San Jose is the largest city in Northern California by both population and area. It is the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley. Map of San Jose City covers an area of 179.97 sq mi (466.1 km2) and has an approximate population of 1,013,240 (2020). It was the first civilian settlement in California. San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County and the main component of the San Jose–Sunnyvale–Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area.
San Jose was founded in 1777 as a farming community named San José de Guadalupe. Following the American Conquest of California during the Mexican–American War, the territory was ceded to the United States in 1848. After California achieved statehood two years later, San Jose became the state’s first capital.
San Jose Quick Facts
|Population :||1,013,616 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||California (United States)|
|County :||Santa Clara County|
|Head of government:||mayor|
|Twitter username :||cityofsanjose|
|Phone Area Codes :||669, 408|
|Water as a percent of area:||1.91%|
|Land as a percent of area :||98.09%|
|Named for :||Joseph|
|Altitude :||82 feet / 25 meters|
|Capital city :||San Jose is the capital of Santa Clara County|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1777 (245 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00|
|Major Tourists’ Attraction||Winchester Mystery House, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, Tech Museum of Innovation, HP Pavilion|
|Postal code :||95110|
|Nearest airport||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (about 7 miles), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (35miles).|
Political Map of San Jose City
San Jose is located in the central part of the state. It is the third-largest city in the state of California, and the tenth-largest in the U.S. San Francisco Bay, the city itself is home to just over a million people, ranking it the 10th largest city in the United States. It is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metropolitan statistical area, which altogether boosts the population figure to 1.9 million. The city was created 245 years ago in 1776. San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County and the main component of the San Jose–Sunnyvale–Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Blank & Outline Map of San Jose City
Blank & Outline Map of San Jose City collection features highways, roads, and things to do. You can also try exploring the city in more detail with our interactive map of San Jose, California. This interactive map is perfect for city exploration, travel, or finding places to eat, drink, and stay out.
Geography Map of San Jose City
San Jose is located at 37°20’22″N 121°53’42″W (37.3393900, -121.8949600). The city is bounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains on the west and the Diablo Mountains on the east. The lowest point of the city is 13 ft below sea level in Alviso and the highest point is 2,125 ft. The average elevation is 67 ft. The rivers Coyote and Guadalupe run through the city. The city features warm and sometimes hot summers, and mild to cool, but relatively wet, winters.
Road Map of San Jose City
The Road Map of San Jose City features an overview of interstates, highways, and major roads of San Jose. With the help of a road map, you’ll be able to find your destination in San Jose easily and make the most of your time in the city.
Interstate Highways: I-280, I-680, I-880
US Highways: 17, 82, 85, 87, 101, 130, 237, 280, Monterey Hwy, Old Bayshore Hwy
Expressways/Parkways: Almaden Expy, Capitol Expy, Lawrence Expy, Montague Expy, San Tomas Expy, Southwest Expy
Major Roads: 1st St, Alum Rock Ave, Monterey Rd, Montgomery St, Narvaez Ave, Reed St, San Carlos St, San Clara St, Santa Clara St, Santa Teresa Blvd, Saratoga Ave, Silicon Valley Blvd, Stevens Creek Blvd, The Alameda