Julie Bekerman Singh


Hayward is a city located in Alameda County, California in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area.

With a 2018 population of 159,620, Hayward is the sixth-largest city in the Bay Area and the third largest in Alameda County. Hayward was ranked as the 37th most populous municipality in California. It is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census. It is located primarily between Castro Valley and Union City and lies at the eastern terminus of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. The city was devastated early in its history by the 1868 Hayward earthquake. From the early 20th century until the beginning of the 1980s, Hayward's economy was dominated by its now-defunct food canning and salt production industries.


The unemployment rate in Hayward is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hayward jobs have increased by 1.4%.


Compared to the rest of the country, Hayward's cost of living is 65.4% higher than the U.S. average.


September, August, and July are the most pleasant months in Hayward, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Hayward's population is 156,917 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.9%.


Hayward public schools spend $10,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.9 students per teacher in Hayward.


Average Commute time is 32.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes.


The median home cost in Hayward is $663,700. Home appreciation in the last 10 years has been 6.8%.

*Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed*

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