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Population in 2012: 115,403 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.3%
 

Males: 56,377  (48.9%)
Females: 59,026  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  31.7 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 94608, 94609, 94618, 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94708, 94709, 94720.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,887 (it was $44,485 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$65,887
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,937

Berkeley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $684,100 (it was $374,300 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$684,100
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $758,271; Detached houses: $784,933; Townhouses or other attached units: $703,099; In 2-unit structures: $643,599; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $664,425; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $301,898; Mobile homes: $236,649

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,238.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 94702, 94703, 94704, 94707, 94708, 94709, 94710, 94720.

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  • White alone - 64,237 (55.7%)
  • Asian alone - 20,817 (18.0%)
  • Hispanic - 14,849 (12.9%)
  • Black alone - 8,504 (7.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5,190 (4.5%)
  • Other race alone - 1,202 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 375 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 243 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Berkeley: 144.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (8.8%), English (6.4%), Irish (6.3%), Italian (3.6%), Russian (3.0%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 11,034 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Berkeley:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 37.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Berkeley city:

  • Never married: 53.8%
  • Now married: 33.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

21,090 residents are foreign born (9.7% Asia, 4.0% Latin America, 4.0% Europe).

This city:  20.5%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Berkeley, California as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Berkeley to the number of sex offenders is 2,061 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,193 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,702 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oakland, CA (5.9 miles , pop. 399,484).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (340.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Albany, CA (1.3 miles ), Kensington, CA (1.5 miles ), Emeryville, CA (1.6 miles ), El Cerrito, CA (1.9 miles ), Piedmont, CA (2.0 miles ), East Richmond Heights, CA (2.3 miles ), Orinda, CA (2.3 miles ), Richmond, CA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $229,100
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $250,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $234,200
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $227,600
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $366,700
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $304,800
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $276,500
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $305,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $566,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $287,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $215,100

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Latitude: 37.87 N, Longitude: 122.27 W

Berkeley nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Berzerkeley, The People's Republic of Berkeley, Athens of the West

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,063 (+19.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 28,078 (49.5%)

Berkeley household income distribution Berkeley home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Berkeley by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 4176434586515
per 100,000 3.61.06.65.73.92.93.94.97.95.94.90.94.3
Rapes 41172816171822242527231939
per 100,000 37.016.226.315.316.517.621.623.724.726.722.416.733.9
Robberies 332398407402355354414431496444365340335
per 100,000 299.9380.3382.1383.9343.9346.4407.3425.3490.3438.8355.4298.5291.4
Assaults 377326287502181195206179123138140122108
per 100,000 340.6311.5269.4479.3175.3190.8202.7176.6121.6136.4136.3107.193.9
Burglaries 1,1241,4531,5141,2451,3821,2291,1521,1721,0951,0791,088976971
per 100,000 1015.41388.41421.41188.81338.81202.61133.31156.51082.31066.31059.4856.9844.6
Thefts 4,8896,0546,6876,2176,1015,5035,0964,9494,7904,6614,2403,4604,084
per 100,000 4416.75784.96277.85936.45910.35385.05013.24883.44734.64606.24128.53037.73552.5
Auto thefts 9211,2211,3411,2331,1281,2441,075995952727615628641
per 100,000 832.01166.71258.91177.31092.71217.31057.5981.8941.0718.5598.8551.3557.6
Arson 43514832592536292821252515
per 100,000 38.848.745.130.657.224.535.428.627.720.824.321.913.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 510.8615.1656.0651.5578.5560.7554.0548.2549.1510.0450.1352.7389.1

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Crime rate in Berkeley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 265 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
California average:

2.36

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -394 (-0.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Lawyers (3%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

Berkeley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1317% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Berkeley center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from Berkeley center
On 8/6/1979 at 17:05:22, a magnitude 5.9 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 5.9 ML) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alameda County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: David Brower - Environmentalist, Ala Ebtekar - Artist, Albert Scott Crossfield - Navy officer, Ben Affleck - (born 1972), actor, Alexander Shulgin - Pharmacologist, Zaid Shakir - Motivational speaker, Billy Martin - Baseball player and coach, John McCracken - Minimalist sculptor, Joel Selvin - Music critic, Trent Johnson - College basketball coach.

Main business address for: BIOTIME INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), XOMA LTD /DE/ (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), PEETS COFFEE & TEA INC (MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PREPARATIONS & KINDRED PRODUCTS), DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORP (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), BARRA INC /CA (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA PROCESSING, ETC.).


