Overview

Introduction to Moraga, California

Moraga, California, in Contra Costa county, is 6 miles SW of Walnut Creek, California (center to center) and 8 miles E of Oakland, California. The town is included in the Oakland metropolitan area. 

Moraga History

The name Moraga was given by explorer Joaquin Moraga, who was granted the land by the Mexican government in the year 1835. The line of the Sacramento Northern Railroad ran through Moraga in the first half of the 20th century. Moraga built its first post office in the year 1955. "Rancho Laguna" become popular as the name of a controversial proposed housing development in Moraga. The house stands next to the Moraga fire department. It serves as a display for elementary school tours to demonstrate how to prevent a fire. The Moraga fire department began as a volunteer service in the city.

Moraga and Nearby Attractions

  • Orinda Parks & Recreation.
  • Lafayette Reservoir Recreation.
  • Lafayette Community Park.
  • Hacienda De Las Flores.
  • Larry Evans Fine Art.
  • Rancho Laguna Park.

Things To Do In Moraga

Moraga has many parks and recreational facilities which are great for relaxation. The city also has good restaurants which serve a wide assortment of culinary delights ranging from traditional to continental delicacies. The reservoir area of the city makes for a wonderful place to walk during leisure time.

Moraga Transportation

The nearest major airport that serves the city is Metropolitan Oakland International.

Moraga Higher Education

Merritt College serves the city of Moraga.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,398
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+7,468
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married55.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.3%
Median Earnings25+$89,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,479
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,064

Wealth

Median Family Income$188,194
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home11%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation13.8%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,960
Median House Value$1,093,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.4%
Irish14.7%
German13%
English10.7%
Italian8.9%
French Except Basque3.4%
Russian2.4%
Polish2.3%
Scottish2.3%
Iranian2.1%
Swedish2.1%
Portuguese1.6%
Norwegian1.6%
Greek1.5%
Arab1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Swiss1.1%
Danishn1%
Canadian0.9%
Australian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
African0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
South African0.1%
Icelander0.1%
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Moraga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94556
P.O. Box Zip Codes94575, 94570
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.83
Approximate Longitude-122.1

Moraga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches
StationOAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 66 F
Jul Temp57 to 73 F
Oct Temp55 to 72 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches
StationSAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp46 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 65 F
Jul Temp54 to 68 F
Oct Temp55 to 70 F
Annual Precip22.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Danville44,417$183,333
Lafayette26,060$199,213
Orinda19,431$246,659
Piedmont11,308$246,250
San Leandro90,103$85,017
Walnut Creek69,007$136,729

Moraga Public Schools

Camino Pablo Elementary
1111 Camino Pablo
ZIP: 94556
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Campolindo High
300 Moraga Rd.
ZIP: 94556
High
Total Enrollment 1253
Donald L. Rheem Elementary
90 Laird Dr.
ZIP: 94556
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate
1010 Camino Pablo
ZIP: 94556
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Los Perales Elementary
22 Wakefield Dr.
ZIP: 94556
Primary
Total Enrollment 362

Moraga Private Schools

Orion Academy
350 Rheem Blvd
ZIP: 94556
Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
The Saklan School
1678 School St
ZIP: 94556
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
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