11 Facts About Alameda County


Alameda County is a county located in the U S state of California.

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Alameda County is in the San Francisco Bay Area, occupying much of the East Bay region.

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Alameda County is part of the San Francisco–Oakland–Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.

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The 2020 census shows Alameda as having one of the highest Asian percentages and being the only county in the continental US, along with neighboring Santa Clara County, California, to have an Asian plurality - consisting largely of Chinese, Indian and Filipino ancestry.

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Racial Makeup of Alameda County excluding Hispanics from racial categories NH=Non-Hispanic.

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Government of Alameda County is defined and authorized under the California Constitution, California law, and the Charter of the County of Alameda.

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The Alameda County government provides countywide services such as elections and voter registration, law enforcement, jails, vital records, property records, tax collection, and public health.

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Since 1932, Alameda County has been a stronghold of the Democratic Party, with Dwight Eisenhower being the only Republican presidential nominee to have carried the county since.

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Alameda County Library operates libraries in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark and Union City and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley and San Lorenzo.

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Alameda County is home to the University of California, Berkeley, the flagship campus of the University of California system, and one of the largest and most prestigious research universities in the world.

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Alameda County has eight National Historic Landmarks: The Abbey, Joaquin Miller House, First Church of Christ, Scientist, USS Hornet, Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge, Lightship WAL-605, Relief, Paramount Theatre, Potomac, and Room 307, Gilman Hall, University of California.

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