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Overview

Introduction to San Leandro, California

The city of San Leandro is located in the eastern San Francisco Bay area (Alameda County, California), just south of Oakland and about 20 miles southeast of the city of San Francisco. The Oakland International Airport is about a five minute drive away. Discovered on March 20, 1772 and incorporated on March 21, 1872 (exactly one hundred years plus one day later), San Leandro is today a diverse city with a rich heritage and many cultural amenities including a 450-berth Marina, two golf courses and a large community library. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, San Leandro became widely known for its delicious cherries, giving rise to its annual Cherry Festival, first held in 1909 and still celebrated today.

San Leandro is able to boast an extensive park system consisting of 23 recreation facilities which include neighborhood parks, swimming pools and athletic fields. Three swimming pools and ten large group picnic areas are available for use.

Things to do in San Leandro

The San Leandro Marina is a full service marina with 455 berths and includes two yacht clubs, three restaurants, a waterfront hotel, two golf courses, a golf driving range, a par course, picnic areas, parks, wetlands, and a shoreline trail. Some of San Leandro's annual events include: the Cherry Festival & Parade, held during the first full weekend in June; Music in the Summer Air and Music at the Marina, featuring weekly concerts during the months of July and August; the Haunted Carnival, held in October; and various holiday programs held during the months of November and December.

Other Bay Area attractions can be found in nearby Oakland and San Francisco. A few of these are:

Oakland area

  • Oakland California Temple.
  • Oakland Zoo.
  • Chabot Space and Science Center.
  • Alice Arts Center.
  • Preservation Park.
  • Christensen Heller Gallery.
  • Montclair Golf Course.

San Francisco area

  • Japanese Tea Garden.
  • Alcatraz.
  • Golden Gate Park.
  • Cable Car Museum.
  • Chinatown.
  • San Francisco Zoo.
  • Fisherman's Wharf.

Professional sports teams inhabiting the Bay Area include:

  • Baseball:
    • San Francisco Giants (Majors).
    • Oakland Athletics (Majors).
    • San Jose Giants (Minors; Single-A SF Giants affiliate).
  • Football:
    • San Francisco 49'ers (NFL).
    • Oakland Raiders (NFL).
    • San Jose SaberCats (Arena Football League).
  • Hockey:
    • San Jose Sharks (NHL).
  • Basketball:
    • Golden State Warriors (NBA).
  • Lacrosse:
    • San Francisco Dragons (MLL)
  • Soccer:
    • San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

Demographics

People

Total Population89,910
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+43,595
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.8%
Median Earnings25+$41,829
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,483
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,091

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,186
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation12.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,392
Median House Value$474,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.3%
German5.2%
Irish4.2%
English3.4%
Portuguese3.3%
Italian2.6%
African2.4%
French Except Basque1%
Scottish1%
Polish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Ethiopian0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Arab0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Greek0.3%
Palestinian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Iranian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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San Leandro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alameda County
Standard Zip Codes94577, 94578, 94579
Phone Area Codes510
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.71
Approximate Longitude-122.16

San Leandro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches
StationRICHMOND
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 66 F
Jul Temp55 to 71 F
Oct Temp53 to 72 F
Annual Precip23.3 inches
StationSAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp46 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 65 F
Jul Temp54 to 68 F
Oct Temp55 to 70 F
Annual Precip22.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alameda78,246$111,025
Castro Valley63,625$108,638
Hayward156,917$79,553
Moraga17,231$172,719
Oakland417,442$70,907
Piedmont11,296$220,441

San Leandro Public Libraries

San Leandro Public Library
300 ESTUDILLO AVE.
San Leandro, California
(510) 577-3980

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San Leandro Hospitals

San Leandro Hospital
(Non-profit)
13855 East 14th Street
Alameda Co Med Ctr - Fairmont Campus
(Government - District/authority)
15400 Foothill Boulevard
Kindred Hospital - San Francisco Bay Area
(Proprietary)
2800 Benedict Drive
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Leandro
2500 Merced Street

San Leandro Public Schools

Bancroft Middle
1150 Bancroft Ave.
ZIP: 94577
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Garfield Elementary
13050 Aurora Dr.
ZIP: 94577
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
John Muir Middle
1444 Williams St.
ZIP: 94577
Middle
Total Enrollment 962
Mckinley Elementary
2150 E. 14th St.
ZIP: 94577
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Roosevelt Elementary
951 Dowling Blvd.
ZIP: 94577
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
San Leandro High
2200 Bancroft Ave.
ZIP: 94577
High
Total Enrollment 2601
Washington Elementary
250 Dutton Ave.
ZIP: 94577
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Wilson Elementary
1300 Williams St.
ZIP: 94577
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Alameda County Juvenile Hall/court
2500 Fairmont Ave.
ZIP: 94578
Other
Total Enrollment 167
Hillside Elementary
15980 Marcella St.
ZIP: 94578
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Jefferson Elementary
14300 Bancroft Ave.
ZIP: 94578
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Monroe Elementary
3750 Monterey Blvd.
ZIP: 94578
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Corvallis Elementary
14790 Corvallis St.
ZIP: 94579
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Lincoln High (continuation)
2600 Teagarden St.
ZIP: 94579
High
Total Enrollment 131
Madison Elementary
14751 Juniper St.
ZIP: 94579
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Washington Manor Middle
1170 Fargo Ave.
ZIP: 94579
Middle
Total Enrollment 873

San Leandro Private Schools

St Leander School
451 Davis St
ZIP: 94577
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
Stars High School
545 Estudillo Ave
ZIP: 94577
Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
The Principled Academy
2305 Washington Ave # A
ZIP: 94577
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
Assumption School
1851 136th Ave
ZIP: 94578
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
International Bible Baptist Academy
15963 Marcella St
ZIP: 94578
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Montessori School At Washington Ave
14795 Washington Ave
ZIP: 94578
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Montessori School Of San Leandro
16492 Foothill Blvd
ZIP: 94578
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Seneca Center
2275 Arlington Dr
ZIP: 94578
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 110
Chinese Christian Schools
750 Fargo Ave
ZIP: 94579
Elementary
Total Enrollment 309
International Christian School
562 Lewelling Blvd
ZIP: 94579
Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
St Felicitas Catholic School
1650 Manor Blvd
ZIP: 94579
Elementary
Total Enrollment 284
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