Hayward is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 158,289 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Hayward is the 37th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Hayward are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities, Hayward isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hayward are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hayward is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hayward who work in office and administrative support (15.34%), sales jobs (9.52%), and management occupations (8.04%).
Also of interest is that Hayward has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.