Alameda County, California (CA)

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County population in 2012: 1,554,720 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 1,443,741 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 232,188
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 59,054
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 286,306
Renter-occupied apartments: 253,896 (it was 237,060 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

44%

Land area: 738 sq. mi.

Water area: 83.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 2074 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alameda County: 132.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.9%), Educational, health and social services (21.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Alameda County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (34.1%)
  • Asian alone (25.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (22.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 740,573  (47.0%)
Females: 769,698  (53.0%)

Alameda County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Alameda County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $72,399 ($55,946 in 1999)

This county:

$72399
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,236 (lower quartile is $920, upper quartile is $1,692)
This county:

$1236
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $518,900 (it was $291,900 in 2000)
Alameda:

$518,900
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $340,600 - $737,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $631,854
Here:

$631,854
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $415,499
Here:

$415,499
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $558,771
Here:

$558,771
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $357,887
Here:

$357,887
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,624
Here:

$317,624
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $107,720
Here:

$107,720
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,067
Here:

$5,067
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,457
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $552

Institutionalized population: 12,910

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Alameda County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
83.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
39.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
99.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
76.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 184 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1315 buildings, average cost: $318,800
  • 2008: 780 buildings, average cost: $311,200
  • 2009: 811 buildings, average cost: $283,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,868 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,957 (0.6%)

Alameda County household income distribution in 2009 Alameda County home values distribution Alameda County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
Alameda County:

12.9%
California:

16.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 12.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Oakland-Fremont, CA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alameda County is $1045 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1238 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1679 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, San Leandro, Livermore, Alameda, Union City, Pleasanton, Castro Valley.

Alameda County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
94501Alameda352
94502Alameda140
94536Fremont483
94538Fremont501
94539Fremont290
94541Hayward150
94542Hayward30
94544Hayward231
94545Hayward42712
94546Castro Valley281
94550Livermore363
94551Livermore50
94552Castro Valley131
94555Fremont170
94560Newark180
94566Pleasanton272
94568Dublin150
94577San Leandro171
94578San Leandro161
94579San Leandro70
94580San Lorenzo100
94582Pleasanton420
94586Sunol285
94587Union City170
94588Pleasanton230
94601Oakland320
94602Oakland230
94603Oakland190
94605Oakland290
94606Oakland130
94607Oakland30
94608Emeryville90
94609Oakland101
94610Oakland191
94611Oakland573
94612Oakland420
94618Oakland255
94619Oakland300
94621Oakland450
94650Oakland30
94702Berkeley180
94703Berkeley180
94704Berkeley340
94705Berkeley132
94706Albany191
94707Berkeley363
94708Berkeley301
94709Berkeley50
94710Berkeley60

2005 air pollution in Alameda County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.015 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.113 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.075 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 29 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Alameda County: Altamont Speedway (A), Harvey O Banks Delta Pumping Plant (B), Tesla (C), Rancho Los Mochos (D), Pottery (E), Vasco Road Landfill (F), Altamont Landfill (G), Warm Ranch (H), Midway Siding (I), Cedar Mountain Winery (J), Concannon Winery (K), Livermore Monitoring Station (L), Livermore Valley Cellars Winery (M), Muriettas Well Winery (N), Sandia National Laboratories (O), Stony Ridge Winery (P), Wente Brothers Winery (Q), Cayley (R), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (S), Mountain House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Frick Lake (A), Upper San Leandro Reservoir (B), San Antonio Reservoir (C), Patterson Reservoir (D), Bethany Reservoir (E), Lake del Valle (F), Calaveras Reservoir (G), Lake Chabot (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bolinas Creek (A), Buckhorn Creek (B), Indian Creek (C), Indian Joe Creek (D), Miller Creek (E), Pacheco Creek (F), Eden Creek (G), Hollis Creek (H), Whitlock Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alameda County include: Mission Peak Regional Preserve (1), Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area (2), Redwood Regional Park (3), Sunol Valley Regional Park (4), Chabot Regional Park (5), Camp Ohlone Regional Park (6), Veterans Park (7), Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Contra Costa County , San Joaquin County , San Mateo County , Santa Clara County , Stanislaus County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 126,921
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 392,656 (43% naturalized citizens)

Alameda County:

27.2%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 92,193
  • 1990 to 1994: 73,820
  • 1985 to 1989: 69,970
  • 1980 to 1984: 56,042
  • 1975 to 1979: 36,319
  • 1970 to 1974: 21,258
  • 1970 to 1974: 14,773
  • 1965 to 1969: 28,281

