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The county name derives from Spanish term for "poplar."

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Alameda County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 1,455,235. This was an increase of  .80% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$55,946
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alameda County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Alameda County was $37,945. This was an increase of 28.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 123% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Oakland
Census 2000 highlights: Ranked ninth among U.S. counties in percentage Asian population (20.4%)

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8% of Alameda County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alameda County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Alameda County include All Saints Cemetery, Cedar Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery, Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Dominican Sisters Cemetery, Dublin Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Mausoleum, Fremont Memorial Park, Holy Ghost Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Alameda County include Alameda, Albany, Altamont, Ashland, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Chinatown, Dimond, Dublin ... View communities

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Colleges in Alameda County include Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, American Baptist Seminary of the West, California State University - Hayward, Chabot College, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, College of Alameda, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Heald College - Hayward ... View colleges

School districts in Alameda County include Alameda City Unified, Albany City Unified, Berkeley Unified, Castro Valley Unified, Dublin Unified, Emery Unified, Fremont Unified, Hayward Unified, Livermore Valley Joint Unified, Mountain House Elementary ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Alameda County include Alameda Free Library, Albany Library, Asian Branch Library, Bay Farm Island Branch, Berkeley Public Library - Central, Brookfield Village Library, California Genealogical Society, Castro Valley Library, Centerville Library, Cesar E. Chavez Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Alameda County include Alameda Sun, Alameda Times-Star, East Bay Express, Fremont Argus, Hayward Daily Review, Oakland Tribune, San Leandro Times, Tri-Valley Herald ... View newspapers

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

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Airports in Alameda County include Oakland International Airport

Hotels in Alameda County include Americas Best Value Inn-Hayward, Amerihost, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Beau Sky Hotel, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley Inn, Berkeley Travelodge, Best Value Inn, Best Western ... More hotels

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