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Hercules, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hercules had a population of 25,589 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 25,589
Daytime Population: Workers 5,264
Daytime Population: Residents 12,253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,517
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 25,532
Population in Familes 22,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 3,991
Diversity Index3 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $101,463
Average Household Income $121,219
Per Capita Income $40,745

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,659 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,868 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $465,227
Average Home Value $519,358
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,528
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 6,599
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.86%
Households 0.65% 0.75%
Families 0.6% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 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 # 294 81st
Population Density # 317 79th
Diversity Index # 470 69th
Median Household Income # 173 89th
Per Capita Income # 353 77th

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