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Overview

Introduction to Moraga, California

Moraga, California, in Contra Costa county, is 6 miles SW of Walnut Creek, California (center to center) and 8 miles E of Oakland, California. The town is included in the Oakland metropolitan area. 

Moraga History

The name Moraga was given by explorer Joaquin Moraga, who was granted the land by the Mexican government in the year 1835. The line of the Sacramento Northern Railroad ran through Moraga in the first half of the 20th century. Moraga built its first post office in the year 1955. "Rancho Laguna" become popular as the name of a controversial proposed housing development in Moraga. The house stands next to the Moraga fire department. It serves as a display for elementary school tours to demonstrate how to prevent a fire. The Moraga fire department began as a volunteer service in the city.

Moraga and Nearby Attractions

  • Orinda Parks & Recreation.
  • Lafayette Reservoir Recreation.
  • Lafayette Community Park.
  • Hacienda De Las Flores.
  • Larry Evans Fine Art.
  • Rancho Laguna Park.

Things To Do In Moraga

Moraga has many parks and recreational facilities which are great for relaxation. The city also has good restaurants which serve a wide assortment of culinary delights ranging from traditional to continental delicacies. The reservoir area of the city makes for a wonderful place to walk during leisure time.

Moraga Transportation

The nearest major airport that serves the city is Metropolitan Oakland International.

Moraga Higher Education

Merritt College serves the city of Moraga.

People

Total Population 16,787
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,918
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 74.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $169,028
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 10.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 14.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,805
Median House Value $941,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.6%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.4%
Irish 14.1%

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

Moraga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Walnut Creek, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles E of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94556
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94570, 94575
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.835
Longitude -122.128

Moraga 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 UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 5.2 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
Station OAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 68 F
Oct Temp 55 to 70 F
Annual Precip 22.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Danville 43,410 $161,650
Lafayette 25,082 $176,127
Orinda 18,703 $210,000
Piedmont 11,099 $234,250
San Leandro 88,329 $75,493
Walnut Creek 66,799 $116,350

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

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Moraga High Schools

CAMPOLINDO HIGH
300 MORAGA ROAD
925-376-5986
Serves 1,315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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