Hospitals/medical centers in Berkeley:

  • BERKELEY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 2920 TELEGRAPH AVENUE)
  • FMC BERKELEY (Dialysis Facility, 2895 7TH STREET)
  • ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER - ALTA BATES CAMP (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2450 ASHBY AVE)
  • BUILD HOME (Hospital, 2110 SEVENTH STREET)
  • ALTA BATES - HERRICK HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, 2001 DWIGHT WAY)
  • ALTA BATES SUMMIT MED CTR - HERRICK CAMPUS D/P SNF (Nursing Home, 2001 DWIGHT WAY)
  • ASHBY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2270 ASHBY AVE.)
  • BERKELEY PINES CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, 2223 ASHBY AVE)
  • CHAPARRAL HOUSE (Nursing Home, 1309 ALLSTON WAY)
  • ELMWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2829 SHATTUCK AVENUE)
  • KYAKAMEENA SANITORIUM (Nursing Home, 2131 CARLETON STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Berkeley, CA

Amtrak station:

BERKELEY (3RD ST. & UNIVERSITY AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/default.asp

Colleges/Universities in Berkeley:

  • University of California-Berkeley (Full-time enrollment: 34,089; Public; Website: www.berkeley.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Berkeley City College (FT enrollment: 1,309; Location: 2050 Center St; Public; Website: vista.peralta.edu)
  • The Wright Institute (FT enrollment: 417; Location: 2728 Durant Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wi.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Graduate Theological Union (FT enrollment: 224; Location: 2400 Ridge Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.GTU.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pacific School of Religion (FT enrollment: 141; Location: 1798 Scenic Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.psr.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley (FT enrollment: 126; Location: 2550 Shattuck Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aimc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (FT enrollment: 110; Location: 1735 LeRoy Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.scu.edu/jst/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (FT enrollment: 77; Location: 2770 Marin Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.plts.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Starr King School for Ministry (FT enrollment: 71; Location: 2441 Le Conte AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sksm.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Church Divinity School of the Pacific (FT enrollment: 55; Location: 2451 Ridge Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cdsp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology (FT enrollment: 51; Location: 2301 Vine Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dspt.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Franciscan School of Theology (FT enrollment: 39; Location: 1712 Euclid Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fst.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • American Baptist Seminary of the West (FT enrollment: 25; Location: 2606 Dwight Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.absw.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Center for Psychological Studies (Location: 2288 Fulton St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: cpsphd.com; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Computer Technologies Program (Location: 2002 Addison St., Suite 201)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Berkeley:

  • Laney College (about 6 miles; Oakland, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • Contra Costa College (about 8 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • Academy of Art University (about 10 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 9,101)
  • Saint Marys College of California (about 10 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • University of San Francisco (about 12 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 8,226)
  • University of California-San Francisco (about 13 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 3,119)
  • Diablo Valley College (about 14 miles; Pleasant Hill, CA; FT enrollment: 7,376)

Public high schools in Berkeley:

Private high schools in Berkeley:

  • ST MARY'S COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 628; Location: 1294 ALBINA AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MAYBECK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 2362 BANCROFT WAY; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Berkeley:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Berkeley:

  • SCHOOL OF THE MADELEINE (Students: 300; Location: 1225 MILVIA ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BERKELEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 1310 UNIVERSITY AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BLACK PINE CIRCLE SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 2027 7TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • STEP ONE SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 499 SPRUCE ST; Grades: PK - TK)
  • THE ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 2722 BENVENUE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BERKWOOD HEDGE SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 1809 BANCROFT WAY; Grades: 1 - 5)
  • WALDEN CENTER AND SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 2446 MCKINLEY AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • THE CROWDEN SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 1475 ROSE ST; Grades: 4 - 8)
  • SHELTON'S PRIMARY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 73; Location: 3339 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY; Grades: PK - 3)
  • MONTESSORI FAMILY SCHOOL-SCENIC (Students: 64; Location: 1850 SCENIC AVE; Grades: PK - TK)
See full list of schools located in Berkeley, School District: BERKELEY UNIFIED

Library in Berkeley:

  • BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,922,881; Location: 2090 KITTREDGE ST.; 496,868 books; 2,258 e-books; 48,357 audio materials; 33,437 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 3 state licensed databases; 58 other licensed databases; 1,418 print serial subscriptions; 12 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • on page http://www.city-data.com/city/Berkeley-California.html DOMINICAN SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY's address has changed to: 2301 VINE STREET (it is no longer 2401 RIDGE RD)
  • Actress Daphne Zuniga of Melrose Place and the tv show, Beautiful People was born in Berkeley in 1962. Actress Rebecca Roijn is also a Berkeley native

