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Bay Point, California - Basic Facts

The Bay Point Census Designated Place had a population of 22,253 as of July 1, 2015. Bay Point ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bay Point is located at latitude 38.0327 and longitude -121.961 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Bay Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.82 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Bay Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407808) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay Point: West Pittsburg.

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Bay Point, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 22,253
Population in Households 22,147
Population in Familes 19,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 3,395
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 6,442
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 5,044
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,981 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,510 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,932 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $263,967
Average Home Value $284,694


Median Household Income $52,770
Average Household Income $64,083
Per Capita Income $18,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.08%
Households 0.66% 1.04%
Families 0.74% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Bay Point, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Point to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 326 79th
Population Density1 # 394 74th
Diversity Index2 # 28 98th
Median Household Income # 800 48th
Per Capita Income # 1171 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.