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Alameda is a city in Alameda County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "grove of poplar trees."
The latitude of Alameda is 37.765N. The longitude is -122.24W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 71,805.
The community boasts the oldest municipal electrical system in operation in California.
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10% of Alameda residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alameda ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alameda was $30,982, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Alameda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Alameda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $851. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,861.
Libraries in Alameda include Alameda Free Library, Bay Farm Island Branch, West End Branch ... View libraries
Alameda County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alameda political report.
Alameda restaurants taking online reservations include Speisekammer ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Alameda workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alameda between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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