Alameda, California

Alameda County


Alameda is a city in Alameda County in the U.S. state of California with 73 812 inhabitants ( 2010). The city covers an area of 59.5 km ².


On 9 July 1922, the sportsman and later actor Johnny Weissmuller presented in Alameda in exactly 58.6 seconds a new world record in swimming about 100 meters on.

In Alameda, the USS Hornet (CV -12), a former aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy, will be visited as a museum ship. International reputation and gained the ship in 1969, as later, the crew of Apollo 12 mission took the astronauts landed in the sea of the first moon mission Apollo 11 and a short time on board.


The census of 2010 showed a population of 73 812. This took the urban population of around 1,500 to within a decade. The 2000 census had shown a population of 72 259. Almost half of the population are of European origin whites, thus represent the relative majority of the population. With a share of 30 percent of Asians are over-represented compared to California or the entire United States. Latinos account for only eleven percent of the population, which is below the California average. With a little over six percent African Americans are a minority. According to the 2010 census there were 30,123 households in Alameda. For every 100 females were 88.5 men, while the median age of the urban population was 40.7 years.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Garret Dillahunt, film and theater actor
  • James H. Doolittle, gained notoriety through the so-called Doolittle Raid, an early air raid on Tokyo during the Pacific War on April 18, 1942
  • Leif Erickson, actor
  • Kenneth Franklin, Astronomer
  • Horace Heidt, big- band leader, pianist and entertainer
  • Yoshiko Uchida, writer