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Overview

Introduction to Concord, California

Founded in 1869, Concord, California is in the part of the San Francisco Bay Area referred to as the "North Bay." Concord is located in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont metropolitan area.

Concord is approximately 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco, 30 minutes northeast of Oakland and 40 to 50 minutes southeast of the Napa/Sonoma wine country. 

Concord experiences warm summers and cool winters. Summer average daily temperatures are in the 80s and winter average daily temperatures are in the 50s.

Concord Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Concord residents have easy access to all of the arts, cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Oakland and San Francisco, as well as California wine country. Some of the more notable offerings in and around Concord include:

  • The Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps
  • The annual Concord Jazz Festival
  • The Concord Skatepark
  • The Contra Costa County Fair
  • The Markham Regional Arboretum
  • The Pixieland Amusement Park
  • Six Flags Waterworld Concord
  • The Willows Theater
  • Wine country to the north

For the sports enthusiast, nearby Oakland and San Francisco provide a rich set of professional sports offerings, including:

  • Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants.
  • Major League Lacrosse's (MLL) San Francisco Dragons.
  • The National Football League's (NFL) Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) San Francisco Seals who play in the USL Premier Development League.

People

Total Population 126,268
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 59,060
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $40,689
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,082
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,624

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,566
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 10%

Housing

People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $1,318
Median House Value $389,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.9%
Irish 9.4%

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

Concord Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NE of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94518, 94519, 94520, 94521, 94523
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94522, 94524, 94527
Company Zip Codes 94529
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.978
Longitude -122.03

Concord Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 19.5 inches
Station MOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benicia 27,657 $111,446
Clayton 11,497 $141,250
Lafayette 25,082 $176,127
Martinez 37,300 $101,447
Pleasant Hill 34,155 $109,381
Walnut Creek 66,799 $116,350

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

Concord Hospitals

JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER - CONCORD CAMPUS
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2540 EAST ST
(925) 674-2002
Emergency Service: Yes

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  • Administrative Medical Assistant
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  • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
  • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
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  • Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
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  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
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Concord High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CLAYTON VALLEY HIGH
1101 ALBERTA WAY
925-682-7474
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,932 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

MT. DIABLO HIGH
2455 GRANT ST.
925-682-4030
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,624 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

YGNACIO VALLEY HIGH
755 OAK GROVE ROAD
925-685-8414
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,558 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

CONCORD HIGH
4200 CONCORD BLVD.
925-687-2030
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,555 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

SPECIAL EDUCATION
2900 AVON AVENUE
925-942-3376
A Special Education School
Serves 641 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

OLYMPIC CONTINUATION HIGH
2730 SALVIO ST.
925-687-0363
A Non-traditional School
Serves 393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

NUEVA VISTA HIGH (CONT.)
1101 ALBERTA WAY
925-689-1487
A Non-traditional School
Serves 52 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

SUMMIT HIGH (CONT.)
4200 CONCORD BLVD.
925-687-0991
A Non-traditional School
Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

CROSSROADS HIGH (CONT.)
1266 SAN CARLOS AVE.
925-689-6852
A Non-traditional School
Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

DIABLO DAY COMMUNITY
1026 MOHR LANE
925-676-6862
A Non-traditional School
Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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