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Pleasanton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasanton had a population of 79,103 as of July 1, 2019.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pleasanton, CA Housing Affordability Index is 85
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Pleasanton, CA Wealth Index is 273
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 79,103 (100%)
Population in Households 78,656 (99.4%)
Population in Families 68,720 (86.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 447 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 3,276
Diversity Index2 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $159,004
Average Household Income $195,595
Per Capita Income $69,742
Wealth Index4 273

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 28,670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,353 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,812 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 505 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $950,857
Housing Affordability Index3 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 28,165
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 21,226
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.28% 0.99%
Households 1.19% 0.85%
Families 1.1% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Pleasanton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasanton to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 113 93rd
Population Density # 418 73rd
Diversity Index # 789 48th
Median Household Income # 65 96th
Per Capita Income # 107 93rd

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