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Alameda County, CA&

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0.58% growth
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Median Household Income
10.1% growth
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Number of Employees
1.42% growth
Median Property Value
8.66% growth

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The economy of Alameda County, CA employs 848,374 people. The economy of Alameda County, CA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.05; 1.62; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alameda County, CA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (131,800), Healthcare & Social Assistance (98,799), and Educational Services (80,921), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($81,395), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($81,072), and Utilities ($80,136).

Median household income in Alameda County, CA is $89,979. Males in Alameda County, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,697. The income inequality of Alameda County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Alameda County, CA. In Alameda County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,394. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Alameda County, CA is home to a population of 1.65M people, from which 84.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alameda County, CA is composed of 526,129 White residents (31.9%), 479,499 Asian residents (29.1%), 371,072 Hispanic residents (22.5%), 171,040 Black residents (10.4%), and 77,358 Two+ residents (4.69%). The most common foreign languages in Alameda County, CA are Spanish (244,980 speakers), Chinese (124,829 speakers), and Tagalog (56,410 speakers), but compared to other places, Alameda County, CA has a relative high number of Chinese (124,829 speakers), Hindi (27,558 speakers), and Tagalog (56,410 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Alameda County, CA awarded 27,182 degrees. The student population of Alameda County, CA is skewed towards females, with 11,199 male students and 15,983 female students. Most students in Alameda County, CA are White (7,800 and 28.7%), followed by Asian (7,072 and 26%), Hispanic or Latino (4,287 and 15.8%), and Unknown (1,898 and 6.98%). The largest universities in Alameda County, CA by number of graduates are University of California-Berkeley (12,172 and 44.8%), California State University-East Bay (4,174 and 15.4%), and Ohlone College (1,298 and 4.78%). The most popular majors in Alameda County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,032 and 3.8%), Registered Nursing (681 and 2.51%), and General Psychology (679 and 2.5%). The median tuition costs in Alameda County, CA are $36,574 for private four year colleges, and $11,220 and $37,902 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alameda County, CA is $713,600, which is 3.48 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $656,700 to $713,600, a 8.66% increase. The homeownership rate of Alameda County, CA is 52.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Alameda County, CA have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alameda County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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