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Overview

Introduction to Cupertino, California

The suburban city of Cupertino is located in Northern California's Santa Clara County, about 10 miles west of San Jose and 45 miles southeast of San Francisco. Situated near the junction of Interstate I-280 and California State Highway 85, the city is also easily accessible to State Highway 17 and U.S. Route 101. Surrounding communities include Saratoga (to the south), Santa Clara (to the northeast) and Mountain View (to the northwest).

First known as West Side, the community acquired a new name in 1898 to distinguish it from other similarly named towns. The name Cupertino was chosen to match that of a local winery (which in turn had been named for a local creek), and for many years fruit agriculture was the community's primary industry. A post-World War II population boom led to Cupertino's incorporation in 1955, followed in the next decade by the opening of De Anza College and the following decade by the arrival of Apple Computer Corporation to the city. Still the headquarters of Apple, Cupertino today has since become home to many other high-technology electronics and computer firms and is sometimes referred to as the "heart" of Silicon Valley.

Events and Attractions in Cupertino

For outdoor recreation Cupertino offers more than 150 acres of parkland, and a variety of indoor recreation can be had at the Cupertino Sports Center. The city also hosts a number of annual events. The Annual Crab Feed, held each year in April at DeAnza College, is the city's largest community event and features a live auction along with all the crab you can eat. Another April event is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival which honors Cupertino's sister city of Toyokawa, Japan. The festival features a wide selection of Japanese food and beverages, live entertainment, cultural exhibits and arts & crafts. The Lunar New Year Unity Parade, held every March, brings the city's broad spectrum of cultures together. The Moon Festival of Silicon Valley is a cultural fair that takes place in the Cupertino Memorial Park every September. The event is based on the traditional Chinese celebration of the full moon.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,297
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+25,955
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married66.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher76.6%
Median Earnings25+$103,735
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,200
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,638

Wealth

Median Family Income$172,011
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.1%
Median Gross Rent$2,579
Median House Value$1,214,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.2%
German5.1%
English3.9%
Irish2.9%
Italian2.3%
Iranian1.4%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Arab1.1%
Israeli0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Czech0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Cupertino Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County
Standard Zip Codes95014
P.O. Box Zip Codes95015
Phone Area Codes408
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.32
Approximate Longitude-122.05

Cupertino 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
Distance7.1 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
Distance7.8 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)
Distance13.4 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
Campbell40,788$122,381
Los Altos30,238$222,769
Mountain View78,827$127,900
Santa Clara122,725$118,840
Saratoga30,830$195,869
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

Cupertino Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elementary
21710 Mcclellan Rd.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
C. B. Eaton Elementary
20220 Suisun Dr.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Cupertino High
10100 Finch Ave.
ZIP: 95014
High
Total Enrollment 2168
D. J. Sedgwick Elementary
19200 Phil Ln.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Garden Gate Elementary
10500 Ann Arbor Ave.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Homestead High
21370 Homestead Rd.
ZIP: 95014
High
Total Enrollment 2406
John F. Kennedy Middle
821 Bubb Rd.
ZIP: 95014
Middle
Total Enrollment 1467
L. P. Collins Elementary
10300 Blaney Ave.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Monta Vista High
21840 Mcclellan Rd.
ZIP: 95014
High
Total Enrollment 2357
Sam H. Lawson Middle
10401 Vista Dr.
ZIP: 95014
Middle
Total Enrollment 1195
Stevens Creek Elementary
10300 Ainsworth Dr.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Warren E. Hyde Middle
19325 Bollinger Rd.
ZIP: 95014
Middle
Total Enrollment 987
William Faria Elementary
10155 Barbara Ln.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
William Regnart Elementary
1170 Yorkshire Dr.
ZIP: 95014
Primary
Total Enrollment 537

Cupertino Private Schools

Bethel Lutheran School
10181 Finch Ave
ZIP: 95014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
St Joseph Of Cupertino Elementary School
10120 N De Anza Blvd
ZIP: 95014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 314
Villa Montessori
20900 Stevens Creek Blvd
ZIP: 95014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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