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Notable locations in Berkeley: Berkeley Business Center (A), The Circle (B), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (C), Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit Station (D), West Berkeley Station (E), Jacobs Landing (F), Duffy Landing (G), West Branch Berkeley Public Library (H), South Branch Berkeley Public Library (I), North Branch Berkeley Public Library (J), Lawrence Hall of Science (K), Claremont Branch Berkeley Public Library (L), Weltevreden (M), Hillside Club (N), Berkeley Fire Department Station 4 (O), Berkeley Fire Department Station 2 (P), Claremont Club (Q), Berkeley Public Library (R), Berkeley City Hall (S), Berkeley City Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berkeley include: Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Westbrae Church (B), Saint Mary Magdalenes Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church (D), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Northbrae Community Church (F), Mount Zion Baptist Church (G), Immanuel Baptist Church (H), Epworth United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Berryman Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Strawberry Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Berkeley include: Civic Center Park (1), Grotto Rock Park (2), Berkeley Aquatic Park (3), Berkeley Rose Garden (4), San Pablo Park (5), Calfornia Memorial Stadium (6), Edwards Track Stadium (7), Evans Field (8), Hearst Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Berkeley Historical Society Museum (1931 Center Street), University of California Botanical Gardens (Botanical Gardens; 200 Centennial Extension), Discovery Corner - Lawrence Hall of Science (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Centennial Drive), Berkeley City - City Services by Alphabetical Order- Libraries- Literacy Program-Berkeley R (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1125 University Avenue), Kala Institute Gallery (Art Museums; 1060 Heinz Ave), Berkeley City - City Services by Alphabetical Order- Libraries- Branches- West Br (1125 University Avenue), Berkeley City - City Services by Alphabetical Order- Libraries- Branches Hours- North Br (1170 The Alameda), Berkeley City - City Services by Alphabetical Order- Libraries- Branches- South Br (1901 Russell Street).

Hotels: Berkeley Travel Inn (1461 University Avenue), Best Western University Inn (920 University Avenue), Bancroft Hotel (2680 Bancroft Way), Best Value Golden Bear Inn (1620 San Pablo Avenue), Berkeley Budget Inn (1720 San Pablo Avenue), Berkeley Marina Radisson (200 Marina Blvd), Berkeley Motel (2001 Bancroft Way).

Courts: Alameda County Offices - Superior Court of California County of Alameda- Berkeley Courthouse (2120 Martin Luther King J), Alameda County Offices - Superior Court of California County of Alameda- Berkeley Courth (2120 Martin Luther King J), Alameda County Offices - Civil- Superior Court of California County of Ala (2120 Martin Luther King J), Cloyne Court (2600 Ridge Road), Erna P Harris Court (1330 University Avenue Ofc).

 
Alameda County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.7. This is about average.
City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00601. This is significantly better than average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00601
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.268. This is better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.268
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 14.0. This is significantly worse than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.0
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.0. This is better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.30
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.08
U.S.:

2.43

Drinking water stations with addresses in Berkeley and their reported violations in the past:

ECHO LAKE CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
DAYTON VALLEY MHP (Serves NV, Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and NOV-02-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-02-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.4%

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  40.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Berkeley, CA

People in group quarters in Berkeley in 2010:

  • 10,562 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,167 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 293 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 237 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 219 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 124 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 106 people in state prisons
  • 65 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Berkeley in 2000:

  • 4,584 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 649 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 185 people in nursing homes
  • 86 people in religious group quarters
  • 72 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 69 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 66 people in other group homes
  • 52 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 3 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Berkeley compared to California state average:

Berkeley, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • California Memorial Stadium. Capacity: 71,224. California Golden Bears football.
  • Haas Pavilion. University of California.

