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Overview

Introduction to Pleasanton, California

The California city of Pleasanton, part of Alameda County, is situated in the Tri-Valley Region of Northern California's Bay Area. The city is located about 40 miles east of San Francisco and is serviced principally by Interstates I-680 and I-580. Pleasanton is surrounded by Dublin (to the north), Livermore (to the east), Fremont (to the south) and Castro Valley (to the west).

Blessed with rich soil, Pleasanton in its early history served as the agricultural center for the Amador Valley. Its locally-grown hops were sought after by many of the largest domestic and foreign beer producers, making Pleasanton internationally famous. Incorporated in 1894, the city became home to Pleasanton Race Track, the oldest horse racing track in the nation. Pleasanton's rural character remained intact through the mid-20th century but during the century's latter stages the city became a magnet for retail/commercial developers. By the mid-1980s, Pleasanton was one of California's fastest growing cities. The city today retains a welcoming family character while at the same time continuing its emergence as a major job center with an ongoing influx of many corporate businesses and industries.

Things To Do In Pleasanton

The Alameda County Fairgrounds, home to the annual mid-summer Alameda County Fair, is located in Pleasanton. The Fairgrounds also hosts numerous shows and statewide and regional events which draw thousands annually. Downtown Pleasanton is another venue which offers many fun and exciting events throughout the year. Some of these are:

  • Truffles, Tidbits & Wine Tasting (February).
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration (May).
  • Antique Faire (May).
  • Concerts in the Park (Summer).
  • Pleasanton Heritage Festival (September).
  • Fall Antique Fair (October).

People

Total Population 75,009
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 35,033
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59%
Median Earnings25+ $79,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,935
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,909

Wealth

Median Family Income $144,551
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 8%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,813
Median House Value $772,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.8%
US/American 0.4%
English 9.5%
Irish 11.5%

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

Pleasanton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles N of San Jose, California
County Alameda
Standard Zip Codes 94566, 94568, 94588
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.662
Longitude -121.873

Pleasanton 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 LIVERMORE
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 57 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
Station NEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 17.6 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
Dublin 52,063 $133,080
Fremont 225,221 $115,269
Hayward 152,401 $70,951
Livermore 85,286 $111,697
San Ramon 74,571 $148,734
Union City 72,690 $93,861

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

Pleasanton Public Libraries

Library
Pleasanton Public Library
400 OLD BERNAL AVE.
Pleasanton, California
(925) 931-3400
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Pleasanton High Schools

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FOOTHILL HIGH
4375 FOOTHILL ROAD
925-461-6650
Serves 2,186 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

AMADOR VALLEY HIGH
1155 SANTA RITA ROAD
925-461-6150
Serves 2,166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

VILLAGE HIGH
4645 BERNAL AVE.
925-426-4260
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 188 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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