Cambrian Demographics

Cambrian (or Cambrian Park) is both eponymous of the town known as Cambrian Park, CA, and the Cambrian neighborhood in San Jose, CA, which includes all of  San Jose Zip Code 95124 but also spills over 2 other San Jose Zip codes: 95118 (Almaden area) and 95008 (Campbell).

Most of the core neighborhoods of Cambrian Park (the area, not the town) are located in the San Jose  Zip codes 95124 and include in particular Blossom Crest, Carlton, Cambrian Council District, Ponderosa and Rose Sartorette. A complete list of all neighborhoods in Cambrian Park by Zip Code is available below.

For the record, and based on the latest Census Bureau data available for 95124, total population in Cambrian Park, CA, is estimated at about 3,300 split between 1,140 houses over an area of 0.61 square miles. The estimated median household income is about $92,561 and average household size is 2.9 persons. Over 60% of houses of Almaden Valley were built in the 1950s and about 30% during the 1950s. Only 2 % of the houses in Cambrian Park date back to the 90-00s.

Here is some useful information about some of the key neighborhoods of the larger Cambrian Park area in San Jose:

Blossom Crest is the most southern neighborhood of Cambrian, located for the most part South of Los Gatos  Almaden Rd., and is bordered by Union Ave., Blossom Hill Rd. and Westchester  Dr.. Oakridge has an area of 0.25 square miles and a population of about 1,050. The majority of homes in this Cambrian Park area are houses with 6-7 rooms (3-4BR houses) built in the 1960s, Medium household income in Blossom Crest in Cambrian is $121,660 (2008 data). Average estimated value of detached houses in 2008 in this area of Cambrian Park was close to $1.1M, in line with the proximity of Los Gatos.

Carlton is the southwestern area of Cambrian Park close to the Good Samaritan Hospital and the closest Cambrian area to Highway 85, ideal for commuters. Carlton has an area of 0.27 square miles with a population of 1,850. Houses in the area are typically smaller than in other Cambrian areas, mostly 3BR houses built in the 1950s and 1970s. Average value of houses for sale in this neighborhood is around $780K.

Cambrian Council District is an area of 0.9 square miles located  just above the Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping Center and is bordered by South Bascom Ave. (West) Camden Ave. (South), Leigh Ave. (East) and Curtner Ave. (North). It is the largest area of Cambrian Park with a population estimated at 4,895. Homes in Cambrian Council District are mostly 3BR houses, for the most part built in the 1950s. Notable landmarks of this Cambrian Park neighborhood include the Union Square Shopping Center, the Camden Community Center, the Campbell Union High School and Fammatree Elementary School.

Ponderosa  is the smallest area in the Cambrian Park neighborhood with a population of 933 spread over an area of 0.2 square miles. This Cambrian neighborhood is nestled in the corner of Highway 85 and South Bascom Ave., just above Good Samaritan Hospital. This area includes more houses from the modern era than any other Cambrian area, with 80% of the houses built between 1970 and 1990. Ponderosa is a desirable area among home seekers in Cambrian Park due to the proximity of the popular Houge Park, of Highway 85 and Highway 17 which makes it easy to commute as well as Cambrian Elementary School District.

Rose Sartorette is a Cambrian area of 0.8 square miles with a population of 5,425. Located west of Camden Ave. between Hillsdale Ave. and Branham Lane, it is one of the cheaper area of Cambrian with a an average value of detached houses around $670K, in line with a median household income close to $80K. Houses built in this Cambrian area date back to the 1950s and 1960s mostly. Rose Sartorette is sought after due to its proximity to Sartorette Elementary School, Cambrian School District and Branham High School.

Cambrian Park Neighborhoods by San Jose Zip Code


Branham Kirk, Calrton, Cambrian Park, Cambrian Council District, De Voss Leigh, Doerr Steindorf, Farnam, Little Branham Rosswood, Lone Hill Highlands, Oster, Ponderosa, Rose Sartorette


Branham Jarvis, Dentwood Southbridge, Kooser, Hammer


Dry Creek

Source: US Census Bureau, City Data