Berkeley, California Population 2021

120,763
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Berkeley is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 120,763, it is the 52nd largest city in California and the 239th largest city in the United States. Berkeley is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually but its population has increased by 7.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 112,580 in 2010. Berkeley reached it's highest population of 122,164 in 2017. Spanning over 18 miles, Berkeley has a population density of 11,530 people per square mile.

The average household income in Berkeley is $130,006 with a poverty rate of 19.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,722 per month, and the median house value is $1.00 Mn. The median age in Berkeley is 31.1 years, 30.6 years for males, and 31.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

Berkeley Demographics

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

  • White: 58.81%
  • Asian: 20.97%
  • Black or African American: 7.90%
  • Two or more races: 7.51%
  • Other race: 3.82%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
The current population of Berkeley, California is 120,763, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 121,663.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 112,580.

Berkeley, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71,44558.81%
Asian25,47420.97%
Black or African American9,5947.90%
Two or More Races9,1227.51%
Some Other Race4,6453.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native6350.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5700.47%
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Berkeley Population by Race

Berkeley Population Pyramid 2021

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Berkeley Median Age

31.1


Total

30.6


Male

31.8


Female

Berkeley Adults

There are 106,294 adults, (17,429 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley.

Berkeley Age Dependency

36.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley Sex Ratio

Female

61,363

50.51%

Male

60,122

49.49%

Berkeley Population by Age

Berkeley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berkeley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.8%31.2%
Male47.6%52.4%
All42.9%57.1%
Female39.8%60.2%
Non Family26.2%73.8%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkeley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,3522.3942.9
Non Family24,6541.8626.2
Married16,0922.9768.8
Female3,2163.2239.8
Male1,3903.3247.6

2.89

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Berkeley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3451.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,3771.81%
High School Graduate4,8006.31%
Some College9,13712.00%
Associates Degree3,2594.28%
Bachelors Degree25,85133.96%
Graduate Degree30,35139.87%
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Berkeley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berkeley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White46,79846,28038,851
Asian12,03111,4669,198
Hispanic7,0816,1043,590
Black6,6236,1542,085
Multiple Races3,7953,5752,575
Other Race2,5872,0731,083
Native American462370146
Islander34334390

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 83.02%.

Berkeley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,797$63,715$47,301
Less Than High School$23,859$31,568$15,500
High School Grad$36,845$40,204$31,796
Some College$36,015$46,690$28,249
Bachelors Degree$53,155$62,426$45,599
Graduate Degree$75,788$91,855$64,783

$54,797

Average Earnings

$63,715

Average Male

$47,301

Average Female

Berkeley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berkeley Language by Age

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Berkeley Language

70.21% of Berkeley residents speak only English, while 29.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.76% of the population.

Berkeley Language

Berkeley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian20,7697,65536.86%
White60,6387,35212.12%
Hispanic11,6062,37620.47%
Black9,0452,29525.37%
Multiple8,2671,37416.62%
Other3,9611,00925.47%
Islander52321240.54%
Native58314324.53%

19.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.10%

Male Poverty Rate

20.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley is Islander, with 40.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley is White, with 12.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.38%.

Berkeley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.35%
Some College18.50%
High School15.73%
Bachelors or Greater7.04%

Berkeley Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.53%
Male Unemployed33.90%
Female Employed12.76%
Male Employed10.58%

Berkeley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berkeley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$85,530$130,006
Families$142,910$187,446
Married Families$165,417$212,976
Non Families$48,368$76,545
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Income by Household Type

Berkeley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.0%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley Married by Age and Sex

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Berkeley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Berkeley Marital Status by Race

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Berkeley Marital Status

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3,044

Number of Veterans

2,775

Male Veterans

269

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,044
Second Gulf War560
First Gulf War452
Korea255
World War II161

Berkeley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,107
65 to 74711
35 to 54542
55 to 64406
18 to 34278

Berkeley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0383.23%
Black5336.81%
Hispanic2221.98%
Asian1800.74%
2 or More1622.72%
Other801.97%
Indian326.02%
Hawaiian193.50%

Berkeley Veterans by Race

Berkeley Veterans by Education

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8.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley Employment by Age

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Berkeley Employment by Race

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Berkeley 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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45.89%

Born in California

78.92%

Native Born

21.08%

Foreign Born

12.17%

Non Citizen

8.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.92% of Berkeley residents were born in the United States, with 45.89% having been born in California. 12.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Berkeley Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021120,763-300-0.25%
2020121,063-300-0.25%
2019121,363-300-0.25%
2018121,663-501-0.41%
2017122,1646170.51%
2016121,5477980.66%
2015120,7492,0521.73%
2014118,6971,7531.50%
2013116,9441,6351.42%
2012115,3091,3411.18%
2011113,9681,0790.96%
2010112,88910,1460.95%
2000102,743190.00%
1990102,724-604-0.06%
1980103,328-13,388-1.21%
1970116,7165,4480.48%
1960111,268-2,537-0.23%
1950113,80528,2582.90%
194085,5473,4380.41%
193082,10926,0733.89%
192056,03615,6023.32%
191040,43427,22011.83%
190013,2148,1139.99%
18905,1010.00%

Berkeley Population by Year