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Amazing Facts About San Jose City

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San Jose has the most amazing demographics and other interesting trivia which will leave you simply amazed, whether it is about the culture, history or art centers here. 

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San Jose Did You Know
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San Jose Demographical and Geographical Fast Facts

  • Many of the buildings in  downtown San Jose cannot exceed three hundred feet due to nearness to the city international airport
  • San Jose is the most ecologically minded US city with a record for the most recycling among the bigger American cities 
  • San Jose has per month rent of an average of around USD 1750 and a reasonable standard of living.
  • San Jose's Municipal Rose-Garden has 189 varsities and 4000 rose bushes which is a record of its kind
  • San Jose has 8 cities with the same name across the globe including Russia, Ireland, Japan, Costa Rica, Mexico and Taiwan
  • San Jose is one of the least stressed cities of the US with poverty rate lower than 11% and quick commutes as well as health promoting lifestyles 
  • Famous labour leader Cesar Chavez was from San Jose 
  • More than 59 trails are present in San Jose for nature lovers to engage in hiking and trekking 
  • San Jose has has a reputation for being the third safest city in the US with low rates of crime and criminal activity
  • San Jose enjoys 300 days of sunshine and mean temperature of around 21 degree celsius in the fall
  • Land area of San Jose is 175 square miles with the altitude being the highest at 4372 feet and average daily temperature ranging from 49.4 degree fahrenheit to 69.5 degree fahrenheit 

San Jose History Fast Facts

  • San Jose is the third largest city in the US state of California and it is the seat of Santa Clara Country
  • It is located 50 miles south of Downtown San Francisco and was founded by Spanish colonizers who named the city after Saint Joseph
  • San Jose was a state capital from the 1840s to the 1850s and it was a supply base for those prospecting for gold 
  • San Jose was one of the oldest settlements in California which was founded in 1777 as a farming community and an agricultural stronghold
  • At Guadalupe River Park, the largest monopoly board in the world can be found 
  • The San Jose Earthquakes stadium has established the Guinness World Record for the largest construction event with 6256 participants 

San Jose Government and Economy Fast Facts

  •  Close to 35% of venture capital funds invested in American firms are located in San Jose
  • San Jose has a median household income of USD 77,000
  • San Jose has one of the most educated population in the US, with over half the adults in this city possessing a college degree 
  • San Jose has the record for registering the highest number of patents in the country and it is home to some of the leading IT major such as Yahoo, Google, Intel and Adobe. 
  • San Jose is the capital of Silicon Valley and has offices of close to 7,000 tech companies across the world including many famous MNCs

Interesting and Fun Filled Facts About San Jose

  • Grocery stores in San Jose are extremely eco-friendly and do not use plastic bags because that is illegal here
  • San Jose has the world’s tallest rat statue of Chuck E Cheese which is close to 30 feet in height 
  • San Jose cheerleader G. Henderson invested the wave during the 1980s and it caught on since then 
  • Winchester Mystery House of San Jose is one of the largest Victorian houses in the US with over 160 rooms 
  • For every one employee, there are six students at San Jose State University
  • San Jose’s Dr. Martin Luther King Junior library is the largest west Mississippi library 
  • It is illegal for unmanned vehicles to travel at speeds higher than 60 miles/hour in San Jose
  • Alum Rock Park in San Hose is the oldest municipal park in all of California in the US.
  • San Jose has the world’s third largest optical refracting telescope located at the Lick Observatory which has lens diameter totaling 36 inches and focal length of 17.6 meters 
  • Highest temperature ever recorded in San Jose was around 109 degrees Fahrenheit in the year 2000
  • Hunting from any type of moving vehicle is illegal in San Jose, though hunting is legally allowed here
  • San Jose’s Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum has the largest collection of Western Egyptian artifacts 
  • San Jose has 403 churches, 14 radio stations and 4 television stations and it has a Chamber of Commerce as well
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