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Alameda County
  • County in California

Report Card

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

editorial

Alameda County is located in California with a population of 1,663,823. Alameda County is one of the best places to live in California. In Alameda County, most residents own their homes. In Alameda County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alameda County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Alameda County are highly rated.

About

Population
1,663,823

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$999,200
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,229
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Alameda County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    241.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    49.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    286.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    418.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,671.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    753.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

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Alameda County Reviews

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