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Berkeley, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $1,168,300 (it was $374,300 in 2000)
Berkeley:

$1,168,300
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $882,500 - $1,598,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $1,237,741
Here:

$1,237,741
State:

$765,845

Townhouses or other attached units: $969,013
Here:

$969,013
State:

$677,010

In 2-unit structures: $1,621,182
Here:

$1,621,182
State:

$1,050,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,695,455
Here:

$1,695,455
State:

$661,682

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,673,401
Here:

$1,673,401
State:

$672,204

Berkeley,CA index of house prices

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

Houses: 47,994 (44,551 occupied: 18,438 owner occupied, 26,113 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

45%

Housing density: 4,589 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $2,165,085.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,786 (lower quartile is $1,120, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,656


Median gross rent in Berkeley, CA in 2019: $1,837

Housing units in Berkeley with a mortgage: 11,877 (420 second mortgage, 1,875 home equity loan, 89 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,561

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $189,635

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $114,968

Median monthly housing costs: $1,970

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Berkeley, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year apartment built: 1959

Household type by relationship:

Households: 121,353
  • Male householders: 22,277 (6,250 living alone), Female householders: 22,274 (8,866 living alone)
  • 15,682 spouses (14,818 opposite-sex spouses), 3,332 unmarried partners, (3,114 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,044 children (16,936 natural, 726 adopted, 382 stepchildren), 709 grandchildren, 850 brothers or sisters, 549 parents, 0 foster children, 1,834 other relatives, 23,044 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 12,758

Size of family households: 10,361 2-persons, 3,841 3-persons, 4,551 4-persons, 514 5-persons, 343 6-persons, 264 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,116 1-person, 5,905 2-persons, 1,734 3-persons, 1,525 4-persons, 95 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 275 7-or-more-persons.

9,897 married couples with children.
2,954 single-parent households (724 men, 2,230 women).

70.0% of residents of Berkeley speak English at home.
8.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
8.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
13.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 25,161 (20.7%)
(42.0% 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:

3.3
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Berkeley, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Berkeley, California
  • 135no bedroom
  • 1,1551 bedroom
  • 4,8002 bedrooms
  • 7,5943 bedrooms
  • 3,2174 bedrooms
  • 1,5375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • 3,620no bedroom
  • 9,7881 bedroom
  • 9,5582 bedrooms
  • 2,1393 bedrooms
  • 6114 bedrooms
  • 3975+ 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
  • 817no vehicle
  • 7,0841 vehicle
  • 7,2392 vehicles
  • 2,5943 vehicles
  • 5394 vehicles
  • 1655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8,644no vehicle
  • 10,7331 vehicle
  • 5,4992 vehicles
  • 6763 vehicles
  • 4834 vehicles
  • 785+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley, California
  • 1351 room
  • 3002 rooms
  • 9053 rooms
  • 8544 rooms
  • 4,0485 rooms
  • 4,4306 rooms
  • 2,7127 rooms
  • 1,9618 rooms
  • 3,0939+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley, California
  • 2,9631 room
  • 3,4242 rooms
  • 8,6193 rooms
  • 5,9794 rooms
  • 2,3945 rooms
  • 1,1766 rooms
  • 5717 rooms
  • 5288 rooms
  • 4599+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 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 2019
  • 3,633Less than $10,000
  • 3,150$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,617$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,853$30,000 to $39,999
  • 2,243$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,932$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,086$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,364$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,359$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,133$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,376$150,000 to $199,999
  • 9,805$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Berkeley, CA

