San Jose is the third-largest city in the state of California and then tenth-largest city in the United States. The largest city in Northern California, San Jose is also the county seat of Santa Clara County. As of two summers ago, San Jose’s population is just under 1.016 million. The first inhabitants of San Jose were members of the Ohlone Native American Tribe.
Discovered in 1777, the land now known as San Jose became the birthplace of the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. Having spent more than a century as a rural town, San Jose began to experience rapid growth and development following the end of the Second World War. The growth of the tech industry further cemented San Jose as a destination for urban, tech-savvy elites.
Notable San Jose landmarks include the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Circle of Palms Plaza, Hotel De Anza, Fairmont San Jose Hotel, SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose City Hall, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, Raging Waters at San Jose, Lick Observatory, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Mount Hamilton, Kelley Park, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Winchester Mystery House and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.
As of 2010, Sacramento is 43% white, 3% African-American, 33% Hispanic and 32% Asian. Notable employers include Adobe, Cisco Systems, eBay, PayPal and Altera, as well as the County of Santa Clara, the city of San Jose, IBM, San Jose State University, the U.S. Postal Service, Hitachi and the San Jose Unified School District.
Popular hiking trails in San Jose include Coyote Creek Trail, Silver Creek Valley Trail, Guadalupe River Trail, Penitencia Creek Trail, Los Gatos Creek Trail and Los Alamitos Creek Trail. Sister cities include Okayama (Japan), Guadalajara (Mexico), San Jose (Costa Rica), Pune (India), Tainan (Taiwan), Veracruz (Mexico), Dublin (Ireland) and Yekaterinburg (Russia).
The Santa Clara Superior Courthouse is located at 191 N. 1st Street in San Jose, California, 95113.