Pleasant Hill, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasant Hill, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasant Hill had a population of 34,377 as of July 1, 2016. Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill is located at latitude 37.954 and longitude -122.0759 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasant Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Pleasant Hill (GNIS ID: 2411439) 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 Pleasant Hill is located within Central Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

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


Total Population 34,377
Population in Households 33,881
Population in Familes 25,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 496
Population Density1 4,859
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 14,019
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 8,433
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,398 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,621 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 633 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $590,230
Average Home Value $606,680


Median Household Income $82,476
Average Household Income $108,865
Per Capita Income $45,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.83%
Households 0.33% 0.72%
Families 0.25% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Pleasant Hill, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Hill 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 # 242 84th
Population Density1 # 249 84th
Diversity Index2 # 853 44th
Median Household Income # 281 82nd
Per Capita Income # 241 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.