Berkeley, California

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Population in 2017: 122,324 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.1%
 
Males: 60,176  (49.2%)
Females: 62,148  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

30.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $86,497 (it was $44,485 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$86,497
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,490 (it was $30,477 in 2000)

Berkeley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $993,500 (it was $374,300 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$993,500
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $903,022; in 2-unit structures: $809,613; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $832,495; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $793,780; mobile homes: $200,005

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,627.

March 2019 cost of living index in Berkeley: 162.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 32.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.4% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Berkeley, CA (2017)
    • 63,09551.6%White alone
    • 23,48819.2%Asian alone
    • 16,21513.3%Hispanic
    • 10,6238.7%Black alone
    • 7,4196.1%Two or more races
    • 8590.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 5250.4%Other race alone
    • 1100.09%American Indian alone

Races in Berkeley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Berkeley, California as of January 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Berkeley is 1,497 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Berkeley by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(2.9)
4
(3.9)
5
(4.9)
8
(7.9)
6
(5.9)
5
(4.9)
1
(0.9)
5
(4.3)
4
(3.4)
3
(2.5)
1
(0.8)
2
(1.6)
1
(0.8)
1
(0.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
18
(17.6)
22
(21.6)
24
(23.7)
25
(24.7)
27
(26.7)
23
(22.4)
19
(16.7)
39
(33.9)
26
(22.4)
35
(29.7)
44
(36.5)
54
(44.0)
83
(67.7)
65
(52.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
354
(346.4)
414
(407.3)
431
(425.3)
496
(490.3)
444
(438.8)
365
(355.4)
340
(298.5)
335
(291.4)
410
(352.8)
263
(223.3)
330
(274.1)
361
(294.3)
364
(296.7)
353
(285.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
195
(190.8)
206
(202.7)
179
(176.6)
123
(121.6)
138
(136.4)
140
(136.3)
122
(107.1)
108
(93.9)
122
(105.0)
130
(110.4)
155
(128.8)
185
(150.8)
218
(177.7)
167
(135.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,229
(1,203)
1,152
(1,133)
1,172
(1,156)
1,095
(1,082)
1,079
(1,066)
1,088
(1,059)
976
(856.9)
971
(844.6)
1,055
(907.8)
932
(791.5)
1,090
(905.4)
805
(656.3)
843
(687.1)
829
(670.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,503
(5,385)
5,096
(5,013)
4,949
(4,883)
4,790
(4,735)
4,661
(4,606)
4,240
(4,129)
3,460
(3,038)
4,084
(3,553)
3,658
(3,148)
3,615
(3,070)
4,099
(3,405)
3,965
(3,233)
4,556
(3,714)
4,004
(3,236)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,244
(1,217)
1,075
(1,058)
995
(981.8)
952
(941.0)
727
(718.5)
615
(598.8)
628
(551.3)
641
(557.6)
664
(571.3)
555
(471.3)
717
(595.6)
650
(530.0)
621
(506.2)
548
(442.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
25
(24.5)
36
(35.4)
29
(28.6)
28
(27.7)
21
(20.8)
25
(24.3)
25
(21.9)
15
(13.0)
16
(13.8)
15
(12.7)
22
(18.3)
24
(19.6)
30
(24.5)
31
(25.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)559.0552.4546.6547.4508.5448.7351.7387.9386.8333.9386.1374.6417.4368.0

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City-data.com crime index in Berkeley, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 247 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
California average:

1.99
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Berkeley, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: European (5.2%), German (3.4%), Irish (3.2%), English (3.0%), Italian (2.8%), American (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 11,695 people per square mile   (high).

Berkeley, California map

25,762 residents are foreign born (8.1% Asia, 4.4% Europe, 3.6% Latin America).

