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Overview

Introduction to Antioch, California

The city of Antioch, known as the Gateway to the Delta, is located on the banks of the San Joaquin River in Northern California. It is situated in Contra Costa County, approximately 45 miles east of San Francisco, 50 miles west of Stockton, and 60 miles southwest of Sacramento. Antioch got its name in 1851 after the Biblical city of Antioch. Incorporated in 1872, the city's first major industries were hay, lumber and shipping. Salmon fishing also played a significant role in Antioch's economy. In later years, the coal mines of Nortonville and Somersville (now both tourist attractions) helped put Antioch on the map, due to the prolific amount of coal produced there during the latter-half of the 19th century.

Things to do in and around Antioch

Antioch is home to the following cultural and recreational sites:

  • Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
  • Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
  • Contra Loma Regional Park & Reservoir
  • Antioch Marina
  • Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
  • Lone Tree Golf Course
  • Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline
  • Prewett Family Waterpark Center
  • Brannan Island State Recreation Area
  • Mt. Diablo State Park

Access to the varied array of attractions in the city of San Francisco is less than an hour's drive away. Among some of the more popular are the following:

  • Cable Car Museum
  • Ferry Building Marketplace
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Alcatraz
  • Chinatown
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • San Francisco Zoo

The Bay Area is home to several professional sports teams. Among them are the following:

  • Football:
    • National Football League (NFL): San Francisco 49'ers
    • National Football League (NFL): Oakland Raiders
    • Arena Football League (AFL): San Jose SaberCats
  • Basketball:
    • Golden State Warriors (NBA)
  • Baseball:
    • Major League Baseball (MLB): San Francisco Giants (National League)
    • Major League Baseball (MLB): Oakland Athletics (American League)
    • Minor League Baseball (MiLB): San Jose Giants (Single-A affiliate of the SF Giants)
  • Soccer:
    • San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
  • Hockey:
    • San Jose Sharks (NHL)
  • Lacrosse:
    • San Francisco Dragons (MLL)

People

Total Population 107,501
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 44,544
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $39,808
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,628
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,261

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,583
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 43 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,389
Median House Value $258,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.7%
Irish 5.8%

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

Antioch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 28 miles NE of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94509, 94531
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.005
Longitude -121.804

Antioch 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 ANTIOCH PUMP PLANT #3
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Station MOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance 11 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 TRACY PUMPING PLANT
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 60 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 55,490 $105,398
Clayton 11,497 $141,250
Concord 126,268 $79,566
Oakley 38,243 $90,625
Pittsburg 66,947 $66,430
Rio Vista 7,826 $66,250

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

Antioch Hospitals

SUTTER DELTA MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3901 LONE TREE WAY
(925) 779-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Antioch High Schools

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DEER VALLEY HIGH
4700 LONE TREE WAY
925-776-5555
Serves 3,348 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

ANTIOCH HIGH
700 W. 18TH ST.
925-706-5300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,853 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.7

PROSPECTS HIGH (ALTER.)
820 W. 2ND ST.
925-706-5310
A Non-traditional School
A Magnet School.
Serves 527 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

LIVE OAK HIGH (CONT.)
1708 F ST.
925-706-5206
A Non-traditional School
Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

BRIDGES (COMMUNITY DAY)
1023 WEST 2ND ST.
925-754-8413
A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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