Berkeley is located in west California. Berkeley is between the Alameda, Contra Costa county. Berkeley has 10.47 square miles of land area and 7.23 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Berkeley population is 115,688, which has grown 12.60% since 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 12.39% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Berkeley median household income is $65,283 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 46.75% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 29.47% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Berkeley median house value is $719,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 89.24% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 75.60% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Berkeley is better than the state average in quality. The Berkeley area code is 510.