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.9%

Alameda County marital status for males Alameda County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Alameda County with a mortgage: 200,539 (28,553 second mortgage, 23,709 home equity loan, 888 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 50,634

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alameda County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic231,50053
Evangelical Protestant123,422538
Other87,110227
Mainline Protestant40,185181
Black Protestant20,71676
Orthodox6,64016
None1,000,698-
Alameda County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 364
Alameda County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 97
This 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.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,299
This county:

8.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alameda County:

6.9%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Alameda County:

19.3%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Alameda County:

Average size of farms: 514 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $101,962
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4571.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.43%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $112,629
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,975
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Land in orchards: 2,711 acres

Tornado activity:

Alameda County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 81323792.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/14/1980, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alameda County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 754% 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 53.1 miles away from Alameda County 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 45.6 miles away from the county center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 255.0 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 277.3 miles away from Alameda County center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 210.7 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (23%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • India (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Hong Kong (3%)
  • Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alameda County (%):

  • German (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Portuguese (2%)
  • United States or American (2%)
  • European (1%)

Alameda County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 450,496 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 93,652 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30,291 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 439 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 36,239 (5%)
  • Railroad: 3,575 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 1,099 (0%)
  • Taxi: 531 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2,506 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8,385 (1%)
  • Walked: 21,919 (3%)
  • Other means: 5,837 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 23,941 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Alameda County, California in 2000:

  • 5,752 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5,311 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5,211 people in nursing homes
  • 4,517 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,613 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 779 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 727 people in other group homes
  • 551 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 551 people in religious group quarters
  • 538 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 296 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 270 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 220 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 211 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 198 people in military ships
  • 187 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 170 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 148 people in halfway houses
  • 118 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 96 people in institutions for the blind
  • 85 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 71 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 69 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 50 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 50 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 45 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 38 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 36 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 26 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 8 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 3 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

People in group quarters in Alameda County, California in 2010:

  • 13,003 people in college/university student housing
  • 5,329 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5,140 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5,037 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,205 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,345 people in federal prisons
  • 1,334 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,157 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 1,069 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 585 people in military ships
  • 343 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 178 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 133 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 122 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 106 people in state prisons
  • 99 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 76 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 69 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 66 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 46 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,771.

6.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
California average:

5.03%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($467 average AGI)
Alameda County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

4.87% relocated from other counties in California ($42,238 average AGI)
1.75% relocated from other states ($13,671 average AGI)
Alameda County:

1.75%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.97% ($57,956 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.84% ($61,110)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.81% ($78,628)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.39% ($62,828)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.31% ($49,463)
from San Joaquin County, CA  0.27% ($50,636)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.17% ($40,153)


6.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
California average:

5.12%


0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,039 average AGI)
Alameda County:

0.12%
California average:

0.10%

4.79% relocated to other counties in California ($43,678 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($15,159 average AGI)
Alameda County:

1.72%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Contra Costa County, CA  1.22% ($69,267 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.64% ($76,962)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.62% ($59,103)
to San Joaquin County, CA  0.39% ($48,297)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.35% ($64,730)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.28% ($47,663)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.18% ($40,377)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Alameda County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Alameda County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alameda County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 158,703 (137,472 aged, 21,231 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 7.6
  • Struck by/against - 2.4
  • Suffocation - 2.3
  • Other - 7.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 75.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 29.3
  • Suffocation - 20.2
  • Poisoning - 14.3
  • Fall - 3.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.5
  • Drowning - 2.3
  • Other - 3.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,472,829

Size of family households: 122,103 2-persons, 86,436 3-persons, 77,336 4-persons, 35,731 5-persons, 16,207 6-persons, 14,610 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 141,926 1-person, 38,838 2-persons, 6,803 3-persons, 3,043 4-persons, 1,135 5-persons, 476 6-persons, 494 7-or-more-persons.

230,222 married couples with children.
78,371 single-parent households (16,991 men, 61,380 women).

