Cupertino, California

Cupertino, California
Clockwise from top: View from the Santa Cruz Mountains; Apple Park (Apple Inc. HQ); Le Petit Trianon; Steve Jobs Theater; Cupertino City Center
Flag of Cupertino, California
Official seal of Cupertino, California
Location of Cupertino in Santa Clara County, California
Location of Cupertino in Santa Clara County, California
Cupertino, California is located in the United States
Cupertino, California
Cupertino, California
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 37°19′23″N 122°01′55″W / 37.32306°N 122.03194°W / 37.32306; -122.03194
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Clara
RegionSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedOctober 10, 1955[1]
Named forArroyo San José de Cupertino Saint Joseph of Cupertino
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • Body
City council[2]
 • MayorHung Wei[3]
 • Vice MayorShiela Mohan[4]
 • Total11.33 sq mi (29.34 km2)
 • Land11.33 sq mi (29.34 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.01%
Elevation236 ft (72 m)
 • Total60,381
 • Density5,300/sq mi (2,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
95014, 95015
Area codes408/669
FIPS code06-17610
GNIS feature IDs277496, 2410278

Cupertino (/ˌkpərˈtn/ KOOP-ər-TEEN-oh) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States, directly 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 60,381 as of the 2020 census. The city is widely known for being the home of Apple Inc., headquartered within the city at Apple Park.

Named for a local creek itself bearing the name of Joseph of Cupertino, Cupertino was officially incorporated in 1955, though saw economic activity in the early 19th century. The area was originally an agricultural community producing prunes, apricots and cherries, with a winery joining the ranks by the 19th century. Cupertino grew immensely during the 1950s due to the suburban housing boom experienced after the Second World War, concurring with the earliest roots of Silicon Valley developing near Cupertino. By the 1960s, office parks were being built in the city and technology companies were setting up shop in the city, most notably Apple and Hewlett-Packard.

Today, Cupertino remains a cornerstone to Silicon Valley with its over 60,000 residents as of the 2020 census, making a median household income of just under $200,000 yearly. The economy is dominated by technology companies, both large ones like Apple and Seagate Technology, as well as medium-sized companies and various Silicon Valley startups.[7][8][9]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "City Council Members". Cupertino. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "City Councilmembers | City of Cupertino, CA".
  4. ^ "Vice Mayor | City of Cupertino, CA".
  5. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  6. ^ "Cupertino". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  7. ^ US Census. "Cupertino, California QuickFacts | US Census". US Census. Retrieved September 21, 2023.
  8. ^ "Biggest Companies To Work For In Cupertino, CA - Zippia". Retrieved September 21, 2023.
  9. ^ "15 Tech Companies In Cupertino To Know | Built In San Francisco". Retrieved September 21, 2023.

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