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Population in July 2009: 133,963. Population change since 2000: +1.7%

Males: 68,916   (51.4%)
Females: 65,047   (48.6%)
Median resident age:   34.3 years
California median age:   33.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2008: $89,543 (it was $74,409 in 2000)

Sunnyvale:   $89,543
California:   $61,021

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $45,455

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $726,000 (it was $441,400 in 2000)

Sunnyvale:   $726,000
California:   $467,000

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $723,794; Detached houses: $897,750; Townhouses or other attached units: $569,336; In 2-unit structures: $711,603; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $426,221; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $463,777; Mobile homes: $89,502

Median gross rent in 2008: $1,504.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2008: 4.3%

Races in Sunnyvale
  • White alone - 53,463 (39.9%)
  • Asian alone - 51,794 (38.7%)
  • Hispanic - 21,593 (16.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2,895 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 2,254 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 1,362 (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 364 (0.3%)
  • American alone - 101 (0.08%)

For population 25 years and over in Sunnyvale

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sunnyvale city

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

51,990 residents are foreign born (26.6% Asia, 6.9% Latin America, 4.6% Europe).

This city:   39.5%
California:   26.2%


According to our research there were 95 registered sex offenders living in Sunnyvale, California in May 2009.
The ratio of number of residents in Sunnyvale to the number of sex offenders is 1410 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2008: $4,716 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2008: $1,286 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (9.7 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (306.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Santa Clara, CA (1.8 miles ), Mountain View, CA (1.8 miles ), Cupertino, CA (2.0 miles ), Los Altos, CA (2.0 miles ), Loyola, CA (2.1 miles ), Los Altos Hills, CA (2.5 miles ), Burbank, CA (2.5 miles ), West Santa Clara, CA (2.5 miles ).


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 38 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 1999: 159 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2000: 65 buildings, average cost: $273,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $241,100
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2004: 326 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2005: 171 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 2006: 264 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2007: 317 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2008: 159 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2009: 116 buildings, average cost: $194,600

Crime in Sunnyvale by Year

Type

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Murders

1

1

0

2

2

2

3

1

2

2

1

    per 100,000

0.8

0.8

0.0

1.5

1.5

1.5

2.3

0.8

1.5

1.5

0.8

Rapes

25

17

18

24

26

19

27

21

15

17

11

    per 100,000

19.3

13.1

13.4

17.6

19.8

14.6

21.0

16.1

11.5

13.0

8.3

Robberies

46

43

59

70

65

52

73

81

62

65

71

    per 100,000

35.6

33.0

44.0

51.2

49.6

40.0

56.6

62.3

47.6

49.6

53.7

Assaults

128

130

103

96

79

88

129

81

75

100

86

    per 100,000

99.0

99.9

76.7

70.3

60.3

67.7

100.1

62.3

57.5

76.3

65.1

Burglaries

304

308

289

322

372

395

495

524

372

350

431

    per 100,000

235.1

236.7

215.3

235.7

283.9

303.8

384.1

402.9

285.4

267.1

326.2

Thefts

1,944

1,952

1,995

1,837

2,269

2,102

1,794

1,699

1,896

1,894

2,026

    per 100,000

1503.4

1500.2

1486.5

1344.8

1731.4

1616.5

1392.2

1306.3

1454.8

1445.2

1533.2

Auto thefts

207

187

234

218

243

346

372

409

361

346

312

    per 100,000

160.1

143.7

174.4

159.6

185.4

266.1

288.7

314.5

277.0

264.0

236.1

Arson

18

25

17

30

24

16

16

23

16

33

21

    per 100,000

13.9

19.2

12.7

22.0

18.3

12.3

12.4

17.7

12.3

25.2

15.9

Crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 319.2)

136.9

130.0

127.7

129.5

149.8

147.5

164.1

151.2

138.4

141.2

140.4



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 284 (215 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:   1.63
US average: 3.00  


Most common industries for males (%):

  • Computer and electronic products (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (3%)
Most common industries for females (%):

  • Computer and electronic products (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)

  • Computer specialists (23%)
  • Engineers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)


Most common occupations for females (%)

  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)
Average household size:
This city:   2.5 people
California:   2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:   62.2%
Whole state:   68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:   4.9%
Whole state:   5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
People in group quarters in Sunnyvale
  • 484 people in nursing homes
  • 355 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded


    Sunnyvale compared to California state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  •  Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations.

    Name

    Catholic Church

    LDS (Mormon) Church

    Muslim Estimate

    Southern Baptist Convention

    United Methodist Church

    Adherents

         66.4%

               2.8%

           2.6%

                 2.3%

                 2.0%

    Congregations

           8.0%

               8.0%

           1.5%

                 7.9%

                 4.4%



    Sunnyvale on top 101 lists:
    • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Top executives (population 50,000+)"
    • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 50,000+)"
    • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations: (population 5,000+)"
    • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Accountants and auditors (population 50,000+)"
    • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations: (population 50,000+)"
    • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Japanese residents (pop 50,000+)"
    • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other Asian residents"
    • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Chinese residents (pop 50,000+)"
    • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Vietnamese residents"
    • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest median gross rent in 2007"
    • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 50,000+)"
    • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
    • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 50,000+)"
    • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Asian Indian residents (pop 50,000+)"
    • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Korean residents (pop 50,000+)"
    • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
    • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents (pop 50,000+)"
    • #28 (94087) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Israeli first ancestries"
    • #94 (94089) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
    • #101 (94089) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Asian or Pacific Island language at home (pop 5,000+)"
    • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
    • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
    • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
    • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"

