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Overview

Introduction to Pleasanton, California

The California city of Pleasanton, part of Alameda County, is situated in the Tri-Valley Region of Northern California's Bay Area. The city is located about 40 miles east of San Francisco and is serviced principally by Interstates I-680 and I-580. Pleasanton is surrounded by Dublin (to the north), Livermore (to the east), Fremont (to the south) and Castro Valley (to the west).

Blessed with rich soil, Pleasanton in its early history served as the agricultural center for the Amador Valley. Its locally-grown hops were sought after by many of the largest domestic and foreign beer producers, making Pleasanton internationally famous. Incorporated in 1894, the city became home to Pleasanton Race Track, the oldest horse racing track in the nation. Pleasanton's rural character remained intact through the mid-20th century but during the century's latter stages the city became a magnet for retail/commercial developers. By the mid-1980s, Pleasanton was one of California's fastest growing cities. The city today retains a welcoming family character while at the same time continuing its emergence as a major job center with an ongoing influx of many corporate businesses and industries.

Things To Do In Pleasanton

The Alameda County Fairgrounds, home to the annual mid-summer Alameda County Fair, is located in Pleasanton. The Fairgrounds also hosts numerous shows and statewide and regional events which draw thousands annually. Downtown Pleasanton is another venue which offers many fun and exciting events throughout the year. Some of these are:

  • Truffles, Tidbits & Wine Tasting (February).
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration (May).
  • Antique Faire (May).
  • Concerts in the Park (Summer).
  • Pleasanton Heritage Festival (September).
  • Fall Antique Fair (October).

Demographics

People

Total Population77,046
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+36,557
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married62.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.2%
Median Earnings25+$81,545
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,521
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,887

Wealth

Median Family Income$150,470
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation8.5%

Housing

People Living Alone17.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,949
Median House Value$828,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.5%
German13.4%
Irish10.8%
English9%
Italian5.3%
Portuguese2.6%
French Except Basque2.3%
Swedish2.1%
Scottish2.1%
Polish2%
Norwegian1.5%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.2%
Arab1.1%
Iranian1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Greek0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
African0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Basque0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Pleasanton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alameda County
Standard Zip Codes94566, 94588, 94568
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.65
Approximate Longitude-121.85

Pleasanton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLIVERMORE
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 57 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 78 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches
StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches
StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance17.6 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
Dublin54,523$141,035
Fremont227,934$122,328
Hayward154,507$73,165
Livermore86,493$117,257
San Ramon74,366$153,296
Union City73,500$98,499

Pleasanton Public Libraries

Pleasanton Public Library
400 OLD BERNAL AVE.
Pleasanton, California
(925) 931-3400

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Pleasanton Hospitals

Valleycare Medical Center
(Non-profit)
5555 West Las Positas Blvd.

Pleasanton Public Schools

Alisal Elementary
1454 Santa Rita Rd.
ZIP: 94566
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Amador Valley High
1155 Santa Rita Rd.
ZIP: 94566
High
Total Enrollment 2612
Harvest Park Middle
4900 Valley Ave.
ZIP: 94566
Middle
Total Enrollment 1169
Harvest Park Preschool Center
4900 Valley Ave.
ZIP: 94566
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Elementary
5301 Case Ave.
ZIP: 94566
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Pleasanton Middle
5001 Case Ave.
ZIP: 94566
Middle
Total Enrollment 1258
Valley View Elementary
480 Adams Way
ZIP: 94566
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Village High
4645 Bernal Ave.
ZIP: 94566
High
Total Enrollment 124
Vintage Hills Elementary
1125 Concord St.
ZIP: 94566
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Walnut Grove Elementary
1999 Harvest Rd.
ZIP: 94566
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Donlon Elementary
4150 Dorman Rd.
ZIP: 94588
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Fairlands Elementary
4151 W. Las Positas Blvd.
ZIP: 94588
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Foothill High
4375 Foothill Rd.
ZIP: 94588
High
Total Enrollment 2127
Henry P. Mohr Elementary
3300 Dennis Dr.
ZIP: 94588
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Lydiksen Elementary
7700 Highland Oaks Dr.
ZIP: 94588
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
Thomas S. Hart Middle
4433 Willow Rd.
ZIP: 94588
Middle
Total Enrollment 1164

Pleasanton Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
7110 Koll Center Pkwy
ZIP: 94566
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
The Quarry Lane School
6363 Tassajara Rd
ZIP: 94568
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 414
Carden West School
4576 Willow Rd
ZIP: 94588
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
Hacienda Child Development Center
4671 Chabot Dr
ZIP: 94588
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Hacienda School
3800 Stoneridge Dr
ZIP: 94588
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Kindercare Learning Center
3760 Brockton Dr
ZIP: 94588
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Lighthouse Baptist School
6900 Valley Trails Dr
ZIP: 94588
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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