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Overview for Sunnyvale, CA

155,550 people live in Sunnyvale, where the median age is 35.2 and the average individual income is $79,494. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.2 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale has 57,565 households, with an average household size of 2.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sunnyvale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 155,550 people call Sunnyvale home. The population density is 7,051.16 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

52.18 / 47.82%

Men vs Women

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Sunnyvale, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sunnyvale. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Sunnyvale, CA

There's plenty to do around Sunnyvale, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ryan Sakamoto, King Martial Arts Co., and T2 Muay Thai.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 0.61 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.23 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.04 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.61 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
As the 7th most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sunnyvale is one of the major cities comprising Silicon Valley. Looking around the city of Sunnyvale, in its prime with some of the greatest tech giants burrowing their roots deep into the California soil, it’s difficult to imagine it as anything but a modern epicenter. However, when Martin J. Murphy crossed into California in 1844, a very different sight met his eyes.
Verdant, rolling hills sprawled across the landscape, dotted with more sheep and trees than people. Early Spanish explorers had christened it “Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas,” or “Lamb’s Pasture,” and it would become what is known today as Sunnyvale. As with much of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale began its life agriculturally. In 1849, Murphy purchased a ranch of 4,800 acres and cultivated it into a vast orchard. Just thirteen years later, Murphy granted permission for the Southern Pacific Railroad to cut through the west side of his property; a decision that rapidly accelerated the settlement, agriculture, and commerce that allowed Sunnyvale to flourish into the incredible place it is today.
As the second largest city in Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale boasts an array of neighborhoods which showcase a spectrum of homes and offer accessibility to a multitude of lifestyles. Over two dozen neighborhood associations, as well as well-appointed community centers, a plethora of culturally and ethnically diverse local businesses, and 18 award-winning parks have shown just how much Sunnyvale has grown since it first became established.
Although Sunnyvale no longer remains the idyllic “pasture” landscape of yesteryear, history still remains. Major thoroughfares, such as the C.J. Olsen Cherry Stand on El Camino Real or the Corn Palace farm off of Lawrence Expressway harken back to how the city began, granting Sunnyvale its rich, distinctive character.
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