Demographics

Map of California June 2008
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC PROFILE

for the City of
MILPITAS(m?l-p?'t?s)
Santa Clara County, California

Prepared by:
The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
http://www.milpitaschamber.com
Based on the format established by the California Chamber of Commerce
1. Location:
Milpitas, incorporated in January 1954, is located 45 miles south of San Francisco and 380 miles north of Los Angeles. The City of Milpitas is situated in Santa Clara County and at the north-east section of Silicon Valley. Milpitas is 14.5 square miles in area.
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2. Economic Growth and Trends:
  1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
Population in the County 1,064,741 1,295,071 1,497,577 1,682,585 1,808,056
Taxable Sales of Retail Stores – County 1,529,752 5,461,581 10,341,461 19,773,484 20,039,932
Population in City Limit 26,561 37,820 50,686 62,698 66,568
Taxable Sales of Retail Stores – City 14,242 100,358 302,583 917,651 903,258
Occupied Dwellings 6,620 11,336 14,099 16,996 18,114
School Enrollment, BR K-6 7,110 5,130 4,917 5,079 5,048
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3. Climate:
  Average Temperature Rain Humidity
Period Min. Mean Max. Inches 4am Noon 4pm
January 41.7 49.2 57.2 2.70 90 60 66
April 46.9 58.0 69.0 1.06 90 60 66
July 55.4 68.2 81.1 Trace 60 45 54
October 50.7 62.4 74.1 0.56 70 45 58
Year 48.4 59.4 70.4 13.11 76 53 56
Source: U. S. Weather Service
Elevation: 20 feet above sea level
Prevailing winds: NW direction Mean Speed: 6.5 mph
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4. Transportation:

Rail: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail passenger service. Union Pacific freight rail service, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Caltrain commuter service, Amtrak national passenger rail service.

Truck: 65 interstate truck carriers and 400 radial contract carriers.

Air: Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC: 5 miles from Milpitas City Hall), Oakland Airport (OAK: 30 miles), San Francisco International Airport (SFO: 35 miles). There are also smaller general aviation airports in Palo Alto (PAO) and San Jose (RHV).

Bus: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates 75 regularly operating bus routes as of February 2008. There are many commuter-based services and connections to VTA light rail service and Caltrain stations. VTA also provides express bus service linking BART in Fremont.

Water: Port of Redwood City, San Francisco Bay and Port of Oakland are all within 40 miles.

Highways: Highway 237, 680, and 880 link Milpitas to the rest of the Silicon Valley.

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