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Sunnyvale is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area.

The latitude of Sunnyvale is 37.368N. The longitude is -122.035W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 128,549.


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Median household income
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$74,409
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sunnyvale demographic reports
Sunnyvale is on San Francisco Bay
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 172. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Census 2000 highlights: Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 2 in monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $2,051; Among major American cities, ranked No. 4 in percentage Asian population (32.3%)
Well-known residents have included:
· Teri Hatcher, actress
· Stephen Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
· Bernard A. Harris Jr., astronaut
· Brian Boitano, figure skater, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Nova Vista Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Iron Man Museum, Lace Museum, Sunnyvale Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Cogswell Polytechnical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 110
Quotes:
I loved the word Sunnyvale. It was different from the names of towns around us - like San Jose and Palo Alto and San Francisco, which had a dreamy, old Spanish romance about them. And it was not a name like Silicon Valley, which Sunnyvale was right in the middle of, but which always made me think of breasts and robots. The word Sunnyvale had utopian flair.
-- Sunnyvale
Jeff Goodell

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9% of Sunnyvale residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sunnyvale ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sunnyvale was $36,524, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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51% of Sunnyvale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sunnyvale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,205.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,051.


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Libraries in Sunnyvale include Sunnyvale Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sunnyvale include Sunnyvale Sun

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Santa Clara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sunnyvale political report.

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Sunnyvale restaurants taking online reservations include Faz Sunnyvale, Kampai House, Lion and Compass, Tarragon ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Sunnyvale workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sunnyvale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ I loved the word Sunnyvale. It was different from the names of towns around us - like San Jose and Palo Alto and San Francisco, which had a dreamy, old Spanish romance about them. And it was not a name like Silicon Valley, which Sunnyvale was right in the middle of, but which always made me think of breasts and robots. The word Sunnyvale had utopian flair. ”
~ Sunnyvale
Jeff Goodell

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