Hayward, California Population 2021

158,089
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Hayward is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 158,089, it is the 32nd largest city in California and the 161st largest city in the United States. Hayward is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually but its population has increased by 9.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 144,186 in 2010. Hayward reached it's highest population of 160,324 in 2017. Spanning over 64 miles, Hayward has a population density of 3,472 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hayward is $106,005 with a poverty rate of 8.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,825 per month, and the median house value is $581,200. The median age in Hayward is 35.5 years, 34.5 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.0 males.

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 Hayward was:

  • White: 35.09%
  • Asian: 27.23%
  • Other race: 17.97%
  • Black or African American: 9.55%
  • Two or more races: 7.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.21%
  • Native American: 0.79%
The current population of Hayward, California is 158,089, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 159,760.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 144,186.

Hayward, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,742,7805,4900.12%
20204,737,2905,4900.12%
20194,731,8005,4900.12%
20184,726,31013,8900.29%
20174,712,42024,2200.51%
20164,688,20040,2800.86%
20154,647,92062,9401.35%
20144,584,98065,3401.43%
20134,519,64064,1701.42%
20124,455,47059,7501.34%
20114,395,72052,0901.19%
20104,343,6300.00%

Hayward Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,89735.09%
Asian43,37827.23%
Some Other Race28,63017.97%
Black or African American15,2149.55%
Two or More Races11,4017.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,5192.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2540.79%
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Hayward Population by Race

Hayward Population Pyramid 2021

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Hayward Median Age

35.5


Total

34.5


Male

36.5


Female

Hayward Adults

There are 125,157 adults, (19,212 of whom are seniors) in Hayward.

Hayward Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Hayward Sex Ratio

Female

80,027

50.24%

Male

79,266

49.76%

Hayward Population by Age

Hayward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hayward Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62%38%
All52.8%47.2%
Male44.2%55.8%
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Female42.8%57.2%

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hayward Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,6663.2752.8
Married24,4043.962
Non Family12,4331.5543.2
Female7,6843.842.8
Male3,1453.9244.2

3.72

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

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Hayward Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,4568.66%
9th to 12th Grade8,9858.23%
High School Graduate30,90528.31%
Some College21,96420.12%
Associates Degree7,5876.95%
Bachelors Degree21,97220.13%
Graduate Degree8,2937.60%
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Hayward Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hayward Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic37,95225,7354,340
Asian33,09329,57014,444
White20,79819,3256,774
Other Race17,14911,6161,457
Black10,4469,9162,699
Multiple Races5,9685,2871,745
Islander2,5802,175388
Native American741607188

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.65%.

Hayward Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,374$51,093$41,639
Less Than High School$30,636$32,847$25,635
High School Grad$40,780$44,349$33,412
Some College$48,384$53,135$40,841
Bachelors Degree$64,766$75,519$60,246
Graduate Degree$81,488$92,606$80,541

$47,374

Average Earnings

$51,093

Average Male

$41,639

Average Female

Hayward Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hayward Language by Age

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Hayward Language

40.45% of Hayward residents speak only English, while 59.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.15% of the population.

Hayward Language

Hayward Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic63,2405,8519.25%
Asian42,9632,5816.01%
White25,0542,3939.55%
Other28,1052,1797.75%
Black14,7491,4349.72%
Multiple11,2418887.90%
Islander3,5091664.73%
Native1,2281068.63%

8.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.03%

Male Poverty Rate

8.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hayward

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hayward is Black, with 9.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hayward is Islander, with 4.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.73%.

Hayward Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.34%
High School7.16%
Some College6.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.46%

Hayward Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.21%
Male Unemployed24.24%
Male Employed3.88%
Female Employed3.74%

Hayward Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hayward Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,744$106,005
Families$91,820$112,496
Married Families$105,644$125,773
Non Families$60,473$75,266
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Income by Household Type

Hayward Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

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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4,394

Number of Veterans

4,182

Male Veterans

212

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,626
Second Gulf War966
First Gulf War733
Korea422
World War II159

Hayward Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,085
35 to 54970
75+957
55 to 64782
18 to 34600

Hayward Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1904.96%
Black8616.81%
Asian8232.26%
Hispanic7561.67%
Other1920.93%
2 or More1562.13%
Hawaiian1083.74%
Indian647.31%

Hayward Veterans by Race

Hayward Veterans by Education

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6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hayward Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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50.45%

Born in California

61.27%

Native Born

38.73%

Foreign Born

17.90%

Non Citizen

20.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.27% of Hayward residents were born in the United States, with 50.45% having been born in California. 17.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hayward Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021158,089-557-0.35%
2020158,646-557-0.35%
2019159,203-557-0.35%
2018159,760-564-0.35%
2017160,3249930.62%
2016159,3311,3320.84%
2015157,9993,6232.35%
2014154,3762,6231.73%
2013151,7532,3471.57%
2012149,4062,4711.68%
2011146,9352,1001.45%
2010144,8354,8050.34%
2000140,03028,5322.30%
1990111,49817,1561.68%
198094,3421,2840.14%
197093,05820,3582.50%
196072,70058,42817.68%
195014,2727,5367.80%
19406,7361,2061.99%
19305,5302,0434.72%
19203,4877412.42%
19102,7467813.40%
19001,9655463.31%
18901,4191881.43%
18801,2317279.34%
18705040.00%

Hayward Population by Year