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Berkeley, CA (California) Houses and Residents

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

$993,500
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $766,600 - $1,246,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $1,207,183
Here:

$1,207,183
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $903,022
Here:

$903,022
State:

$618,365

In 2-unit structures: $809,613
Here:

$809,613
State:

$938,396

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $832,495
Here:

$832,495
State:

$619,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $793,780
Here:

$793,780
State:

$573,773

Mobile homes: $200,005
Here:

$200,005
State:

$121,346

Berkeley,CA index of house prices

Total population: 118,853 (Urban population: 102,743, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 47,286 (43,770 occupied: 19,261 owner occupied, 24,509 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

45%

Housing density: 4,521 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $1,554,360.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,384 (lower quartile is $538, upper quartile is $1,864)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $2,792


Median gross rent in Berkeley, CA in 2017: $1,480

Housing units in Berkeley with a mortgage: 13,160 (210 second mortgage, 2,375 home equity loan, 149 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,101

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $166,276

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $124,698

Median monthly housing costs: $1,817


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Berkeley, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1957

Household type by relationship:

Households: 122,334
  • In family households: 65,776 (11,479 male householders, 9,962 female householders)
    16,558 spouses, 20,551 children (19,154 natural, 747 adopted, 650 stepchildren), 1,510 grandchildren, 1,189 brothers or sisters, 432 parents, 983 other relatives, 3,112 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42,778 (9,809 male householders (5,209 living alone)), 12,520 female householders (7,463 living alone)), 20,449 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 13,780

Size of family households: 10,067 2-persons, 4,968 3-persons, 5,358 4-persons, 736 5-persons, 213 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,672 1-person, 5,842 2-persons, 2,147 3-persons, 1,234 4-persons, 309 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

11,037 married couples with children.
4,123 single-parent households (1,156 men, 2,967 women).

69.3% of residents of Berkeley speak English at home.
8.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
8.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
12.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 25,321 (20.7%)
(38.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.5
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Berkeley, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Berkeley, California
  • 96no bedroom
  • 6621 bedroom
  • 5,7992 bedrooms
  • 7,8313 bedrooms
  • 3,7484 bedrooms
  • 1,1255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • 2,877no bedroom
  • 9,1121 bedroom
  • 8,6132 bedrooms
  • 2,3693 bedrooms
  • 9974 bedrooms
  • 5415+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 777no vehicle
  • 6,8711 vehicle
  • 8,3162 vehicles
  • 2,2583 vehicles
  • 8564 vehicles
  • 1835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,774no vehicle
  • 11,6031 vehicle
  • 4,2772 vehicles
  • 1,2673 vehicles
  • 4824 vehicles
  • 1065+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley, California
  • 961 room
  • 642 rooms
  • 5103 rooms
  • 2,2954 rooms
  • 3,4375 rooms
  • 4,5526 rooms
  • 3,3417 rooms
  • 2,1338 rooms
  • 2,8339+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • 2,0381 room
  • 3,2172 rooms
  • 6,8073 rooms
  • 6,6374 rooms
  • 3,0305 rooms
  • 8976 rooms
  • 9277 rooms
  • 6628 rooms
  • 2949+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Berkeley, CA
  • Berkeley, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Berkeley, CA in 2017
  • 2,593Less than $10,000
  • 4,662$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,865$20,000 to $29,999
  • 2,662$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,741$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,499$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,293$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,080$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,776$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,961$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,467$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8,171$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Berkeley, CA

