A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Berkeley ...
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).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Berkeley, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 4, 1878.
Berkeley is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Berkeley lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Berkeley is within the (510) area code.
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 (which is 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.
Adding Berkeley 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Berkeley on a Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Berkeley on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 24 Feb 2021