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Alameda, California - Basic Facts

The City of Alameda had a population of 76,943 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 76,943
Population in Households 75,452
Population in Familes 58,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,491
Population Density1 7,368
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 31,134
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 18,919
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 33,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,295 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,839 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,189 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $670,094
Average Home Value $693,592


Median Household Income $77,935
Average Household Income $105,771
Per Capita Income $43,433
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 1.03%
Households 0.53% 0.94%
Families 0.54% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 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, 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 # 111 93rd
Population Density1 # 122 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 584 62nd
Median Household Income # 338 78th
Per Capita Income # 277 82nd

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