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Brentwood, California - Basic Facts

The City of Brentwood had a population of 59,141 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 59,141
Population in Households 58,981
Population in Familes 52,675
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density1 3,982
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 18,452
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 14,777
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 19,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,647 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,805 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 630 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $443,364
Average Home Value $482,304


Median Household Income $94,482
Average Household Income $109,410
Per Capita Income $34,397
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.24% 1.9%
Households 1.81% 1.7%
Families 1.81% 1.72%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

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, 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 # 157 90th
Population Density1 # 312 79th
Diversity Index2 # 514 66th
Median Household Income # 188 88th
Per Capita Income # 465 69th

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