ERIC Number: ED239695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Environmental Scan of Northern Alameda County.
A study was conducted to provide an overview of the demographic and economic characteristics of the geographical area served by the Peralta Community College District and to provide population and economic projections up to the year 2000. Historical data from the Alameda County Planning Commission, census data, and projections from the Association of Bay Area Governments revealed: (1) Northern Alameda County (NAC) experienced a population decline of 7.2% between 1970 and 1980; (2) unemployment and poverty levels are higher in NAC than in much of the Bay Area; (3) while population growth is expected to remain relatively stable in NAC until the year 2000, Contra Costa County and Southern Alameda County are expected to grow rapidly; (4) in the next two decades, fewer adults between 18 and 30 years of age, and more adults over 30 are expected to live in NAC; (5) population increases are expected among Asians and Hispanics in NAC; and (6) by the year 2000, NAC will experience an increase in the percentage of single parent households; the creation of over 50,000 new jobs, primarily in the areas of services, retail and wholesale trade, finance, insurance, and real estate; and the increased labor force participation of women. Tables providing current and projected population and employment figures are provided throughout the report. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.
Identifiers: California (Northern Alameda County)