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Overview

Introduction to Orinda, California

Orinda, California, in Contra Costa county, is 5 miles E of Berkeley, California and 7 miles NE of Oakland, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Oakland metropolitan area.

Orinda History

The 12.8 square miles that became the city of Orinda were, in the earlier days, a part of Mexico City. The region flourished when the Caldecott Tunnel opened in the year 1937. Orinda was incorporated as a city in the year 1985, after more than 100 years of steady development. Orinda is named after a woman. It started as a family oriented community in an idyllic setting and today, it remains the same. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Contra Costa County.

Orinda and Nearby Attractions

  • Orinda Parks & Recreation.
  • Lawrence Hall of Science.
  • Chabot Space & Science Center.
  • Habitot Children's Museum.
  • Judah L Magnes Museum.
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Things To Do In Orinda

Orinda is full of space and lovely parks for people to relax with family and friends. There is something in store for all. Those who are interested in science can visit the various science centers and those who have a knack for history can visit the museums. The city also has impressive theaters and art centers for art lovers to enjoy.

Orinda Transportation

Metropolitan Oakland International is the nearest airport to Orinda.

Orinda Higher Education

John F Kennedy University is the local college that serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,936
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+8,326
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married69.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher80.4%
Median Earnings25+$101,023
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,713

Wealth

Median Family Income$223,333
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home12.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation18.4%

Housing

People Living Alone16.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,337
Median House Value$1,125,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
German15.6%
Irish13.2%
English11.5%
Italian5.9%
Iranian4%
Scottish3.1%
Russian2.5%
Polish2.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Danishn2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Dutch1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Czech1.4%
Swiss0.9%
US/American0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
African0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Greek0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Orinda Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94563
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.89
Approximate Longitude-122.19

Orinda Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBERKELEY
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp44 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 64 F
Jul Temp55 to 70 F
Oct Temp54 to 70 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches
StationOAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance7.2 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
StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance7.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany19,420$97,055
Berkeley118,585$122,798
Emeryville11,111$92,031
Lafayette25,381$184,101
Moraga16,977$169,375
Piedmont11,201$226,742

Orinda Public Schools

Del Rey Elementary
25 El Camino Moraga
ZIP: 94563
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Glorietta Elementary
15 Martha Rd.
ZIP: 94563
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Miramonte High
750 Moraga Way
ZIP: 94563
High
Total Enrollment 1155
Orinda Intermediate
80 Ivy Dr.
ZIP: 94563
Middle
Total Enrollment 907
Sleepy Hollow Elementary
20 Washington Ln.
ZIP: 94563
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Wagner Ranch Elementary
350 Camino Pablo
ZIP: 94563
Primary
Total Enrollment 394

Orinda Private Schools

Holden High School
10 Irwin Way
ZIP: 94563
Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Orinda Academy
19 Altarinda Rd
ZIP: 94563
Secondary
Total Enrollment 82
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