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Overview

Introduction to Pinole, California

Pinole, California, in Contra Costa county, is 5 miles NE of Richmond, California (center to center) and 13 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Oakland metropolitan area.

Pinole History

Pinole is a type of flour made from seeds of chia, maize, some grasses and herbs. The name of this area was given by Spanish explorers who were fed pinole in a local village. They called it El Pinole. Pinole started developing after the Southern Pacific Railroad came to the area and was incorporated in 1903.

Pinole and Nearby Attractions

  • Carquinez Bridge Northbound.
  • Epperson Gallery.
  • Pinole Swim Center.
  • Memorial Hall.
  • Sunvalley Mall.

Things To Do In Pinole

Pinole has excellent opportunities for the recreation and enjoyment of the locals, as well as visitors. Several area parks have been designed to facilitate a varied range of activities. The recreation department regularly arranges a variety of events and festivities in these parks, including a Fourth of July Celebration. The city also has a Swim Center which offers swimming facilities for adults as well as children.

Pinole Transportation

Metropolitan Oakland International serves the area.

Pinole Higher Education

Educational facilities are available at Contra Costa College.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,040
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+9,247
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.8%
Median Earnings25+$46,355
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,603
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,648

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,485
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation8.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,558
Median House Value$387,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.3%
German8.6%
Irish7.4%
English6.6%
Italian6.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Portuguese1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Russian1%
Scottish1%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Dutch0.5%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Afghan)0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
South African0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Pinole Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94564
Phone Area Codes510
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.99
Approximate Longitude-122.27

Pinole 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
Distance9.7 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
StationMARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 87 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip19.5 inches
StationOAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance14.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany19,420$97,055
El Cerrito24,646$107,006
Hercules25,011$114,521
Richmond108,303$62,445
San Pablo29,991$48,409
Vallejo119,644$65,494

Pinole Public Schools

Collins Elementary
1224 Pinole Valley Rd.
ZIP: 94564
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Ellerhorst Elementary
3501 Pinole Valley Rd.
ZIP: 94564
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Pinole Middle
1575 Mann Dr.
ZIP: 94564
Middle
Total Enrollment 562
Pinole Valley High
2900 Pinole Valley Rd.
ZIP: 94564
High
Total Enrollment 1205
Shannon Elementary
685 Marlesta Rd.
ZIP: 94564
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Stewart Elementary
2040 Hoke Dr.
ZIP: 94564
Primary
Total Enrollment 474

Pinole Private Schools

La Casita Bilingue Montessori School
592 Tennent Ave
ZIP: 94564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
St Joseph Elementary School
1961 Plum St
ZIP: 94564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 298
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