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Alamo is in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "poplar"
The latitude of Alamo is 37.850N. The longitude is -122.031W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 259 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,626.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alamo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa 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 94526 ZIP code.
14% of Alamo residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alamo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alamo was $65,705, compared with $21,587 nationally.
64% of Alamo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alamo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,248. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,341.
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alamo political report.
The average commute time for Alamo workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alamo 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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