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Welcome to Hayward ...

The city of Hayward is located in Alameda County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hayward has a population of 159,203 people<2> (see below for details).

Hayward was incorporated March 11, 1876.

The community of Hayward is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Hayward lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Hayward: (510)

The ZIP codes for Hayward: 94540-94545, 94557<4>

Websites for Hayward ...

Official Website: www.hayward-ca.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hayward had an population of 159,203 people. This is an increase of 10.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hayward had a population of 144,186 people (which is 9.55% of the total population of Alameda County). This makes Hayward the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Hayward represents 0.39% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 144,186 people, the population of Hayward increased 2.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 140,030 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hayward.

Communities Also Named Hayward ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Hayward: This one is located in Alameda County and the other is located in Mariposa County.

Beyond California, there are 10 communities that are also named Hayward - they are located in British Columbia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hayward.

Communities near Hayward ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hayward.

  • Oakland [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hayward
    • Estimated population in 2019: 433,031 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<6>
  • Fremont [Alameda County]
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    • Fremont [Alameda County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Hayward
    • Estimated population in 2019: 241,110 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<6>
  • Berkeley [Alameda County]
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    • Berkeley [Alameda County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Hayward
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berkeley<6>
  • San Mateo [San Mateo County]
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    • San Mateo [San Mateo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Hayward
    • Estimated population in 2019: 104,430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Mateo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Mateo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Livermore [Alameda County]
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      • Livermore [Alameda County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Hayward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<6>
    • Redwood City [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood City
      • Redwood City [San Mateo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Hayward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redwood City<6>
    • Milpitas [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milpitas
      • Milpitas [Santa Clara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Hayward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milpitas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milpitas<6>
    • Mountain View [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Santa Clara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Hayward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82,739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<6>
    • Pleasanton [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
      • Pleasanton [Alameda County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Hayward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81,777 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<6>
    • Alameda [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
      • Alameda [Alameda County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Hayward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 77,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alameda<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hayward. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hayward.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hayward. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hayward.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hayward. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hayward.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hayward ...

Looking for more information about Hayward? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hayward, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hayward.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Alameda County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hayward: www.hayward-ca.gov/

The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Alameda, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hayward.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hayward - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hayward). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hayward or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hayward includes: 94540, 94541, 94542, 94543, 94544 & 94545.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hayward) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hayward. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hayward

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hayward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6689, Longitude: -122.0809    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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