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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,788
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+22,790
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.5%
Median Earnings25+$60,264
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,173
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,588

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,381
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,821
Median House Value$804,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.6%
Irish8%
Italian7.2%
English6.9%
French Except Basque2.3%
Polish2.3%
Swedish2%
Russian1.8%
Portuguese1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Norwegian1.3%
Iranian1.2%
Ukrainian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.6%
Arab0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
German0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
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Campbell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County
Standard Zip Codes95008
P.O. Box Zip Codes95009, 95011
Phone Area Codes408,669
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.28
Approximate Longitude-121.95

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)

StationLOS GATOS
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp39 to 59 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 85 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationSAN JOSE
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches
StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Los Gatos30,491$165,625
Monte Sereno3,514$239,500
San Jose1,009,363$99,608
Santa Clara122,725$118,840
Saratoga30,830$195,869
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

Campbell Public Libraries

Santa Clara County Library
1370 DELL AVENUE
Campbell, California
(408) 293-2326

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Campbell Hospitals

Childrens Recovery Center Of Northern California
(Non-profit)
3777 South Bascom Avenue

Campbell Public Schools

Campbell Middle
295 W. Cherry Ln.
ZIP: 95008
Middle
Total Enrollment 686
Capri Elementary
850 Chapman Ave.
ZIP: 95008
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Castlemont Elementary
3040 E. Payne Ave.
ZIP: 95008
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Rosemary Elementary
401 W. Hamilton Ave.
ZIP: 95008
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Village
825 W. Parr Ave.
ZIP: 95008
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
Westmont High
4805 W.mont Ave.
ZIP: 95008
High
Total Enrollment 1537

Campbell Private Schools

Campbell Christian Schools
1075 W Campbell Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 225
Canyon Heights Academy
775 Waldo Rd
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 167
Casa Di Mir Montessori School
90 E Latimer Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
Centro Armonia School
531 W Rincon Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Montessori Academy Of Campbell
177 E Rincon Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Old Orchard School
400 W Campbell Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
Primary Plus Coventry School
1125 W Campbell Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
San Jose Christian School
1300 Sheffield Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 212
San Jose Montessori School
1300 Sheffield Ave Rms 9&10
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Lucy Parish School
76 Kennedy Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 312
Starbright School - Campbell Campus
1806 W Campbell Ave
ZIP: 95008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Stellar Learning Academy
1 W Campbell Ave Ste J71
ZIP: 95008
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
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