63.2% of residents of Alameda County speak English at home.
14.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
6.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
15.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $10,765,668,000 ($7398 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $487,548,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,510,221,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,660,338,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $31,706,000
Federal grants: $2,809,764,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,862,128,000 ($267,837,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $891,511,000 ($77,154,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $96,897,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $175,339,000
Federal Government insurance: $628,887,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 112,808
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 50,706
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +77,807
Here:

+54 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -132,607
Here -92 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Alameda County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 220.40 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.4
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 5,492
  • 2000 to 2004: 50,591
  • 1990 to 1999: 50,879
  • 1980 to 1989: 64,640
  • 1970 to 1979: 94,720
  • 1960 to 1969: 77,460
  • 1950 to 1959: 79,533
  • 1940 to 1949: 44,838
  • 1939 or earlier: 119,676
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alameda County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,486
  • 2 rooms: 7,920
  • 3 rooms: 20,350
  • 4 rooms: 23,978
  • 5 rooms: 60,741
  • 6 rooms: 67,347
  • 7 rooms: 49,157
  • 8 rooms: 31,796
  • 9+ rooms: 23,531
  • 1 room: 26,285
  • 2 rooms: 44,152
  • 3 rooms: 55,097
  • 4 rooms: 54,031
  • 5 rooms: 31,727
  • 6 rooms: 15,121
  • 7 rooms: 6,364
  • 8 rooms: 2,516
  • 9+ rooms: 1,767
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alameda County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4,196
  • 1 bedroom: 17,273
  • 2 bedrooms: 65,027
  • 3 bedrooms: 119,720
  • 4 bedrooms: 65,927
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14,163
  • no bedroom: 34,095
  • 1 bedroom: 86,740
  • 2 bedrooms: 77,113
  • 3 bedrooms: 30,988
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,745
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,379
Cars and other vehicles available in Alameda County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 12,164
  • 1 vehicle: 72,336
  • 2 vehicles: 125,966
  • 3 vehicles: 52,805
  • 4 vehicles: 16,365
  • 5+ vehicles: 6,670
  • no vehicle: 45,123
  • 1 vehicle: 110,250
  • 2 vehicles: 63,109
  • 3 vehicles: 13,619
  • 4 vehicles: 3,204
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,755

54% of Alameda County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in California.

Alameda County:

54.0%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $302,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alameda County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.2%)
  • Electricity (14.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (62.5%)
  • Electricity (33.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21,489
Here:

12.9%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,599
Here:

11.1%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13,918
Here:

14.2%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Alameda County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $246,267,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $23,110,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $4,662,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $630,000
    Regular Highways: $161,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $118,000
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $394,373,000
    Health - Other: $319,146,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $183,553,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $170,449,000
    General - Other: $159,461,000
    Correctional Institutions: $145,678,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $103,807,000
    Police Protection: $84,873,000
    Financial Administration: $57,406,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,893,000
    Central Staff Services: $52,955,000
    Corrections - Other: $46,030,000
    Water Utilities: $44,190,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,037,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $34,228,000
    Regular Highways: $26,088,000
    Libraries: $18,568,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,365,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,417,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,496,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,423,000
    Parks and Recreation: $526,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $40,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $2,128,867,000
    Corporate Bonds: $972,000,000
    Benefit Payments: $209,864,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $112,603,000
    Other Investments - Other: $76,306,000
    Withdrawals: $6,080,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,460,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,310,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $78,799,000
    Police Protection: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $794,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $342,000
    Central Staff Services: $197,000
    Libraries: $171,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $916,540,000

Alameda County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $341,191,000
    All Other: $260,925,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,548,000
    Regular Highways: $3,271,000
    Housing and Community Development: $103,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $378,702,000
    From Parent Local Government: $100,801,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $64,150,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,765,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,819,000
    Education: $67,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,714,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,383,000
    Education: $3,108,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $66,226,000
    Sale of Property: $21,672,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $20,298,000
    Special Assessments: $16,475,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,279,000
    Rents: $4,719,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,908,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $737,337,000
    Health and Hospitals: $310,687,000
    All Other: $202,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $97,282,000
    Highways: $25,467,000
    Education: $25,420,000
  • Tax - Property: $399,339,000
    NEC: $30,600,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $19,540,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,201,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,846,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,971,000
    Other License: $1,400,000
    Other Selective Sales: $445,000

Alameda County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,214,957,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,131,062,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,495,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $112,100,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $91,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,600,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $21,900,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,600,000

