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Alameda
  • Suburb of Oakland, CA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Alameda is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 79,827. Alameda is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Alameda offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alameda there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alameda and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Alameda are highly rated.

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About Alameda...
Population
79,827

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$920,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,973
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Alameda Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    87.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    15.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    142.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    251.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,330.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    602.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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