Alameda County Data Profile

Demographics Total Percent Year Sources Error
Total Population 1,510,271 2010 Census 2010
Total Population 1,443,744 2000 Census 2000
Males 740,573 49.0% 2010 Census 2010
Females 769,698 51.0% 2010 Census 2010
Population under 5 97,652 6.5% 2010 Census 2010
Population 0-17 340,621 22.6% 2010 Census 2010
Population 18-64 1,001,904 66.3% 2010 Census 2010
Population 65+ 167,746 11.1% 2010 Census 2010
Population Density/sq. mi. 2,048 2010 Census 2010
Median Family Income 83,567 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 4,047
Median Household Income 68,405 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 2,444
Per Capita Income 26,680 1999 Census 2000 +/- 1,243
Households w/ Social Security Income 33,370 21% 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 1.5%
Households w/ Supplemental Income 9,138 6% 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 1%
Families in Poverty 7.3% 2009 ACS 2009 +/- .8
People in Poverty 10.7% 2009 ACS 2009 +/- .8
Children in Poverty 13.8% 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 1.8
Race & Ethnicity1 Count Percent Year Sources
African American Population 184,126 12.2 2010 Census 2010
Hispanic Population 339,889 22.5 2010 Census 2010
Asian Population 390,524 25.9 2010 Census 2010
White Alone Population 514,559 34.1 2010 Census 2010
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4,189 0.3 2010 Census 2010
Mixed Race Population 60,862 5.6% 2010 Census 2010
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 11,931 0.8% 2010 Census 2010
Some Other Race alone 4,191 0.3% 2010 Census 2010
People with Disabilities (Aged 5+) 248,558 2000 Census 2000
Foreign Born People 27.2% 2000 Census 2000
Language other than English spoken at home (age 5+) 36.8% 2000 Census 2000
Crime Count Rate per 100,000 Year Sources
UCR Part 1 Crimes2 66,663 4,470 2009 FBI UCR 2009/ACS 2009
Violent crime 11,193 750 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Murder & non-negligent manslaughter 138 9 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Forcible rape 565 38 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Robbery 5,139 345 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Aggravated assault 5,351 359 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Property crime 55,026 3,689 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Burglary 11,598 778 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Larceny-theft 30,936 2,074 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Motor vehicle theft 12,492 838 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Arson 444 30 2009 FBI UCR 2009
Reentry Count Percent Year Sources
Adult Probationers 12,369 2010 ACPD
Juvenile Probationers 1,985 Dec. 2010 ACPD
Parolees (State) 4,935 Jan. 2011 CDCR
Parolees (Federal) 980 Aug. 2009 CDCR
Employment Count Percent Year Sources Error
Unemployed 85,537 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 5,491
Labor Force 806,058 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 7,051
Persons in Government Jobs 103,131 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 5,081
Service Jobs 107,147 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 5,756
Transportation, Comms & Utility Jobs 37,184 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 3,503
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Jobs 47,274 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 3,772
Manufacturing Jobs 78,693 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 5,237
Retail Trade Jobs 68,917 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 5,514
Construction Jobs 46,186 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 3,836
Wholesale Jobs 23,567 2009 ACS 2009 +/- 2,995
Housing Count Percent Year Sources Error
Households 545,138 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 1,580
Housing Units 582,549 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 1,728
Vacant Housing Units 37,411 6.4% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 1,115
Occupied Housing Units 545,138 93.6% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 1,580
Owner-Occupied Units3 291,242 53.4% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate
Renter-Occupied Units3 253,896 46.6% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate
Persons per Household 2.7 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/-0.02
1-Person Households3 28.3% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.4
2-Person Households3 29.7% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.4
3-Person Households3 16.8% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.4
4-Person+ Households3 25.2% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.3
African American Homeowners3 14.9% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.2
Hispanic Homeowners3 15.1% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.3
Asian Homeowners3 21.1% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.2
Caucasian Homeowners3 45.9% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.3
Native American Homeowners3 0.6% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.1
Foreclosure Count Rate per 1,000 units Year Sources
# NOTs issued in 2010 7,127 2010 First American CoreLogic
# NOTs past 2006-2010 24,934 2006-2010 First American CoreLogic
# NODs issued in 2010 11,691 2010 Foreclosure Radar
# NODs from 2006-2010 53,301 2006-2010 Foreclosure Radar
REO Properties in Dec. 2010 4,624 Dec. 2010 First American CoreLogic
5-year NOD rate 101.84 2006-2010 Foreclosure Radar/US Census
5-year NOT rate 47.64 2006-2010 First American CoreLogic/US Census
Health Count Percent/ Rate per 1,000 Year Sources Error
Insured Persons 1,291,564 87.3% CHIS +/- 0.3%
Uninsured Persons 187,438 12.7% CHIS +/- 0.6%
All Cause Mortality Rate (per 100,000) 27,728 2006-2008 ACPHD
Teen Births 4,011 2006-2008 ACPHD
Low Weight Birth Rate 4,548 7.2% 3-year avg ACPHD
PreTerm Birth Rate 9.5% 2005 ACPHD
Education Count Percent Year Sources Error
Persons age 25+ 989,608 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate
Persons age 25+  without a high school degree 7.6% 2005-09 ACS 5-Year Estimate +/- 0.2%
Persons age 25+  with a high school degree/equivalent 82.4% 2000 Census 2000
Persons age 25+ with a Bachelor’s degree or higher 34.9% 2000 Census 2000
CST ELA Proficiency4 153,277 57.8% 2009-2010 CDE
CST Math Proficiency5 150,944 24.5% 2009-2010 CDE
Dropout Rate6 4,996 27% 2008-2009 CDE
ACS = American Community Survey
NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics
CDE = California Department of Education
HUD = Housing and Urban Development
OUSD = Oakland Unified School District
ACPHD = Alameda County Public Health Department
UCR = Uniform Crime Reports
Note: percentages are not displayed for estimate data.
1 Census considers Hispanic/Latino an ethnicity, independent of race
2 Used census 2009 figure of 1,491,482 for population
3 Universe is occupied housing units
4 English-Language Arts – Grades 2-11
5 Mathematics – Grades 2-7, & end-of-course
6 Adjusted Grade 9-12 4-year Derived Dropout Rate

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