County of Alameda, CA
County of Alameda, CA

Demographics

Alameda County is the seventh most populous county in California, and has 14 incorporated cities and several unincorporated communities. The total population is estimated to be 1,510,271 as of April 2010, a 4.6% increase from April 2000. During the same time period, California’s population rose 10%.

QuickFacts Alameda County California
Population, 2010 1,510,271 37,253,956
Population, Percent Change, 2000 to 2010 4.6% 10%
College Graduates, persons 25 and over, 2010 (1) 46.7% 37.7%
Housing units, 2010 582,549 13,680,081
Homeownership rate, 2010 53.43% 55.9%
Households, 2010 545,138 12,577,498
Persons per household, 2010 2.77 2.96
Median Household Income, 2010 (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) (1) $67,169 $57,708
Per Capita Income, 2010 (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) (1) $32,398 $27,353
Families Whose Income in the Past 12 Months is Below the Poverty Level (1) 9.3% 11.8%
People Whose Income in the Past 12 Months is Below the Poverty Level (1) 13.5% 15.8%
Unemployment, Civilian Labor Force, 2010 (1) 12.1% 12.8%
Health Insurance Coverage, Civilian Non-Institutionalized Population, 2010 (1) 86.7% 81.5%
Land Area, 2010 (square miles) 738 155,959
Persons per Square Mile, 2010 2,046 239

Source: U.S. Census 2010, except (1): 2010 American Community Survey, 1-year, U.S. Census Bureau.