Alameda, California Population 2021

76,184
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Alameda is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 76,184, it is the 115th largest city in California and the 471st largest city in the United States. Alameda is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually but its population has increased by 3.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,812 in 2010. Alameda reached it's highest population of 79,091 in 2016. Spanning over 23 miles, Alameda has a population density of 7,291 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alameda is $131,519 with a poverty rate of 7.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,836 per month, and the median house value is $859,900. The median age in Alameda is 40.6 years, 39.2 years for males, and 42.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.

Alameda Demographics

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

  • White: 48.24%
  • Asian: 30.33%
  • Two or more races: 8.19%
  • Black or African American: 7.36%
  • Other race: 5.07%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
The current population of Alameda, California is 76,184, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 78,344.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 73,812.

Alameda, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,88248.24%
Asian23,81530.33%
Two or More Races6,4308.19%
Black or African American5,7777.36%
Some Other Race3,9825.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native3670.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2690.34%
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Alameda Population by Race

Alameda Population Pyramid 2021

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Alameda Median Age

40.6


Total

39.2


Male

42.2


Female

Alameda Adults

There are 62,566 adults, (12,359 of whom are seniors) in Alameda.

Alameda Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Alameda Sex Ratio

Female

40,283

51.30%

Male

38,239

48.70%

Alameda Population by Age

Alameda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alameda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.4%36.6%
All48%52%
Female34.7%65.3%
Male33.6%66.4%
Non Family32.7%67.3%

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alameda Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,4182.5448
Married14,8793.363.4
Non Family11,4201.3332.7
Female3,0483.1334.7
Male1,0713.3733.6

3.21

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Alameda Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3484.05%
9th to 12th Grade2,8704.95%
High School Graduate6,75611.66%
Some College10,49818.12%
Associates Degree3,7866.53%
Bachelors Degree19,75834.10%
Graduate Degree11,93020.59%
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Alameda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alameda Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,56325,54816,557
Asian18,59115,94310,171
Hispanic6,3205,3002,125
Black3,8933,6451,543
Multiple Races2,9492,6941,460
Other Race2,7202,070785
Native American30425994
Islander18918328

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 62.33%.

Alameda Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,533$68,938$58,862
Less Than High School$25,389$32,080$21,565
High School Grad$34,661$37,552$31,295
Some College$45,702$54,021$39,900
Bachelors Degree$75,811$81,761$68,732
Graduate Degree$100,317$112,601$90,625

$63,533

Average Earnings

$68,938

Average Male

$58,862

Average Female

Alameda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alameda Language by Age

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Alameda Language

65.09% of Alameda residents speak only English, while 34.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 20.80% of the population.

Alameda Language

Alameda Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,0291,5004.54%
Asian23,6011,4516.15%
Black5,5411,20621.77%
Hispanic9,8699069.18%
Multiple6,3905378.40%
Other3,89448512.46%
Native3676617.98%
Islander2654818.11%

7.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.78%

Male Poverty Rate

7.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alameda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alameda is Black, with 21.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alameda is White, with 4.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.12%.

Alameda Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.10%
High School9.12%
Some College8.50%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%

Alameda Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.45%
Female Unemployed16.84%
Male Employed3.53%
Female Employed2.78%

Alameda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alameda Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$104,756$131,519
Families$127,877$154,833
Married Families$145,114-
Non Families$70,048$87,181
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Income by Household Type

Alameda Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alameda Marital Status by Race

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Alameda Marital Status

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3,080

Number of Veterans

2,897

Male Veterans

183

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,068
Second Gulf War659
First Gulf War635
Korea240
World War II152

Alameda Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+736
65 to 74714
55 to 64712
35 to 54535
18 to 34383

Alameda Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8736.10%
Asian6413.22%
Hispanic3174.56%
Black2044.68%
2 or More1845.67%
Other882.94%
Hawaiian5322.08%
Indian3711.28%

Alameda Veterans by Race

Alameda Veterans by Education

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6.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alameda Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Alameda Employment by Age

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Alameda Employment by Race

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Alameda Employment by Education

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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49.84%

Born in California

74.79%

Native Born

25.21%

Foreign Born

8.11%

Non Citizen

17.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.79% of Alameda residents were born in the United States, with 49.84% having been born in California. 8.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alameda Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202176,184-720-0.94%
202076,904-720-0.93%
201977,624-720-0.92%
201878,344-693-0.88%
201779,037-54-0.07%
201679,0916320.81%
201578,4599501.23%
201477,5091,0301.35%
201376,4798421.11%
201275,6379451.27%
201174,6927461.01%
201073,9461,6870.23%
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%

Alameda Population by Year