This city:

21.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $8,366 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,205 (0.7%)

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 )

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: +23,073 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 26,154 (42.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Berkeley, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berkeley, CA in 2017
Berkeley satellite photo by USGS

Berkeley tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Berkeley, CA
Historical housing units in Berkeley, CA
Most common industries in Berkeley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.8%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.8%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.8%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Berkeley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Computer specialists (7.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.4%)
  • Art and design workers (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.6%)
  • Media and communications workers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (12.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.1%)
  • Engineers (3.8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.6%)
  • Art and design workers (3.1%)
  • Lawyers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.1%)

Average climate in Berkeley, California

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Berkeley, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.533. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.533
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.407. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.407
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 18.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Berkeley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 743% 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 Berkeley 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 the city 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 215.9 miles away from Berkeley center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from Berkeley center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 262.8 miles away from Berkeley 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 196.6 miles away from Berkeley center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Berkeley topographic map

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 in Berkeley:

  • ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER - ALTA BATES CAMP (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2450 ASHBY AVE)
  • BUILD HOME (2110 SEVENTH STREET)

Nursing Homes in Berkeley:

  • ALTA BATES - HERRICK HOSPITAL D/P SNF (2001 DWIGHT WAY)
  • ALTA BATES SUMMIT MED CTR - HERRICK CAMPUS D/P SNF (2001 DWIGHT WAY)
  • ASHBY CARE CENTER (2270 ASHBY AVE.)
  • BERKELEY PINES CARE CENTER, INC (2223 ASHBY AVE)
  • CHAPARRAL HOUSE (1309 ALLSTON WAY)
  • ELMWOOD CARE CENTER (2829 SHATTUCK AVENUE)
  • KYAKAMEENA SANITORIUM (2131 CARLETON STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Berkeley:

  • BERKELEY DIALYSIS CENTER (2920 TELEGRAPH AVENUE)
  • FMC BERKELEY (2895 7TH STREET)

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.

Colleges/Universities in Berkeley:

  • University of California-Berkeley (Full-time enrollment: 37,127; Location: 200 California Hall; Public; Website: www.berkeley.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Berkeley City College (Full-time enrollment: 3,146; Location: 2050 Center Sreet; Public; Website: www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/)
  • The Wright Institute (Full-time enrollment: 438; Location: 2728 Durant Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wi.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Graduate Theological Union (Full-time enrollment: 242; Location: 2400 Ridge Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.GTU.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley (Full-time enrollment: 227; Location: 2550 Shattuck Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aimc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Pacific School of Religion (Full-time enrollment: 134; Location: 1798 Scenic Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.psr.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Full-time enrollment: 85; Location: 2770 Marin Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.plts.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology (Full-time enrollment: 69; Location: 2301 Vine Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dspt.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Starr King School for Ministry (Full-time enrollment: 67; Location: 2441 Le Conte AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sksm.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Full-time enrollment: 54; Location: 2451 Ridge Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cdsp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • American Baptist Seminary of the West (Full-time enrollment: 43; Location: 2606 Dwight Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.absw.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Franciscan School of Theology (Full-time enrollment: 31; Location: 1712 Euclid Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fst.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Berkeley:

  • Laney College (about 6 miles; Oakland, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,668)
  • College of Alameda (about 7 miles; Alameda, CA; FT enrollment: 3,071)
  • Contra Costa College (about 8 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • Merritt College (about 9 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • Academy of Art University (about 10 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 12,352)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 10 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • University of San Francisco (about 12 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 9,190)

Public high schools in Berkeley:

  • BERKELEY HIGH (Students: 784, Location: 1980 ALLSTON WAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY (Students: 34, Location: 2701 MLK JR. WAY, Grades: 10-12)
  • REALM CHARTER HIGH (Location: 2023 EIGHTH ST., Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • ASPIRE CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Location: 2125 JEFFERSON AVE., Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Berkeley:

  • ST MARY'S COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 619, Location: 1294 ALBINA AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • MAYBECK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 116, Location: 2727 COLLEGE AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Berkeley:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Berkeley:

