Hayward, California Population 2022

166,708
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Hayward is a city located in Alameda County California. With a 2020 population of 166,708, it is the 33rd largest city in California and the 166th largest city in the United States. Hayward is currently growing at a rate of 1.14% annually and its population has increased by 2.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 162,954 in 2020. Spanning over 64 miles, Hayward has a population density of 3,661 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hayward is $106,005 with a poverty rate of 8.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hayward is 35.5 years, 34.5 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Hayward is located in Alameda County, California in the San Francisco Bay area about 35 miles outside of San Francisco and 16 miles south of Oakland. Hayward is the 6th largest city in the Bay Area and the 37th largest city in California.

Diversity

Hayward has a foreign-born population of nearly 39%. Hispanics represent the largest racial and ethnic community in Hayward with common ancestry groups including Mexican (30.2%), Salvadoran (2.5%), Puerto Rican (1.5%), Nicaraguan (1.2%), Honduran (1%), Peruvian (0.5%), and Cuban (0.2%). Asian-Americans represent the second largest group with common ancestries of Filipino (10.4%), Chinese (3.9%), Indian (3%), Vietnamese (2.7%), Japanese (0.5%), Korean (0.5%), Cambodian (0.2%), and Pakistani (0.1%).

Hayward is considered California's second most diverse city and it also ranks very high nationwide.

Population Growth

Hayward's population has climbed from 144,000 in 2010 to an estimated 160,500 in 2019. Hayward is still growing at a modest rate although it's held back by the region's high cost of living. The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward region is expected to grow by 0.5% by 2030.

In 1841, the area of Hayward became part of the Spanish land grant Rancho San Lorenzo awarded to Guillermo Castro. Castro built his home on what is now Mission Boulevard. In the 1850s, the California Gold Rush and the discovery of gold in the Bay Area helped the region grow. William Hayward arrived in the area during the gold rush and squatted on Castro's land. When Castro's men ordered Hayward to leave, he asked Castro to buy a piece of land and used it to build a general store and later the famous Haywards Hotel.

In 1868, much of what was then called Hayward's was destroyed by the Hayward Quake as the Hayward Fault ran directly through the town. This 7.0 Magnitude earthquake was called the "great San Francisco earthquake" until 1906 when the city of San Francisco suffered one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded.

During the end of the 19th century, the Hayward Area was known as the Heart of the Garden of Eden thanks to its fertile soil, ideal climate, produce, flowers, and animals. The town was incorporated as Haywards in 1876, taking its name from its landmark hotel. It was several years later that the "s" was dropped from the name. By 1950, the town had a population of 14,000. Housing developments began to replace ranches and farms during this time and the population increased 5 times to 72,000 by 1960.

Hayward Demographics

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

  • White: 30.33%
  • Asian: 27.91%
  • Other race: 19.48%
  • Black or African American: 9.80%
  • Two or more races: 9.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.13%
  • Native American: 0.82%
The current population of Hayward, California is 166,708 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 162,954.

Hayward, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Hayward Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Hayward Population by Race

Hayward Population Pyramid 2022

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Hayward Median Age

36


Total

34.9


Male

37.1


Female

Hayward Adults

There are 125,598 adults, (19,927 of whom are seniors) in Hayward.

Hayward Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hayward Sex Ratio

Female

79,662

50.16%

Male

79,155

49.84%

Hayward Population by Age

Hayward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hayward Household Types

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hayward Households and Families

3.75

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

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Hayward Households by Type

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Hayward Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hayward Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.24%.

Hayward Educational Attainment by Race

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$48,904

Average Earnings

$52,138

Average Male

$43,110

Average Female

Hayward Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hayward Language by Age

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Hayward Language

40.72% of Hayward residents speak only English, while 59.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.12% of the population.

Hayward Language

Hayward Poverty by Race

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8.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

8.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hayward

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hayward is White, with 10.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hayward is Hispanic, with 9.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.16%.

Hayward Poverty

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Hayward Poverty Rate by Education

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Hayward Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hayward Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Hayward Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hayward Married by Age and Sex

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Hayward Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hayward Marital Status by Race

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Hayward Marital Status

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4,716

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Hayward Veterans by War

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Hayward Veterans by Age

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Hayward Veterans by Race

Hayward Veterans by Education

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5.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hayward Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hayward Employment by Age

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Hayward Employment by Race

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Hayward 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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50.22%

Born in Hayward

61.10%

Native Born

38.90%

Foreign Born

16.57%

Non Citizen

22.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.10% of Hayward residents were born in the United States, with 50.22% having been born in California. 16.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hayward Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Hayward Population by Year