Alum Rock, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alum Rock, California - Basic Facts

The Alum Rock Census Designated Place had a population of 11,366 as of July 1, 2016. Alum Rock ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Alum Rock is located at latitude 37.3694 and longitude -121.8239 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the Alum Rock Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Alum Rock Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407736) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alum Rock Census Designated Place is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alum Rock 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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Alum Rock, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,366
Population in Households 11,002
Population in Familes 9,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 364
Population Density1 13,391
Diversity Index2 90


Total Households 2,688
Average Household Size 4.09
Family Households 2,200
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,593 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,095 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $481,841
Average Home Value $504,413


Median Household Income $59,222
Average Household Income $73,600
Per Capita Income $18,746
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.99%
Households 0.52% 0.96%
Families 0.52% 0.97%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Alum Rock, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alum Rock 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 # 459 70th
Population Density1 # 24 98th
Diversity Index2 # 34 98th
Median Household Income # 641 58th
Per Capita Income # 1197 21st

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