Walnut Creek, CA 94597 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 94597: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 662
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,065
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,022
  • County: Contra Costa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.901, Longitude -122.059
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,906
Population in Households 22,661
Population in Familes 15,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 245
Population Density1 6,016
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 10,607
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 5,500
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,208 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,399 (49.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 398 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $621,679
Average Home Value $641,791


Median Household Income $82,189
Average Household Income $108,637
Per Capita Income $50,763
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.67% 1.14%
Households 1.49% 1.1%
Families 1.35% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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 94597 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 94597 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 # 758 57th
Population Density1 # 369 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1106 37th
Median Household Income # 374 79th
Per Capita Income # 219 88th

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