Alameda, California Population 2024

74,036

Alameda is a city located in Alameda County and San Francisco County California. Alameda has a 2024 population of 74,036. Alameda is currently declining at a rate of -1.34% annually and its population has decreased by -5.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 78,044 in 2020.

The average household income in Alameda is $171,518 with a poverty rate of 7.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alameda is 40.6 years, 39.2 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Alameda Demographics

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

  • White: 44.82%
  • Asian: 31.35%
  • Two or more races: 11.86%
  • Black or African American: 6.86%
  • Other race: 4.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.39%
Land Area (mi²)
10.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7,119.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.14% (-4,008)
The current population of Alameda, California is 74,036 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 78,044.

Alameda, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,76244.82%
Asian24,31931.35%
Two or more races9,20011.86%
Black or African American5,3236.86%
Other race3,2324.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4230.55%
Native American3060.39%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Alameda Population by Race

Alameda Population Pyramid 2024

Alameda Median Age

40.6

Total

39.2

Male

42.1

Female

Alameda Adults

There are 60,995 adults, (13,162 of whom are seniors) in Alameda.

Alameda Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Alameda Sex Ratio

Female39,59851.05%
Male37,96748.95%

Alameda Population by Age

Alameda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All29,8202.5648.351.7
Married14,8283.2661.938.1
Non Family10,7601.3332.367.7
Female3,3143.2340.859.2
Male9183.3244.955.1

3.16

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alameda Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,9393.43%
Associates Degree3,6176.39%
Bachelors Degree20,23235.76%
Graduate Degree13,62324.08%
High School Graduate6,00110.61%
Less Than 9th Grade1,9923.52%
Some College9,17716.22%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alameda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alameda Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White25,37924,75117,259
Asian18,73816,45010,934
Hispanic5,6074,9822,376
2+ Races4,4054,1472,777
Black3,4483,1761,135
Other Race2,3702,094881
Islander24724750
Native American24417920

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 68.01%.

Alameda Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$93,263$109,252$85,681
Graduate Degree$119,333$146,585$105,521
High School Graduate$43,716$46,382$37,320
Less Than 9th Grade$33,714$42,586$21,822
Overall$82,067$92,472$74,276
Some College$51,455$59,833$46,923

$82,067

Average Earnings

$92,472

Average Male

$74,276

Average Female

Alameda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alameda Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alameda Language

66.1% of Alameda residents speak only English, while 33.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 20.13% of the population.

Alameda Language

Alameda Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White31,4691,7825.66%
Asian24,1811,5946.59%
Black5,06589017.57%
Hispanic9,2348859.58%
Multiple9,1265986.55%
Other3,1742869.01%
Native3065216.99%
Islander3875213.44%

7.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.08%

Male Poverty Rate

7.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alameda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alameda is Black, with 17.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alameda is White, with 5.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.73%.

Alameda Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.24%
High School13.64%
Some College7.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.27%

Alameda Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.35%
Male Unemployed20.98%
Female Employed2.93%
Male Employed2.93%

Alameda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alameda Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$163,118$203,917
Households$129,917$171,518
Married Families$190,739$227,795
Non Families$76,271$104,056

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alameda Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Alameda Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alameda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Alameda Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alameda Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,690

Number of Veterans

2,450

Male Veterans

240

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,088
First Gulf War512
Second Gulf War477
Korea206
World War II142

Alameda Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+939
65 to 74724
55 to 64458
35 to 54338
18 to 34231

Alameda Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,5195.39%
Asian4932.42%
Black2777.1%
Hispanic1742.87%
Other Race1626.38%
2+ Races1503.01%
Native American6324.8%
Islander268.97%

Alameda Veterans by Race

Alameda Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alameda Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alameda Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alameda Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alameda Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.16%

Born in Alameda

75.32%

Native Born

24.68%

Foreign Born

7.72%

Non Citizen

16.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.32% of Alameda residents were born in the United States, with 51.16% having been born in California. 7.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alameda Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202969,026-1,002-1.43%
202870,028-1,002-1.41%
202771,030-1,002-1.39%
202672,032-1,002-1.37%
202573,034-1,002-1.35%
202474,036-1,002-1.34%
202375,038-1,002-1.32%
202276,040-206-0.27%
202176,246-1,798-2.3%
202078,044-1,769-2.22%
201979,813-383-0.48%
201880,196180.02%
201780,1781550.19%
201680,0231,0261.3%
201578,9971,3511.74%
201477,6461,0301.34%
201376,6168661.14%
201275,7501,0601.42%
201174,6907891.07%
201073,9011,6422.27%
200072,259-4,200-5.49%
199076,45912,60719.74%
198063,852-7,116-10.03%
197070,9687,11311.14%
196063,855-575-0.89%
195064,43028,17477.71%
194036,2561,2233.49%
193035,0336,22721.62%
192028,8065,42323.19%
191023,3836,91942.03%
190016,4645,29947.46%
189011,1655,45795.6%
18805,7084,151266.6%
18701,5571,097238.48%
186046000%
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Alameda Population by Year