Milpitas, California, City and Higher Education Info

Milpitas, California, is a suburb in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metropolitan region of Northern California. A well-educated and affluent city, Milpitas features a number of important computer and information technology companies. The greater San Jose region is home to such institutions of higher learning as San Jose State University.

Information about Milpitas

Situated in Santa Clara County, Milpitas, California, has a population of nearly 74,000, which includes more than 62% Asian residents. The annual median family income in Milpitas was $99,072 from 2010-2014, compared to a national median of $53,482, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This wealth, in Milpitas, is accompanied by a high level of education, with more than 41% of adult residents 25 years or older holding at least a bachelor's degree, from 2010-2014.

Attractions in the area include the Intel Museum and the Triton Museum of Art, while nearby San Francisco offers such tourist sights as Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park as well as world-class museums, theater and shopping. Milpitas' location in Northern California puts it within driving distance of several vineyards and wineries, many of which offer tours and tastings. The weather is pleasant and Mediterranean with cool, sometimes rainy winters and warm, dry summers.

Higher Education

The greater San Jose region is home to about 20 public and private non-profit schools. These include San Jose State University, ranked the eighth best public school in the West by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, and several 2-year and less-than-2-year colleges, including San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College.

Economy and Employment

Located in Silicon Valley, the heart of the American information technology industry, Milpitas features an economy heavily based on software and computers. Many area residents are employed in the IT sector as programmers, computer specialists, network technicians and software developers. The city is home to the headquarters of companies such as Flextronics International and SanDisk, while the greater San Jose area boasts the centers of operations for such heavy hitting companies as Cisco Systems and Apple.

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