Alamo, CA Community Profile: Data

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Alamo: Basic Info

Alamo is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Alamo Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Contra Costa County at latitude 37.8502 and longitude -122.0322. The elevation is 259 feet.

The Alamo Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 9.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Alamo: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

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The Alamo Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Alamo (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Alamo ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Alamo Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Contra Costa County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Alamo Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Alamo Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Alamo Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Alamo. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Alamo area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Alamo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,916
Population in Households 14,868
Population in Familes 13,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 1,543
Diversity Index2 35
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,265
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 4,453
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,489
Owner Occupied HU 4,761
Renter Occupied HU 504
Vacant Housing Units 224
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,016,007
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $168,593
Average Household Income $200,789
Per Capita Income $71,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.96%
Households 0.51% 0.95%
Families 0.3% 0.95%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.66%
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.

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Alamo, CA: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Alamo to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 401 74th
Population Density1 # 668 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1269 17th
Median Household Income # 19 99th
Per Capita Income # 25 98th