About the San Jose, California Area

About the San Jose, California Area

The San Jose campus is set in a pivotal worldwide hub, advancing in technology and rich in diversity. As the California Bay Area's culture moves into the uncharted waters of progress and pluralism, people are living under a growing cloud of ambiguity about God, their world, and their lives. This is the mission field we have in mind as we train men and women to spread the clear, eternal and transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a learning community committed to declaring this unique and timeless truth into our uncertain culture. We invite you to come learn with us. At Western, we are dedicated to equipping you with what you need to face the challenges of ministry in today’s culture.


The San Jose climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70's and cool during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 50's. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 84.30 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 41.00 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 27 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation at San Jose is 15.08 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is January with an average rainfall of 3.03 Inches.

Cost of Living*

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1,809,378 (Santa Clara County)

Median Age*

36 years


Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregation: 43.25%

Evangelical Christian 47%
Other 23%
Mainline Christian 21%
Catholic Church 8%
Orthodox 1%

Ethnic Diversity*

White (non-hispanic) 35.2%
Asian alone 31.7%
Hispanic or Latino 26.9%
Two or more races 3.0%
Black 2.4%

Nearby Travel Destinations

Santa Cruz (35 miles)

San Francisco (46 miles)

Monterrey Bay (72 miles)

Yosemite National Park (186 miles)

Lake Tahoe (221 miles)


*statistics taken from during August 2013