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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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About Berkeley: Who We Are

The Census Bureau has released new population information for Berkeley, based on the 2010 Census. A basic summary of the demographic data is reproduced below, in the format provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

For a slightly different look at Berkeley, download this 4-page PDF* Community Profile for additional information about top employers, education level, housing, transit, environment, City amenities and more.

Total Population


One Race 105,586
    White 66,996
    Black or African American 11,241
    American Indian and Alaska Native 479
    Asian 21,690
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 186
    Some Other Race 4,994
Two or More Races 6,994
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 12,209
Not Hispanic or Latino 100,371
One Race 94,835
    White 61,539
    Black or African American 10,896
    American Indian and Alaska Native 228
    Asian 21,499
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander     170
    Some Other Race 503
    Two or More Races 5,536
Total Housing Units 49,454

Occupied Housing Units

Vacant Housing Units 3,425

For more detailed demographic information about Berkeley, you can also download a more detailed 1-page PDF* here: Census 2010 Summary for Berkeley or visit American Fact Finder: http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html. Just put "Berkeley, California" into the geography box of "Quick Start" and away you go! Look at the datasets for 2010 for the newest demographic information, or for the American Community Survey 5-year estimates for a more in-depth profile of our community.

*To print this information, or to view the City of Berkeley population data (pdf) in .pdf format.  Documents in .pdf format require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. Download a free copy from Adobe's website.

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