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Hayward is a city in Alameda County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named after William Hayward, founder.
The latitude of Hayward is 37.668N. The longitude is -122.079W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 141,336.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hayward demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alameda County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94542 ZIP code.
6% of Hayward residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hayward ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hayward was $19,695, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Hayward residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hayward, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $849. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,513.
Libraries in Hayward include Hayward Public Library, Weekes Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hayward include Hayward Daily Review
Alameda County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hayward political report.
The average commute time for Hayward workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hayward between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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