Alameda, California Population 2020

78,096
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Alameda is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 78,096, it is the 112th largest city in California and the 455th largest city in the United States. Alameda is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 5.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,812 in 2010. Alameda reached it's highest population of 79,061 in 2016. Spanning over 23 miles, Alameda has a population density of 7,474 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alameda is $122,766 with a poverty rate of 8.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,720 per month, and the median house value is $797,300. The median age in Alameda is 40.8 years, 39.5 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males.

Alameda Demographics

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

  • White: 48.56%
  • Asian: 31.19%
  • Two or more races: 8.20%
  • Black or African American: 7.15%
  • Other race: 4.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.39%
The current population of Alameda, California is 78,096, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 78,338.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 73,812.

Alameda, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,10148.56%
Asian24,47231.19%
Two or More Races6,4318.20%
Black or African American5,6077.15%
Some Other Race3,1474.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3960.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native3080.39%
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Alameda Population Pyramid 2020

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Alameda Median Age

40.8


Total

39.5


Male

42.1


Female

Alameda Adults

There are 62,558 adults, (11,808 of whom are seniors) in Alameda.

Alameda Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Alameda Sex Ratio

Female

40,477

51.59%

Male

37,985

48.41%

Alameda Households and Families

Alameda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alameda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.3%37.7%
All47.6%52.4%
Male34.1%65.9%
Non Family33.9%66.1%
Female30.9%69.1%

47.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,3652.5447.6
Married14,9673.2762.3
Non Family11,0821.3333.9
Female3,0883.0130.9
Male1,2283.4934.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Alameda Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4664.28%
9th to 12th Grade3,0175.23%
High School Graduate6,92812.01%
Some College11,11719.27%
Associates Degree3,9116.78%
Bachelors Degree18,69832.42%
Graduate Degree11,53920.01%
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Alameda Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,75025,74616,219
Asian18,53915,7419,599
Hispanic6,1745,0401,936
Black3,8683,5771,415
Multiple Races2,7312,4911,272
Other Race2,2681,643559
Islander26624737
Native American22922586

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 60.63%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,230$65,492$54,165
Less Than High School$23,348$28,036$20,962
High School Grad$32,466$34,583$30,605
Some College$42,720$50,257$40,133
Bachelors Degree$73,524$83,084$65,383
Graduate Degree$93,850$106,642$83,927

$60,230

Average Earnings

$65,492

Average Male

$54,165

Average Female

Alameda Language

Alameda Language by Age

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Alameda Language

64.81% of Alameda residents speak only English, while 35.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 21.51% of the population.

Alameda Poverty

Alameda Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian24,2822,1688.93%
White32,9871,6505.00%
Black5,3791,03419.22%
Hispanic9,1998509.24%
Multiple6,3866119.57%
Other3,07534411.19%
Islander3927218.37%
Native3084414.29%

8.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.69%

Male Poverty Rate

8.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alameda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alameda is Black, with 19.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alameda is White, with 5.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.17%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.38%
High School9.83%
Some College9.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.09%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.73%
Male Unemployed16.04%
Male Employed3.72%
Female Employed2.71%

Alameda Income

Alameda Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$98,150$122,766
Families$120,166$143,784
Married Families$138,342-
Non Families$66,680$81,933
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Alameda Marital Status

Alameda Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Alameda Married by Age and Sex

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Alameda 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 Marital Status by Race

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Alameda Veterans

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3,162

Number of Veterans

2,971

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,165
Second Gulf War649
First Gulf War595
World War II193
Korea172
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74800
55 to 64777
75+692
35 to 54519
18 to 34374
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0116.46%
Asian6503.21%
Hispanic3104.62%
Black1974.58%
2 or More1434.63%
Other823.34%
Hawaiian6018.46%
Indian197.25%

Alameda Veterans by Education

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6.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alameda Employment Status

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67.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.10%

Born in California

73.89%

Native Born

26.11%

Foreign Born

8.30%

Non Citizen

17.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.89% of Alameda residents were born in the United States, with 49.10% having been born in California. 8.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202078,096-121-0.15%
201978,217-121-0.15%
201878,338-602-0.76%
201778,940-121-0.15%
201679,0615940.76%
201578,4679171.18%
201477,5501,0391.36%
201376,5118561.13%
201275,6559611.29%
201174,6947441.01%
201073,9501,6910.23%
200072,259-4,200-0.56%
199076,45912,6071.82%
198063,852-7,116-1.05%
197070,9687,1131.06%
196063,855-575-0.09%
195064,43028,1745.92%
194036,2561,2230.34%
193035,0336,2271.98%
192028,8065,4232.11%
191023,3836,9193.57%
190016,4645,2993.96%
189011,1655,4576.94%
18805,7084,15113.87%
18701,5571,09712.97%
18604600.00%