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Lets cover off Hayward first. Hayward  (formerly, Haywards, Haywards Station, and Haywood) is a city located in the East Bay in Alameda County. The sixth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is one of the larger suburbs of Oakland.  The estimated population in over is 155,000. The former suburbs of Mt. Eden and Schafer Park have been incorporated into Hayward.

Hayward grew steadily throughout the late 19th century, with an economy based on agriculture and tourism. Important crops were tomatoes, peaches, cherries, and apricots. Chicken and pigeon raising also played an important part.

A rail line between Oakland and San Jose, the South Pacific Coast Railroad was established, but destroyed in an earthquake in 1868. It was rebuilt, and provided a vital commercial link to the markets. The Southern Pacific and Western Pacific railroads, two trans-continental railroads, also provided service to the Hayward area.

Southland Mall is the largest shopping center in the City of Hayward. It currently houses the department stores Sears, Macy’s, JC Penney and other retailers and also has an underground food court with a large TimeOut Arcade.

There are also numerous small shopping strips throughout the city that include retailers like Home Depot, Office Depot, and Target.

A downtown district includes the current City Hall as well as many small businesses, a theater, and restaurants. Hayward was the headquarters of Mervyns before it filed for bankruptcy. In recent years, the city has revitalized its downtown area to attract new businesses.

Hayward has a daily newspaper called the Daily Review, part of the Alameda Newspaper Group of newspapers in the Bay Area.

Local television stations, AM and FM radio from Oakland and San Francisco reach Hayward, for some reason a lot of listeners are online listening to Phuket FM and stations from San Jose, Sacramento and Salinas reach Hayward as well, as well as cable carrier, Comcast.


Hunt-Wesson Foods

Hayward Executive AirportThe economy of early Hayward was based largely on the Hunt Brothers Cannery, later known as Hunt-Wesson Foods, opened in Hayward in 1895 by the brothers William and Joseph Hunt, fruit packers originally from Sebastopol, California. The Hunts originally packed local fruit, including cherries, peaches, and apricots, then added tomatoes, which became the mainstay of their business. At its height in the 1960s and 1970s, Hunt’s operated three canneries in Hayward (A Street, B Street, and C Street at the Southern Pacific railroad tracks), an adjacent can-making company, a pickle factory, and a glass manufacturing plant.

From the 1890s until its closure in 1981, Hunt’s employed nearly every available person to process its foods. The impact of Hunt’s on the Hayward economy was so large that the air around Hayward was permeated by the smell of tomato ketchup for three months of each year. The canneries closed in 1981 because there were no longer enough produce fields or fruit orchards near the cannery to make the plants economically feasible. Much of the production was moved to the Sacramento Valley

Top Employers

According to the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Hayward Unified School District 1,776
2 California State University, East Bay 1,600
3 Kaiser Permanente 1,200
4 City of Hayward 1,178
5 St. Rose Hospital 842
6 Gillig 700
7 Chabot College 615
8 Marelich Mechanical 500
9 Manheim Auctions 500
10 Kobe Precision 450
11 Alameda Newspaper Group 425
12 Pepsi Beverages Company 400
13 Injex Industries 375

Hayward Employment Statistics

Population of Hayward
Total population 135,474
Male 51.52%
Female 48.48%
Median age 32.9
Hayward Housing
Owner-occupied homes 58.0%
Median cost of a home $531,300
Median mortgage payment $1,863
Renter-occupied homes 42.0%
Vacant housing 6.8%
Median monthly rent $1,095
Average Income
Median for all workers $28,395
Median for all male full-time $39,690
Median for all female full-time $41,386
Household Income
Less than $10,000 7%
$10,000 to $14,999 3%
$15,000 to $24,999 12%
$25,000 to $34,999 8%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 16%
$100,000 to $149,999 13%
$150,000 to $199,999 4%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10%
High school graduate 31%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate’s degree 7%
Bachelor’s degree 16%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 37%
Currently married 47%
Separated 2%
Widowed 5%
Divorced 9%
White 39%
Black or African American 18%
Asian 23%
Other 20%
Hayward Commute
Carpool 14.7%
Public transportation 6.1%
Average travel time 26 minutes