The denizens of San Jose, that Silicon Valley gem, haul in a median household income of $76,593, making the city the wealthiest in the country.
That’s compared with the national figure of $50,502, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
In San Jose, 13.9% of residents go without health insurance coverage, compared with 15.1% nationally. Of the preschool-age population, 56.8% was enrolled in school, compared with 47.4% around the country. Fewer than three in 10 Americans over age 25 have a bachelor’s degree; 36.6% of that demographic in San Jose have graduated from college.
Homes cost more in the city — $540,800 for an owner-occupied property, compared with $173,600 nationwide. The population is more eclectic, with 39.2% foreign-born compared with 13% around the country.
San Francisco, with a median income of $69,894, was the second-richest American metropolitan area. San Diego was fourth with $60,797; Los Angeles fell just shy of the top 10 at $46,148.