Discovery Bay, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Discovery Bay, California - Basic Facts

The Discovery Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 15,450 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Discovery Bay is located at latitude 37.9085 and longitude -121.6002 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Discovery Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.72 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Discovery Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408672) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Discovery Bay Census Designated Place is located within East Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

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


Total Population 15,450
Population in Households 15,380
Population in Familes 13,535
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 2,452
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $118,339
Average Household Income $145,030
Per Capita Income $49,966


Total Housing Units 5,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,338 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 956 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 547 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $614,474
Average Home Value $682,156


Total Households 5,294
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 4,207
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 1.78% 1.38%
Households 1.45% 1.22%
Families 1.46% 1.26%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Discovery Bay, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Discovery Bay 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 # 401 74th
Population Density # 545 64th
Diversity Index # 893 41st
Median Household Income # 111 93rd
Per Capita Income # 256 83rd

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