Alameda County, California Population 2018

Alameda County, California's estimated population is 1,663,190 with a growth rate of 3.61% 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
20171,663,19057,9733.61%
20161,605,217-48,019-2.90%
20161,653,23616,0950.98%
20151,637,14125,5691.59%
20141,611,57228,6361.81%
20131,582,93626,2881.69%
20121,556,64824,4331.59%
20111,532,21518,8131.24%
20101,513,402234,22018.31%
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%

Alameda County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White703,973
Asian452,582
Black or African American182,092
Some Other Race140,543
Two or More Races102,040
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13,811
American Indian and Alaska Native10,176

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Alameda County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Alameda County, California Median Age

37.2


Total

36.3


Male

38.1


Female

Alameda County, California Adults

There are 1,261,701 adults, (199,047 of which are seniors) in Alameda County, California.

Alameda County, California Age Dependency

51.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Alameda County, California Sex Ratio

Female

818,487

50.99%

Male

786,730

49.01%

Alameda County, California Households and Families

Alameda County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alameda County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.5%32.5%
All52.6%47.4%
Male43.1%56.9%
Female38.6%61.4%
Non Family37.1%62.9%

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alameda County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All564,2932.7952.6
Married277,8233.4667.5
Non Family188,9991.4337.1
Female67,9363.4738.6
Male29,5353.5343.1

3.36

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alameda County, California Households

Alameda County, California Education

Alameda County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade77,2406.94%
9th to 12th Grade64,1535.76%
High School Graduate200,37118.00%
Some College208,47418.73%
Associates Degree74,4476.69%
Bachelors Degree282,75425.40%
Graduate Degree205,84018.49%

Alameda County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White409,446393,126225,241
Asian323,513283,461177,894
Hispanic209,971142,55936,100
Black125,292111,77231,805
Other Race84,04953,4269,989
Multiple Races45,83741,66618,451
Islander9,2308,0131,646
Native American7,0355,6151,546

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.01%.

Alameda County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,730$52,901$41,536
Less Than High School$22,127$26,174$17,442
High School Grad$31,853$36,279$27,682
Some College$40,769$46,257$35,868
Bachelors Degree$62,333$75,073$52,495
Graduate Degree$88,271$106,371$70,676

$47,730

Average Earnings

$52,901

Average Male

$41,536

Average Female

Alameda County, California Language

Alameda County, California Language by Age

Alameda County, California Language

56.09% of Alameda County, California residents speak only English, while 43.91% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 18.52% of the population.

Alameda County, California Poverty

Alameda County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic355,74358,31016.39%
Black178,26141,32423.18%
Asian445,97140,4189.06%
White514,47139,6957.72%
Other137,78024,20817.57%
Multiple100,23512,35712.33%
Native9,9891,87818.80%
Islander13,6401,64812.08%

12.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.07%

Male Poverty Rate

12.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alameda County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alameda County, California is Black, with 23.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alameda County, California is White, with 7.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.16%.

Alameda County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.88%
High School13.34%
Some College9.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%

Alameda County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.19%
Male Unemployed27.18%
Female Employed6.25%
Male Employed5.31%

Alameda County, California Income

Alameda County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$79,831$107,194
Families$97,145$123,757
Married Families$116,714$143,194
Non Families$49,887$68,708

Alameda County, California Marital Status

Alameda County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Alameda County, California Marital Status by Race

Alameda County, California Veterans

Alameda County, California Veterans by War

56,099

Number of Veterans

51,943

Male Veterans

4,156

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam20,914
First Gulf War7,552
Second Gulf War6,583
Korea5,752
World War II4,413

Alameda County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+14,993
65 to 7413,987
35 to 5411,819
55 to 6411,266
18 to 344,034

Alameda County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White34,6666.03%
Black10,0116.94%
Hispanic6,3792.54%
Asian5,9531.64%
2 or More2,0543.61%
Other1,9981.96%
Hawaiian7366.88%
Indian6818.35%

Alameda County, California Veterans by Education

7.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alameda County, California Employment Status

Alameda County, California Employment by Age

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alameda County, California Employment by Race

Alameda County, California Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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