Alameda

County Results

Stores in our communities play a critical role in our health. The types of products available, many of which can contribute to chronic health issues, and how they're promoted, influence us all, but especially our children. Scroll down or use the quick menu on the left to see What's Changed in Alameda County since the start of the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign. Learn more about what your local store survey found about the balance of healthy and unhealthy options, and its impact on your neighborhood.

County Population: 1,629,615

Is Your Community Healthy?

Scroll to see if Alameda County has changed to a healthier community since 2016.

What's changed in
Alameda County?

Learn about the changes that happened in Alameda County between the 2016 - 2019 Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community surveys.

  • In 2017, two cities in Alameda County (San Leandro and Oakland) adopted local tobacco retail policies that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products.
  • Oakland amended its existing tobacco retail license to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco retail establishments.
  • San Leandro adopted a tobacco retail licensing ordinance that prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products with the exception of menthol cigarettes.
  • Survey results from HSHC 2019 data collection showed a decrease in the number of stores in Alameda County where flavored tobacco products are available for sale, as compared to 2016 data; specifically, flavored tobacco products availability among Alameda County tobacco retailers was approximately halved between 2016 and 2019.

Survey Results

What's this data telling us?

Store advertising and sale of tobacco, food products, alcohol and condoms all contribute toward a healthy or unhealthy community. The products that are promoted and sold in our communities have an impact on health. The Survey is a statewide collaboration between tobacco and alcohol use prevention, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and nutrition partners to examine what's in our community stores and how that impacts public health. Click through the tabs to view survey results conducted in 2019 throughout California to assess product marketing and the availability of healthy and unhealthy options in stores that sell tobacco.

How Far has Alameda Come?

2013 vs 2016 vs 2019 Comparison Data
% of stores:
  • 2013 Alameda
  • 2016 Alameda
  • 2019 Alameda

Storefront Advertising

  • with healthy storefront ads
  • with unhealthy storefront ads
  • near schools with unhealthy storefront ads









Tobacco

  • with chewing tobacco
  • with little cigars/cigarillos
  • with single little cigars/cigarillos
  • with vaping products
  • with flavored tobacco products (other than cigarettes)
  • near schools with flavored tobacco products (other than cigarettes)
  • with tobacco marketing in kid-friendly locations
  • with menthol cigarettes
























Food

  • with any fresh fruits or vegetables
  • with low- or non-fat milk
  • with sugary drinks at check-out
  • with sugary drinks storefront ads












Survey information was collected from nearly 8,000 randomly selected licensed tobacco retailers in all 58 California counties, and not reflective of all retailers that sell food.

Alcohol

  • with alcohol
  • (among stores that sell alcohol) with alcohol ads near candy/toys or below 3 feet
  • (among stores that sell alcohol) with alcopops









Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • with condoms
  • with condoms on the shelf and unlocked






How does Alameda Compare to CA?

2019 Comparison Data
% of stores:
  • 2019 CA State Average
  • 2019 Alameda

Storefront Advertising

  • with healthy storefront ads
  • with unhealthy storefront ads
  • near schools with unhealthy storefront ads









Tobacco

  • with chewing tobacco
  • with little cigars/cigarillos
  • with single little cigars/cigarillos
  • with vaping products
  • with flavored tobacco products (other than cigarettes)
  • near schools with flavored tobacco products (other than cigarettes)
  • with tobacco marketing in kid-friendly locations
  • with menthol cigarettes
























Food

  • with any fresh fruits or vegetables
  • with low- or non-fat milk
  • with sugary drinks at check-out
  • with sugary drinks storefront ads












Survey information was collected from nearly 8,000 randomly selected licensed tobacco retailers in all 58 California counties, and not reflective of all retailers that sell food.

Alcohol

  • with alcohol
  • (among stores that sell alcohol) with alcohol ads near candy/toys or below 3 feet
  • (among stores that sell alcohol) with alcopops









Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • with condoms
  • with condoms on the shelf and unlocked






Facing Facts

It's important to review what's accessible in our local stores that sell tobacco products because it impacts our individual and community health.

  • 10.0%
  • 109
  • 1176
  • 14.0%
  • 293
  • 31.7%
  • 56.7%
  • 15.2%
  • 36%
  • 17%

The Makeup of Alameda

What makes up this county by age, race/ethnicity, and income

Median Household Income: $85,743

Age
Race/Ethnicity






Tobacco Retailer Map

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Source: Median household income (American Community Survey 2013-2017 5-year block group estimates; Tobacco retailers (ArcGIS CDTFA Cigarette and Tobacco Licensees, June, 2020); Active Public ‚ÄčK-12 schools (California Department of Education, June, 2020). The color layers represent the total number of tobacco retailers divided by the total number of schools within each zip code.

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