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Overview

Introduction to Emeryville, California

Emeryville, California, in Alameda county, is 2 miles N of Oakland, California.

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.

People

Total Population 10,830
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,012
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 32.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70.5%
Median Earnings25+ $58,992
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,070
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,313

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,134
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.2%
% Using Public Transportation 23.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 53.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,743
Median House Value $327,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.2%
US/American 1.1%
English 5.8%
Irish 6.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OAKLAND MUSEUM
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
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
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
Station RICHMOND
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alameda 76,733 $96,889
Albany 19,249 $90,680
Berkeley 117,384 $118,190
El Cerrito 24,418 $105,345
Oakland 408,073 $61,210
Piedmont 11,099 $234,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Emeryville High Schools

EMERY SECONDARY SCHOOL
1100 47TH ST.
510-601-4000
A Title I School.
Serves 357 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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