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Tara Hills, California - Basic Facts

The Tara Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 4,946 as of July 1, 2017. Tara Hills 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 Tara Hills is located at latitude 37.9939 and longitude -122.3188 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Tara Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Tara Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410059) 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 Tara Hills Census Designated Place is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

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


Total Population 4,946
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 2,759
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,022
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 4,933
Population in Familes 4,290
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 7,441
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $70,193
Average Household Income $83,496
Per Capita Income $26,947


Total Housing Units 1,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,100 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $424,615
Average Home Value $478,085


Total Households 1,583
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 1,199
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 -0.49% -0.16%
Households -0.67% -0.28%
Families -0.59% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Tara Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tara Hills 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 # 650 57th
Population Density # 122 92nd
Diversity Index # 54 97th
Median Household Income # 470 69th
Per Capita Income # 869 43rd

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