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Annual Income: Over 48% of Alameda households have annual incomes over $50,000. The average household income is $68,376.

Within a five-mile radius, 70,000 people hold a Bachelor's Degree or better, and 62,500 households have an income over $50,000.

Growth: With a population of nearly 80,000, and a projected growth to 95,000 by the year 2010, Alameda now ranks as one of the most dynamic cities in the Bay Area. Alameda grew nearly 20% from 1980 to 1990.

Consumer Demand: Alameda's retailers generate nearly $400 million in sales each year. By major retail category, restaurants garner $54 million, grocery/drug items $230 million, home electronics over $14 million, apparel over $50 million, footwear $11 million, home furnishings over $6 million, home appliances over $6 million and home improvements/remodeling over $17 million annually.

Education: 98% of Alameda high school students complete all four years. Approximately 65% of residents over 25 are college-educated, and 40% are employed in executive, managerial and technical occupations.

The community is also home to the College of Alameda and the California School of Professional Psychology. A one-stop employment center at the city of Alameda can help link employers with qualified employees.

California State University at Hayward and the University of California at Berkeley are both in close proximity to Alameda. They provide higher education to residents and a top-notch work force to employers.

Technology-Related Businesses: The city's success in attracting high-tech companies is evidenced by the concentration of software, programming, networking, peripheral manufacturing, alternative transportation, biotech and related service companies. Over 200 high-tech businesses are located throughout the city in the Harbor Bay and Marina Village business parks, and the Lincoln Alameda Center. The former Naval Air Station -- now Alameda Point -- is undergoing conversion to private and commercial uses.

Jobs: Among its labor force of 38,240, approximately 37,000 Alamedans are currently employed. The unemployment rate, city-wide, is a low 3.1%.

Transportation: Alameda is served by AC Transit, BART shuttle service, and two ferry systems. The Oakland International Airport is immediately adjacent to Alameda. The community is accessible from Highway 880 via four bridges and from the Oakland/Jack London Square area by tunnels running beneath the estuary.

Alameda's compact geography, in addition to its bicycle and pedestrian-friendly amenities, encourages alternative transportation within Alameda.

Housing: The vacancy rate in Alameda is under 5%. There are 14,800 rental units and the median value of owner occupied property is $280,000. Alameda offers housing in all price ranges to meet the needs of residents.

Hospital: Alameda offers one of the most modern hospitals in the Bay Area Alameda Hospital has served our community for over 109 years. Please visit their web site, for up to date information on the hospital and Alameda's doctors.

Recreation: Alameda has 14 parks, many equipped with first-rate baseball diamonds, tournament-quality golf courses, soccer fields, beaches, bird refuges, bicycle and pedestrian paths, natural open space, extensive picnic areas, and waterfronts.

The shoreline parks along the San Francisco Bay and the San Leandro Marina extend for over six miles, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline and the East Bay hills. Marinas abound, with over a dozen yacht brokers, a half dozen yacht clubs and over 3,400 boat slips and dry boat storage spaces, more than any other community in the Bay Area, second in the nation to Marina Del Ray.

Arts: Alameda hosts several of its own community arts including; theater, a civic light opera, a community band, a historical museum, cultural activities and a diverse community of musicians, writers, craftspersons and artists. Alameda is within minutes of the galleries, museums, theaters, symphony, ballet and opera in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. (This information is from the City of Alameda Site:

For more demographic Information, please visit the Economic Development Alliance for Business for all the demographic information you might need.

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