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Pleasant Hill, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasant Hill had a population of 34,910 as of July 1, 2017. Pleasant Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Hill is located at latitude 37.954 and longitude -122.0759 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasant Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Pleasant Hill (GNIS ID: 2411439) 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 Pleasant Hill is located within Central Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pleasant Hill, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,910
Daytime Population: Workers 16,945
Daytime Population: Residents 17,530
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 34,406
Population in Familes 25,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 504
Population Density2 4,934
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $87,431
Average Household Income $116,476
Per Capita Income $48,370


Total Housing Units 14,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,542 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,721 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 475 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $600,670
Average Home Value $630,177


Total Households 14,263
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 8,565
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.72%
Households 0.53% 0.65%
Families 0.43% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Pleasant Hill, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Hill to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 241 84th
Population Density # 249 84th
Diversity Index # 848 44th
Median Household Income # 270 82nd
Per Capita Income # 236 84th

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