  • Distribution of house value in Berkeley, CA in 2019
  • 78Less than $10,000
  • 24$10,000 to $14,999
  • 34$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 28$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$50,000 to $59,999
  • 50$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 71$90,000 to $99,999
  • 108$100,000 to $124,999
  • 33$125,000 to $149,999
  • 79$150,000 to $174,999
  • 34$175,000 to $199,999
  • 77$200,000 to $249,999
  • 81$250,000 to $299,999
  • 217$300,000 to $399,999
  • 346$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,311$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5,373$750,000 to $999,999
  • 8,184$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 3,262$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 2,322$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Berkeley, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Berkeley, CA in 2019
  • 230$100 to $149
  • 252$150 to $199
  • 414$200 to $249
  • 555$250 to $299
  • 222$300 to $349
  • 232$350 to $399
  • 144$400 to $449
  • 97$450 to $499
  • 297$500 to $549
  • 135$550 to $599
  • 209$600 to $649
  • 198$650 to $699
  • 466$700 to $749
  • 319$750 to $799
  • 1,291$800 to $899
  • 467$900 to $999
  • 1,954$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,999$1,250 to $1,499
  • 6,030$1,500 to $1,999
  • 5,189$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,076$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,764$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,332$3,500 or more
  • 241No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 66.0%
Number of people working at home: 7,812 (12.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 930
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,785
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,109
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 7,322
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,256
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,778
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 6,737
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,776
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,231
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 7,951
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 6,836
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,343
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Berkeley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,353 (53.2%)
  • Carpooled: 6,198 (7.3%)
  • Bus: 6,186 (7.3%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 5,070 (6.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 1,532 (1.8%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 265 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 84 (0.1%)
  • Taxi: 1,201 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 4,663 (5.5%)
  • Walked: 6,840 (8.0%)
  • Worked at home: 7,812 (9.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 9.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 10.3%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Berkeley, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Berkeley, California
  • 11,1952010 or later
  • 4,7822000 to 2009
  • 3,6031990 to 1999
  • 6,4371980 to 1989
  • 2,5171970 to 1979
  • 2,866Before 1970
Ancestries in Berkeley, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 3,877 (6.1%)
  • Irish: 2,089 (3.3%)
  • German: 1,853 (2.9%)
  • English: 1,643 (2.6%)
  • American: 1,509 (2.4%)
  • Iranian: 1,180 (1.9%)
  • Italian: 1,077 (1.7%)
  • British: 857 (1.3%)
  • Eastern European: 773 (1.2%)
  • Russian: 750 (1.2%)
  • French: 661 (1.0%)
  • Northern European: 608 (1.0%)
  • Polish: 580 (0.9%)
  • Scottish: 494 (0.8%)
  • African: 454 (0.7%)
  • Turkish: 446 (0.7%)
  • Greek: 334 (0.5%)
  • Dutch: 276 (0.4%)
  • Swedish: 229 (0.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 217 (0.3%)
  • Armenian: 194 (0.3%)
  • Swiss: 193 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 190 (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 180 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 173 (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 163 (0.3%)
  • Brazilian: 149 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 135 (0.2%)
  • Ethiopian: 133 (0.2%)
  • Kenyan: 127 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 123 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 115 (0.2%)
  • Barbadian: 114 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 110 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 105 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 94 (0.1%)
  • Zimbabwean: 93 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 89 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 84 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 78 (0.1%)
  • Arab: 77 (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 77 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 71 (0.1%)
  • Senegalese: 69 (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 69 (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 66 (0.1%)
  • Israeli: 65 (0.1%)
  • Albanian: 61 (0.10%)
  • Luxembourger: 60 (0.09%)
  • Latvian: 54 (0.08%)
  • Jordanian: 51 (0.08%)
  • Croatian: 50 (0.08%)
  • Ugandan: 50 (0.08%)
  • Jamaican: 49 (0.08%)
  • Egyptian: 45 (0.07%)
  • Czech: 43 (0.07%)
  • New Zealander: 42 (0.07%)
  • Basque: 41 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 38 (0.06%)
  • Bulgarian: 29 (0.05%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 29 (0.05%)
  • Liberian: 28 (0.04%)
  • Austrian: 27 (0.04%)
  • Belizean: 27 (0.04%)
  • Estonian: 26 (0.04%)
  • Guyanese: 23 (0.04%)
  • Serbian: 21 (0.03%)
  • Iraqi: 19 (0.03%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 18 (0.03%)
  • South African: 15 (0.02%)
  • Yugoslavian: 13 (0.02%)
  • Cape Verdean: 6 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 4 (0.01%)
  • Ghanaian: 4 (0.01%)
  • Haitian: 4 (0.01%)

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

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Berkeley:

16.6% (4,261)
California:

6.3% (663,383)

India
Berkeley:

9.0% (2,313)
California:

4.8% (505,205)

Mexico
Berkeley:

6.8% (1,745)
California:

38.6% (4,076,121)

Korea
Berkeley:

5.6% (1,434)
California:

3.0% (317,966)

Canada
Berkeley:

4.0% (1,025)
California:

1.2% (129,491)

Germany
Berkeley:

3.4% (887)
California:

0.7% (76,353)

Japan
Berkeley:

3.2% (826)
California:

1.0% (106,436)

Iran
Berkeley:

3.1% (787)
California:

2.0% (206,245)

Taiwan
Berkeley:

2.7% (700)
California:

1.7% (180,595)

France
Berkeley:

2.7% (691)
California:

0.4% (41,041)

Philippines
Berkeley:

2.2% (577)
California:

8.0% (844,794)

Turkey
Berkeley:

2.0% (526)
California:

0.2% (18,501)

Italy
Berkeley:

1.9% (488)
California:

0.3% (31,116)

Hong Kong
Berkeley:

1.8% (461)
California:

1.0% (103,152)

Brazil
Berkeley:

1.7% (438)
California:

0.4% (45,738)

Vietnam
Berkeley:

1.7% (435)
California:

4.9% (519,024)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Berkeley:

1.6% (409)
California:

0.6% (61,585)

Malaysia
Berkeley:

1.6% (401)
California:

0.2% (16,491)

Spain
Berkeley:

1.5% (395)
California:

0.2% (16,052)

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

  • This state: 56,524
  • Other state: 36,616
  • Northeast: 12,648
  • Midwest: 9,371
  • South: 8,316
  • West: 6,281

72.0% of Berkeley residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73.0% lived in California.


Berkeley:

72.0%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 340
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 154
  • 7th and 8th grade: 177
  • 9th grade: 67
  • 10th grade: 55
  • 11th grade: 37
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 616
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,571
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,163
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,460
  • Associate degree: 1,156
  • Bachelor's degree: 13,086
  • Master's degree: 7,789
  • Professional school degree: 2,533
  • Doctorate degree: 4,956
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 337
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 7
  • 5th and 6th grade: 227
  • 7th and 8th grade: 113
  • 9th grade: 104
  • 10th grade: 375
  • 11th grade: 44
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 90
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,889
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,048
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,500
  • Associate degree: 1,318
  • Bachelor's degree: 13,725
  • Master's degree: 10,037
  • Professional school degree: 2,532
  • Doctorate degree: 3,602
Educational Attainment for Females
Berkeley marital status for males
Berkeley marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,387
  • One, attached: 1,638
  • Two: 3,943
  • 3 or 4: 5,612
  • 5 to 9: 5,725
  • 10 to 19: 4,964
  • 20 to 49: 3,572
  • 50 or more: 3,047
  • Mobile homes: 106

Median worth of mobile homes: $487,905

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 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
  • 87.8%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Electricity
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Berkeley, CA
  • 58.5%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Electricity
  • 4.3%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 881
Here:

18.3%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 667
Here:

17.6%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 914
Here:

3.3%
California:

14.4%
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