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Pleasanton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasanton had a population of 78,995 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasanton is located at latitude 37.6624 and longitude -121.8747 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasanton encompass a land area of 24.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 351 feet.

The City of Pleasanton (GNIS ID: 2411441) 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 Pleasanton is located within Livermore-Pleasanton CCD of Alameda County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasanton: Alisal, Pleasonton.

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Pleasanton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 78,995
Population in Households 78,548
Population in Familes 68,973
Population in Group Qrtrs 447
Population Density2 3,234
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $136,877
Average Household Income $174,903
Per Capita Income $62,592


Total Housing Units 28,488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,332 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,789 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 366 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $892,995
Average Home Value $1,000,071


Total Households 28,122
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 21,237
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.42% 1.22%
Households 1.31% 1.11%
Families 1.24% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Pleasanton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasanton to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 112 93rd
Population Density # 427 72nd
Diversity Index # 785 48th
Median Household Income # 69 96th
Per Capita Income # 133 91st

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