Most Expensive Berkeley Neighborhoods
|1||Claremont Ave / Ashby Ave|
|2||College Ave / Russell St|
|3||Arlington Ave / Marin Ave|
|4||The Alameda / Monterey Ave|
|5||Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology / Hawthorne Ter|
|6||Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary / Grizzly Peak Blvd|
|7||Marin Ave / Cragmont Ave|
|8||Monterey Ave / Colusa Ave|
|9||Coventry Rd / Arlington Ave|
Berkeley 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 118,853 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Berkeley is the 52nd largest community in California. Berkeley has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Berkeley home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Berkeley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Berkeley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Berkeley is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berkeley who work in teaching (14.21%), management occupations (13.08%) and office and administrative support (9.62%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Berkeley has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Berkeley is also a city of artists. Berkeley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Berkeley’s character.
Also of interest is that Berkeley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Berkeley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.38% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Berkeley really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Berkeley is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Berkeley more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Berkeley’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Berkeley a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Berkeley a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One of the nice things about Berkeley 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Berkeley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Berkeley‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Berkeley, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Berkeley is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.23% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Berkeley in 2010 was $42,406, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,624 for a family of four. However, Berkeley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Berkeley is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Berkeley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berkeley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Berkeley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Berkeley include German, English, Irish, Italian, European and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Berkeley's cultural character, accounting for 20.81% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Berkeley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||45,569|
|BERKELEY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||37.75%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||62.25%|
|TYPE OF BERKELEY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||43.30%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.60%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||19.33%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||33.48%|
|SIZE OF BERKELEY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.37%|
|AGE OF BERKELEY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.38%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||14.88%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||29.46%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||50.29%|
|BERKELEY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,082,514|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,860|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $77,000||0.80%|
|$77,001 - $155,000||1.16%|
|$155,001 - $310,000||2.13%|
|$310,001 - $465,000||3.07%|
|$465,001 - $620,000||5.99%|
|$620,001 - $775,000||9.22%|
|$775,001 - $1,162,000||31.48%|
|$1,162,001 - $1,550,000||25.07%|
|PEOPLE OF BERKELEY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.84%|
|5 TO 17||8.85%|
|18 TO 24||25.64%|
|25 TO 34||17.03%|
|35 TO 54||21.04%|
|55 TO 64||10.59%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.02%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.53%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$65,283|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,406|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||19.97%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (25.33%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (16.68%)
Information Technology (4.32%)
Public Service (3.28%)
Real estate (2.14%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.52%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.43%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.22%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.12%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.83%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||10.86%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (9.90%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (73.39%)
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