Alameda County, California Population 2020

Alameda County, California's estimated population is 1,658,131 with a growth rate of 0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alameda County, California is the 7th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,666,7538,6220.52%
20171,658,1317,8250.47%
20161,650,30615,6720.96%
20151,634,63425,9601.61%
20141,608,67428,4271.80%
20131,580,24726,1091.68%
20121,554,13823,1401.51%
20111,530,99817,9551.19%
20101,513,043233,86118.28%
19901,279,182173,80315.72%
19801,105,37932,1953.00%
19701,073,184164,97518.16%
1960908,209167,89422.68%
1950740,315227,30444.31%
1940513,01138,1288.03%
1930474,883130,70637.98%
1920344,17798,04639.83%
1910246,131115,93489.05%
1900130,19736,33338.71%
189093,86430,88849.05%
188062,97638,739159.83%
187024,23715,310171.50%
18608,9270.00%

How Many People Live in Alameda County, California?

1,658,131

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White681,72541.48%
Asian486,43429.59%
Black or African American177,13510.78%
Some Other Race169,77110.33%
Two or More Races104,1556.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13,7680.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,7120.65%

Alameda County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Alameda County, California Median Age

37.4


Total

36.5


Male

38.3


Female

Alameda County, California Adults

There are 1,299,187 adults, (215,917 of whom are seniors) in Alameda County, California.

Alameda County, California Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Alameda County, California Sex Ratio

Female

836,529

50.89%

Male

807,171

49.11%

Alameda County, California Households and Families

Alameda County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alameda County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.2%32.8%
All53.3%46.7%
Male44.6%55.4%
Female40.5%59.5%
Non Family37.9%62.1%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All572,8702.8153.3
Married288,5023.4667.2
Non Family189,4021.4737.9
Female65,8123.5340.5
Male29,1543.5344.6

3.37

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alameda County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade72,0426.23%
9th to 12th Grade67,1925.81%
High School Graduate203,83817.63%
Some College207,01817.90%
Associates Degree74,6136.45%
Bachelors Degree305,74026.44%
Graduate Degree225,96119.54%

Alameda County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White411,978396,950236,406
Asian353,696313,846201,556
Hispanic217,863149,91238,911
Black125,618113,46035,282
Other Race102,18065,29212,744
Multiple Races47,93443,85221,079
Islander9,6838,3701,695
Native American7,4265,8441,494

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,166$60,885$46,290
Less Than High School$25,441$30,153$20,196
High School Grad$36,771$40,905$31,015
Some College$44,312$51,174$38,958
Bachelors Degree$69,966$83,899$59,511
Graduate Degree$96,786$119,537$77,842

$53,166

Average Earnings

$60,885

Average Male

$46,290

Average Female

Alameda County, California Language

Alameda County, California Language by Age

Alameda County, California Language

54.78% of Alameda County, California residents speak only English, while 45.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 19.25% of the population.

Alameda County, California Poverty

Alameda County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic362,55050,04413.80%
Asian479,92340,5018.44%
Black173,60636,25620.88%
White514,87134,8966.78%
Other166,82924,53614.71%
Multiple102,55110,58910.33%
Native10,5131,85917.68%
Islander13,5661,3339.83%

10.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.50%

Male Poverty Rate

11.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alameda County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alameda County, California is Black, with 20.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alameda County, California is White, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.21%
High School11.30%
Some College9.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%

Alameda County, California Income

Alameda County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$92,574$122,575
Families$111,231$140,897
Married Families$132,412$161,445
Non Families$55,966$78,844

Alameda County, California Marital Status

Alameda County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Alameda County, California Married by Age and Sex

Alameda County, California 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.

Alameda County, California Marital Status by Race

Alameda County, California Veterans

50,497

Number of Veterans

46,367

Male Veterans

4,130

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam18,298
First Gulf War7,779
Second Gulf War7,738
Korea4,903
World War II2,629

Alameda County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White29,9185.33%
Black9,5336.69%
Asian6,0411.54%
Hispanic5,6932.20%
2 or More2,1783.69%
Other1,7771.45%
Hawaiian5394.89%
Indian5116.07%

Alameda County, California Veterans by Education

7.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alameda County, California Employment Status

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alameda County, California 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

49.19%

Born in California

67.62%

Native Born

32.38%

Foreign Born

15.12%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

67.62% of Alameda County, California residents were born in the United States, with 49.19% having been born in California. 15.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Alameda County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Oakland390905420005291007.44%
Fremont214079233136190578.90%
Hayward1443721589371456510.09%
Berkeley11248912124087517.78%
San Leandro849529046555136.49%
Livermore811088911580079.87%
Pleasanton70273822701199717.07%
Alameda738127890650946.90%
Union City695247532257988.34%
Dublin46036595831354729.43%
Newark425734581032377.60%
Albany185431968811456.17%
Emeryville1001311671165816.56%
Piedmont10686113536676.24%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990