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Overview

Introduction to Brentwood, California

Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa county, is 7 miles SE of Antioch, California (center to center) and 32 miles E of Oakland, California. It's situated along the San Joaquin Delta in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Brentwood produces cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and corn, however the city has become more of a residential community. The landscape features rolling hills, oak trees and fruit orchards. Residents have excellent views of the impressive Mt. Diablo.

Brentwood History

The city was established in 1878 when the railroad arrived. It began as a farming community. In 1890 Brentwood was a major shipping location for grains. Fruit orchards were established beginning in the early 1920s. Brentwood was founded on acreage donated by John Marsh. The city is named in tribute to Marsh's former residence, Brentwood, England.

Brentwood Attractions

  • The Brentwood Cornfest
  • East Contra Costa Museum
  • Farmers Market
  • John Marsh Home

Brentwood Activities

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is popular for boating and fishing. The Marsh Creek Trail is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts. The Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge and Mt. Diablo State Park are close by. The city is home to the Sunset Park Athletic Complex and the Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex. The notable Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is located in the county. Iron Horse, California State Riding and Hiking, Lafayette-Moraga Regional, Contra Costa Canal Regional and the Delta de Anza trails are some of the noteworthy locations for hiking enthusiasts.

Brentwood Higher Education

The city is home to a satellite campus of Los Medanos College.

Brentwood Transportation

Air travel is available at the San Francisco International Airport. Tri Delta Transit Company offers bus service.

Demographics

People

Total Population58,828
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+25,881
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.5%
Median Earnings25+$52,385
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,332
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,216

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,362
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time44 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone16.4%
Median Gross Rent$2,038
Median House Value$482,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.6%
Irish9.9%
German9.5%
Italian7.2%
English6.8%
French Except Basque3%
Portuguese2%
Scottish1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Russian1.5%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.3%
Swedish1.1%
African1%
Arab0.9%
West Indian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
US/American0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Brentwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94513
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.87
Approximate Longitude-121.68

Brentwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationANTIOCH PUMP PLANT #3
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp58 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches
StationTRACY PUMPING PLANT
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp60 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches
StationSTOCKTON FIRE STN # 4
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 74 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Antioch110,026$74,873
Clayton11,838$164,191
Isleton597$66,705
Oakley39,950$98,913
Pittsburg69,449$72,423
Rio Vista8,350$81,875

Brentwood Public Schools

Adams (j. Douglas) Middle
401 American Ave.
ZIP: 94513
Middle
Total Enrollment 1106
Brentwood Elementary
200 Griffith Ln.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Edna Hill Middle
140 Birch St.
ZIP: 94513
Middle
Total Enrollment 898
Far East County Programs
850 Second St.
ZIP: 94513
High
Total Enrollment 107
Garin Elementary
250 First St.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Heritage Cccoe Special Education Programs
101 American Ave.
ZIP: 94513
Other
Total Enrollment 80
Heritage High
101 American Ave.
ZIP: 94513
High
Total Enrollment 2503
Independence High
929 Second St.
ZIP: 94513
High
Total Enrollment 331
La Paloma High (continuation)
400 Ghiggeri Way
ZIP: 94513
High
Total Enrollment 167
Liberty High
850 Second St.
ZIP: 94513
High
Total Enrollment 2520
Loma Vista Elementary
2110 San Jose Ave.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Marsh Creek Elementary
601 Grant St.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Mary Casey Black Elementary
480 Farmington Dr.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Pioneer Elementary
2010 Shady Willow Ln.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 879
R. Paul Krey Elementary
190 Crawford Dr.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 893
Ron Nunn Elementary
1755 Central Blvd.
ZIP: 94513
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
William B. Bristow Middle
855 Minnesota Ave.
ZIP: 94513
Middle
Total Enrollment 1122

Brentwood Private Schools

Dainty Center/willow Wood School
1265 Dainty Ave
ZIP: 94513
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Golden Hills Christian School
2401 Shady Willow Ln
ZIP: 94513
Elementary
Total Enrollment 199
Montessori School Of Brentwood
3421 Balfour Rd
ZIP: 94513
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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