Emeryville, California

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Emeryville, California

Introduction to Emeryville, California

Emeryville, California, in Alameda county, is 2 miles N of Oakland, California. The city has a population of 6,882.

Emeryville History

The community was colonized by Spain in the year 1776. Prior to that, the area was occupied by Native Americans. Emeryville was officially incorporated as a town in 1896. It was named in honor of Joseph Stickney Emery, the town's founder. Emery became the president of the California and Nevada Railroad in 1884. Emeryville began to prosper as an industrial city from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century. The community is home to Jamba Juice and the Pixar Animation Studios.

Emeryville and nearby Attractions

  • African - American Museum & Library at Oakland
  • Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area
  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
  • Paradise Beach County Park
  • Museum of Craft & Folk Art
  • Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

Things To Do In Emeryville

Local museums include the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Marin Museum of the American Indians, the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Chabot Space & Science Center and the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Other popular local destinations include the Book Zoo, the UC Botanical Garden at Berkley, the East Shore State Park, the Redwood Valley Railway and Children's Fairyland. Local parks include the Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, the Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park, the Ardenwood Regional Preserve and the Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve.

Emeryville Transportation

Metropolitan Oakland International is the nearest major airport.

Emeryville Higher Education

Coastal Valley College, Merritt College, Contra Costa College and Laney College are the local colleges.

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High Points

Emeryville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Emeryville Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Emeryville Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Emeryville Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Emeryville Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Emeryville Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Emeryville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Emeryville, California

Comparing Emeryville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
People Above Poverty 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 10 8
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Affordability of Rents 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 1
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Emeryville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles N of Oakland, California
County Alameda
Standard Zip Codes 94608
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94662
Phone Area Codes 510
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.831
Longitude -122.284

Emeryville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 66 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 53 to 72 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
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Emeryville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,882 100%
Male 3,444 50%
Female 3,438 50%
Under 18 783 11.4%
18+ 6,099 88.6%
65+ 671 9.8%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 2.69
White 3,096 45%
African-American 1,339 19.5%
Asian 1,760 25.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 0.5%
Other 288 4.2%
Mixed Race 348 5.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 616 9%

Estimated Emeryville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,528
Growth 1,646
Growth % 23.9%

Emeryville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.6%
German 4.5%
English 4.2%
Irish 4.1%
Italian 3.1%
Norwegian 2.4%
Russian 2.2%
Iranian 1.6%
Ethiopian 1.6%
African 1.4%
US/American 1.3%
Portuguese 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Eastern European 1.1%
European 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
British 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Palestinian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Kenyan 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Egyptian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Iraqi 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Emeryville 6,882 $57,063
Alameda 72,259 $68,625
Albany 16,444 $64,269
Berkeley 102,743 $70,434
El Cerrito 23,171 $69,397
Oakland 399,484 $44,384
Piedmont 10,952 $149,857

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3839 Emery Street
Hollis & 65th
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Serves 357 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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