Pinole, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pinole, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pinole had a population of 19,500 as of July 1, 2017. Pinole 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 Pinole is located at latitude 38.0017 and longitude -122.3185 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pinole (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.15 sq. miles and a water area of 6.61 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 102 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Pinole are located in Contra Costa County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Marin County.

The City of Pinole (GNIS ID: 2411428) 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 Pinole is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pinole: El Pinole, Il Pinole, Penole.

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


Total Population 19,500
Daytime Population: Workers 6,570
Daytime Population: Residents 10,274
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,844
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 19,428
Population in Familes 16,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 3,786
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $83,270
Average Household Income $103,538
Per Capita Income $37,836


Total Housing Units 7,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,992 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,128 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $418,483
Average Home Value $464,595


Total Households 7,120
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 5,128
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 0.83% 0.87%
Households 0.71% 0.8%
Families 0.73% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Pinole, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pinole 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 # 354 77th
Population Density # 344 77th
Diversity Index # 250 83rd
Median Household Income # 312 79th
Per Capita Income # 419 72nd

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