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Overview

Introduction to Piedmont, California

Piedmont, California, in Alameda county, is 2 miles NE of Oakland, California. The city is located in the Oakland metropolitan area.

Piedmont History

The present day Piedmont was part of Rancho San Antonio during 1850s. This area was owned by the Peralta family. However, the land gradually passed out of the hands of the Peraltas and a small portion of Jose Domingo's patrimony and Vincente's land is now known as the City of Piedmont. The city was incorporated in 1907 and Varney Gaskill was the first mayor. Hugh Craig became the second mayor in May, 1907 and is considered the father of Piedmont.

Piedmont and Nearby Attractions

  • Oakland Zoo.
  • Corpus Christi Church.
  • Mountain View Cemetery.
  • Children's Fairyland.

Things To Do In Piedmont

The City of Piedmont offers a number of recreational activities. There are five city parks along with several other landscaped areas. The city also features beautiful wooded paths. The other facilities in Piedmont include tennis courts, shopping centers, picnic areas and children's playgrounds.

Piedmont Transportation

Air transportation is available from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.

Piedmont Higher Education

The local University of Piedmont is the University of California Berkeley.

People

Total Population 11,099
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,165
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 71.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 85.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $234,250
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 13.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.8%
Median Gross Rent $2,485
Median House Value $1,456,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.5%
Irish 8%

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

Piedmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles NE of Oakland, California
County Alameda
Standard Zip Codes 94602, 94610, 94611, 94618
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94620
Phone Area Codes 510
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.824
Longitude -122.23

Piedmont 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 OAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 5.3 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 RICHMOND
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 66 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 53 to 72 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alameda 76,733 $96,889
Albany 19,249 $90,680
Berkeley 117,384 $118,190
Emeryville 10,830 $93,134
Oakland 408,073 $61,210
Orinda 18,703 $210,000

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

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510-594-2626
Serves 928 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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800 MAGNOLIA AVE.
510-594-2703
A Non-traditional School
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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