Berkeley, California - Facts & Figures
Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont and Hayward. And yet, it is famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.
Berkeley, located in northern California's San Francisco Bay Area just north of Oakland and 10 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the country's hippest cities and one of the best places for educational pursuits. Berkeley claims to have the best public university in the nation, the University of California at Berkeley, which has existed since 1872. Both the city and the university are famous for a tradition of free thinking, cultural diversity and activist politics.
- Population: 113,905
- Industries: Educational Services, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, Construction, Accommodation and Food Services, Finance and Insurance, Health Care, Public Administration
- Local Area Code: 510
- ZIP Codes: 94701, 94702, 94703, 94705, 94707, 94708, 94709, 94710, 94712, 94720
- Surrounding Cities: Albany, Kensington, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Piedmont, East Richmond Heights, Orinda, Richmond