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Berkeley is a city in California with a population of 121,485. Berkeley is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Berkeley offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Berkeley there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Berkeley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Berkeley are highly rated.

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About Berkeley...
Population
121,485

Home Listings

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,004,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,722
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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
    142.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    60.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    300.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    627.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,066.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    400.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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