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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. 2012 cost of living index in Alameda County: 132.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (30.7%), Educational,health and social services (18.4%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alameda County, California:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 740,573  (47.0%)
Females: 769,698  (53.0%)

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Alameda County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Alameda County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $68,405 ($55,946 in 1999)
This county:

$68405
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,111 (lower quartile is $832, upper quartile is $1,472)
This county:

$1111
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $507,400 (it was $291,900 in 2000)
Alameda County:

$507,400
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $346,600 - $710,000

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $594,975
Here:

$594,975
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $417,226
Here:

$417,226
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $527,160
Here:

$527,160
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $430,672
Here:

$430,672
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $315,758
Here:

$315,758
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $127,610
Here:

$127,610
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $117,349
Here:

$117,349
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,663
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $477

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:


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $4,661 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,920 (0.4%)


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 2009: 10.7%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.2% for other race residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.7%
Alameda County:

10.7%
California:

14.2%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.2% for other race residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 27 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.


Local government website: www.co.alameda.ca.us

Click to draw/clear Alameda County borders

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 .

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


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:

79.8% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.95%
Here34.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 504,563
Total congregations: 742

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents306,437 (60.7%)32,500 (6.4%)22,760 (4.5%)22,524 (4.5%)16,697 (3.3%)
Congregations69 (9.3%)8 (1.1%)17 (2.3%)78 (10.5%)40 (5.4%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents10,017 (2.0%)9,535 (1.9%)8,444 (1.7%)7,734 (1.5%)67,915 (13.5%)
Congregations32 (4.3%)31 (4.2%)38 (5.1%)25 (3.4%)404 (54.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Alameda County - Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, San Leandro

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 364
This county:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Alameda 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
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,299
Alameda County:

8.94 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.3%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Alameda County:

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 near California state average. It is 13.3 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 slightly below California state average. It is 1421% 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 the 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 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 35.6 miles away from the county 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 20.2 miles away from Alameda County center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 19.5 miles away from the county 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 52.4 miles away from the county center
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, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $71,835.

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%

4.97% relocated from other counties in California ($42,431 average AGI)
1.76% relocated from other states ($12,542 average AGI)
Alameda County:

1.76%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.54% ($61,599)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.28% ($46,986)
from San Joaquin County, CA  0.25% ($50,200)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.17% ($41,780)


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%

5.69% relocated to other counties in California ($43,452 average AGI)
2.06% relocated to other states ($16,915 average AGI)
Alameda County:

2.06%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to San Joaquin County, CA  0.55% ($51,282)
to San Mateo County, CA  0.36% ($60,283)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.29% ($47,632)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.29% ($46,888)

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

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 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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt Cash and Securities

Alameda County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Alameda County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Alameda County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Alameda County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Alameda County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alameda County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

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. Jill1
7-Eleven56J.Crew2
ALDO2JCPenney5
AMF Bowling1Jack In The Box27
AT&T17Jamba Juice19
Abercrombie & Fitch2Jones New York19
Abercrombie Kids1Journeys2
Ace Hardware11KFC25
Aeropostale2Kmart2
Aerosoles1Kohl's6
American Eagle Outfitters2Kroger16
Ann Taylor3La Quinta6
Apple Store2La-Z-Boy3
Applebee's6Lane Bryant4
Arby's3Lane Furniture10
Ashley Furniture1LensCrafters5
AutoZone9Little Caesars Pizza17
Avenue3Lowe's4
BMW3Macy's6
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3MainStay1
Bakers3Marriott14
Bally Total Fitness3Marshalls4
Banana Republic3MasterBrand Cabinets46
Baskin-Robbins15McDonald's48
Bath & Body Works5Men's Wearhouse7
Bebe2Motel 68
Bed Bath & Beyond5Motherhood Maternity10
Ben & Jerry's3New Balance26
Best Western5New York & Co3
Big O Tires14Nike82
Blockbuster15Nordstrom2
Brookstone1Office Depot6
Budget Car Rental6OfficeMax6
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy5
Burger King32Olive Garden2
CVS30On The Border1
Cache1Outback2
Casual Male XL4Outback Steakhouse2
Catherines2Pac Sun3
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express17
Chico's2Panera Bread5
Chipotle8Papa John's Pizza6
Chuck E. Cheese's3Payless22
Church's Chicken6Penske7
Cinnabon 3PetSmart4
Cold Stone Creamery9Pier 1 Imports4
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut9
Comfort Inn4Popeyes11
Comfort Suites1Quality2
Costco5Quiznos22
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack24
Curves13Red Lobster1
DHL19Red Robin2
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid12
Days Hotel1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry6SAS Shoes11
Dennys9SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire4Safeway26
Domino's Pizza19Sears12
DressBarn3Sephora3
Econo Lodge2Soma Intimates1
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts1
El Pollo Loco2Sprint Nextel13
Ethan Allen1Staples3
Express5Starbucks95
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
Forever 213Target8
Fredericks Of Hollywood1The Cheesecake Factory1
GNC21The Limited1
GameStop21The Room Place6
Gap5Torrid1
Goodwill7Toys"R"Us8
Gymboree4Trader Joe's9
H&M2True Value9
H&R Block30U-Haul43
Haagen-Dazs1UPS190
Haworth1Urban Outfitters1
Hawthorn2Vans20
Holiday Inn8Verizon Wireless15
Hollister Co.2Victoria's Secret4
Home Depot9Vons30
HomeTown Buffet4Walgreens28
Homestead Studio Suites1Walmart8
Hot Topic3Wendy's12
Hyatt4Wet Seal3
IHOP6Whole Foods Market2
IKEA1YMCA13
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