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Alameda, California - Basic Facts

The City of Alameda had a population of 79,009 as of July 1, 2017. Alameda ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alameda is located at latitude 37.7419 and longitude -122.2599 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alameda (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.44 sq. miles and a water area of 12.66 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Alameda (GNIS ID: 2409669) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alameda is located within Alameda CCD of Alameda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alameda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alameda, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 79,009
Daytime Population: Workers 28,544
Daytime Population: Residents 38,395
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66,939
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 77,534
Population in Familes 59,850
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,475
Population Density2 7,566
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $80,423
Average Household Income $112,438
Per Capita Income $46,146


Total Housing Units 33,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,764 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,233 (51.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,607 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $687,018
Average Home Value $723,487


Total Households 31,997
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 19,425
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 1.03%
Households 0.84% 0.97%
Families 0.83% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Alameda, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alameda to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 110 93rd
Population Density # 118 92nd
Diversity Index # 595 61st
Median Household Income # 349 77th
Per Capita Income # 277 82nd

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