Alameda County, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Alameda County?

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There are 1,737,940 residents in Alameda County, with a median age of 38. Of this, 49.52% are males and 50.48% are females. US-born citizens make up 65.54% of the resident pool in Alameda County, while non-US-born citizens account for 19.74%. Additionally, 14.72% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,502,980 people in Alameda County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,737,940 0.9%
Male Population 860,656 1.5%
Female Population 877,284 0.3%
Male population 49.52%
Female population 50.48%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38 0.0%
Citizen US Born 1,138,991 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 343,125 2.1%
Not Citizen 255,824 0.5%
Citizen US Born 65.54%
Citizen not US Born 19.74%
Not Citizen 14.72%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 18,222 -14.4%
Moved from Same County 111,734 2.8%
Moved from Same State 65,053 0.7%
Moved from Different State 22,887 -4.4%
Same House as Last Year 1,502,980 1.0%
Moved from Abroad 1.06%
Moved from Same County 6.49%
Moved from Same State 3.78%
Moved from Different State 1.33%
Same House as Last Year 87.34%

What are the employment statistics in Alameda County?

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White-collar workers make up 84.22% of the working population in Alameda County, while blue-collar employees account for 15.78%. There are also 90,134 entrepreneurs in Alameda County (9.96% of the workforce); 617,289 workers employed in private companies (68.2%); and 120,148 people working in governmental institutions (13.27%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 762,281 1.0%
Blue Collar 142,811 0.4%
White Collar 84.22%
Blue Collar 15.78%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 90,134 0.7%
Private Companies 617,289 0.5%
Governmental Workers 120,148 2.7%
Not for Profit Companies 77,521 1.3%
Self Employees 9.96%
Private Companies 68.2%
Governmental Workers 13.27%
Not for Profit Companies 8.56%

How many households are there in Alameda County?

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There are a total of 599,531 households in Alameda County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 66.83% of these Alameda County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.17%. Additionally, 33.46% of households have children and 66.54% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 599,531 1.6%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.7%
Family Households 400,652 1.3%
Non-family Households 198,879 2.2%
Family Households 66.83%
Non-family Households 33.17%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 200,592 0.7%
Households without Children 398,939 2.1%
Households with Children 33.46%
Households without Children 66.54%

What are the median and average incomes in Alameda County?

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The average annual household income in Alameda County is $151,053, while the median household income sits at $114,320 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $126,705, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $123,555. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $72,854 and $76,053, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $151,053 5.0%
Median Household Income $114,320 8.0%
People below Poverty Level 149,085 -3.0%
People above Poverty Level 1,544,903 1.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Alameda County?

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There are 635,464 housing units in Alameda County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1967. Of the 599,531 occupied housing units in Alameda County, 54.48% are owner-occupied, while 45.52% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.46% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $926,050. In general, housing costs reach $2,263 per month in Alameda County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 635,464 2.0%
Median Year Built 1967 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 119,347 1.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 42,804 4.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 80,499 2.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 82,412 0.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 94,927 0.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 74,819 0.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 55,117 -2.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 52,380 1.4%
Built between 2010 and 2019 32,084 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 1,075 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 599,531 1.6%
Owner Occupied 326,618 2.2%
Renter Occupied 272,913 0.9%
Owner Occupied 54.48%
Renter Occupied 45.52%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 236,656 1.3%
Without Mortgage 89,962 4.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $926,050 5.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $852,600 5.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,263 5.5%
With Mortgage 72.46%
Without Mortgage 27.54%

What is the level of education in Alameda County?

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Approximately 23.09% of the population in Alameda County holds a high school degree (that's 322,902 residents), while 20.39% have attained a college certificate (285,130 locals) and 26.39% have a bachelor's degree (369,033 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 72,225 1.6%
Some High School 322,902 -0.5%
Some College 285,130 -0.9%
Associate Degree 86,119 1.3%
Bachelor's Degree 369,033 1.4%
Graduate Degree 263,202 4.9%
No High School 5.16%
Some High School 23.09%
Some College 20.39%
Associate Degree 6.16%
Bachelor's Degree 26.39%
Graduate Degree 18.82%

What is the marital status of Alameda County residents?

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A total of 530,081 people in Alameda County have never been married (which represents 36.4% of the total population), while 724,972 of them are wedded (49.79%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 21,372 (1.47%) and 115,585 (7.94%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 530,081 1.1%
Married 724,972 1.3%
Separated 21,372 1.0%
Widowed 64,096 -1.2%
Divorced 115,585 -0.9%
Never Married 36.4%
Married 49.79%
Separated 1.47%
Widowed 4.4%
Divorced 7.94%

What are the most common means of transportation in Alameda County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Alameda County use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 555,196 residents commute by car, 31,840 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 26,132 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 555,196 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 31,840 -9.8%
Railroad 1,346 -5.6%
Ferryboat 3,140 -15.4%
Bicycle 12,084 -11.1%
Motorcycle 2,928 -0.7%
TaxiCab 2,550 14.0%
Walk 26,132 -2.4%

What is the median and average household income in Alameda County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
94501 63,588 25,516 $101,705.00 $143,418.00
94502 14,732 4,984 $190,174.00 $201,748.00
94514 2,283 582 $80,000.00 $115,852.00
94536 72,744 24,776 $139,636.00 $165,456.00
94538 66,474 21,726 $130,947.00 $152,467.00
94539 53,762 16,409 $200,046.00 $229,767.00
94541 69,294 22,134 $92,270.00 $111,937.00
94542 16,705 5,029 $121,563.00 $164,845.00
94544 77,692 23,037 $95,744.00 $114,637.00
94545 33,496 9,966 $100,248.00 $122,811.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 94501 94502 94514 94536 94538 94539 94541 94542 94544 94545 94546 94550 94551 94552 94555 94560 94566 94568 94577 94578 94579 94580 94586 94587 94588 94601 94602 94603 94605 94606 94607 94608 94609 94610 94611 94612 94613 94618 94619 94621 94702 94703 94704 94705 94706 94707 94708 94709 94710 94720 95377 95391

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