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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.


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Median household income
Local
$51,177
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hayward demographic reports
Hayward is on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay.
Former and merged names include:
· Haywards
· Haywood
Public transportation: AC Transit, BART (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 600. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Kristi Yamaguchi, figure skater, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Sulphur Creek Nature Center, Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, Garin Regional Park, Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park, Hayward Regional Shoreline
Historic sites and museums: Hayward Area Historical Society Museum, McConaghy Estate
Colleges and universities: California State University, Chabot College, Heald College School of Technology
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 143

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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.

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20% of Hayward residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hayward, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $849.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,513.


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Libraries in Hayward include Hayward Public Library, Weekes Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hayward include Hayward Daily Review

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Alameda County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hayward political report.

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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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