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Welcome to Hayward ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Hayward has a population of 158,997 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Hayward, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 11, 1876.
Hayward is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Hayward lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Hayward: (510)
The ZIP codes for Hayward: 94540-94545, 94557<4>
Websites for Hayward ...
Official Website: www.hayward-ca.gov/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hayward had an population of 158,997 people. This is an increase of 10.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.54% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Hayward had a population of 144,186 people (or 9.55% of the total population of Alameda County). This makes Hayward the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Hayward represents 0.39% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 144,186 people, the population of Hayward increased 2.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 140,030 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Hayward.
Adding Hayward to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Hayward in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hayward was on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hayward on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Hayward ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Hayward: This one is located in Alameda County and the other is located in Mariposa County.
Beyond California, there are 10 communities that are also named Hayward - they are located in British Columbia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hayward.
Communities near Hayward ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hayward.
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 Hayward. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hayward.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hayward. 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 Hayward.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hayward. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hayward.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hayward ...
Looking for more information about Hayward? 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 Hayward, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hayward.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Hayward: www.hayward-ca.gov/
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: 18 Sep 2021