Berkeley, California Population 2019

Berkeley, California's estimated population is 121,643 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Berkeley, California is the 51st largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 11613.92 people/mi² (4484.14 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31 years, 30.2 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.36 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Berkeley, California is $75,709, while the mean household income is $115,629.

Berkeley Ca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Berkeley Ca was:

  • White: 60.18%
  • Asian: 19.70%
  • Black or African American: 8.56%
  • Two or more races: 7.07%
  • Other race: 3.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.47%

How Many People Live in Berkeley, California?

121,643
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018121,643-356-0.29%
2017121,9995120.42%
2016121,4877480.62%
2015120,7392,0041.69%
2014118,7351,7671.51%
2013116,9681,6571.44%
2012115,3111,3581.19%
2011113,9531,0780.96%
2010112,87510,1320.94%
2000102,743190.00%
1990102,724-604-0.06%
1980103,328-13,388-1.21%
1970116,7165,4480.48%
1960111,268-2,537-0.23%
1950113,80528,2582.90%
194085,5473,4380.41%
193082,10926,0733.89%
192056,03615,6023.32%
191040,43427,22011.83%
190013,2148,1139.99%
18905,1010.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White72,319
Asian23,676
Black or African American10,284
Two or More Races8,495
Some Other Race4,278
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander567
American Indian and Alaska Native560

Berkeley Ca Population Pyramid 2019

Berkeley Ca Median Age

31


Total

30.2


Male

32


Female

Berkeley Ca Adults

There are 104,974 adults, (16,269 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley Ca.

Berkeley Ca Age Dependency

35.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley Ca Sex Ratio

Female

61,937

51.54%

Male

58,242

48.46%

Berkeley Ca Households and Families

Berkeley Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berkeley Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.3%29.7%
Male46.2%53.8%
All42.9%57.1%
Female39.2%60.8%
Non Family25.6%74.4%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,5152.3642.9
Non Family24,7261.8225.6
Married15,8882.9770.3
Female3,5993.0639.2
Male1,3023.2746.2

2.88

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berkeley Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4741.97%
9th to 12th Grade1,3831.85%
High School Graduate5,0816.79%
Some College9,28712.40%
Associates Degree3,5344.72%
Bachelors Degree25,24233.72%
Graduate Degree28,86438.55%

Berkeley Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White46,94446,12938,545
Asian10,72510,2327,841
Black7,1356,7142,203
Hispanic6,6385,6163,216
Multiple Races3,4843,3982,277
Other Race2,2051,706923
Native American363305141
Islander362362120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 82.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,643$53,558$41,134
Less Than High School$24,420$29,583$17,660
High School Grad$33,156$35,167$33,094
Some College$30,885$38,023$26,431
Bachelors Degree$45,784$52,582$39,138
Graduate Degree$65,988$83,402$57,282

$48,643

Average Earnings

$53,558

Average Male

$41,134

Average Female

Berkeley Ca Language

Berkeley Ca Language by Age

Berkeley Ca Language

71.46% of Berkeley Ca residents speak only English, while 28.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 11.82% of the population.

Berkeley Ca Poverty

Berkeley Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,3787,41912.09%
Asian19,2337,35538.24%
Black9,7802,81928.82%
Hispanic11,0502,42721.96%
Multiple7,6291,53920.17%
Other3,46398328.39%
Islander53817332.16%
Native50811522.64%

19.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.39%

Male Poverty Rate

20.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley Ca is Asian, with 38.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley Ca is White, with 12.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.31%
Some College20.18%
High School17.20%
Bachelors or Greater7.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.18%
Male Unemployed36.06%
Female Employed13.32%
Male Employed11.17%

Berkeley Ca Income

Berkeley Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$75,709$115,629
Families$128,630$167,062
Married Families$148,463$190,474
Non Families$42,412$68,080

Berkeley Ca Marital Status

Berkeley Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley Ca Married by Age and Sex

Berkeley Ca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Berkeley Ca Marital Status by Race

Berkeley Ca Veterans

3,324

Number of Veterans

3,086

Male Veterans

238

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,168
First Gulf War474
Second Gulf War471
Korea300
World War II244

Berkeley Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0453.23%
Black7058.22%
Hispanic2782.61%
2 or More2253.95%
Asian1660.74%
Other932.43%
Hawaiian539.55%
Indian378.28%

Berkeley Ca Veterans by Education

13.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley Ca Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.69%

Born in California

79.78%

Native Born

20.22%

Foreign Born

11.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.78% of Berkeley Ca residents were born in the United States, with 45.69% having been born in California. 11.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.