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Overview

Introduction to Pinole, California

Pinole, California, in Contra Costa county, is 5 miles NE of Richmond, California (center to center) and 13 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Oakland metropolitan area.

Pinole History

Pinole is a type of flour made from seeds of chia, maize, some grasses and herbs. The name of this area was given by Spanish explorers who were fed pinole in a local village. They called it El Pinole. Pinole started developing after the Southern Pacific Railroad came to the area and was incorporated in 1903.

Pinole and Nearby Attractions

  • Carquinez Bridge Northbound.
  • Epperson Gallery.
  • Pinole Swim Center.
  • Memorial Hall.
  • Sunvalley Mall.

Things To Do In Pinole

Pinole has excellent opportunities for the recreation and enjoyment of the locals, as well as visitors. Several area parks have been designed to facilitate a varied range of activities. The recreation department regularly arranges a variety of events and festivities in these parks, including a Fourth of July Celebration. The city also has a Swim Center which offers swimming facilities for adults as well as children.

Pinole Transportation

Metropolitan Oakland International serves the area.

Pinole Higher Education

Educational facilities are available at Contra Costa College.

People

Total Population 18,922
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,933
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.1%
Median Earnings25+ $44,046
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,824
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,238

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,129
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,362
Median House Value $359,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 6%
Irish 6.5%

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

Pinole Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Richmond, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94564
Phone Area Codes 510
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.004
Longitude -122.297

Pinole 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 BERKELEY
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 64 F
Jul Temp 55 to 70 F
Oct Temp 54 to 70 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Station MARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance 9.9 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 OAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance 14.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 19,249 $90,680
El Cerrito 24,418 $105,345
Hercules 24,838 $113,658
Richmond 107,597 $59,624
San Pablo 29,777 $47,871
Vallejo 118,995 $65,160

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

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Pinole High Schools

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PINOLE VALLEY HIGH
2900 PINOLE VALLEY ROAD
510-758-4664
Serves 1,735 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

SIGMA CONTINUATION HIGH
2900 PINOLE VALLEY ROAD
510-758-7510
A Non-traditional School
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30.8

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