Alameda County, California

Alameda County is the 7th largest county in California occupying most of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alameda County, CaliforniaThe county was created in 1853 from the territories of Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties. Starting as a trolley car suburb of San Francisco the county has now become one of most intensively urban region with diverse population and culture.

One the greatest attraction in Alameda County is Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, which is a 270-acre facility that annually holds a 3 weekend event in the summer, between June and July. Some of the attractions include horseracing at one of the oldest 1 mile horse racing track in America, 3,000 seat amphitheater and a 9-hole golf course.

Alameda County Schools

There are 18 public schools districts within the Alameda County offering a variety of education options for children and adults.

Alameda County is also a home to Universiy of California, Berkeley which a major research university and the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California. As stated by National Research Council, Berkeley ranks first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top ten in their fields.

Find out more about Alameda County Schools here.

Points of interest in Alameda County, California:

- Sunol Water Temple - an unusual structure located in Sunol which is 18-meter high classical pavilion made up of twelve concrete Corinthian columns.

- The Livermore Valley AVA - is an American Viticultural Area in the city of Livermore with the Livermore Basin which is one of five aquifers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alameda County Facts:

  • Area - 821 sq mi
  • Population - 1,464,202
  • Median income - $55,946
  • Median age of residents - 34 years old
  • County seat - Oakland