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Overview

Introduction to San Ramon, California

San Ramon, California, in Contra Costa county, is 8 miles NE of Castro Valley, California (center to center) and 16 miles E of Oakland, California. It's regarded as part of the San Francisco Bay Area. San Ramon is situated in a valley and has a moderate climate. It's home to the headquarters of AT&T, Chevron Corporation and 24-Hour Fitness. In 2001 the town was recognized as a "Tree City USA." Toyota and United Parcel Service have offices in the prominent Bishop Ranch Business Park.

San Ramon History

The Seunen Indians were the original inhabitants. San Ramon Creek was named in tribute to an Indian vaquero named Ramon. "San" was added to the name in order to follow the Spanish custom. Americans established settlements in 1850. Numerous local canyons, hills and streets are named after the early settlers.

In 1864 an important stage line traversed through the valley on its way to Oakland. In 1891 the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived which allowed farmers to ship their crops and improve the local economy. In 1983 the citizens decided to incorporate the city.

San Ramon Attractions

  • Memorial Park.
  • Forest Home Farms is included in the National Register of Historic Places and features the notable Boone Home and the Glass Home.
  • Old Ranch Park.
  • San Ramon Central Park.
  • Crow Canyon Gardens is a scenic location.
  • Museum of the San Ramon Valley features a variety of exhibits.

San Ramon Activities

The Iron Horse Regional Trail and Las Trampas Regional Wilderness are two notable outdoor locations. The city features a large number of parks for outdoor recreation. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the numerous courses including San Ramon Royal Vista Golf Course, Bridges Golf Club, Canyon Lakes Country Club and the Black Hawk Country Club. The Anthony Regional Park Campgrounds, Tilden Regional Park, Sunny Glen Recreational Area and Boone Acres Park are some of the area's notable locations.

People

Total Population 73,826
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 36,587
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 65.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65%
Median Earnings25+ $80,570
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,288
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,089

Wealth

Median Family Income $151,494
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,754
Median House Value $722,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.9%
Irish 8.2%

San Ramon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Castro Valley, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94582, 94583
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.78
Longitude -121.976

San Ramon 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 MOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance 7.5 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 10.4 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
Station NEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance 18.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Castro Valley 62,363 $97,572
Danville 42,891 $157,842
Dublin 49,694 $128,737
Hayward 149,596 $69,415
Moraga 16,549 $163,951
Pleasanton 73,164 $140,311

San Ramon Hospitals

SAN RAMON REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR
(Proprietary)
6001 NORRIS CANYON ROAD
(925) 275-9200
Emergency Service: Yes

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925-803-7400
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Serves 2,261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

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925-824-0380
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Serves 428 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.1

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