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Bay Point, California - Basic Facts

The Bay Point Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Contra Costa County at latitude 38.0327 and longitude -121.961. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the Bay Point Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bay Point, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bay Point indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay Point: West Pittsburg.

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Bay Point, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 22,111
Population in Households 22,005
Population in Familes 18,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 3,374
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 6,400
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 5,005
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,492 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,908 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $230,525
Average Home Value $244,933


Median Household Income $47,963
Average Household Income $61,319
Per Capita Income $17,820
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.83% 1.13%
Households 0.66% 1.07%
Families 0.73% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 325 79th
Population Density1 # 396 74th
Diversity Index2 # 28 98th
Median Household Income # 917 40th
Per Capita Income # 1184 22nd

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