Berkeley, CA: What you need to know

Famous as a center for academics, free speech and the arts, Berkeley is situated along San Francisco Bay’s eastern shore and is home to the University of California, Berkeley. Nearly 70 percent of residents have an associate’s degree or better, and residents enjoy luxuries like multiple parks and an Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. The main thoroughfare for entertainment venues in the city is Shattuck Avenue, which passes through several distinct neighborhoods.


Berkeley, CA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 117,384
Median Age 31
Median Household Income $66,237
Median Home Price $741,900
Walkscore 79

Berkeley, CA Rankings

Berkeley , CA Real Estate

A College Town and More, Berkeley Ranks No. 6 on our 2015 Top 100 Best Places to Live

Berkeley, Calif., supports small businesses, a thriving arts and culture scene, and a growing, energetic downtown.

Berkeley, CA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48.8%
  Female 51.2%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 86
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Median Population

Median Age 31.4%
Age 18 Over 87.5%
Age 21 Over 75.3%
Age 62 Over 16.8%
Age 65 Over 13.6%


  Ethnicity White 62.4%
  Ethnicity Black 7.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 19.6%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 11.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 3.4%


  Median Household Income $66,237
  Median Home Price $741,900
  Homes Owned 57.4%
  Homes Rent 42.6%
  Median Property Rent $1,362


  English Only 72.1%
  English Other 27.9%

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Commute Types

  Walked 17.4%
  Worked at Home 10.6%
  Public Transportation 21.6%
  Other Means 9.8%
  Drove Alone 33.7%
  Carpooled 6.9%

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