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Brentwood, California
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°56′7″N 121°42′34″W / 37.93528, -121.70944
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
Area
 - Total 11.6 sq mi (30.2 km²)
 - Land 11.6 sq mi (30.2 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 23,302
 - Density 2,008.8/sq mi (771.6/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94513
Area code(s) 925
FIPS code 06-08142
GNIS feature ID 0277479

Brentwood is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. It is located in the East San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 40,007 at the 2000 census, and has continued to grow. This article is about the neighborhood in Los Angeles. ... Image File history File links Contra_Costa_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Brentwood_Highlighted. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 925 in red In the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), area code 925 is an area code that covers parts of the Bay Area, California. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A satellite image of the East Bay The East Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States and is comprised of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. ...


The downtown is centered around the intersection of Oak Street and First Street, just off Highway 4 (Brentwood Blvd). It is the site of offices, restaurants, a movie theatre and small stores. City Park, City Hall, Brentwood Library and the U. S. Post Office are located along Oak Street.


Over the past several years a great deal of what could be described as "big-box" retail has been introduced in the area of the Brentwood/Antioch border on Lone Tree Way, about 3.5 miles from downtown Brentwood. This includes major tenants such as Kohl's, Trader Joe's, Home Depot, Lowes, Mervyns, Target, Sports Chalet and Barnes & Noble. Antioch is a suburb of San Francisco and Oakland located in Contra Costa County, California, USA, in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area along the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is an American department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. ... Trader Joes is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. ... for a similarly named firm, see Loews Theatres Lowes (NYSE: LOW) is an American chain of home improvement and major appliance retail stores. ... Mervyns is a department store chain based in Hayward, California. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ...


Brentwood is known throughout the Bay Area for its agriculture, primarily its cherries, corn and peaches. Brentwood is increasingly residential, with the rate of residential growth in the triple digits during the 1990s and 69% from 2000-2005. A cherry is both a tree and its fleshy fruit, a type known as a drupe with a single hard pit enclosing the seed. ... Binomial name L. Corn (Zea mays L. ssp. ... Peaches may refer to: Peaches, a type of fruit Peaches, an Electroclash musician Peaches, a song by The Stranglers Peaches, a character in the motion picture Ken Park Peaches, a song by The Presidents of the United States of America Peaches, a musical artist. ...

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Geography

Brentwood is located at 37°56′7″N, 121°42′34″W (37.935311, -121.709536)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.2 km? (11.7 mi?). 30.1 km? (11.6 mi?) of it is land and 0.09% is water.The landscape is marked by rolling hills, native grasses, oak trees and fruit orchards, with a number of private golf courses. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Education

Brentwood's education is like most others, and has about 7 elementary, 2 middle, and 3 high schools. The city is served by the Brentwood Union School District, Knightsen School District and the Liberty Union High School District. Pacific Western University, an unaccredited distance learning institution, was located in Brentwood from 1977 to 1997. Knightsen is a census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Pacific Western University is an unaccredited distance learning university located in San Diego, California with branch campuses in Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong, Taipei, Taiwan, and Hanoi, Vietnam. ... Accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which a facilitys or institutions services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... Distance Learning is learning carried out apart from the usual classroom setting; in an asynchronous setting. ...


Los Medanos College operates a satellite facility on Sand Creek Road and Brentwood Blvd. (Highway 4).


Demographics

As of the census GR2 of 2000, there were 40,007 people, 12,723 households, and 10,302 families residing in the town. The population density was 188.3/km? (487.5/mi?). There were 1,772 housing units at an average density of 74.8/km? (193.6/mi?). The racial makeup of the town was 75.38% White, 9.40% African American, 0.75% Native American, 6.99% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 5.96% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.34% of the population. There were 23,700 households out of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.93. In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $84,722, and the median income for a family was $71,893. Males had a median income of $58,059 versus $39,585 for females. The per capita income for the town was $33,621. About 5.4% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.


Politics

In the state legislature Brentwood is located in the 5th Senate District, represented by Democrat Tom Torlakson, and in the 15th Assembly District, represented by Republican Guy Houston. Federally, Brentwood is located in California's 11th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +3[1] and is represented by Democrat Jerry McNerney. McNerney received a 94% progressive rating from a self-described non-partisan group that provides a "searchable database of Congressional voting records from a Progressive perspective"[2]. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Thomas A. Tom Torlakson (born 19 July 1949) is a Democratic politician from Antioch, California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Guy Houston has represented Californias 15th Assembly district since December of 2002. ... Contains Morgan Hill, California. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Jerry McNerney is a nationally recognized expert in wind engineering and renewable energy, with a PhD in mathematics. ... For other uses, see Progressivism (disambiguation). ...


Transportation

Public transportation is very limited, so the principal roads leading into the city are very congested with commuter traffic. No freeways serve Brentwood directly. Local bus service is provided by Tri Delta Transit company. This company also operates express bus service to BART stations in Dublin and Bay Point Monday through Friday, twice a day. Bart can refer to: A diminutive of Bartholomew Barts is the frequently used abbreviation for St Bartholomews Hospital in the City of London. ...


There is no passenger rail service to Brentwood.


Commercial airports serving this area are:

  • Oakland International
  • San Francisco International
  • San Jose (Mineta)
  • Sacramento
  • Stockton

Other nearby airports serving private aircraft are:

  • Byron
  • Livermore
  • Concord (Buchanan Field)

Agriculture-related Attractions

  • The Brentwood "Cornfest" occurs one weekend in July each year, culminating in a concert that includes at least one aging pop/rock band. Past performers include Eddie Money and an animal-less Eric Burdon.
  • Numerous local farms operate produce stands or offer "U-Pick" opportunities. Consult local media for dates by specific crops.
  • A Farmer's Market is held on First Street in downtown Brentwood on Saturdays during the summer.

Points of Interest

  • East County Historical Society
  • John Marsh House
  • Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Communities

  • Apple Hill
  • Deer Ridge
  • Dream Catcher Ridge
  • Garin Ranch
  • Havenwood Village
  • Meridian Pointe
  • Monte Verde
  • Laurelwood Estates
  • Parkside Brentwood
  • Ponderosa Crossroads
  • Shadow Lakes
  • Sterling Preserve
  • Visions (of Brentwood)
  • Grant Street Projects
  • Arroyo Secco (founding place of L.R.H.)
  • Brentwood Park
  • Rose Garden
  • Lyon Grove
  • Sycamore Square

External links

Coordinates: 37.935311° N 121.709536° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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