Alameda, CA

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2022 Population
77,565
0.964% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
7.14%
5.14% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$129,917
14.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.15M
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
40,109
1.89% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Alameda, CA had a population of 77.6k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $129,917. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alameda, CA declined from 78,320 to 77,565, a −0.964% decrease and its median household income grew from $113,339 to $129,917, a 14.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alameda, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (31.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.88%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.76%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.98%).

None of the households in Alameda, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.3% of the residents in Alameda, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alameda, CA are College of Alameda (664 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Alameda, CA was $1.15M, and the homeownership rate was 48.3%.

Most people in Alameda, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Alameda, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Alameda, CA is home to a population of 77.6k people, from which 92.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 24.6% of Alameda, CA residents were born outside of the country (19.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32k people) in Alameda, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.3%
2022 Citizenship
92.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.3% of Alameda, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alameda, CA was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alameda, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32k ± 1.43k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 1.57k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.34k ± 739
12.1%
Hispanic Population
9.38k people

In 2022, there were 1.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32k people) in Alameda, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.1% of the people in Alameda, CA are hispanic (9.38k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alameda, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

24.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
19.1k people
24.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
19.4k people

As of 2022, 24.6% of Alameda, CA residents (19.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alameda, CA was 24.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    987 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    477 ± 186
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    374 ± 157

Alameda, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alameda, CA employs 40.1k people. The largest industries in Alameda, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,969 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,613 people), and Manufacturing (3,728 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($160,769), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($141,439), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($126,961).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

40.1k
2022 Value
± 1,557
−1.89%
1 Year decline
± 5.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alameda, CA declined at a rate of −1.89%, from 40.9k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alameda, CA, are Management Occupations (6,486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,018 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,576 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alameda, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.1k
2022 Value
± 1,557
−1.89%
1 Year decline
± 5.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alameda, CA declined at a rate of −1.89%, from 40.9k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alameda, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,969 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,613 people), and Manufacturing (3,728 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alameda, CA, though some of these residents may live in Alameda, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$91,985
Median earning men ± $4,680
$73,944
Median earning women ± $5,095

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($137,075), Information ($129,107), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($118,911).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($113,209), Public Administration ($108,879), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($99,871).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Alameda, CA awarded 664 degrees. The student population of Alameda, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,409 male students and 3,264 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alameda, CA are Asian (258 and 39.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (149 and 22.7%), White (108 and 16.4%), and Black or African American (73 and 11.1%).

The largest universities in Alameda, CA by number of degrees awarded are College of Alameda (664 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alameda, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (322 and 48.5%), Sociology (40 and 6.02%), and Fashion & Apparel Design (39 and 5.87%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,673 students enrolled in Alameda, CA, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,663 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 143 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alameda, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 143 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Alameda, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
664 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Alameda with 664 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 313 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alameda, CA, which is 0.892 times less than the 351 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 258 degrees mean that there were 1.73 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 149 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($44) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,724) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alameda, CA was $1.15M in 2022, which is 4.07 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $972,800 to $1.15M, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Alameda, CA is 48.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alameda, CA have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alameda, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alameda, CA is $129,917. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Alameda, CA was Census Tract 4283.02 with a value of $225,500, followed by Census Tract 4271 and Census Tract 4283.01, with respective values of $215,045 and $191,875.

Property

$1.15M
Median Property Value 2022
±$34,309
$14,411
Median Property Taxes
±$771

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alameda, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alameda, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

48.3%
Homeownership
2022
71.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 48.3% of the housing units in Alameda, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4283.02
  2. Census Tract 4271
  3. Census Tract 4283.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alameda, CA was Census Tract 4283.02 with a value of $225,500, followed by Census Tract 4271 and Census Tract 4283.01, with respective values of $215,045 and $191,875.

The following map shows all of the places in Alameda, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$129,917
Median Household Income
± $5,845
29.8k
Number of Households
± 1,257

In 2022, the median household income of the 29.8k households in Alameda, CA grew to $129,917 from the previous year's value of $113,339.

The following chart displays the households in Alameda, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alameda, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (51.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.1%)
  3. Public Transit (13.4%)

In 2022, 51.4% of workers in Alameda, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (13.4%).

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Commute Time

33.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alameda, CA have a longer commute time (33.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.89% of the workforce in Alameda, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alameda, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alameda, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alameda, CA (5.45k out of 76.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alameda, CA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Alameda, CA has health coverage, with 62.7% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.838% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alameda County, CA see 902 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.661% decrease from the previous year (908 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1022 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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902 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alameda County, CA

Primary care physicians in Alameda County, CA see an average of 902 patients per year. This represents a 0.661% decrease from the previous year (908 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alameda County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 42.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.88%
Uninsured
62.7%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.838%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alameda, CA declined by 12.2% from 3.28% to 2.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alameda, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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