Introduction to San Pablo, California

San Pablo, California, in Contra Costa county, is 1 miles N of Richmond, California (center to center) and 11 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is included in the Oakland metropolitan area. 

San Pablo History

The original inhabitants of San Pablo were the Cuchiyun band of Ohlone, the indigenous people of Northern California. The Spaniards claimed it for their King during the late 1700s. This area was included in a grant that was given to Francisco Castro, a former soldier. The name of the grant was Rancho San Pablo, which was the basis for the city's present name.

San Pablo and Nearby Attractions

  • Alvarado Adobe.
  • Alcatraz Island.
  • Ferry Building Marketplace.
  • Aquarium of the Bay.
  • Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Tilden Park (Lake Anza).

Things To Do In San Pablo

San Pablo is located in the neighborhood of many world famous tourist spots. The city has an art gallery that hosts regular exhibitions of the works of local artists. There are great opportunities for dining and shopping. One can also visit the several parks in the city. The Alvarado Adobe and Blume Houses are historically significant and appeal to tourists.

San Pablo Transportation

The local airport is Metropoliatan Oakland International.

San Pablo Higher Education

Contra Costa College is the local institution for higher education.


Total Population 29,777
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 12,505
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,629
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,416


Median Family Income $47,871
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 13.5%


People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,089
Median House Value $196,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 83.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.3%
Irish 2.5%

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

San Pablo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles N of Richmond, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94806
Phone Area Codes 510
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.962
Longitude -122.344

San Pablo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 64 F
Jul Temp 55 to 70 F
Oct Temp 54 to 70 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 51 to 74 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, San Pablo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hilltop Mall (94806)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 19,249 $90,680
Berkeley 117,384 $118,190
El Cerrito 24,418 $105,345
Hercules 24,838 $113,658
Pinole 18,922 $79,129
Richmond 107,597 $59,624

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

San Pablo Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2000 VALE RD
(510) 970-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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San Pablo High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Non-traditional School
Serves 322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

Serves 253 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.8

A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

A Non-traditional School
Serves 120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

San Pablo Colleges

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