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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,296
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+5,153
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married71.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher84.8%
Median Earnings25+$103,330
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$220,441
% Above Poverty Level95.1%
% Below Poverty Level4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home11.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation15.4%

Housing

People Living Alone14.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,929
Median House Value$1,715,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35%
English13.4%
German13.4%
Irish10%
Italian6.6%
Scottish4.6%
French Except Basque4.2%
Russian4.2%
Norwegian3.5%
Polish2.7%
Swedish1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Danishn1.3%
Portuguese1.3%
Austrian1.3%
Finnish1.2%
Swiss1.2%
Hungarian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Latvian0.6%
US/American0.6%
Czech0.4%
Arab0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
British0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Australian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
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Piedmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alameda County
Standard Zip Codes94602, 94618, 94610, 94611
P.O. Box Zip Codes94620
Phone Area Codes510, 4, 15
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.77
Approximate Longitude-122.21

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)

StationOAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance2.6 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
Distance5.3 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
StationRICHMOND
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 66 F
Jul Temp55 to 71 F
Oct Temp53 to 72 F
Annual Precip23.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alameda78,246$111,025
Albany19,682$99,743
Berkeley120,179$128,630
Emeryville11,524$107,245
Oakland417,442$70,907
Orinda19,248$233,684

Piedmont Public Schools

Beach Elementary
100 Lake Ave
ZIP: 94611
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Havens Elementary
323 Highland Ave.
ZIP: 94611
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Millennium High Alternative
760 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 94611
High
Total Enrollment 77
Piedmont High
800 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 94611
High
Total Enrollment 784
Piedmont Middle
740 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 94611
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Piedmont Preschool
760 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 94611
Wildwood Elementary
301 Wildwood Ave
ZIP: 94611
Primary
Total Enrollment 298

Piedmont Private Schools

Corpus Christi School
1 Estates Dr
ZIP: 94611
Elementary
Total Enrollment 277
Zion Lutheran School
5201 Park Blvd
ZIP: 94611
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
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