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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Alameda is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 78,462. 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.
About Alameda...
Population
78,462

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$797,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,720
National
$949
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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    119.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    276.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,481.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    510.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Alameda

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,150
National
$55,322
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Alameda is a very nice residential area that's suitable for families with children as well as single people. It has beautiful and very convenient planning and diverse ethnic background. The schools in Alameda are great. Plus, it's right on the ocean!
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Alameda is a cute little suburban town/island across the water from SanFrancisco located between Oakland and San Leandro. It is a great place for families with younger children (parks, beach), senior citizens (old folks homes, 25mph speed limit), and pretty much anyone looking for a safer place to live. Alameda is growing in attractions so streets have become a little more congested but the attractions give all the more reason to come into town! Demographically, Alameda is mostly White and Asian and mixed but definitely a much lower amount of Black and brown people than the neighboring cities. All in all, Alameda is nice little town but for some it might seem too small and not diverse enough to seek permanent residency. Beautiful island town nevertheless!
Alameda is a small island that is packed with a lot of amenities! There's really no reason to leave Alameda unless you work in another city. The community is pretty safe and quiet. There are plenty of amazing homes that cost a pretty dime, so it's not that affordable. However, I think it is worth it.