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Hayward (/ˈheɪwərd/; formerly, Haywards, Haywards Station, and Haywood) is a city located in Alameda County, California in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a 2014 population of 149,392, Hayward is the sixth largest city in the Bay Area and the third largest in Alameda County. Hayward was ranked as the 37th most populous municipality in California. It is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census. It is located primarily between Castro Valley and Union City, and lies at the eastern terminus of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. The city was devastated early in its history by the namesake 1868 Hayward earthquake. From the early 20th century until the beginning of the 1980s, Hayward's economy was dominated by its now defunct food canning and salt production industries.

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A city in the San Francisco Bay Area region, Hayward may not be the prime attractions for tourists to visit in California, but it is close to many tourist locations and also the Silicon Valley making it an easy draw for visitors. There are no major landmarks, but plentiful of small attractions that give the place its character. There are shops all around the city along with various parks and outdoor areas providing opportunities for indulgence. The city is replete with numerous picnic sites, fishing and camping areas as well, not to mention, the extraordinary views of the bay areas it provides. Ensure to visit the prominent areas like Don Castro Regional Park, The Japanese Gardens, Hayward Area Historical Society & Museum and such. All these, when added to a bustling atmosphere and well-hyped people makes for a perfect recipe of local retreat. Come solo or with friends, the place will serve you well!

 

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Facts and Stats for Hayward*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hayward

    Know the pollution level of Hayward before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • Hayward: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hayward for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hayward.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Hayward - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.42 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 29.31 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.85 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.64 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.37 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hayward

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hayward

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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