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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.


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Median household income
Local
$56,285
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alameda demographic reports
Alameda spans two islands and part of a peninsula on the east side of San Francisco Bay.
Alameda Naval Air Station operated here until 1997.

The community boasts the oldest municipal electrical system in operation in California.

Public transportation: AC Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 332. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "The Net"
· 1999 movie, "The Matrix" (and sequels)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Art in the Park - Aug. 26, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alameda web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Crown Beach
Historic sites and museums: Alameda Historical Museum, Crab Cove Visitor Center
Colleges and universities: College of Alameda, Alliant University - Alameda
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 209

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Alameda 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 94501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

42% of Alameda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alameda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $851.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,861.


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Libraries in Alameda include Alameda Free Library, Bay Farm Island Branch, West End Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Alameda include Alameda Sun, Alameda Times-Star

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

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Alameda restaurants taking online reservations include Speisekammer ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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