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San Pablo, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Pablo had a population of 30,864 as of July 1, 2017. San Pablo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Pablo is located at latitude 37.9629 and longitude -122.3426 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Pablo (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 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 San Pablo (GNIS ID: 2411801) 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 San Pablo is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Pablo 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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San Pablo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,864
Daytime Population: Workers 5,523
Daytime Population: Residents 17,798
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,321
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 30,404
Population in Familes 25,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 460
Population Density2 11,737
Diversity Index3 93


Median Household Income $46,515
Average Household Income $60,432
Per Capita Income $18,474


Total Housing Units 10,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,182 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,984 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 846 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $265,238
Average Home Value $340,768


Total Households 9,166
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 6,691
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.86% 0.88%
Households 0.7% 0.79%
Families 0.78% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

San Pablo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Pablo 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 # 263 83rd
Population Density # 42 97th
Diversity Index # 7 100th
Median Household Income # 1038 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1246 18th

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