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San Jose

About San Jose

982,765 in city
7,427,757 in metro
452 m² (4,865 ft²)
24.384296513 m
Founded in 1777, San Jose was California's first civilian settlement, its first incorporated city after Sacramento (1850), and site of the first capital. It is the state's third largest city and 10th largest in the country. Having more than 7,000 hi-tech companies doing business in the Valley helps San Jose residents earn the nation's third-highest household income. In 1909, Charles D. Herrold established the world's first radio broadcasting station in the Garden City Bank Building at the southwest corner of First and San Fernando. In the Santa Clara Valley along the Coyote and Guadalupe rivers, 42 miles southeast of San Francisco, San Jose averages more than 300 sunny days per year. Elevation points within the city limits rise from sea level to 4,372 feet.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
403 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 The 88 87 m 2008
2 San Jose City Hall 87 m 2005
3 Sobrato Office Tower 85 m 2003
4 Three Sixty Residences 82 m 2009
5 San Jose Marriott 82 m 2003