  • ECOLE BILINGUE DE BERKELEY (Students: 546, Location: 1009 HEINZ AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • SCHOOL OF THE MADELEINE (Students: 313, Location: 1225 MILVIA ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • THE BERKELEY SCHOOL (Students: 287, Location: 1310 UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • BLACK PINE CIRCLE SCHOOL (Students: 252, Location: 2027 7TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • BERKWOOD HEDGE SCHOOL (Students: 105, Location: 1809 BANCROFT WAY, Grades: KG-5)
  • THE ACADEMY (Students: 96, Location: 2722 BENVENUE AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • WALDEN CENTER & SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 2446 MCKINLEY AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • SHU REN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 55, Location: 1333 UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • GLOBAL MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 51, Location: 2314 BANCROFT WAY, Grades: PK-5)
  • THE CROWDEN SCHOOL (Students: 49, Location: 1475 ROSE ST, Grades: 4-8)
See full list of schools located in Berkeley

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 //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

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Berkeley include: BIOTIME INC (A), XOMA LTD /DE/ (B), PEETS COFFEE & TEA INC (C), DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORP (D), BARRA INC /CA (E). 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).

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.

Alameda County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

ECHO LAKE CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (SEP-14-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-31-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Berkeley:

Marital status in Berkeley, CA
  • Never married: 56.6%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Berkeley:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berkeley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Berkeley:

(Berkeley, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Berkeley, CA (based on Alameda County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic231,50053
Evangelical Protestant123,422538
Other87,110227
Mainline Protestant40,185181
Black Protestant20,71676
Orthodox6,64016
None1,000,698-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

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
Here:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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:
Here:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alameda County:

19.3%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Alameda County:

16.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.2%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Berkeley:

53.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Berkeley:

27.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.8%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Berkeley:

10.4%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Berkeley:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.7%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Berkeley:

61.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.3%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Berkeley, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 365$4,340,049$142,68730$35,694
Police - Other 191$1,874,960$117,79924$46,332
Firefighters 130$1,747,379$161,2971$3,228
Other Government Administration 120$918,982$91,89816$54,790
Health 115$841,065$87,76324$86,280
Housing and Community Development (Local) 109$817,528$90,00362$107,960
Parks and Recreation 88$581,626$79,313114$127,824
Streets and Highways 84$649,501$92,7861$3,375
Solid Waste Management 80$550,824$82,6241$872
Local Libraries 68$455,036$80,30098$217,286
Other and Unallocable 62$462,861$89,5869$27,703
Financial Administration 43$322,641$90,0391$5,224
Sewerage 30$213,566$85,4260$0
Judicial and Legal 11$120,625$131,5910$0
Fire - Other 9$69,515$92,6870$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1,505$13,966,158$111,358381$716,568

Berkeley government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,197,000 ($99.71)
    Central Staff Services: $2,389,000 ($19.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $456,000 ($3.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $393,000 ($3.21)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $60,949,000 ($498.26)
    Health - Other: $40,509,000 ($331.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,173,000 ($263.01)
    Central Staff Services: $31,002,000 ($253.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,493,000 ($192.06)
    Regular Highways: $23,346,000 ($190.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,308,000 ($190.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,395,000 ($142.20)
    Libraries: $16,325,000 ($133.46)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,380,000 ($125.73)
    Sewerage: $9,296,000 ($75.99)
    Parking Facilities: $8,373,000 ($68.45)
    General - Other: $2,412,000 ($19.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,868,000 ($39.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,081,000 ($8.84)
    General Public Building: $858,000 ($7.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $553,000 ($4.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $501,000 ($4.10)
    Health - Other: $100,000 ($0.82)

