Berkeley, California Population 2020

121,643

Berkeley, California's estimated population is 121,643 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Berkeley, California is the 51st largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 11613.92 people/mi² (4484.14 people/km²).

The overall median age is 30.8 years, 30.3 years for males, and 31.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.9 males.

The median income for households in Berkeley, California is $, while the mean household income is $.

Berkeley Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 59.30%
  • Asian: 20.18%
  • Black or African American: 8.07%
  • Two or more races: 7.50%
  • Other race: 3.96%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.46%

How Many People Live in Berkeley, California?

121,643
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018121,643-356-0.29%
2017121,9995120.42%
2016121,4877480.62%
2015120,7392,0041.69%
2014118,7351,7671.51%
2013116,9681,6571.44%
2012115,3111,3581.19%
2011113,9531,0780.96%
2010112,87510,1320.94%
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%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71,71059.30%
Asian24,40420.18%
Black or African American9,7588.07%
Two or More Races9,0727.50%
Some Other Race4,7863.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native6360.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5600.46%

Berkeley Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Berkeley Ca Median Age

30.8


Total

30.3


Male

31.5


Female

Berkeley Ca Adults

There are 105,609 adults, (16,563 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley Ca.

Berkeley Ca Age Dependency

35.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley Ca Sex Ratio

Female

61,406

50.78%

Male

59,520

49.22%

Berkeley Ca Households and Families

Berkeley Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berkeley Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
Male48.3%51.7%
All42.9%57.1%
Female38.9%61.1%
Non Family25.9%74.1%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,9782.442.9
Non Family24,0881.8825.9
Married16,2462.9768.6
Female3,3233.0938.9
Male1,3213.1448.3

2.89

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berkeley Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4131.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,3351.78%
High School Graduate4,9996.66%
Some College9,14012.18%
Associates Degree3,3764.50%
Bachelors Degree25,29833.71%
Graduate Degree29,47439.28%

Berkeley Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White46,51645,94038,384
Asian11,27710,7948,476
Hispanic6,8265,6723,239
Black6,7356,3472,227
Multiple Races3,8103,6632,513
Other Race2,4441,851941
Native American443351124
Islander32932984

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 82.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,620$61,010$42,972
Less Than High School$24,174$30,725$14,600
High School Grad$36,518$39,621$32,296
Some College$35,596$47,028$27,327
Bachelors Degree$48,122$56,003$41,577
Graduate Degree$71,254$90,210$60,493

$51,620

Average Earnings

$61,010

Average Male

$42,972

Average Female

Berkeley Ca Language

Berkeley Ca Language by Age

Berkeley Ca Language

70.26% of Berkeley Ca residents speak only English, while 29.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.35% of the population.

Berkeley Ca Poverty

Berkeley Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian20,0237,59937.95%
White60,8597,48812.30%
Hispanic11,4352,71623.75%
Black9,2392,48926.94%
Multiple8,2571,51718.37%
Other3,9251,32333.71%
Islander50819438.19%
Native59016928.64%

20.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.92%

Male Poverty Rate

21.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley Ca is Islander, with 38.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley Ca is White, with 12.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.43%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.94%
Some College18.47%
High School16.52%
Bachelors or Greater7.57%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.14%
Female Unemployed36.69%
Female Employed13.73%
Male Employed10.87%

Berkeley Ca Income

Berkeley Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$80,912$124,789
Families$134,708$178,918
Married Families$154,496$202,669
Non Families$46,857$73,660

Berkeley Ca Marital Status

Berkeley Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley Ca Married by Age and Sex

Berkeley Ca 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 Ca Marital Status by Race

Berkeley Ca Veterans

3,320

Number of Veterans

3,022

Male Veterans

298

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,154
Second Gulf War522
First Gulf War509
Korea304
World War II220

Berkeley Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1153.36%
Black6608.21%
Hispanic2462.19%
Asian2180.94%
2 or More1863.05%
Other801.88%
Indian346.58%
Hawaiian275.03%

Berkeley Ca Veterans by Education

9.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley Ca Employment Status

62%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.85%

Born in California

79.42%

Native Born

20.58%

Foreign Born

11.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.42% of Berkeley Ca residents were born in the United States, with 45.85% having been born in California. 11.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.