Most Expensive Alameda Neighborhoods
Alameda is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 77,660 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Alameda is the 108th largest community in California. Alameda has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Alameda home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Alameda real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Alameda is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alameda is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alameda who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), management occupations (13.78%) and sales jobs (9.11%).
Also of interest is that Alameda has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Alameda is also a city of artists. Alameda has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Alameda’s character.
Another interesting thing about Alameda, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the nice things about Alameda is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Alameda is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alameda, the average commute to work is 30.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Alameda’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Alameda is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Alameda area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Alameda are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.20% of adults in Alameda have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Alameda in 2010 was $42,331, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,324 for a family of four. However, Alameda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alameda is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alameda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alameda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Alameda also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alameda include German, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish and French.
Alameda also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.71%.
The languages spoken by people in Alameda are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Alameda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||30,346|
|ALAMEDA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||46.85%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||53.15%|
|TYPE OF ALAMEDA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||42.85%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||10.61%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||15.40%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||30.94%|
|SIZE OF ALAMEDA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.20%|
|AGE OF ALAMEDA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.89%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||32.96%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||27.30%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||34.85%|
|ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$958,860|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,908|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $77,000||1.53%|
|$77,001 - $155,000||0.94%|
|$155,001 - $310,000||1.97%|
|$310,001 - $465,000||4.48%|
|$465,001 - $620,000||6.72%|
|$620,001 - $775,000||12.30%|
|$775,001 - $1,162,000||42.94%|
|$1,162,001 - $1,550,000||22.17%|
|PEOPLE OF ALAMEDA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.85%|
|5 TO 17||14.73%|
|18 TO 24||7.00%|
|25 TO 34||13.53%|
|35 TO 54||31.90%|
|55 TO 64||13.37%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.61%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||91.07%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$76,439|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,331|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||10.58%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (14.88%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.12%)
Public Service (4.58%)
Information Technology (4.26%)
Real estate (2.10%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.40%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.34%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.67%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.73%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||7.57%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.86%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (9.72%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (65.95%)
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