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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.

People

Total Population 34,155
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 16,398
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.6%
Median Earnings25+ $57,146
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,977
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,436

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,381
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 13.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $1,562
Median House Value $538,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.3%
Irish 15%

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

Pleasant Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Concord, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles NE of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94523
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.948
Longitude -122.059

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)

Station MARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 19.5 inches
Station MOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 13.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clayton 11,497 $141,250
Concord 126,268 $79,566
Lafayette 25,082 $176,127
Martinez 37,300 $101,447
Orinda 18,703 $210,000
Walnut Creek 66,799 $116,350

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

Pleasant Hill Public Libraries

Library
Contra Costa County Library
1750 OAK PARK BLVD.
Pleasant Hill, California
(925) 646-6423
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Pleasant Hill High Schools

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COLLEGE PARK HIGH
201 VIKING DR.
925-682-7670
Serves 2,030 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

HORIZONS ALTERNATIVE
3100 OAK PARK BLVD.
925-937-1530
A Non-traditional School
Serves 436 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.6

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3100 OAK PARK BLVD.
925-945-7902
A Non-traditional School
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

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3100 OAK PARK BOULEVARD
925-937-1530
A Non-traditional School
Serves 43 students.

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