Berkeley, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The purpose of this study is to examine the demographic characteristics of fountain locations in Berkeley City. The study is limited to a specific area, based on census data. All data were analyzed with a spatial approach in ArcMap. To estimate demographic characteristics of fountain locations, we first estimated the area within each block group by removing those fountains with a low population density. A block group is defined as one with fewer than thirty residents, so we removed these fountains. We also normalized the census data by race, since there is a large variance in the total population between each block group and some buffer areas.

When Europeans first settled in Berkeley, the region was still part of the territory of the Chochenyo/Huchiun band of the Ohlone. There are still numerous shellmounds and pits, and they are located nearby. Today, the majority of Berkeley is occupied by the Domingo and Vicente ranches. The Peralta land grant is responsible for all legal title to the land in Berkeley.

The city contains many parks and green spaces. The city is a leader in efforts to re-tree urban areas. The Tilden Regional Park, located to the east of the city, occupies the upper end of Wildcat Canyon, a bluff between the Berkeley Hills and San Pablo Ridge. Berkeley is also heavily involved in creek restoration, and has plans to daylight Strawberry Creek. Other notable areas include the Berkeley Marina and Eastshore State Park, which flanks Berkeley Bay.