Berkeley demographics profile

StatisticBerkeleyCaliforniaNational
Population118,58538,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)11,32223291
Median age31.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%52%55%
Speak English72%56%79%
Speak Spanish8%29%13%
Berkeley, CA has a population of 118,585 and is the 235th largest city in the United States. The population density is 11,322 per sq mi which is 4772% higher than the California average and 12397% higher than the national average. The median age in Berkeley is 31 which is approximately 13% lower than the California average of 36. In Berkeley, 36% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 72% speak English and 8% speak Spanish. 45% of Berkeley residents were born in California, 33% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 21% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Berkeley is 4772% higher than California.
  • The median age in Berkeley is 13% lower than California.
  • In Berkeley 61.33% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Berkeley 8.44% of the population is African American.
  • In Berkeley 19.18% of the population is Asian.

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Berkeley population breakdown by race

RaceBerkeleyCaliforniaNational
Caucasian61.33%61.26%73.35%
African American8.44%5.85%12.63%
Asian19.18%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.50%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.30%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.73%4.62%3.06%
Other race3.52%13.28%4.75%
In Berkeley, 11.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Berkeley, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).