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Welcome to Alameda ...
When the people of Alameda refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alamedan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Alameda has a population of 77,624 people<3> (see below for details).
Alameda was established in 1853 and was incorporated April 19, 1854.
The community of Alameda is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Alameda lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Alameda: (510)
The ZIP codes for Alameda: 94501-94502<5>
Websites for Alameda ...
Official Website: www.ci.alameda.ca.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alameda had an population of 77,624 people. This is an increase of 5.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.42% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alameda had a population of 73,812 people. This makes Alameda the county's 7th most populous community.
The population of Alameda represents 0.2% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 73,812 people, the population of Alameda increased 2.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 72,259 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alameda.
Adding Alameda to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Alameda in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Alameda elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alameda on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Alameda ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Alameda: This one is located in Alameda County and the other is located in Kern County.
Beyond California, there are 11 communities that are also named Alameda - they are located in Colorado, Florida (2), Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Saskatchewan and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alameda.
Communities near Alameda ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alameda.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alameda. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alameda.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alameda. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alameda.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alameda. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alameda.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alameda ...
Looking for more information about Alameda? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Alameda, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alameda.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Alameda: www.ci.alameda.ca.us/
The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 07 Apr 2021