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Welcome to Berkeley ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Berkeley has a population of 121,363 people<3> (see below for details).

Berkeley was incorporated April 4, 1878.

The community of Berkeley is near sea level<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Berkeley: (510)

The ZIP codes for Berkeley: 94701-94710, 94712, 94720<5>

Websites for Berkeley ...

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

Chamber of Commerce:   www.berkeleychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Berkeley had an population of 121,363 people. This is an increase of 7.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Berkeley had a population of 112,580 people (or 7.45% of the total population of Alameda County). This makes Berkeley the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Berkeley represents 0.3% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 112,580 people, the population of Berkeley increased 9.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 102,743 people).

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

Communities Also Named Berkeley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Berkeley - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Ontario, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Berkeley.

Communities near Berkeley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Berkeley.

  • San Francisco [San Francisco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Francisco
    • San Francisco [San Francisco County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Berkeley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 881,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Francisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Francisco<7>
  • Hayward [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayward
    • Hayward [Alameda County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Berkeley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,203 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Berkeley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,295 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<7>
  • Vallejo [Solano County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vallejo
    • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Berkeley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vallejo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Daly City [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daly City
      • Daly City [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daly City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daly City<7>
    • San Leandro [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Leandro
      • San Leandro [Alameda County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Leandro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Leandro<7>
    • Alameda [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
      • Alameda [Alameda County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Berkeley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 77,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alameda<7>
    • San Ramon [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Ramon
      • San Ramon [Contra Costa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Berkeley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Ramon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Ramon<7>
    • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
      • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Berkeley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 70,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Creek<7>
    • South San Francisco [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South San Francisco
      • South San Francisco [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South San Francisco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South San Francisco<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 Berkeley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Berkeley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Berkeley. 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 Berkeley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Berkeley. Our list includes 80 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Berkeley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Berkeley ...

Looking for more information about Berkeley? 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 Berkeley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Berkeley.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Alameda County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Berkeley: www.ci.berkeley.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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berkeley - 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 Berkeley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Berkeley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Berkeley includes: 94701, 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94706, 94707, 94708, 94709, 94712 & 94720.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Berkeley) 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 Berkeley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Berkeley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkeley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8704, Longitude: -122.2820    
<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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