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About Hayward

U.S. Census Facts for Hayward

  • Total Population: 144,186
  • 48,050 housing units – 52.9% owner occupied
  • Median household income: $62,013
  • Bachelors degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Median age: 33.8

Median home price: $540,000

Hayward is the sixth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located at the eastern end of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge making it an alternative location for people working on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Hayward’s economy was dominated by the food canning and salt production industries from the early 20th century until the beginning of the 1980s. World War II brought an economic and population expansion when factories opened to produce war material.

Major employers in the city are: 1) Hayward Unified School District, 2) California University East Bay, 3) Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 4) City of Hayward, 5) St Rose Hospital, 6) Gillig Corporation, 7) Impax Laboratories, Inc, 8) Chabot College, 9) Bay Cities Auto Auction, 10) Marelich Mechanical

Hayward Real Estate Trends

Graph of Hayward house prices per sq. ft. from 1998 to the present
Hayward home prices have not returned to the levels they reached in 2007. This is roughly consistent with areas having a 2007 price of about $600,000 or less.
Graph of Hayward home sales price vs. list price from 1998 to the present
Hayward homes are frequently selling for more than list price but there are quarters where that does not occur.


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