City of Hayward, California

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City of Hayward, CA

Hayward gets its name from William Hayward who in 1851 traveled to El Rancho San Lorenzo and squatted on land in Palomares Canyon. The owner of El Rancho San Lorenzo invited Hayward to purchase about 40 acres of land in what is now downtown Hayward. Hayward opened a general trading store, prospered and built a stagecoach stop, a post office, a hostelry, a dairy farm and later a hotel which became known as one of the area's finest resorts. In 1876 the town was incorporated as the "Town of Haywards" with a population of 1,100.

In 1850 easy access to San Francisco Bay brought freighter industry to Hayward. Stagecoaches also found Hayward to be a good stopping point on their way to San Jose. In 1865 the first railway reached Hayward. By 1950 Hayward had grown to 14,000 people, was the home to Hunt's Cannery, and had become the "Apricot City".

After World War II the population of Hayward grew rapidly as people found affordable housing and access to job markets. By 1962 the population had grown to 72,700.

Major employers in the city are: 1) Alameda County Sheriff's Dept, 2) Bay Cities Auto Auction, 3) Berkeley Farms, 4) California University East Bay, 5) Chabot College, 6) Hayward Unified School District, 7) Gillig Corporation, 8) Impax Laboratories, 9) Marelich Mechanical, 10) Pentagon Technologies, 11) Siemines Building Tech, 12) St. Rose Hospital

U.S. Census Facts for Hayward

  • Total Population: 144,186
  • 48,367 housing units - 52.5% owner occupied
  • Median household income: $62,691
  • Bachelors degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Median age: 34.0

City of Hayward, CA - Home Values

Extensive graphs of Hayward home values for both single family homes and condos can be viewed at my Hayward Home Values web page. Recent Hayward home sales can be viewed at my Hayward Just Sold web page. Four key values: price, price per sq ft, size, and lot size, for Hayward single family houses are shown in the tabbed windows below.

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Average Price for Houses Sold in Hayward, CA

Hayward Home Values - Extensive Plots

Graph of the average price per sq. ft. for a Hayward house

Average Price per Sq Ft For Houses Sold in Hayward, CA

Hayward Home Values - Extensive Plots

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Average House Size For Houses Sold in Hayward, CA

Hayward Home Values - Extensive Plots

Graph of the average lot size of a house sold in Hayward

Average Lot Size For Houses Sold in Hayward, CA

Hayward Home Values - Extensive Plots

City Of Hayward, CA - Neighborhood Map

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City Of Hayward, CA - Information

How Much Over List Price?

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Hayward Parks

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Hayward Schools

Map of Hayward Schools

Hayward Utilities

  • website
  • City of Hayward (WATER) - 510-583-4600
  • City of Hayward (SEWER) - 510-583-4600
  • PG&E - 800-743-5000

Hayward Public Works Department

  • Website
  • 510-881-7745
  • 14505 Soto Rd, Hayward

Hayward Building Department

  • Website
  • 510-583-4140
  • 777 B Street, Hayward

Hayward Library

  • Website
  • 510-293-8685 Main Library
  • 835 C Street, Hayward
  • 510-782-2155 Weekes Branch
  • 27300 Partrick Ave, Hayward

Hayward Police Department

  • Website
  • 510-293-7272
  • 300 W. Winton Ave, Hayward

Hayward Fire Department

  • Website
  • 510-583-4930 Fire Administration
  • 777 B Street, Hayward

Trash Collection & Recycling

  • Website
  • 510-537-5500 Waste Management of Alameda County


  • Comcast: 855-709-1196
  • AT&T: 800-288-2020

Post Office

  • 822 C Street | 510-783-5963
  • 24438 Santa Clara St | 510-783-5963



City Of Hayward, CA - Pictures

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