    Strongest AM radio stations in Sunnyvale:
    • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
    • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
    • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
    • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
    • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
    • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
    • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
    • KZSF (1370 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CARLOS A. DUHARTE)
    • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
    • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
    • KLIV (1590 AM; 5 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
    • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
    • KVVN (1430 AM; 3 kW; SANTA CLARA, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)

    Strongest FM radio stations in Sunnyvale:
    • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
    • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
    • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
    • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
    • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
    • KFFG (97.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC.)
    • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
    • KUFX (98.5 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
    • KRTY (95.3 FM; LOS GATOS, CA; Owner: KRTY, LTD.)
    • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
    • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
    • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
    • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
    • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
    • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
    • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
    • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
    • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
    • K216AX (91.1 FM; LAUREL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
    • KUOP (91.3 FM; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC)

    TV broadcast stations around Sunnyvale:
    • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
    • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
    • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
    • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
    • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
    • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)
    • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
    • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
    • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
    • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
    • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
    • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
    • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
    • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
    • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
    • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
    • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
    • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
    • KAXT-CA (Channel 22; SANTA CLARA-SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: LINDA K. TRUMBLY) 

    Hospitals/medical centers near Sunnyvale:

    • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; SANTA CLARA, CA)
    • EL CAMINO HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA)
    • O'CONNOR HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; SAN JOSE, CA)

    Amtrak stations near Sunnyvale:

    • 5 miles: SANTA CLARA-GREAT AMERICA (SANTA CLARA, FOOT OF STARS & STRIPES DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking.
    • 8 miles: SAN JOSE (65 CAHILL ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
    • 13 miles: FREMONT (CENTERVILLE, FREMONT & PERALTA BLVDS.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

     Local government website: www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us

     Colleges/Universities in Sunnyvale:

    • COGSWELL POLYTECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 301; Location: 1175 BORDEAUX DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cogswell.edu)
    • KUSHNER ELECTROPLATING SCHOOL (Location: 732 GLENCOE CT; Private, for-profit)

    Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunnyvale:

    • MISSION COLLEGE (about 4 miles; SANTA CLARA, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,565)
    • DE ANZA COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CUPERTINO, CA; FT enrollment: 13,197)
    • SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; FT enrollment: 5,713)
    • STANFORD UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; STANFORD, CA; FT enrollment: 14,955)
    • OHLONE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; FREMONT, CA; FT enrollment: 4,870)
    • FOOTHILL COLLEGE (about 13 miles; LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA; FT enrollment: 7,415)
    • CANADA COLLEGE (about 14 miles; REDWOOD CITY, CA; FT enrollment: 2,438)

    Private high school in Sunnyvale:

    • THE KING'S ACADEMY (Students: 584; Location: 562 BRITTON AVENUE; Grades: 6 - 12)

    Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Sunnyvale:

    • Cupertino Middle -Students: 1195; Location: 1650 South Bernardo Ave.;
    • Marian A. Peterson Middle-Students: 999; Location: 1380 Rosalia St.
    • Sunnyvale Middle-Students: 983; Location: 1080 Mango Ave.
    • Columbia Middle -Students: 895; Location: 739 Morse Ave.;
    • Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary-Students: 448; Location: 592 Dunholme Way;
    • Bishop Elementary- Students: 441; Location: 450 North Sunnyvale Ave.
    • West Valley Elementary-Students: 433; Location: 1635 Belleville Way
    • Chester W. Nimitz Elementary-Students: 402; Location: 545 East Cheyenne Dr
    • Ellis Elementary- Students: 392; Location: 550 East Olive Ave.

    Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Sunnyvale:

    • ST MARTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 597 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 9)
    • RAINBOW MONTESSORI (Students: 334; Location: 790 E DUANE AVE; Grades: KG - 7)
    • PRESBYTERIAN EARLY LEARNING CE (Students: 331; Location: 728 W FREMONT AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
    • SOUTH PENINSULA HEBREW DAY SCH (Students: 257; Location: 1030 ASTORIA DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
    • ST CYPRIAN SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 195 LEOTA AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
    • SUNNYVALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 445 SOUTH MARY AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
    • APPLESEED MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 1095 DUNFORD WAY #B; Grades: PK - KG)
    • COMMUNITY PRE SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 1098 REMINGTON DRIVE; Grades: PK - KG)
    • MONARCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS THE (Students: 137; Location: 1196 LIME DREVE; Grades: KG - 5)
    • FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF S V (Students: 131; Location: 1510 LEWISTON DRIVE; Grades: PK - 5)

    Library in Sunnyvale:

    • SUNNYVALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,720,703; Location: 665 W. OLIVE AVE.; 310,467 books; 15,705 audio materials; 9,422 video materials; 531 serial subscriptions)





     

     

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