Silicon Valley Fun Facts

  • Silicon Valley has the nation’s second highest concentration of wealthy people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Money Magazine named Cupertino one of the nation’s best places to live in 2012.
  • Forbes ranked San Jose No. 6 on its 2011 list of “America’s Safest Cities.”
  • The name “Silicon Valley” originally referred to the region’s large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually applied to all of the tech companies in the area.
  • The “mouse” was invented in Silicon Valley in 1963.