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Brentwood, California - Basic Facts

The City of Brentwood had a population of 61,476 as of July 1, 2017. Brentwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brentwood is located at latitude 37.9359 and longitude -121.7185 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brentwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.85 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 79 feet.

The City of Brentwood (GNIS ID: 2409902) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brentwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Brentwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 61,476
Daytime Population: Workers 16,548
Daytime Population: Residents 34,222
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,770
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 61,313
Population in Familes 54,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density2 4,140
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $98,445
Average Household Income $115,546
Per Capita Income $36,303


Total Housing Units 19,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,171 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,001 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 460 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $458,173
Average Home Value $505,019


Total Households 19,172
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 15,341
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.48% 1.77%
Households 2.1% 1.61%
Families 2.08% 1.62%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Brentwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brentwood to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 153 90th
Population Density # 306 80th
Diversity Index # 507 67th
Median Household Income # 197 87th
Per Capita Income # 462 70th

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