Hayward, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hayward, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hayward had a population of 159,312 as of July 1, 2018. Hayward 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 Hayward is located at latitude 37.6281 and longitude -122.1063 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hayward (see map below) encompass a land area of 45.42 sq. miles and a water area of 18.29 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Hayward (GNIS ID: 2410724) 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 Hayward is located within Hayward CCD of Alameda County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hayward: Hayward Station, Haywards, Hayward's, Haywards Station, Haywood.

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


Total Population 159,312
Population in Households 156,701
Population in Familes 130,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,611
Population Density2 3,508
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $69,572
Average Household Income $92,037
Per Capita Income $29,366


Total Housing Units 51,975 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,878 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,954 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,143 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $472,051
Average Home Value $546,028


Total Households 49,832
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 35,893
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.2% 1.07%
Households 1.14% 0.99%
Families 1.17% 1.02%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

Hayward, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hayward 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 # 34 98th
Population Density # 385 75th
Diversity Index # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 545 64th
Per Capita Income # 806 47th

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