Emeryville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emeryville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Emeryville had a population of 11,601 as of July 1, 2016. Emeryville 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 Emeryville is located at latitude 37.8399 and longitude -122.299 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emeryville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Emeryville (GNIS ID: 2410436) 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 Emeryville is located within Oakland CCD of Alameda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emeryville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emeryville: Golden Gate Village.

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


Total Population 11,601
Population in Households 11,528
Population in Familes 5,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 9,057
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 6,439
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 2,081
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,126 (28.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,312 (58.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 943 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $394,286
Average Home Value $419,897


Median Household Income $70,470
Average Household Income $100,909
Per Capita Income $56,295
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.24% 2.05%
Households 1.98% 1.89%
Families 1.98% 1.93%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Emeryville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emeryville 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 # 455 70th
Population Density1 # 81 95th
Diversity Index2 # 492 68th
Median Household Income # 428 72nd
Per Capita Income # 131 91st

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