Alameda County CA Information


Alameda County Subdivisions

Alameda County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,604,083
Population in Households 1,566,964
Population in Familes 1,236,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 37,119
Population Density1 2,171
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 574,249
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 371,388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 611,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296,409 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 277,840 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37,124 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $590,884
Average Home Value $623,888


Median Household Income $75,368
Average Household Income $104,064
Per Capita Income $37,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 1.2%
Households 0.84% 1.12%
Families 0.84% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alameda County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alameda County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 90th
Population Density1 # 4 95th
Diversity Index2 # 9 86th
Median Household Income # 9 86th
Per Capita Income # 8 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.