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In the heart of the Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale, CA is home to some of the biggest names in technology. Sunnyvale is also home to the only active military base in the San Francisco Bay Area. A recent population report on Sunnyvale revealed just under 129,000 people.

Cultural highlights of the Sunnyvale community include the Sunnyvale Farmer's Market, the Historic Museum, and Bonfante Gardens. Public parks, golf courses, and biking trails dot the landscape. One of the hallmarks of Sunnyvale is its combined Department of Public Safety (DPS), featuring workers who are trained both as police officers and firefighters. With a population density of 2,319 per square mile, Sunnyvale relies on the DPS as an important tool for the preservation of the community.

Situated right in the middle of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale enjoys its share of the technology industry. Some of the major companies that do business in the city are:

  • Juniper Networks
  • Palm, Inc.
  • AMD
  • Sandisk
  • Yahoo!


The median income for a household in Sunnyvale is over $74,000, with the median income for a family at over $81,000. The per-capita income for the city is $36,524--well above national averages and a testament to its quality of government and business organizations. Residents report job growth and the opportunity for advancement as two main attractions of the city of Sunnyvale.

For more information on colleges and universities in California, explore our California state page.


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