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Overview

Introduction to Pleasant Hill, California

Pleasant Hill, California is 2 miles SW of Concord, California (center to center) and 15 miles NE of Oakland, California. It is in Contra Costa county. The city is part of the Oakland metro area.

Pleasant Hill History

The area that is now known as City of Pleasant Hill grew from farmland into a bedroom community during World War II. The residents of Pleasant Hill voted to incorporate in 1961. In the early 1970s, the City of Pleasant Hill explored various ways to achieve its vision and finally, in 1974, it adopted the Pleasant Hill Commons Redevelopment Plan. This was authorized by the state Community Redevelopment Law.

Pleasant Hill and Nearby Attractions

  • Martinez Museum.
  • Golden Hills Park.
  • Hidden Valley Park.
  • Nancy Boyd Memorial Park.
  • Waterfront Park.
  • Pleasant Hill Park.

Things To Do In Pleasant Hill

Places like Waterworld and Lindsay wildlife museum are situated within 2 miles of the city. There are many shopping arcades in the city which are packed with various shops, restaurants and cafes. The city is also environmentally rich with many local parks situated nearby.

Pleasant Hill Transportation

SF International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Pleasant Hill Higher Education

Diablo Valley College serves the city's educational needs.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,395
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+16,818
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.9%
Median Earnings25+$61,344
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,979
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,302
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation13.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,719
Median House Value$584,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.4%
Irish14.7%
German13.5%
English11.1%
Italian8.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish3.1%
Swedish2.9%
Polish2.1%
Iranian2%
Norwegian1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Portuguese1.4%
Russian1.3%
Ukrainian0.8%
African0.8%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
US/American0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Pleasant Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94523
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.95
Approximate Longitude-122.07

Pleasant Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance5.7 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
StationMOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip23.9 inches
StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance13.8 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
Clayton11,655$148,832
Concord126,938$82,407
Lafayette25,381$184,101
Martinez37,544$106,903
Orinda18,936$223,333
Walnut Creek67,568$116,705

Pleasant Hill Public Libraries

Contra Costa County Library
1750 OAK PARK BOULEVARD
Pleasant Hill, California
(925) 646-6423

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Pleasant Hill Public Schools

Pleasant Hill Middle
1 Santa Barbara Rd.
ZIP: 94503
Middle
Total Enrollment 972
College Park High
201 Viking Dr.
ZIP: 94523
High
Total Enrollment 2022
Contra Costa County Rop
77 Santa Barbara Rd.
ZIP: 94523
High
Fair Oaks Elementary
2400 Lisa Ln.
ZIP: 94523
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Gregory Gardens Elementary
1 Corritone Ct.
ZIP: 94523
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Horizons Alternative
1 Santa Barbara Rd.
ZIP: 94523
Other
Total Enrollment 138
Pleasant Hill Elementary
2097 Oak Park Blvd.
ZIP: 94523
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Prospect High (continuation)
One Santa Barbara Rd.
ZIP: 94523
High
Total Enrollment 26
Sequoia Elementary
277 Boyd Rd.
ZIP: 94523
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Sequoia Middle
265 Boyd Rd.
ZIP: 94523
Middle
Total Enrollment 914
Strandwood Elementary
416 Gladys Dr.
ZIP: 94523
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Valhalla Elementary
530 Kiki Dr.
ZIP: 94523
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Valley View Middle
181 Viking Dr.
ZIP: 94523
Middle
Total Enrollment 835

Pleasant Hill Private Schools

Alice's Montessori-astrid
105 Astrid Dr
ZIP: 94523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Christ The King Catholic School
195 B Brandon Rd
ZIP: 94523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 324
Creative Play Center
2323 Pleasant Hill Rd
ZIP: 94523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Mary Jane's Preschool & Kindergarten
2902 Vessing Rd
ZIP: 94523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Northwest Montessori School - Pleasant Hill
2702 Pleasant Hill Rd
ZIP: 94523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Thomas
98 Roberta Ave
ZIP: 94523
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Stepping Stones Learning Center
2750 Pleasant Hill Rd
ZIP: 94523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy
796 Grayson Rd
ZIP: 94573
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 185
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