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San Leandro, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Leandro had a population of 89,730 as of July 1, 2018. San Leandro 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 San Leandro is located at latitude 37.7034 and longitude -122.163 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Leandro (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.35 sq. miles and a water area of 2.19 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of San Leandro (GNIS ID: 2411794) 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 San Leandro is located within Hayward CCD of Alameda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Leandro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for San Leandro: Cherry City of California.

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


Total Population 89,730
Population in Households 89,094
Population in Familes 73,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 636
Population Density2 6,723
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $70,093
Average Household Income $90,239
Per Capita Income $32,439


Total Housing Units 33,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,061 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,898 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,563 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $485,598
Average Home Value $527,271


Total Households 31,959
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 21,290
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.64%
Households 0.48% 0.54%
Families 0.45% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

San Leandro, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Leandro 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 # 92 94th
Population Density # 154 90th
Diversity Index # 179 89th
Median Household Income # 530 65th
Per Capita Income # 677 55th

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