Alameda County, CA

1,647,704 Population
739.1 square miles 2,229.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.2%
was 4.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in CA
Population Density
2,229.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
44.3%
was 44.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
32.8%
was 32.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
21.0%
was 21.1%
Ranked 30th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
13.1%
was 12.7%
Ranked 26th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 4.7
Ranked 6th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
10.7%
was 11.4%
Ranked 12th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$79,831
was $81,717
Ranked 6th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
46
46.3
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,343
Ranked 23rd Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
184
Ranked 4th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.4
was 0.3
Ranked 28th Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
31.2
was 41.0
Ranked 53rd Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
127.2
was 152.6
Ranked 53rd Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
599,780
was 595,871
Ranked 7th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,622
was $1,513
Ranked 8th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
3,081
was 2,745
 
Occupied Housing Units
572,012
was 571,828
 
Homeownership Rate
52.3%
was 52.5%
Ranked 32nd Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
1,391
was 1,373
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
811.5
was 806.2
Ranked 4th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
9.2%
was 8.1%
Ranked 40th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
1,690
was 1,372
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
Ranked 24th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.2
was 4.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.0
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.2%
was 98.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 99.1%
Ranked 13th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.7%
was 87.5%
Ranked 13th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
45.4%
was 45.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in CA

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