-6800
Fax: (408) 270-3894

Eastside Union High School District
830 Capitol Ave.
San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: 408-347-5000
Fax: 408-347-5045

Cambrian School District
4115 Jacksol Dr.
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: 408-377-2103
Fax: 408-377-5944
The district is made up of five schools in a four mile area in West San Jose.

Alum Rock School District
2930 Gay Avenue
San Jose, CA 95127
Phone: 408-928-6800


San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Josť, California 95192
Phone: 408-924-1000

Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135

San Jose City College
2100 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 408-298-2181 San Jose


The elevation range in San Jose is 0-4,372 feet above sea level. The highest elevation is 4,372 at Copernicus Peak in the Diablo Range.

The population of San Jose was:
1777 - 66
1850 - 4,000
1900 - 21,500
1950 - 95,000
1970 - 460,000
1990 - 782,248
1999 - 909,100
2000 - 894,943

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