According to the US Census, the Tri-City area is home to approximately 581,085 people as of 2013. The majority of 23,500+ patients seen by TCHC clinicians reside in Fremont, Hayward, Union City, Newark, and San Leandro; with the remainder seeking our care from twelve other cities spanning four counties.
As of 2014, Alameda Country was found to be the 4th most ethnically diverse county in the United States.
Our own service area encompasses a population that is 48.0% Asian/Pacific Islander, 24.1% White, 19.2% Hispanic/Latino, 3.9% Black/African American, 0.2% Native American, and 4.6% multicultural or other racial/ethnic groups.
At TCHC itself, 39.3% percent of our patient population is Hispanic or Latino, 23.4% Asian, 8.3% Black/African American, 0.6% Native American, 2.1% Pacific Islander, and 14.6% White. 38.8% of our patients are better served in a language other than English.
Some surprising facts about the suburban population that accesses care at TCHC:
- 97.5% of our patients are below 200% of the federal poverty level.
- 74.6% of our patients subsist at 100% of the federal poverty level.
- 50.3% of our patients come to us without private insurance (employer based) or publicly funded health care coverage (e.g. Medi-Cal).