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)


Total Population 88,329
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 42,915
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $38,708
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,645
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,239


Median Family Income $75,493
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 12.4%


People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,286
Median House Value $391,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 70.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.6%
Irish 4.2%

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

San Leandro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Oakland, California
County Alameda
Standard Zip Codes 94577, 94578, 94579
Phone Area Codes 510
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.725
Longitude -122.155

San Leandro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3 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 13.8 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
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 68 F
Oct Temp 55 to 70 F
Annual Precip 22.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alameda 76,733 $96,889
Castro Valley 62,044 $98,505
Hayward 152,401 $70,951
Moraga 16,787 $169,028
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/.

San Leandro Public Libraries

San Leandro Public Library
San Leandro, California
(510) 577-3970
Library Web Site

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San Leandro Hospitals

13855 E 14TH STREET
(510) 667-4510
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.2

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Serves 270 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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Serves 89 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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