Alameda County

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Alameda County, California

1221 Oak St Suite 555
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 272-6984
Fax: (510) 272-3784

Along San Francisco Bay E of San Francisco; organized in Mar 25, 1853 from Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. Name Origin: From Spanish 'grove of poplar trees.'

Area (sq mi):: 821.15 (land 737.57; water 83.57) Population per square mile: 1964.40
Population 2005: 1,448,905 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 12.90% Population 2000: 1,443,741 (White 40.90%; Black or African American 14.90%; Hispanic or Latino 19.00%; Asian 20.40%; Other 15.70%). Foreign born: 27.20%. Median age: 34.50
Income 2000: per capita $26,680; median household $55,946; Population below poverty level: 11.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $38,466-$38,521
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 30.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Oakland County seat (397,976)
  • Fremont (202,373)
  • Hayward (140,795)
  • Berkeley (101,517)
  • San Leandro (79,183)
  • Livermore (77,983)
  • Alameda (71,136)
  • Union City (68,938)
  • Pleasanton (65,951)
  • Newark (42,511)
  • Dublin (36,995)
  • Albany (16,216)
  • Piedmont (10,713)

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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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    --$73 million Alameda County Joint Powers Authority taxable lease revenue bonds, series 2018 'AA+'.
    10 commuter train was traveling from San Jose to Stockton when the first two cars went off the tracks near Niles Canyon Road in Sunol, a rural area of Alameda County about 45 miles east of San Francisco, the AP said.
    "Our message is that you wouldn't let your family go without clothes--why let them go without health coverage?" said Lori Cox, director of the Alameda County Social Services Agency, which unveiled the ads in January.
    The law was unanimously approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in July and is expected to go into effect later this year.
    In northern California, Alameda County voters narrowly rejected Measure B1, which would have doubted the transportation sales tax to one cent and extend it.
    The final judgment was signed in Alameda County, where the case was filed.
    After last year's roaring success when Pleasanton staged the Wathda Stud Farm Cup on the sidelines of the Alameda County Fair, the Festival's Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup will make its debut at this famous racecourse.
    The gunman was arrested about five miles away near a Safeway supermarket in Alameda County, according to local media.
    Alameda County Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon accepted a plea deal from 23-year-old Devaughndre Broussard and sentenced him to 25 years in state prison after he confessed to killing Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey in August 2007 while Bailey was walking to work.
    Mills Seminary, Seminary Park, Alameda County, Cal., [1127], circa 1872

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