Alamo, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Alamo, California - Basic Facts

The Alamo Census Designated Place had a population of 15,006 as of July 1, 2015. Alamo ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alamo is located at latitude 37.8546 and longitude -122.013 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Alamo Census Designated Place (see map below) 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). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Alamo Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alamo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alamo Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Alamo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 15,006
Population in Households 14,957
Population in Familes 13,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 1,552
Diversity Index2 35
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,306
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 4,493
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,790 (87.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 516 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,070,788
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $195,985
Average Household Income $231,445
Per Capita Income $82,318
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.94%
Households 0.56% 0.93%
Families 0.41% 0.95%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.

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Alamo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamo to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 401 74th
Population Density1 # 668 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1277 16th
Median Household Income # 15 99th
Per Capita Income # 21 99th

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