Breakdown of state’s most diverse housing tract

diversetractWe had a story on Hayward’s diversity and how it compares¬†with other places in the Bay Area. Turns out that according to one way of measuring things, a tract off Tennyson Road is the most diverse in the state. It’s an imperfect measurement, and doesn’t take into account subdivisions within the race categories that by all means would add to an area’s diversity. Read the story for an explanation of what is meant by “most diverse.” Here’s the breakdown of Tract 4377.01:

POPULATION IN 2000: 4227
POPULATION IN 2010: 3649 (-578)



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Hayward census data demographic breakdown

UPDATE 2: Here’s another map showing a broader view of what areas grew and shrank in population.

UPDATE: This map really breaks it down, zoom in and you’ll get to the neighborhood level.

Results of the 2010 Census were released today. Here’s a story about Bay Area growth slowing, and here’s one about surging Latino and Asian populations fueling growth statewide.

Hayward’s total population went from 140,030 to 144,186, a climb of 4,156 or 3 percent since 2000. Previous results show that 1990 to 2000 had much more growth, from 111,498 to 140,030, that’s 28,532 or 25.6 percent.

Here’s the breakdown of main demographic shifts in Hayward:

White: 40,896 to 27,178. From 29.2 percent to 18.8 percent of population.

Black: 14,846 to 16,297. From 10.6 percent to 11.3 percent of population.

American Indian: 570 to 492. .4 percent to .3 percent of population.

Asian: 26,189 to 31,090. From 18.7 percent to 21.6 percent of population.

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2,511 to 4,290. From 1.8 percent to 3 percent of population.

Two or more races, not Hispanic: 6,476 to 5,757. From 4.6 percent to 4 percent of population.

Latino: 47,850 to 58,730. From 34.2 percent to 40.7 percent of population.

You can expect to see a lot of stories coming out of the Census data — it’s sort of a once-a-decade field day for data-driven journalists. But if you want to poke around for yourself, find the most accessible tables here on this page from the state finance department.