Alameda County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,746,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $985,199,000
    Total Federal Securities: $124,510,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,046,211,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $270,865,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Alameda County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alameda County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 321 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 ORIGINATED3,525$337,4129,503$337,61140,208$340,7361,429$248,541139$3,639,4032,644$248,31543$98,419
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED387$326,6411,423$334,1005,000$375,577159$199,4409$3,189,333419$246,85430$76,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED798$305,4652,295$298,76011,203$379,090603$166,32758$966,8971,312$247,957107$86,963
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN622$314,9631,550$323,8606,371$362,573326$195,12021$2,541,762619$249,79613$204,462
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS164$296,713368$306,5922,299$367,236131$171,8633$1,341,667182$239,1706$127,833
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 277 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED868$322,848188$391,8301$370,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED370$334,538142$400,3310$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED177$318,175104$397,8271$68,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN69$329,33330$401,8000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS38$390,4746$496,8330$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Alameda County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7,23074.4 years
Mary6,50380.2 years
William5,51774.5 years
Robert4,55770.4 years
James4,51171.3 years
George3,78275.4 years
Joseph3,32775.4 years
Charles3,28673.7 years
Frank3,03676.5 years
Helen2,89079.7 years
Most common last names in Alameda County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,69775.0 years
Johnson2,52174.4 years
Williams2,17674.1 years
Brown1,66474.5 years
Jones1,54173.5 years
Davis1,27373.0 years
Anderson1,14276.2 years
Miller1,12576.3 years
Lee1,06875.8 years
Jackson1,06772.4 years
Businesses in Alameda County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness14J.Crew2
7-Eleven56JCPenney5
99 Cents Only Stores5Jack In The Box27
ALDO2Jamba Juice19
AMF Bowling1Jones New York19
AT&T17Journeys2
Abercrombie & Fitch2Justice2
Abercrombie Kids1KFC25
Ace Hardware11Kmart2
Aeropostale2Kohl's6
Aerosoles1Kroger16
American Eagle Outfitters2La Quinta6
Ann Taylor3La-Z-Boy3
Apple Store2Lane Bryant4
Applebee's6Lane Furniture10
Arby's3LensCrafters5
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza17
Audi2Lowe's4
AutoZone9Macy's6
Avenue3MainStay1
BMW3Marriott14
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3Marshalls4
Bakers3MasterBrand Cabinets46
Bally Total Fitness3Mazda3
Banana Republic3McDonald's48
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse7
Baskin-Robbins15Motel 68
Bath & Body Works5Motherhood Maternity10
Bebe2New Balance26
Bed Bath & Beyond5New York & Co3
Ben & Jerry's3Nike82
Best Western5Nissan5
Big O Tires14Nordstrom2
Blockbuster15Office Depot6
Brookstone1OfficeMax6
Budget Car Rental6Old Navy5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden2
Burger King32On The Border1
CVS30Outback2
Cache1Outback Steakhouse2
Carl\s Jr.13Pac Sun3
Casual Male XL4Panda Express17
Catherines2Panera Bread5
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza6
Chevrolet4Payless22
Chico's2Penske7
Chipotle8PetSmart4
Chuck E. Cheese's3Pier 1 Imports4
Church's Chicken6Pizza Hut9
Cinnabon 3Plato's Closet1
Circle K1Popeyes11
Cold Stone Creamery9Pottery Barn2
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn Kids1
Comfort Inn4Quality2
Comfort Suites1Quiznos22
Costco5RadioShack24
Crate & Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves13Red Robin2
DHL19Rite Aid12
Dairy Queen3Rodeway Inn1
Days Hotel1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn3SAS Shoes11
Decora Cabinetry6SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys9Safeway26
Discount Tire4Sears12
Domino's Pizza19Sephora3
DressBarn3Sheraton1
Dressbarn2Soma Intimates1
Econo Lodge2Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel13
El Pollo Loco2Staples3
Ethan Allen1Starbucks95
Express5Subaru3
Extended Stay America7Subway83
Extended Stay Deluxe3Super 82
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile41
FedEx182T.G.I. Driday's2
Finish Line2T.J.Maxx3
Firestone Complete Auto Care7Taco Bell31
Foot Locker6Talbots2
Ford5Target8
Forever 213The Cheesecake Factory1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1The Limited1
GNC21The Room Place6
GameStop21Torrid1
Gap5Toyota7
Goodwill7Toys"R"Us8
Gymboree4Trader Joe's9
H&M2True Value9
H&R Block30U-Haul43
Haagen-Dazs1UPS190
Haworth1Urban Outfitters1
Hawthorn2Vans20
Hilton12Verizon Wireless15
Holiday Inn8Victoria's Secret4
Hollister Co.2Volkswagen4
Home Depot9Vons30
HomeTown Buffet4Walgreens28
Homestead Studio Suites1Walmart8
Honda6Wendy's12
Hot Topic3Wet Seal3
Hyatt4Whole Foods Market2
IHOP6YMCA13
IKEA1Z Gallerie1
J. Jill1

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