Banks with branches in Berkeley (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Elmwood Branch, North Berkeley Branch, West Berkeley Branch, West Berkeley Business Center Branch, University Branch, Berkeley Main Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Eastshore Branch, Shattuck-Vine Branch, University Branch, Berkeley Main Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Mechanics Bank: Berkeley Office, West Berkeley Office, North Berkeley Branch. Info updated 2011/03/24: Bank assets: $2,991.7 mil, Deposits: $2,573.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 1870 Solano Ave Branch at 1870 Solano Ave., branch established on 1988/12/27; 2150 Shattuck Avenue Branch at 2150 Shattuck Avenue, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Citibank, National Association: 2000 Shattuck Avenue Branch at 2000 Shattuck Avenue, branch established on 1935/08/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Berkeley Branch at 2333 Shattuck Avenue, branch established on 1955/08/01. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Berkeley Branch at 1480 Shattuck Avenue, branch established on 1997/10/06. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Mission National Bank: Berkeley Branch at 2855 Telegraph Avenue, branch established on 1973/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $185.4 mil, Deposits: $164.8 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mnb Holdings Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Berkeley, California:

  • Berkeley Travelodge, 1820 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 , Phone: (310) 843-4262
  • Doubletree Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710 , Phone: (510) 548-7920, Fax: (510) 548-7944
  • Berkeley Inn, 1720 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 , Phone: (510) 524-8778, Fax: (510) 524-4235
  • La Quinta Inn - Berkeley Ca, 920 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710 , Phone: (510) 849-1121, Fax: (510) 845-4397
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 , Phone: (510) 548-1700, Fax: (510) 548-1705
  • Rose Garden Inn, 2740 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 , Phone: (510) 549-2145, Fax: (510) 549-1085
  • Claremont Resort And Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705 , Phone: (510) 843-3000, Fax: (510) 843-0682
  • Hotel Durant, 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 , Phone: (510) 845-8981, Fax: (510) 486-8336
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Berkeley, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Berkeley travel time to work - commute


Berkeley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Berkeley:

(Berkeley, California Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Berkeley city (based on Alameda County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.95%
Here34.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents60.7%6.4%4.5%4.5%3.3%
Congregations9.3%1.1%2.3%10.5%5.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.7%1.5%13.5%
Congregations4.3%4.2%5.1%3.4%54.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 364
Alameda County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 97
Alameda County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 232
Alameda County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,299
Here:

8.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alameda County:

19.3%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 60$332,270$66,4542$3,053
Other Government Administration 131$816,413$74,78623$70,257
Judicial and Legal 11$98,379$107,3232$9,688
Police Protection - Officers 332$3,181,416$114,99129$10,016
Police - Other 239$1,868,576$93,82029$76,974
Firefighters 124$1,169,647$113,1921$4,698
Fire - Other 7$52,636$90,2331$2,945
Streets and Highways 82$492,845$72,12410$38,092
Health 175$980,434$67,230137$338,986
Solid Waste Management 104$547,879$63,2170$0
Sewerage 34$166,851$58,8890$0
Parks and Recreation 87$467,342$64,461129$155,217
Housing and Community Development(Local) 115$733,872$76,57825$64,569
Local Libraries 64$356,454$66,835119$234,761
Other and Unallocable 72$429,467$71,57811$31,118
Totals for Government 1,637$11,694,481$85,726518$1,040,374

Berkeley government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,210,000 ($45.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,444,000 ($21.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,851,000 ($16.04)
    General Public Buildings: $1,243,000 ($10.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $616,000 ($5.34)
    Central Staff Services: $576,000 ($4.99)
    Health - Other: $557,000 ($4.83)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $44,015,000 ($381.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $36,397,000 ($315.39)
    Health - Other: $27,406,000 ($237.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,728,000 ($222.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,749,000 ($188.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,157,000 ($148.67)
    General - Other: $13,007,000 ($112.71)
    Libraries: $12,867,000 ($111.50)
    Sewerage: $12,148,000 ($105.27)
    Regular Highways: $9,557,000 ($82.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,917,000 ($77.27)
    Central Staff Services: $8,628,000 ($74.76)
    Parking Facilities: $6,265,000 ($54.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,930,000 ($42.72)
    Financial Administration: $4,191,000 ($36.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,363,000 ($55.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,414,000 ($38.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $639,000 ($5.54)
    Parking Facilities: $452,000 ($3.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $139,555,000 ($1209.28)

Berkeley government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $27,109,000 ($234.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,797,000 ($214.87)
    All Other: $17,013,000 ($147.42)
    Sewerage: $14,291,000 ($123.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,700,000 ($58.06)
    Parking Facilities: $6,375,000 ($55.24)
    Regular Highways: $571,000 ($4.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,204,000 ($27.76)
    All Other: $1,963,000 ($17.01)
    Health and Hospitals: $403,000 ($3.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $595,000 ($5.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $9,829,000 ($85.17)
    Interest Earnings: $8,330,000 ($72.18)
    Special Assessments: $4,740,000 ($41.07)
    General Revenue, NEC: $685,000 ($5.94)
    Rents: $326,000 ($2.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $92,000 ($0.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,183,000 ($148.90)
    All Other: $10,682,000 ($92.56)
    Health and Hospitals: $9,653,000 ($83.65)
    Highways: $2,253,000 ($19.52)
  • Tax - Property: $59,266,000 ($513.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,280,000 ($149.74)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,900,000 ($137.78)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,609,000 ($126.59)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $11,399,000 ($98.78)
    Other License: $5,045,000 ($43.72)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,470,000 ($30.07)

