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Overview

Introduction to Campbell, California

Campbell, California is 4 miles S of Santa Clara, California (center to center) and 4 miles SW of San Jose, California. It's located in Santa Clara county. It's not a primary high-tech city but it is part of the well known Silicon Valley. Campbell is the original location of the well known internet company, eBay. It's primarily a residential community.

Campbell History

Approximately one-third of the town was included in the 1839 Alta Rancho Rinconada de Los Gatos land grant. The city was established by Benjamin Campbell. In 1851 Campbell purchased land and produced hay and grain. In 1878 a railroad company purchased Campbell's acreage. By 1887 the first subdivision was constructed.

The city included numerous canneries and fruit packing facilities and became a prominent shipping center for the fruit produced in the region. The Campbell Fruit Grower's Union was a prominent cooperative. Over the years, the fruit orchards were replaced with homes and businesses. The city was incorporated in 1952.

Campbell Attractions

  • Ainsley House is an attractive English Tudor style home and includes a large number of the Ainsley family's furnishings.
  • The downtown features numerous shops, restaurants, antique stores, art galleries, coffee houses and nightlife.
  • Campbell Prune Festival features rides, a wide variety of food and crafts.
  • Summer Concert Series at the Orchard City Green offers a wide variety of music.

Some of the notable attractions in the area include the Children's Discovery Museum, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, The Winchester Mystery House and the Tech Museum of Innovation located in San Jose. The notable Hanoke Gardens is situated in Saratoga. The charming city of Los Gatos is a popular nearby destination.

Campbell Activities

The Los Gatos Creek Trail is popular with joggers and bicycle riders. The scenic Vasona Park is located in nearby Los Gatos and is popular for a variety of outdoor activities. The city includes numerous parks for recreational activities. Tourists enjoy visiting the wineries located in Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Beaches along the Pacific Coast and the popular amusement park, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are about an hour away. Downtown San Jose offers a variety of entertainment.

Campbell Higher Education

San Jose State University is nearby.

People

Total Population 40,688
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 22,797
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.8%
Median Earnings25+ $60,207
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,734
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,399

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,135
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $1,689
Median House Value $719,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Campbell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Santa Clara, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles SW of San Jose, California
County Santa Clara
Standard Zip Codes 95008
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95009, 95011
Phone Area Codes 408
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.287
Longitude -121.948

Campbell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LOS GATOS
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 59 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 85 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 22.6 inches
Station SAN JOSE
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 59 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 15 inches
Station NEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Los Gatos 30,398 $157,701
Monte Sereno 3,508 $229,583
San Jose 1,000,860 $93,781
Santa Clara 121,374 $114,020
Saratoga 30,817 $200,677
Sunnyvale 148,178 $123,996

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Campbell High Schools

WESTMONT HIGH
4805 WESTMONT AVE.
408-378-1500
Serves 1,724 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.6

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