  • Distribution of house value in Berkeley, CA in 2017
  • 65Less than $10,000
  • 43$10,000 to $14,999
  • 63$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8$40,000 to $49,999
  • 32$50,000 to $59,999
  • 28$60,000 to $69,999
  • 16$80,000 to $89,999
  • 40$90,000 to $99,999
  • 70$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24$125,000 to $149,999
  • 71$150,000 to $174,999
  • 16$175,000 to $199,999
  • 69$200,000 to $249,999
  • 86$250,000 to $299,999
  • 399$300,000 to $399,999
  • 707$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4,272$500,000 to $749,999
  • 6,787$750,000 to $999,999
  • 7,260$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,207$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,450$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Berkeley, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Berkeley, CA in 2017
  • 28Less than $100
  • 265$150 to $199
  • 301$200 to $249
  • 319$250 to $299
  • 252$300 to $349
  • 97$350 to $399
  • 39$400 to $449
  • 141$450 to $499
  • 396$500 to $549
  • 114$550 to $599
  • 90$600 to $649
  • 386$650 to $699
  • 334$700 to $749
  • 259$750 to $799
  • 968$800 to $899
  • 884$900 to $999
  • 4,085$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,580$1,250 to $1,499
  • 5,905$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,954$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,911$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,254$3,000 to $3,499
  • 659$3,500 or more
  • 288No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 66.5%
Number of people working at home: 6,045 (9.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,679
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,263
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,211
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 10,290
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,081
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,124
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 6,202
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,365
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,926
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 7,885
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 4,845
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,687
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berkeley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 40,331 (48%)
  • Carpooled: 9,619 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,483 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 269 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6,015 (7%)
  • Railroad: 703 (1%)
  • Taxi: 1,759 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 4,804 (6%)
  • Walked: 10,648 (13%)
  • Worked at home: 6,045 (7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 14.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 4.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.6%Males
  • 4.3%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Berkeley, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Berkeley, California
  • 13,7682010 or later
  • 5,2802000 to 2009
  • 4,0761990 to 1999
  • 6,4371980 to 1989
  • 2,5171970 to 1979
  • 2,866Before 1970
Ancestries in Berkeley, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 4,000 (6.0%)
  • German: 2,203 (3.3%)
  • English: 1,871 (2.8%)
  • Irish: 1,847 (2.8%)
  • American: 1,747 (2.6%)
  • Italian: 1,614 (2.4%)
  • British: 945 (1.4%)
  • Eastern European: 850 (1.3%)
  • Iranian: 774 (1.2%)
  • Polish: 625 (0.9%)
  • Russian: 601 (0.9%)
  • Northern European: 546 (0.8%)
  • French: 539 (0.8%)
  • Turkish: 418 (0.6%)
  • Scottish: 356 (0.5%)
  • Armenian: 351 (0.5%)
  • Brazilian: 329 (0.5%)
  • Zimbabwean: 318 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 315 (0.5%)
  • Dutch: 312 (0.5%)
  • African: 288 (0.4%)
  • Lebanese: 241 (0.4%)
  • Ethiopian: 204 (0.3%)
  • Romanian: 188 (0.3%)
  • Czech: 177 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 169 (0.3%)
  • Portuguese: 167 (0.3%)
  • Israeli: 163 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 160 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 144 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 144 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 141 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 136 (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 132 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 127 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 111 (0.2%)
  • Egyptian: 110 (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 103 (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 102 (0.2%)
  • Kenyan: 99 (0.1%)
  • South African: 94 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 91 (0.1%)
  • Jamaican: 83 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 79 (0.1%)
  • Slavic: 74 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 67 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 54 (0.08%)
  • Welsh: 51 (0.08%)
  • Lithuanian: 42 (0.06%)
  • Bulgarian: 37 (0.06%)
  • Yugoslavian: 34 (0.05%)
  • Barbadian: 34 (0.05%)
  • New Zealander: 31 (0.05%)
  • Afghan: 29 (0.04%)
  • Nigerian: 28 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 28 (0.04%)
  • Basque: 27 (0.04%)
  • Australian: 27 (0.04%)
  • Syrian: 24 (0.04%)
  • Croatian: 23 (0.03%)
  • Belizean: 23 (0.03%)
  • Albanian: 22 (0.03%)
  • British West Indian: 21 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 20 (0.03%)
  • Estonian: 18 (0.03%)
  • Guyanese: 17 (0.03%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 15 (0.02%)
  • Jordanian: 14 (0.02%)
  • Iraqi: 14 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 13 (0.02%)
  • Latvian: 9 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 8 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 7 (0.01%)

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

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Berkeley:

17.9% (4,621)
California:

5.8% (608,533)

India
Berkeley:

7.9% (2,038)
California:

4.4% (464,381)

Mexico
Berkeley:

6.9% (1,787)
California:

39.9% (4,196,887)

Korea
Berkeley:

4.1% (1,051)
California:

3.1% (326,935)

Japan
Berkeley:

3.3% (855)
California:

1.0% (107,906)

Brazil
Berkeley:

3.2% (829)
California:

0.4% (39,214)

Germany
Berkeley:

3.2% (827)
California:

0.7% (78,828)

Philippines
Berkeley:

3.2% (824)
California:

8.0% (842,233)

Taiwan
Berkeley:

2.6% (663)
California:

1.7% (176,288)

France
Berkeley:

2.6% (662)
California:

0.4% (37,581)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Berkeley:

2.4% (626)
California:

0.6% (58,853)

Canada
Berkeley:

2.2% (569)
California:

1.3% (132,692)

Iran
Berkeley:

2.1% (530)
California:

2.0% (206,488)

Hong Kong
Berkeley:

2.0% (505)
California:

1.0% (101,715)

Peru
Berkeley:

1.6% (403)
California:

0.7% (74,500)

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

  • This state: 59,453
  • Other state: 35,169
  • Northeast: 12,166
  • Midwest: 8,279
  • South: 9,614
  • West: 5,110

71.1% of Berkeley residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76.2% lived in California.


Berkeley:

71.1%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 430
  • 7th and 8th grade: 68
  • 9th grade: 338
  • 10th grade: 122
  • 11th grade: 214
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 173
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,346
  • Less than 1 year of college: 333
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,587
  • Associate degree: 1,867
  • Bachelor's degree: 12,170
  • Master's degree: 7,350
  • Professional school degree: 2,371
  • Doctorate degree: 4,199
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 247
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 158
  • 7th and 8th grade: 281
  • 9th grade: 21
  • 10th grade: 39
  • 11th grade: 336
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 91
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,124
  • Less than 1 year of college: 819
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,123
  • Associate degree: 2,320
  • Bachelor's degree: 12,790
  • Master's degree: 9,291
  • Professional school degree: 2,246
  • Doctorate degree: 3,028
Educational Attainment for Females
Berkeley marital status for males
Berkeley marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,191
  • One, attached: 1,476
  • Two: 4,938
  • 3 or 4: 5,953
  • 5 to 9: 4,164
  • 10 to 19: 3,303
  • 20 to 49: 3,663
  • 50 or more: 3,399
  • Mobile homes: 199

Median worth of mobile homes: $266,047

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 3.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Berkeley
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.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,567
Here:

21.5%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 172
Here:

5.2%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 860
Here:

3.2%
California:

15.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability