Introduction to Brentwood, California

Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa county, is 7 miles SE of Antioch, California (center to center) and 32 miles E of Oakland, California. It's situated along the San Joaquin Delta in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Brentwood produces cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and corn, however the city has become more of a residential community. The landscape features rolling hills, oak trees and fruit orchards. Residents have excellent views of the impressive Mt. Diablo.

Brentwood History

The city was established in 1878 when the railroad arrived. It began as a farming community. In 1890 Brentwood was a major shipping location for grains. Fruit orchards were established beginning in the early 1920s. Brentwood was founded on acreage donated by John Marsh. The city is named in tribute to Marsh's former residence, Brentwood, England.

Brentwood Attractions

  • The Brentwood Cornfest
  • East Contra Costa Museum
  • Farmers Market
  • John Marsh Home

Brentwood Activities

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is popular for boating and fishing. The Marsh Creek Trail is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts. The Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge and Mt. Diablo State Park are close by. The city is home to the Sunset Park Athletic Complex and the Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex. The notable Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is located in the county. Iron Horse, California State Riding and Hiking, Lafayette-Moraga Regional, Contra Costa Canal Regional and the Delta de Anza trails are some of the noteworthy locations for hiking enthusiasts.

Brentwood Higher Education

The city is home to a satellite campus of Los Medanos College.

Brentwood Transportation

Air travel is available at the San Francisco International Airport. Tri Delta Transit Company offers bus service.


Total Population 55,490
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 23,980
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $51,443
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,632
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,455


Median Family Income $105,398
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 42 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%


People Living Alone 14.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,925
Median House Value $392,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 8%
Irish 9.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brentwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Antioch, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles E of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 90049, 94513
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.931
Longitude -121.694

Brentwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 60 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brentwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barrington (90049)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Antioch 107,501 $70,583
Clayton 11,497 $141,250
Isleton 806 $35,250
Oakley 38,243 $90,625
Pittsburg 66,947 $66,430
Rio Vista 7,826 $66,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Brentwood High Schools

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Serves 2,327 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

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Serves 395 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 158

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Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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