Berkeley, California

Berkeley: The fourth most populous city in Alameda County, California. It is located on the San Francisco Bay in the East Bay region of California. Berkeley is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of California, Berkeley and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

About

Berkeley is a city located in the county of Alameda in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 112,580. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 122,726 inhabitants.

The city was created 158 years ago in 1865.

Berkeley is a city on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California. As home to the University of California, Berkeley, it is the principal city of the East Bay region.

History

Berkeley was incorporated as a town in 1878 and named for Irish philosopher George Berkeley. It was chosen as the site of the University of California in 1866, spurring growth.

Berkeley later became a center of counterculture and student activism in the 1960s. This shaped its identity as a socially progressive and intellectual enclave in the Bay Area.

Today the city is known for progressive politics, innovation, academic excellence, culture, and arts – trademark “Berkeley” values.

Economy

As home to UC Berkeley, the university and its affiliates are the top employer. Other major employers are Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bayer Corporation, Berkeley Unified School District, and the City of Berkeley.

Biotech, computer software, and clean energy are thriving sectors. Tourism, retail, and restaurants also contribute significantly to Berkeley's economy.

Attractions

Popular sites include the UC Berkeley campus, Gourmet Ghetto dining district, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley Marina, and UC Botanical Garden.

The city hosts vibrant cultural events year-round like the annual Berkeley Kite Festival on the shoreline at Cesar Chavez Park. Performing arts thrive at venues like the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Berkeley's unique character, educated populace, prosperous economy, and progressive values have solidified its reputation as a world-class city on the doorstep of San Francisco.

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Location of Berkeley on California map.

Quick Facts about Berkeley

Population : 122,726 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Alameda County
Head of government : President of the Town Board of Trustees of Berkeley, mayor of Berkeley, California
Postal code : 94702, 94703, 94704
Phone Area Codes : 510
Official name : Berkeley
Water as percent of area : 40.83%
Land as percent of area : 59.17%
Named for : George Berkeley
Altitude : 171 feet / 52 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1866 (158 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 01:12:02 (22nd May 2024)
Population growth : 8.27% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Berkeley is located at 37°52'18"N 122°16'22"W (37.8715900, -122.2727500). It has 2 neighbors: Ocean View and Piedmont.

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Demographics

The population of Berkeley increased by 8.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 112,580 - census
2011 113,968 1.22% estimation process
2012 115,309 1.16% estimation process
2013 116,944 1.4% estimation process
2014 118,697 1.48% estimation process
2015 120,749 1.7% estimation process
2016 121,547 0.66% estimation process
2017 122,164 0.51% estimation process
2018 121,663 -0.41% estimation process
2019 121,363 -0.25% estimation process
2020 122,726 1.11% estimation process

Berkeley zip code is 94702. County name: Alameda, County fips: 06001

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Where ot Eat in Berkeley

1 Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

Rating: 4.5 (1694)

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Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel

2 Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Rating: 4.3 (770)

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Hotel Shattuck Plaza

3 Graduate Berkeley

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4 The Faculty Club

Rating: 4.5 (176)

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The Faculty Club

Where to Stay in Berkeley

1 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina

Rating: 4 (2122)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina

2 La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley

Rating: 3.8 (553)

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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley

3 Berkeley City Club

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4 Rose Garden Inn

Rating: 3.6 (401)

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5 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel

Rating: 4.2 (382)

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Berkeley, an IHG Hotel

Other Places in Berkeley

1 Office of Vital Statistics - City of Berkeley

Rating: 3.8 (8)

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2 City of Berkeley - Civic Center

Rating: 2.7 (7)

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City of Berkeley - Civic Center

3 Berkeley Community Media

Rating: 4.2 (5)

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Berkeley Community Media

4 Berkeley Planning & Development Department

Rating: 3 (4)

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5 City of Berkeley Public Health Division

Rating: 2 (4)

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6 Berkeley City Council

Rating: 2.3 (3)

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7 Old Berkeley City Hall

Rating: 5 (2)

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Old Berkeley City Hall

8 USDA

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USDA

9 Berkeley Business License Department

Rating: 3 (2)

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10 City of Berkeley: Human Resources Department

Rating: 4 (1)

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People born in Berkeley (200)

People born in Berkeley, including Austrian musician Michael Schnitzler, cryptographer Ralph Merkle, German biologist Tobias Bonhoeffer, .

