There are approximately 47,000 homes and apartments in Hayward, CA. The average home value in Hayward is $650,000 and the average rent rate is $2,754. The market is about even with roughly 50.5% of homes owned, and 49.5% rented. Approximatly 157,000 people live there. The cost of living in Hayward is 85.7% higher than the US average.
According to trends monitored by Zillow, home values in Hayward have declined in the past year, but are expected to rise in the coming year.
A WalletHub study of Census Bureau data listed Hayward as #3 in the US amng the 350 most populous communities by "ethno-racial and linguistic diversity." The study was based on a community's reported racial/ethnic diversity, primary household languages used in the community, and where the community's residents were born.
Hayward has over 3,000 acres of open space and parks, including 20 miles of hiking and walking trails. The regional shoreline covers 1,811 acres of marshes, seasonal wetlands, and public trails.
The longest running Battle of the Bands takes place in Hayward; it has been going over 56 years.
There are approximately 96,000 jobs in Hayward and 12,547 businesses.
100% of streetlights in Hayward are LED. The upgraded lights save $330,000 in power and $200,000 in maintenance costs annually.
The Hayward Japanese Gardens were the first Japanese Gardens created in California, and possibly the first in the Western US. The Gardens are open every day except Christmas Day and there is no charge for admission.
There are more than 100 food distributors and manufacturers in Hayward, and over 200 companies in the life sciences fields.
Hayward Hills provides visitors with the opportunity to capture Oakland, Silicon Valley, Fremont, and San Francisco all in one beautiful panaromic view.