Berkeley, California Population 2022

126,669
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Berkeley is a city located in Alameda County California. With a 2020 population of 126,669, it is the 50th largest city in California and the 235th largest city in the United States. Berkeley is currently growing at a rate of 0.94% annually and its population has increased by 1.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 124,321 in 2020. Spanning over 18 miles, Berkeley has a population density of 12,094 people per square mile.

The average household income in Berkeley is $130,006 with a poverty rate of 17.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,767 per month, and the median house value is $1.06 Mn. The median age in Berkeley is 31.1 years, 30.6 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Berkeley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Berkeleywas:

  • White: 58.06%
  • Asian: 20.86%
  • Two or more races: 8.28%
  • Black or African American: 7.98%
  • Other race: 3.79%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
The current population of Berkeley, California is 126,669 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 124,321.

Berkeley, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71,44958.06%
Black or African American9,8207.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native7690.62%
Asian25,67220.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5030.41%
Some Other Race4,6653.79%
Two or More Races10,1878.28%
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Berkeley Population by Race

Berkeley Population Pyramid 2022

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Berkeley Median Age

32.1


Total

31.7


Male

32.5


Female

Berkeley Adults

There are 107,926 adults, (19,051 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley.

Berkeley Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley Sex Ratio

Female

62,839

51.06%

Male

60,226

48.94%

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%
Male52.1%47.9%
All42.9%57.1%
Female37.8%62.2%
Non Family25.2%74.8%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkeley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,8842.442.9
Married16,8422.9968.8
Male1,3233.452.1
Female3,3353.1537.8
Non Family24,3841.8325.2

2.9

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Berkeley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4081.80%
9th to 12th Grade1,3181.68%
High School Graduate5,7547.34%
Some College9,17011.70%
Associates Degree3,3964.33%
Bachelors Degree26,37633.65%
Graduate Degree30,95639.50%
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Berkeley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berkeley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White47,96147,42239,144
Asian12,62312,0699,929
2+ Races4,6964,4893,266
Hispanic6,9105,9923,342
Other Race2,6492,2641,120
Black6,7256,1611,933
Islander30030056
Native American57933784

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 81.62%.

Berkeley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,110$65,567$51,572
Less Than 9th Grade$22,857$31,518$12,380
High School Graduate$32,972$34,694$23,173
Some College$36,165$44,917$30,433
Bachelors Degree$56,541$64,609$50,164
Graduate Degree$81,742$95,188$71,527

$58,110

Average Earnings

$65,567

Average Male

$51,572

Average Female

Berkeley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berkeley Language by Age

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Berkeley Language

70.79% of Berkeley residents speak only English, while 29.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.19% of the population.

Berkeley Language

Berkeley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander44019644.55%
Asian21,0387,16434.05%
Black9,1622,22024.23%
Hispanic10,9571,92517.57%
Multiple9,2431,28813.93%
White61,7807,13511.55%
Native6846910.09%
Other921NaN%

17.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.74%

Male Poverty Rate

19.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley is Islander, with 44.55% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.56%.

Berkeley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.78%
High School18.71%
Some College15.23%
Bachelors or Greater6.33%

Berkeley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.14%
Male Unemployed29.78%
Female Employed11.66%
Female Unemployed30.12%

Berkeley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berkeley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$91,259$136,100
Families$145,151$190,960
Married Families$171,510-
Non Families$54,545$82,558
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Income by Household Type

Berkeley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

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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2,730

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War590
First Gulf War463
Vietnam915
Korea266
World War II97

Berkeley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34287
35 to 54528
55 to 64310
65 to 74605
75+1,000

Berkeley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7982.86%
Black4585.66%
Native American202.94%
Asian1520.62%
Islander296.00%
Other Race892.17%
2+ Races1842.61%
Hispanic2442.21%

Berkeley Veterans by Race

Berkeley Veterans by Education

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8.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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46.08%

Born in Berkeley

78.75%

Native Born

21.25%

Foreign Born

12.00%

Non Citizen

9.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.75% of Berkeley residents were born in the United States, with 46.08% having been born in California. 12.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Berkeley Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18905,1010.00%
190013,2148,1139.99%
191040,43427,22011.83%
192056,03615,6023.32%
193082,10926,0733.89%
194085,5473,4380.41%
1950113,80528,2582.90%
1960111,268-2,537-0.23%
1970116,7165,4480.48%
1980103,328-13,388-1.21%
1990102,724-604-0.06%
2000102,743190.00%
2010112,5809,8370.92%
2011113,7541,1741.04%
2012114,9281,1741.03%
2013116,1021,1741.02%
2014117,2761,1741.01%
2015118,4501,1741.00%
2016119,6241,1740.99%
2017120,7981,1740.98%
2018121,9721,1740.97%
2019123,1461,1740.96%
2020124,3211,1750.95%
2021125,4951,1740.94%
2022126,6691,1740.94%

Berkeley Population by Year