List

  • Frank Chin (American writer) he was born in 25/02/1940
  • Ursula K. Le Guin (American fantasy and science fiction author (1929-2018)) she was born in 21/10/1929
  • Rebecca Romijn (American actress and model) she was born in 06/11/1972
  • Nicole Richie (American television personality and actress) she was born in 21/09/1981
  • Nina Hartley (American movie actress, sex educator, and feminist) she was born in 11/03/1959
  • Robin Hobb (American fiction writer (pseudonym)) she was born in 05/03/1952
  • Kathleen Kennedy (American film producer) she was born in 05/06/1953
  • Melissa Sue Anderson (actress) she was born in 26/09/1962
  • Karen Grassle (American actress) she was born in 25/02/1944
  • Jane Sibbett (American actress) she was born in 28/11/1962
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (American writer) she was born in 15/09/1942
  • Daniel Wu (American actor and film director based in Hong Kong) he was born in 30/09/1974
  • Brett Jackson (American baseball player) he was born in 02/08/1988
  • Kim Vandenberg (American swimmer, Olympic bronze medalist, Pan American Games gold medalist) she was born in 13/12/1983
  • Rockmond Dunbar (American actor) he was born in 11/01/1973
  • Andy Samberg (American comedian and actor) he was born in 18/08/1978
  • John Fogerty (American musician, songwriter) he was born in 28/05/1945
  • Curtis T. McMullen (American mathematician and Fields medallist) he was born in 21/05/1957

Schools in Berkeley

College & universities near Berkeley, CA

Code Name City ZIP
486488 California Jazz Conservatory Berkeley (CA) 94704-1268
125170 Berkeley City College Berkeley (CA) 94704
384306 Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley Berkeley (CA) 94704
123916 Starr King School for the Ministry Berkeley (CA) 94709-1209
120795 Pacific School of Religion Berkeley (CA) 94709

Stations (46)

Amtrak & bus stations near Berkeley, CA

Code Name Address Type
BKY Berkeley station University Ave. and Third St. RAIL
EMY Emeryville station 5885 Horton Street RAIL
OKJ Oakland – Jack London Square station 245 Second Street RAIL
RIC Richmond station 1700 Nevin Avenue RAIL
SFF San Francisco (Financial), California 5 Embarcadero Center BUS

Post offices near Berkeley

Post Office Name City ZIP
Berkeley Post Office Berkeley (CA) 94704
North Berkeley Post Office Berkeley (CA) 94709
Sather Ga Post Office Berkeley (CA) 94704
A Station Berkeley Post Office Berkeley (CA) 94702
Landsca Post Office Berkeley (CA) 94707

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Berkeley , Missouri suburb of St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States with a population of 8,892 people.
  • Berkeley , Illinois village in Cook County, Illinois, United States of America with a population of 4,985 people.

Other cities in Alameda County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Alameda County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Oakland 424,891 The third most populous city in California, Oakland is a major center for business, manufacturing, and culture.
Fremont 234,569 The fifth most populous city in California.
Hayward 157,966 The seventh most populous city in Alameda County, California.
Livermore 91,617 A city in Alameda County, California.
San Leandro 89,161 A city in Alameda County, California.
Pleasanton 80,247 A city in Alameda County, California.
Alameda 78,841 A city in Alameda County, California.
Union City 74,107 A city in Placer County, California.
Dublin 66,936 The most populous city in Alameda County, California.
Castro Valley 61,388 A city in Alameda County, California.
Newark 49,699 A city in Alameda County, California.
Ashland 21,925 City in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States
Albany 20,031 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Cherryland 14,728 Census designated place
Emeryville 11,875 City in the United States state of California
Piedmont 11,335 City in California

Distance to Other Cities

Berkeley distances to largest California cities