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Blackhawk, California - Basic Facts

The Blackhawk Census Designated Place had a population of 9,719 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Blackhawk is located at latitude 37.8097 and longitude -121.9131 in Contra Costa County. 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. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Blackhawk Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407859) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Blackhawk Census Designated Place is located within Tassajara CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blackhawk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Blackhawk, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,719
Population in Households 9,646
Population in Familes 8,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 1,675
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 3,433
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 2,984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,111 (88.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 322 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,082,334


Median Household Income $173,481
Average Household Income $239,650
Per Capita Income $83,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.86%
Households 0.42% 0.75%
Families 0.45% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 67th
Population Density1 # 647 57th
Diversity Index2 # 958 37th
Median Household Income # 16 99th
Per Capita Income # 23 99th

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