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Blackhawk, California - Basic Facts

The Blackhawk Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U3) located in Contra Costa County at latitude 37.8097 and longitude -121.9131. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 997 feet.

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

The U3 Census Class Code for Blackhawk indicates a alternate official common name for an incorporated or census designated place.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Blackhawk Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 9,591
Population in Households 9,517
Population in Familes 8,865
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 1,653
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 3,424
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,975
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,098 (87.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,082,892


Median Household Income $178,033
Average Household Income $212,541
Per Capita Income $74,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.59% 0.96%
Households 0.55% 0.96%
Families 0.59% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.33%
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.


Blackhawk, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackhawk 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 # 494 68th
Population Density1 # 652 57th
Diversity Index2 # 961 37th
Median Household Income # 14 99th
Per Capita Income # 21 99th

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