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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Among its labor force of 38,240, approximately 37,000 Alamedans
are currently employed. The unemployment rate, city-wide, is a low
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.
geography, in addition to its bicycle and pedestrian-friendly amenities,
encourages alternative transportation within Alameda.
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
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, www.alamedahospital.org
for up to date information on the hospital and Alameda's doctors.
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.
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.
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: www.ci.alameda.ca.us)
For more demographic Information, please visit the Economic Development
Alliance for Business www.edab.org
for all the demographic information you might need.