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Welcome to Alameda ...

The coastal city of Alameda is located in Alameda County<1>.

When the people of Alameda refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alamedan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alameda has a population of 78,338 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 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 2018 Census Estimates, Alameda had an population of 78,338 people. This is an increase of 6.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.41% 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 total 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 (with a count of 72,259 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alameda.

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.

  • San Francisco [San Francisco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Francisco
    • San Francisco [San Francisco County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Alameda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 883,305 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Francisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Francisco<7>
  • Hayward [Alameda County]
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    • Hayward [Alameda County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alameda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 159,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayward
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayward<7>
  • Concord [Contra Costa County]
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    • Concord [Contra Costa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Alameda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 129,688 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<7>
  • Berkeley [Alameda County]
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    • Berkeley [Alameda County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Alameda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 121,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berkeley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Richmond [Contra Costa County]
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      • Richmond [Contra Costa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Alameda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 110,146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<7>
    • Daly City [San Mateo County]
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      • Daly City [San Mateo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Alameda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 107,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daly City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daly City<7>
    • San Mateo [San Mateo County]
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      • San Mateo [San Mateo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Alameda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 105,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Mateo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Mateo<7>
    • Redwood City [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood City
      • Redwood City [San Mateo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Alameda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 86,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redwood City<7>
    • San Ramon [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Ramon
      • San Ramon [Contra Costa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Alameda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 75,839 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Ramon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Ramon<7>
    • Union City [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Alameda County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alameda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 74,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City<7>

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 ...

The Communities of California

About Alameda County

About California

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Alameda, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alameda refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alameda may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alameda.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alameda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alameda). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alameda or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Alameda includes: 94501 & 94502.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alameda) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alameda. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alameda

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alameda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7642, Longitude: -122.2428    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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