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Encyclopedia > Alum Rock, California

Alum Rock is a census-designated place and neighborhood of San Jose, California. Formerly a separate town, it is now part of the incorporated city of San Jose.

As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 13,479.


Alum Rock is located at 37°22'3" North, 121°49'32" West (37.367590, -121.825473)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 km˛ (1.1 mi˛). 2.9 km˛ (1.1 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,479 people, 3,345 households, and 2,736 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 4,646.7/km˛ (12,044.7/mi˛). There are 3,411 housing units at an average density of 1,175.9/km˛ (3,048.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 44.14% White, 2.23% African American, 1.71% Native American, 8.70% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 36.89% from other races, and 5.94% from two or more races. 66.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,345 households out of which 44.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% are married couples living together, 16.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% are non-families. 13.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.98 and the average family size is 4.17.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $54,567, and the median income for a family is $53,872. Males have a median income of $31,485 versus $28,154 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $15,359. 10.9% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=37.36759&longitude=_121.825473&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=37.36759&lon=_121.825473&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=_121.825473&lat=37.36759&w=750&h=500)

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