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Welcome to Berkeley ...

The city of Berkeley is located in Alameda County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Berkeley has a population of 122,324 people<2> (see below for details).

Berkeley was incorporated April 4, 1878.

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

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<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Berkeley had an population of 122,324 people. This is an increase of 8.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.06% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Berkeley ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alameda   [Map]   79,177   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Daly City   [Map]   107,074   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hayward   [Map]   160,500   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
San Francisco   [Map]   884,363   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
San Leandro   [Map]   90,553   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Berkeley. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Berkeley. Our list includes 80 papers.

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

Websites for Berkeley ...

Official Website:   www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.berkeleychamber.com/

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.

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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>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.

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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 Berkeley.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berkeley - 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 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.

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<5>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- Berkeley) 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 Berkeley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].

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