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Walnut Creek, CA

  • Population: 65,000
  • Median Household Income: $76,522.00
  • Median Age: 48.1
  • County: Contra Costa
  • Patchwork Nation Classification: Monied 'Burb

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City Facts

Data Type Number Source Data Details Compare
Demographics     Details Compare
Families 53.0% American Community Survey
Married Couples 44.0% American Community Survey
Foreign-Born 20.0% American Community Survey
California-Born 47.0% American Community Survey
Language other than English spoken in the home 23.0% American Community Survey
College Educated 56.0% American Community Survey
Median Household Income $76,522.00 American Community Survey
Poverty Rate 5.0% American Community Survey
Population 65,000 American Community Survey
Median Age 48.1 American Community Survey
Senior Citizens 25.0% American Community Survey
White 83.0% American Community Survey
African-American 2.0% American Community Survey
Asian 12.0% American Community Survey
Hispanic 7.0% American Community Survey
Non-citizens 8.2% Association of Bay Area Governments
Local Government     Details Compare
Total Revenues 2006-07 $76,960,664.00 California State Controller's Office
Street lighting and landscaping 2006-07 $2,334,520.00 California State Controller's Office
Golf course expenditures 2006-07 $1,735,001.00 California State Controller's Office
Museum Expenditures 2006-07 $117,104.00 California State Controller's Office
Tax-Exempt Organizations 391 Internal Revenue Service
Library Expenditures 2006-07 $2,759,532.00 California State Controller's Office
Local Sales & Use Tax 9.25% California State Board of Equalization
Police Expenditures 2006-07 $19,230,116.00 California State Controller's Office
Government Management and Support Expenditures 2006-07 $13,171,844.00 California State Controller's Office
Fire Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Legislative Expenditures 2006-07 $1,481,875.00 California State Controller's Office
Cemetery Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Politics & Elections     Details Compare
Registered Voters 42,256 California Secretary of State
Democrats 44.83% California Secretary of State
Republicans 32.75% California Secretary of State
Green Party 0.66% California Secretary of State
Libertarians 0.4% California Secretary of State
Decline to state 18.73% California Secretary of State
Transportation & Energy     Details Compare
Average Commute (minutes) 27.0 American Community Survey
No household vehicle 7.0% American Community Survey
2 household vehicles 38.0% American Community Survey
3 or more household vehicles 15.0% American Community Survey
Crime     Details Compare
Violent Crime 90 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Car Theft 205 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Labor     Details Compare
Unemployment as of April '09 6.6% California Employment Development Department
Garment Manufacturers and Contractors 0 California Department of Industrial Relations
Self-Employed 10.4% Association of Bay Area Governments
Lifestyle     Details Compare
Veterinarians 56 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Talent Agents 3 California Department of Industrial Relations
Landscape Architects 18 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Retail & Grocery     Details Compare
Safeway 4 Safeway
Trader Joe's 1 Trader Joe's
Liquor Licenses 52 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Whole Foods 1 Whole Foods
Target 1 Target
Wal-Mart 0 Wal-Mart
Education     Details Compare
Montessori Schools 2 American Montessori Society
Libraries with free Wi-Fi 2 California State Library
Charter Schools 1 California Department of Education
Private Schools 9 California Department of Education
Public Schools 10 California Department of Education
Health & Medicine     Details Compare
Funeral Establishments 5 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Licensed Midwives 2 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Planned Parenthood Locations 1 Planned Parenthood
Housing     Details Compare
Housing Units 32,000 American Community Survey
Vacant Units 5.0% American Community Survey
Multi-Unit Structures 46.0% American Community Survey
Units built after 1990 8.0% American Community Survey
Renter-Occupied Units 30.0% American Community Survey
Median Home Price (April 2009) $524,000.00 California Association of Realtors
Change in home price April 2008 - April 2009 -13.2% California Association of Realtors
Median Home Price (May 2009) $470,000.00 California Association of Realtors
Recreation     Details Compare
YMCA Centers 0 YMCA Centers

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