Hayward, California Population 2020

161,314

Hayward is a city located in Alameda County, California. With a 2020 population of 161,314, it is the 32nd largest city in California and the 160th largest city in the United States. Hayward is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 11.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 144,186 in 2010. Spanning over 64 miles, Hayward has a population density of 3,542 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hayward is $99,194 with a poverty rate of 9.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,712 per month, and the median house value is $519,600. The median age in Hayward is 35.1 years, 34 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.5 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 Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 38.69%
  • Asian: 25.73%
  • Other race: 15.70%
  • Black or African American: 10.30%
  • Two or more races: 6.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.15%
  • Native American: 0.72%
The current population of Hayward, California is 161,314, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 159,620. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 144,186.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,767,06618,7910.39%
20194,748,27518,7910.40%
20184,729,48418,7910.40%
20174,710,69321,5610.46%
20164,689,13239,5930.84%
20154,649,53962,2861.34%
20144,587,25365,9411.44%
20134,521,31264,9171.44%
20124,456,39560,5011.36%
20114,395,89452,1121.19%
20104,343,7820.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,22538.69%
Asian40,71525.73%
Some Other Race24,84315.70%
Black or African American16,30510.30%
Two or More Races10,6106.70%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,3972.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1460.72%

Hayward Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Hayward Ca Median Age

35.1


Total

34


Male

36.1


Female

Hayward Ca Adults

There are 123,699 adults, (18,492 of whom are seniors) in Hayward Ca.

Hayward Ca Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hayward Ca Sex Ratio

Female

79,723

50.38%

Male

78,518

49.62%

Hayward Ca Households and Families

Hayward Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hayward Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.2%38.8%
All51.8%48.2%
Non Family43%57%
Female42.3%57.7%
Male40.1%59.9%

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,7683.2551.8
Married24,0203.8761.2
Non Family12,2801.4943
Female7,9103.7842.3
Male3,5583.8640.1

3.69

Average Family Size

3.25

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hayward Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,4999.76%
9th to 12th Grade8,8428.22%
High School Graduate29,63027.53%
Some College22,02820.47%
Associates Degree7,5046.97%
Bachelors Degree21,09019.60%
Graduate Degree8,0167.45%

Hayward Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic37,57224,7224,190
Asian31,27027,82313,235
White21,70619,9927,005
Other Race14,70510,0471,445
Black10,77810,1443,037
Multiple Races5,2544,5761,364
Islander2,4922,099339
Native American698609178

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,846$48,083$38,795
Less Than High School$28,381$31,422$20,135
High School Grad$37,323$41,397$31,596
Some College$43,705$50,504$38,404
Bachelors Degree$63,070$72,054$60,032
Graduate Degree$74,873$88,313$72,258

$42,846

Average Earnings

$48,083

Average Male

$38,795

Average Female

Hayward Ca Language

Hayward Ca Language by Age

Hayward Ca Language

41.44% of Hayward Ca residents speak only English, while 58.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.60% of the population.

Hayward Ca Poverty

Hayward Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic63,7317,36811.56%
Asian40,2882,4716.13%
White25,9512,2288.59%
Other24,3991,9648.05%
Black15,8521,5429.73%
Multiple10,4809799.34%
Islander3,3821454.29%
Native1,139968.43%

9.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.17%

Male Poverty Rate

10.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hayward Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hayward Ca is Hispanic, with 11.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hayward Ca is Islander, with 4.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.50%
High School7.67%
Some College6.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.03%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.77%
Female Unemployed23.10%
Female Employed4.57%
Male Employed3.77%

Hayward Ca Income

Hayward Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$80,093$99,194
Families$84,087$105,459
Married Families$96,219$117,780
Non Families$53,846$69,153

Hayward Ca Marital Status

Hayward Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hayward Ca Married by Age and Sex

Hayward Ca 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 Ca Marital Status by Race

Hayward Ca Veterans

4,618

Number of Veterans

4,384

Male Veterans

234

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,602
Second Gulf War1,037
First Gulf War824
Korea529
World War II188
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3424.91%
Black8986.76%
Hispanic7781.75%
Asian7712.23%
Other2011.13%
2 or More1792.72%
Hawaiian1575.49%
Indian709.31%

$Hayward Ca Veterans by Education

5.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hayward Ca Employment Status

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Hayward 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

50.90%

Born in California

62.08%

Native Born

37.92%

Foreign Born

19.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

62.08% of Hayward Ca residents were born in the United States, with 50.90% having been born in California. 19.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020161,3148470.53%
2019160,4678470.53%
2018159,620-374-0.23%
2017159,9948470.53%
2016159,1471,2570.80%
2015157,8903,5402.29%
2014154,3502,6411.74%
2013151,7092,3711.59%
2012149,3382,4931.70%
2011146,8452,0991.45%
2010144,7464,7160.33%
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%