Berkeley government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $133,776,000 ($1159.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,257,000 ($1137.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,420,000 ($636.21)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $70,090,000 ($607.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,019,000 ($138.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,500,000 ($116.98)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,330,000 ($28.86)

Berkeley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,553,000 ($143.44)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,280,000 ($1033.60)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,299,000 ($730.47)

6.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
California average:

5.75%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($746 average AGI)
Alameda County:

0.21%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Contra Costa County, CA  1.02% ($61,758 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.85% ($62,349)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.76% ($84,443)


7.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($61,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
California average:

6.27%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($954 average AGI)
Alameda County:

0.13%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Contra Costa County, CA  1.33% ($67,733 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.78% ($73,219)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.62% ($53,345)

Strongest AM radio stations in Berkeley:

  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KMZT (1510 AM; 8 kW; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KABL (960 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMKY (1310 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KVTO (1400 AM; 1 kW; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Berkeley:

  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KPFB (89.3 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KDFC-FM1 (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM2 (96.5 FM; MARTINEZ, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING CO. C/O KOIT(FM))
  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KIOI-FM1 (101.3 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSOL (98.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Berkeley:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KTSF (Channel 26; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: LINCOLN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTL (Channel 64; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Berkeley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 265 meters (869ft)
Total costs: $15,019,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,600,886
Total average daily truck traffic: 186,250

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 6
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Berkeley, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Berkeley)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Berkeley, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 559 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Berkeley)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 69 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Berkeley)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$466,380377$455,1692,680$371,468118$273,66331$2,043,194167$351,7930$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$451,44460$466,091282$408,24712$174,1670$016$347,6880$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$409,20074$442,699646$423,07859$243,1867$1,103,85792$340,1730$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$403,44461$427,766410$403,44826$170,6540$051$335,1771$730,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$253,33312$438,167118$392,22815$172,2670$07$441,8570$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 33 tracts in Berkeley, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$409,6802$360,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$401,2003$448,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$465,0005$494,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$493,0001$125,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$584,6670$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 351
  • Hazardous Condition: 247
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Berkeley


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Berkeley, CA

Most common first names in Berkeley, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John56475.8 years
Mary49081.1 years
William48876.8 years
James41173.5 years
Robert39973.5 years
George34175.7 years
Charles31377.4 years
Helen25982.1 years
Margaret25481.5 years
Ruth24182.1 years
Most common last names in Berkeley, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson29476.4 years
Williams26674.3 years
Smith26477.8 years
Brown18773.3 years
Davis14974.0 years
Jones14675.9 years
Jackson12675.1 years
Anderson11377.3 years
Taylor10576.8 years
Miller9874.5 years
Businesses in Berkeley, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2Little Caesars Pizza1
7-Eleven3MasterBrand Cabinets4
AT&T2McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1New Balance5
BMW1Nike6
Ben & Jerry's1Office Depot1
Big O Tires1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Popeyes1
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
CVS2RadioShack2
Chipotle2Rodeway Inn1
Church's Chicken1SAS Shoes2
Crate & Barrel1Safeway1
DHL4Staples1
Decora Cabinetry2Starbucks3
Domino's Pizza1Subway6
FedEx30Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Trader Joe's1
GNC1True Value2
GameStop1UPS29
H&R Block1Urban Outfitters1
Holiday Inn1Vans4
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box1Vons1
Jamba Juice1Walgreens4
Jones New York2Wet Seal1
La Quinta1Whole Foods Market1
Lane Furniture1YMCA5
Browse common businesses in Berkeley, CA


Berkeley on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Data processing and other information services (population 50,000+)"
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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost of living (pop 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Religious workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 (94609) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ethiopian first ancestries"
  • #17 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #37 (94709) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #49 (94609) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
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  • #75 (94608) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (94709) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cypriot first ancestries"
  • #77 (94609) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #81 (94618) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #83 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #86 (94705) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Eastern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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