Walnut Creek, CA 94596 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 94596: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,748
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,303
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,980
  • County: Contra Costa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.905, Longitude -122.054
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,056
Population in Households 19,958
Population in Familes 13,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 4,101
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 9,234
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 4,833
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,952 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,282 (53.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 612 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $836,246
Average Home Value $829,099


Median Household Income $83,436
Average Household Income $124,369
Per Capita Income $57,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.16%
Households 1.01% 1.15%
Families 0.71% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 94596 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 817 54th
Population Density1 # 504 71st
Diversity Index2 # 1190 32nd
Median Household Income # 358 80th
Per Capita Income # 148 92nd

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