Hercules, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hercules, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hercules had a population of 25,052 as of July 1, 2016. Hercules 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 Hercules is located at latitude 38.0214 and longitude -122.2889 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hercules (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.41 sq. miles and a water area of 13.57 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Hercules (GNIS ID: 2410746) 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 Hercules is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hercules 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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Hercules, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,052
Population in Households 24,996
Population in Familes 22,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 3,907
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 8,331
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 6,449
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,496 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,835 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $448,105
Average Home Value $490,683


Median Household Income $97,483
Average Household Income $115,820
Per Capita Income $38,851
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.84%
Households 0.37% 0.72%
Families 0.33% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.48%
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.

Hercules, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hercules 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 # 297 80th
Population Density1 # 317 79th
Diversity Index2 # 451 70th
Median Household Income # 170 89th
Per Capita Income # 339 78th

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