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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