Berkeley, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Berkeley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Berkeley had a population of 120,662 as of July 1, 2018. Berkeley 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 Berkeley is located at latitude 37.8716 and longitude -122.2727 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Berkeley (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.47 sq. miles and a water area of 7.23 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 171 feet.

The City of Berkeley (GNIS ID: 2409837) 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 Berkeley is located within Berkeley CCD of Alameda County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berkeley: Berkety.

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Berkeley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 120,662
Population in Households 108,129
Population in Familes 57,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,533
Population Density2 11,529
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $67,999
Average Household Income $110,399
Per Capita Income $47,099


Total Housing Units 52,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,441 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,994 (57.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,938 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $884,188
Average Home Value $983,509


Total Households 49,436
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 20,021
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.87% 0.87%
Households 0.9% 0.87%
Families 0.81% 0.89%
Median Household Income   4.08%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Berkeley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berkeley to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 52 97th
Population Density # 45 97th
Diversity Index # 642 58th
Median Household Income # 562 63rd
Per Capita Income # 302 80th

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