Alameda County, CA

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Population
1.67M
0.214% 1-year growth
Median Age
37.6

Poverty Rate
10.6%

Median Household Income
$102,125
6.05% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$842,000
7.81% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
882,648
1.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Alameda County, CA had a population of 1.67M people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $102,125. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Alameda County, CA grew from 1.66M to 1.67M, a 0.214% increase and its median household income grew from $96,296 to $102,125, a 6.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alameda County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (30.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (30.6%), Other (Hispanic) (11.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.1%), and White (Hispanic) (7.7%). 46.4% of the people in Alameda County, CA speak a non-English language, and 86% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Alameda County, CA was $842,000, and the homeownership rate was 53.6%. Most people in Alameda County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Alameda County, CA was 2 cars per household.

Alameda County, CA borders N/A.

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Civics

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Diversity

Alameda County, CA is home to a population of 1.67M people, from which 86% are citizens. As of 2018, 32% of Alameda County, CA residents were born outside of the country (533k people).

In 2018, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (516k people) in Alameda County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 511k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 198k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Alameda County, CA are Spanish (259,196 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (142,529 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (57,254 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alameda County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    516k ± 850
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    511k ± 5.68k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    198k ± 10.1k
22.4%
Hispanic Population
373k people

In 2018, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (516k people) in Alameda County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 511k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 198k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.4% of the people in Alameda County, CA are hispanic (373k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alameda County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    259,196 speakers (16.5%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    142,529 speakers (9.08%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    57,254 speakers (3.65%)

46.4% of Alameda County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Alameda County, CA was Spanish. 16.5% of the overall population of Alameda County, CA are native Spanish speakers. 9.08% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 3.65% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

32%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
533k people
31.5%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
524k people

As of 2018, 32% of Alameda County, CA residents (533k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alameda County, CA was 31.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Alameda County, CA was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Alameda County, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Alameda County, CA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alameda County, CA was N/A, the natal country of N/A Alameda County, CA residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

86%
2018 Citizenship
83.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 86% of Alameda County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Alameda County, CA was 83.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,100 ± 1,602
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,457 ± 1,565
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,451 ± 1,488

Alameda County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Alameda County, CA is $102,125. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alameda County, CA was Census Tract 4226 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4261 and Census Tract 4432, with respective values of $250,001 and $223,634.

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The economy of Alameda County, CA employs 883k people. The largest industries in Alameda County, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (139,303 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (109,149 people), and Manufacturing (86,012 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,686), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($101,004), and Utilities ($99,772).

Wages

Median Household Income

$102,125
2018 value
± $1,678
6.05%
1 Year Growth
± 2.86%

Households in Alameda County, CA have a median annual income of $102,125, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $96,296 in 2017, which represents a 6.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alameda County, CA is from Alameda County, CA.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Alameda County, CA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4226
  2. Census Tract 4261
  3. Census Tract 4432

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alameda County, CA was Census Tract 4226 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4261 and Census Tract 4432, with respective values of $250,001 and $223,634.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Alameda County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alameda County, CA (171k out of 1.62M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    55,810 ± 1,685
  2. Hispanic
    50,044 ± 1,586
  3. Asian
    40,501 ± 1,341

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alameda County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

883k
2018 Value
± 15,409
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 2.45%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Alameda County, CA grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 871k employees to 883k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alameda County, CA, are Management Occupations (106,476 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (83,336 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (76,666 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alameda County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alameda County, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (106,476 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (83,336 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (76,666 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alameda County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.62 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.09 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alameda County, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($120,818), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($111,665), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($106,258).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

883k
2018 Value
± 15,409
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 2.45%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Alameda County, CA grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 871k employees to 883k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alameda County, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (139,303 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (109,149 people), and Manufacturing (86,012 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alameda County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Alameda County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alameda County, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (139,303 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (109,149 people), and Manufacturing (86,012 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alameda County, CA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.1 times higher than expected), Information (1.85 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alameda County, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,686), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($101,004), and Utilities ($99,772).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alameda County, CA was $842,000 in 2018, which is 3.67 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $781,000 to $842,000, a 7.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Alameda County, CA is 53.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alameda County, CA have an average commute time of 32.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alameda County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$842,000
2018 Median
± $9,100
$781,000
2017 Median
± $11,652

In 2018, the median property value in Alameda County, CA grew to to $842,000 from the previous year's value of $781,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alameda County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alameda County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$102,125
Median Household Income
± $1,678
575k
Number of Households
± 11,050

In 2018, the median household income of the 575k households in Alameda County, CA grew to $102,125 from the previous year's value of $96,296.

The following chart displays the households in Alameda County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alameda County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alameda County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.6%
2018 Homeownership
53.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 53.6% of the housing units in Alameda County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alameda County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alameda County, CA have a longer commute time (32.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.61% of the workforce in Alameda County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (60.8%)
  2. Public Transit (15.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.3%)

In 2018, 60.8% of workers in Alameda County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (15.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.3%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alameda County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alameda County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Alameda County, CA has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 9.2% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.558% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alameda County, CA see 953 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.82% increase from the previous year (936 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1095 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 182 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

953 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alameda County, CA

Primary care physicians in Alameda County, CA see an average of 953 patients per year. This represents a 1.82% increase from the previous year (936 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alameda County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Coverage

4.86%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
9.2%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.558%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alameda County, CA grew by 16% from 4.19% to 4.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alameda County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 10.6% prevalence
  2. 10.5% prevalence
  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in N/A, at 10.6%.

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