Cupertino is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States, immediately west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley with portions extending into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The population was 57,820 as of the 2020 census. It is known as the home of Apple Inc., which is headquartered in Apple Park.
Cupertino owes its earliest record in recorded history to Spaniards with a pioneering spirit. In 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza led an expedition from Sonora, Mexico, along the California coast, with the goal of establishing a presidio (fort) in San Francisco Bay. Leaving most of his party in Monterey to rest, De Anza continued north with Pedro Font, a Franciscan priest, diarist and cartographer, and 18 other men. As they drove through the Santa Clara Valley, Font gave the name Arroyo San Jose de Cupertino to the stream now called Stevens Creek.
The Spanish colonization of the Tamyen (or Thamien) Native Americans, a division of the Ohlone living in the valley, soon followed with the establishment of Mission Santa Clara de Thamien in 1777. Spanish rule ended in 1821 when California became a province of an independent Mexico. The Mexican-American War made California a territory of the United States in 1848 and a state in 1850.
Cupertino is a city in Santa Clara County, California. With a population of 57,092 in 2020, it is the 157th largest city in California and the 691st largest city in the United States. Cupertino is currently declining at a rate of -1.26% per year and its population has declined by -2.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,302 in 2010. square miles.
The median household income in Cupertino is $206,009 with a poverty rate of 5.97%. The median rental cost in recent years is $3,163 per month and the median home value is $1.71 Mn. The median age in Cupertino is 41.6 years, 40.8 years for men and 42.2 years for women.
Cupertino, California gets an average of 18 inches of rain per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Cupertino averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 265 sunny days a year in Cupertino. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Cupertino has an unemployment rate of 4.2%. The US average is 6.0%.
Cupertino saw the labor market increase by 2.5% last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is forecast at 39.8%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Cupertino
– The sales tax rate for Cupertino is 9.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The income tax rate for Cupertino is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax rates can have a big impact when comparing the cost of living.
Notable People or Companies
Matthew Axelson – Navy SEAL who was killed in action in Afghanistan and was awarded the Navy Cross
Redmond Burke – Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Raymond Carver – writer and poet
Aaron Eckhart – actor
Scott Erickson – former MLB pitcher
Paul Fong – California politician
Clark Glasson – golf course architect and original operator of Deep Cliff Golf Course
Steven Gray (aka Adyashanti ) – spiritual teacher
Steve Jobs – co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc.
Mark Tapio Kines – film director, writer, producer
David Kramer – professional football player
Ronnie Lott – former defenseman for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders
Bryan Mantia – drummer for Primus and Guns N’ Roses
Kurt Rambis – former NBA player and head coach
Josiah Little Pickard – retired school administrator
Daniel Puder – mixed martial arts fighter / former WWE wrestler
Fred Sablan – musician, former bassist for Marilyn Manson
Charlie Tagawa – Japanese immigrant and musician; American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame inductee
Khyri Thomas , professional basketball player
Savita Vaidhyanathan – Former Mayor of Cupertino
Elizabeth Lowe Watson – leader in the California Equal Suffrage Association
Sandy Withol – retired professional baseball player
Cliff Yiskis – retired NASCAR driver
Steve Wozniak – co-founder of Apple Inc.