Berkeley government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $50,975,000 ($416.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,529,000 ($331.33)
    Sewerage: $15,514,000 ($126.83)
    Parking Facilities: $13,349,000 ($109.13)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,709,000 ($54.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,067,000 ($16.90)
    Regular Highways: $153,000 ($1.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,902,000 ($15.55)
    Other: $100,000 ($0.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $6,554,000 ($53.58)
    Interest Earnings: $4,515,000 ($36.91)
    Special Assessments: $4,181,000 ($34.18)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,446,000 ($11.82)
    Rents: $1,024,000 ($8.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $196,000 ($1.60)
    Sale of Property: $16,000 ($0.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $25,124,000 ($205.39)
    Highways: $2,584,000 ($21.12)
    General Local Government Support: $389,000 ($3.18)
  • Tax - Property: $72,942,000 ($596.30)
    Other: $28,709,000 ($234.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,501,000 ($208.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,089,000 ($147.88)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $17,500,000 ($143.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,067,000 ($131.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,880,000 ($64.42)
    Other License: $145,000 ($1.19)

Berkeley government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,702,000 ($1068.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,499,000 ($1025.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,883,000 ($342.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,120,000 ($327.98)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $36,790,000 ($300.76)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,680,000 ($299.86)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,330,000 ($27.22)

Berkeley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,034,000 ($163.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $214,333,000 ($1752.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,563,000 ($421.53)

6.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($89,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
California average:

5.03%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,210 average AGI)
Alameda County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Francisco County, CA  0.91% ($112,147 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.90% ($125,563)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.83% ($81,637)


6.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($89,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
California average:

5.21%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,521 average AGI)
Alameda County:

0.10%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Contra Costa County, CA  1.26% ($91,463 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.64% ($119,764)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.50% ($138,163)
Businesses in Berkeley, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2Lane Furniture1
7-Eleven3Little Caesars Pizza1
99 Cents Only Stores1MasterBrand 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
Circle K1Safeway1
Crate & Barrel1Staples1
DHL4Starbucks3
Decora Cabinetry2Subway6
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx30Toyota1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Trader Joe's1
GNC1True Value2
GameStop1UPS29
H&R Block1Urban Outfitters1
Hilton1Vans4
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Honda1Vons1
Hot Topic1Walgreens4
Jack In The Box1Wet Seal1
Jamba Juice1Whole Foods Market1
Jones New York2YMCA5
La Quinta1Z Gallerie1

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
See more detailed statistics of Berkeley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 85.4mTotal length
  • $15,019,000Total costs
  • 1,427,550Total average daily traffic
  • 111,272Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Berkeley, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Berkeley, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Berkeley)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Berkeley, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 70 (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: 1,026 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Berkeley)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 56 (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 in Berkeley, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berkeley, CA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 351
  • Hazardous Condition: 247
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Berkeley, CA

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Berkeley, California:

  • Doubletree Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710 , Phone: (510) 548-7920, Fax: (510) 548-7944
  • Berkeley Inn, 1720 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702 , Phone: (510) 524-8778, Fax: (510) 524-4235
  • La Quinta Inn - Berkeley Ca, 920 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94710 , Phone: (510) 849-1121, Fax: (510) 845-4397
  • Claremont Resort And Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, California 94705 , Phone: (510) 843-3000, Fax: (510) 843-0682
  • Graduate Berkeley, 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, California 94704 , Phone: (510) 845-8981, Fax: (510) 486-8336
  • Rodeway Inn, 1461 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94702 , Phone: (510) 848-3840, Fax: (510) 848-3846
  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, California 94704 , Phone: (510) 225-6001
  • Americas Best Value Inn- Golden Bear Inn, 1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702 , Phone: (510) 525-6770, Fax: (510) 525-6999
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Berkeley, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Berkeley, CA
  • 85.7%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Berkeley, CA
  • 62.0%Utility gas
  • 30.4%Electricity
  • 5.0%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Berkeley compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above 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.

Berkeley on our top lists:

  • #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+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 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+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with fewest building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (5,000+ students)"
  • #24 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #49 (94609) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #69 (94704) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (94708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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