Hayward, California Population 2019

159,620

Hayward is located in Alameda County, California in the San Francisco Bay area about 35 miles outside of San Francisco and 16 miles south of Oakland. Hayward is the 6th largest city in the Bay Area and the 37th largest city in California. Part of the San Francisco-Oakland- Fremont metropolitan area, Hayward has an estimated population of 159,620.

Diversity

Hayward has a foreign-born population of nearly 39%. Hispanics represent the largest racial and ethnic community in Hayward with common ancestry groups including Mexican (30.2%), Salvadoran (2.5%), Puerto Rican (1.5%), Nicaraguan (1.2%), Honduran (1%), Peruvian (0.5%), and Cuban (0.2%). Asian-Americans represent the second largest group with common ancestries of Filipino (10.4%), Chinese (3.9%), Indian (3%), Vietnamese (2.7%), Japanese (0.5%), Korean (0.5%), Cambodian (0.2%), and Pakistani (0.1%).

Hayward is considered California's second most diverse city and it also ranks very high nationwide.

History

In 1841, the area of Hayward became part of the Spanish land grant Rancho San Lorenzo awarded to Guillermo Castro. Castro built his home on what is now Mission Boulevard. In the 1850s, the California Gold Rush and the discovery of gold in the Bay Area helped the region grow. William Hayward arrived in the area during the gold rush and squatted on Castro's land. When Castro's men ordered Hayward to leave, he asked Castro to buy a piece of land and used it to build a general store and later the famous Haywards Hotel.

In 1868, much of what was then called Hayward's was destroyed by the Hayward Quake as the Hayward Fault ran directly through the town. This 7.0 Magnitude earthquake was called the "great San Francisco earthquake" until 1906 when the city of San Francisco suffered one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded.

During the end of the 19th century, the Hayward Area was known as the Heart of the Garden of Eden thanks to its fertile soil, ideal climate, produce, flowers, and animals. The town was incorporated as Haywards in 1876, taking its name from its landmark hotel. It was several years later that the "s" was dropped from the name. By 1950, the town had a population of 14,000. Housing developments began to replace ranches and farms during this time and the population increased 5 times to 72,000 by 1960.

Population Growth

Hayward's population has climbed from 144,000 in 2010 to an estimated 160,500 in 2019. Hayward is still growing at a modest rate although it's held back by the region's high cost of living. The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward region is expected to grow by 0.5% by 2030.

Hayward, California's estimated population is 159,620 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Hayward, California is the 32nd largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3505.19 people/mi² (1353.36 people/km²).

The overall median age is 34.9 years, 34.1 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 48,765 households in the city, with an average size of 3.27 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.6%, with a median rent of $1562/month. The median house has 4.8 rooms, and has a value of $462,000.

The median income for households in Hayward, California is $74,927, while the mean household income is $92,906.

Hayward Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 39.90%
  • Asian: 25.96%
  • Other race: 14.46%
  • Black or African American: 10.16%
  • Two or more races: 6.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.30%
  • Native American: 0.67%

How Many People Live in Hayward, California?

159,620
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018159,620-374-0.23%
2017159,9948470.53%
2016159,1471,2570.80%
2015157,8903,5402.29%
2014154,3502,6411.74%
2013151,7092,3711.59%
2012149,3382,4931.70%
2011146,8452,0991.45%
2010144,7464,7160.33%
2000140,03028,5322.30%
1990111,49817,1561.68%
198094,3421,2840.14%
197093,05820,3582.50%
196072,70058,42817.68%
195014,2727,5367.80%
19406,7361,2061.99%
19305,5302,0434.72%
19203,4877412.42%
19102,7467813.40%
19001,9655463.31%
18901,4191881.43%
18801,2317279.34%
18705040.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20184,729,48418,7910.40%
20174,710,69321,5610.46%
20164,689,13239,5930.84%
20154,649,53962,2861.34%
20144,587,25365,9411.44%
20134,521,31264,9171.44%
20124,456,39560,5011.36%
20114,395,89452,1121.19%
20104,343,7820.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White62,61739.90%
Asian40,74125.96%
Some Other Race22,69214.46%
Black or African American15,93510.16%
Two or More Races10,2676.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,6162.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0490.67%

Hayward Ca Population Pyramid 2019

Hayward Ca Median Age

34.9


Total

34.1


Male

35.8


Female

Hayward Ca Adults

There are 122,621 adults, (17,677 of whom are seniors) in Hayward Ca.

Hayward Ca Age Dependency

49.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Hayward Ca Sex Ratio

Female

79,670

50.77%

Male

77,247

49.23%

Hayward Ca Households and Families

Hayward Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hayward Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.7%37.3%
All51.6%48.4%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
Male38.9%61.1%
Female37.8%62.2%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,0443.2751.6
Married23,6303.9362.7
Non Family11,9141.4942.6
Female8,0543.6537.8
Male3,446438.9

3.7

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hayward Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,21510.52%
9th to 12th Grade8,5318.00%
High School Graduate28,01526.29%
Some College22,56921.18%
Associates Degree7,6537.18%
Bachelors Degree20,70519.43%
Graduate Degree7,8837.40%

Hayward Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic36,87924,0264,220
Asian31,09627,30213,021
White21,98320,3227,144
Other Race13,5008,7271,415
Black10,3789,5322,811
Multiple Races5,1554,5291,111
Islander2,5162,162387
Native American622505105

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.87%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,131$42,345$35,934
Less Than High School$26,152$30,311$19,317
High School Grad$33,528$36,663$30,520
Some College$41,176$46,159$36,453
Bachelors Degree$56,470$61,284$52,296
Graduate Degree$73,863$88,676$70,077

$40,131

Average Earnings

$42,345

Average Male

$35,934

Average Female

Hayward Ca Language

Hayward Ca Language by Age

Hayward Ca Language

42.24% of Hayward Ca residents speak only English, while 57.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.96% of the population.

Hayward Ca Poverty

Hayward Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic62,5868,18013.07%
White26,0492,4669.47%
Other22,2962,39710.75%
Asian40,3502,3725.88%
Black15,4932,18014.07%
Multiple10,1521,26812.49%
Islander3,6081764.88%
Native1,040474.52%

10.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.25%

Male Poverty Rate

11.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hayward Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hayward Ca is Black, with 14.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hayward Ca is Native, with 4.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.67%
High School8.33%
Some College7.13%
Bachelors or Greater6.28%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.31%
Male Unemployed23.83%
Female Employed5.19%
Male Employed4.45%

Hayward Ca Income

Hayward Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$74,927$92,906
Families$79,553$98,463
Married Families$91,972$111,208
Non Families$48,802$65,057

Hayward Ca Marital Status

Hayward Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hayward Ca Married by Age and Sex

Hayward Ca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hayward Ca Marital Status by Race

Hayward Ca Veterans

5,092

Number of Veterans

4,821

Male Veterans

271

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,624
Second Gulf War1,052
First Gulf War761
Korea518
World War II370

Hayward Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6755.47%
Hispanic1,0172.32%
Asian8652.50%
Black8226.50%
Other3061.86%
Hawaiian1956.69%
2 or More1732.75%
Indian568.06%

Hayward Ca Veterans by Education

6.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hayward Ca Employment Status

67.3%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Hayward 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

50.62%

Born in California

61.38%

Native Born

38.62%

Foreign Born

19.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

61.38% of Hayward Ca residents were born in the United States, with 50.62% having been born in California. 19.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.