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Alamo, California - Basic Facts

The Alamo Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Contra Costa County at latitude 37.8546 and longitude -122.013. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 259 feet.

The formal official name is the Alamo Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alamo, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Alamo indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


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


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


Total Housing Units 5,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,761 (86.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,016,007


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


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, 2014 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 # 1269 17th
Median Household Income # 19 99th
Per Capita Income # 25 98th

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