Alameda County, California Population 2024

1,616,117

Alameda County, California's estimated 2024 population is 1,616,117 with a growth rate of -0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alameda County, California is the 7th largest county in California. The 2010 population was 1,512,997 and has seen a growth of 6.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,585,762-6,071-0.38%
20281,591,833-6,071-0.38%
20271,597,904-6,071-0.38%
20261,603,975-6,071-0.38%
20251,610,046-6,071-0.38%
20241,616,117-6,071-0.37%
20231,622,188-6,071-0.37%
20221,628,259-15,788-0.96%
20211,644,047-36,419-2.17%
20201,680,46612,0540.72%
20191,668,4121,8160.11%
20181,666,5966,7720.41%
20171,659,8249,0590.55%
20161,650,76516,4391.01%
20151,634,32626,6881.66%
20141,607,63828,1301.78%
20131,579,50825,7791.66%
20121,553,72922,8361.49%
20111,530,89317,8961.18%
20101,512,99700%
19901,279,182173,80315.72%
19801,105,37932,1953%
19701,073,184164,97518.16%
1960908,209167,89422.68%
1950740,315227,30444.31%
1940513,01138,1288.03%
1930474,883130,70637.98%
1920344,17798,04639.83%
1910246,131115,93489.05%
1900130,19736,33338.71%
189093,86430,88849.05%
188062,97638,739159.83%
187024,23715,310171.5%
18608,927-1,576,835-99.44%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.37% (-6,071)
County Website
Alameda County
County Seat
2020 Population
1,680,466
Area
737 mi²
Density
2193 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3.83% (-64,349)

Alameda County, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White565,91134.01%
Asian534,65932.13%
Other race201,43212.11%
Black or African American169,49710.19%
Two or more races165,3279.94%
Native American14,1650.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander12,8320.77%

White

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Alameda County, California Population by Race

Alameda County, California Population Pyramid 2024

Alameda County, California Median Age

38.4

Total

37.8

Male

39.1

Female

Alameda County, California Adults

There are 1,330,996 adults, (243,239 of whom are seniors) in Alameda County, California.

Alameda County, California Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Alameda County, California Sex Ratio

Female837,26250.32%
Male826,56149.68%

Alameda County, California Population by Age

Alameda County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All585,8182.7854.245.8
Married294,6893.4368.831.2
Non Family199,2631.4637.462.6
Female63,0693.5643.156.9
Male28,7973.5245.354.7

3.35

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alameda County, California Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade70,9275.94%
9th to 12th Grade57,8594.85%
High School Graduate193,98616.25%
Some College187,11715.67%
Associates Degree75,8646.35%
Bachelors Degree343,24628.75%
Graduate Degree264,88922.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alameda County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alameda County, California Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian395,310355,344247,331
White389,794376,643239,107
Hispanic225,893164,29351,934
Other Race126,29383,58621,794
Black124,472113,98740,309
2+ Races89,32579,20740,423
Native American10,1838,1112,152
Islander9,1437,7641,843

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.57%.

Alameda County, California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$70,322$80,088$61,689
Less Than 9th Grade$32,903$37,983$25,274
High School Graduate$44,477$49,742$36,293
Some College$54,392$61,250$46,109
Bachelors Degree$89,134$106,618$75,766
Graduate Degree$119,760$147,249$102,426

$70,322

Average Earnings

$80,088

Average Male

$61,689

Average Female

Alameda County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alameda County, California Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alameda County, California Language

54.08% of Alameda County, California residents speak only English, while 45.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 19.76% of the population.

Alameda County, California Language

Alameda County, California Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic362,80240,45011.15%
Asian528,11638,4367.28%
White479,95633,6707.02%
Black165,43527,53416.64%
Other198,17126,61713.43%
Multiple162,98014,2628.75%
Islander12,4171,68913.6%
Native13,9371,54711.1%

9.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.32%

Male Poverty Rate

9.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alameda County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alameda County, California is Black, with 16.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alameda County, California is White, with 7.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.11%.

Alameda County, California Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.68%
High School11.7%
Some College9.46%
Bachelors or Greater4%

Alameda County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.88%
Male Unemployed21.03%
Female Employed4.4%
Male Employed3.43%

Alameda County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alameda County, California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$122,488$164,668
Families$149,535$191,190
Married Families$177,231$217,706
Non Families$74,382$104,805

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alameda County, California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Alameda County, California Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alameda County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alameda County, California Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alameda County, California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

45,170

Number of Veterans

41,570

Male Veterans

3,600

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam15,022
Second Gulf War9,189
First Gulf War7,865
Korea3,485
World War II1,115

Alameda County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+13,214
65 to 7410,638
35 to 549,179
55 to 647,984
18 to 344,155

Alameda County, California Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White23,7254.96%
Black8,8476.34%
Asian6,5461.51%
Hispanic5,5422.07%
2+ Races3,1362.94%
Other Race2,0101.35%
Native American5564.91%
Islander3503.42%

Alameda County, California Veterans by Race

Alameda County, California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alameda County, California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Alameda County, California Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alameda County, California Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alameda County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.95%

Born in Alameda County, California

66.73%

Native Born

33.27%

Foreign Born

14.82%

Non Citizen

18.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.73% of Alameda County, California residents were born in the United States, with 48.95% having been born in California. 14.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alameda County, California Place of Birth

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