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Alameda, California
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Welcome to Alameda ...

The coastal city of Alameda is located in Alameda County.

When the people of Alameda refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alamedan<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alameda has a population of 78,906 people<2> (see below for details).

Alameda was established in 1853 and was incorporated April 19, 1854.

The community of Alameda is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Alameda lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alameda lies within the (510) area code.

The ZIP codes for Alameda: 94501-94502<4>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 72,259 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alameda had an population of 78,906 people. This is an increase of 6.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.2% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alameda ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Berkeley   [Map]   121,240   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Concord   [Map]   128,726   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Daly City   [Map]   106,472   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hayward   [Map]   158,937   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Redwood City   [Map]   84,950   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Richmond   [Map]   109,813   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alameda. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alameda. Our list includes 35 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alameda:

Websites for Alameda ...

Official Website: www.ci.alameda.ca.us/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alameda, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alameda.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alameda. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.state.ca.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alameda.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alameda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Alameda. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alameda

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alameda. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7642, Longitude: -122.2428     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alameda.