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Moraga Way view toward Moraga Road.
Moraga Way view toward Moraga Road.

Moraga is an affluent suburban town located in Contra Costa County, California, USA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is named in honor of Joaquin Moraga, whose grandfather was José Joaquin Moraga, second in command to Juan Bautista de Anza. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total permanent population of 16,290. Moraga is best known as the location of Saint Mary's College of California. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1534x1022, 504 KB) Summary I made this myself. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1534x1022, 504 KB) Summary I made this myself. ... Official website: http://www. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Juan Bautista de Anza Juan Bautista de Anza Bezerra Nieto (July 1736 - December 19, 1788) was a Novo-Spanish explorer for the Spanish Empire. ... Saint Marys College of California is a private, coeducational college located in Moraga, California. ...


Geography

Location of Moraga, California

Moraga is located at 37°50'38" North, 122°7'28" West (37.843776, -122.124500)GR1. It is located adjacent to the cities of Lafayette and Orinda, as well as the unincorporated community of Canyon. Other nearby cities include Walnut Creek, Oakland, Concord and Berkeley. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... Lafayette is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Canyon is a tiny unincorporated community located in Contra Costa County, California, in the East Bay Hills between Oakland and Moraga in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Walnut Creek 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. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... Motto: Where Families Come First Location of Concord in California. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.0 km² (9.3 mi²). 24.0 km² (9.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.11% is water. Originally Moraga was abundant with pears, however, over the years more houses are being built and it is losing its pear trees. Large sections of the Lafayette Trail bike and jogging path pass through the town. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ...


History

In the first half of the 20th century, the line of the Sacramento Northern Railroad ran through Moraga. Much of the old right-of-way is now a popular pedestrian and bicycle path. It was also a part of the Pony Express mail chain. The Sacramento Northern Railroad was an electrified railroad which ran between Chico and Oakland in northern California. ... Pony Express statue in St. ...


Schools

Moraga's public enemies are intermediate schools and the Moraga School District:

  • Camino Pablo Elementary School, grades K-5
  • Los Perales Elementary School, grades K-5
  • Donald Rheem Elementary School, grades K-5
  • Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, grades 6-8

Students in certain parts of Moraga generally attend the nearby Stanley Intermediate School (in Lafayette) or Orinda Intermediate School (in Orinda)


Moraga's only high school is Campolindo High School, site of a Grateful Dead concert on May 16, 1969 and part of the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD). Some students from Moraga instead attend the nearby Miramonte High School, which is also part of the AUHSD, while some students from nearby Lafayette attend Campolindo High School. Campolindo High School is located in Moraga, California. ... The Grateful Dead were an American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (137th in leap years). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Miramonte High School is a high school which is part of Acalanes Union High School District. ... Lafayette, LaFayette, or La Fayette may refer to: // Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (Marquis de Lafayette), French hero of the American Revolution (sometimes referred to as the Marquis de la Fayette) Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette (Madame de Lafayette), French author. ...


Saklan Valley School (formerly, Moraga Country Day School and Carden School of Moraga), a private elementary school, is also located in Moraga. It was founded in 1954. It is a co-educational school with around 155 students from preschool to 8th grade. The school is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has a maximum class size of 16. Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities. ... The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. ...


Another private school in Moraga is the Orion Academy, a High School for teenagers with NLD and Asperger's Syndrome. The National League for Democracy is a Burmese political party. ... Asperger described his patients as little professors. Aspergers syndrome (AS, or the more common shorthand Aspergers), is characterized as one of the five pervasive developmental disorders, and is commonly referred to as a form of high functioning autism. ...


Notable residents, past and present

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 16,290 people, 5,662 households, and 4,325 families permanently residing in the town. The population density is 678.5/km² (1,756.9/mi²). There are 5,760 housing units at an average density of 239.9/km² (621.2/mi²). The racial makeup is 81.10% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 12.44% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 3.75% from two or more races. 4.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,662 households out of which 35.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% are married couples living together, 6.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% are non-families. 19.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 2.99. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $98,080, and the median income for a family is $116,113. Males have a median income of $92,815 versus $51,296 for females. The per capita income for the town is $45,437. 2.9% of the population and 1.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.5% of those under the age of 18 and 1.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Town of Moraga home page
  • Moraga history
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 37.843776° -122.1245°

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history for Moraga California (2716 words)
Jose Moraga was a distinguished officer and is credited with having founded the San Francisco presidio and mission, and today his grave is located in front of the sanctuary on the floor of Mission Dolores in San Francisco.
Joaquin Moraga and his cousin, Juan Bernal, occupied the land with their growing families, as was customary in the world of Mexican rancheros.
California's Senator William M. Gwin, representing the new State and the gold miners, now "squatters," was successful in persuading the Congress to reverse the conditions of the Treaty.
Moraga: Weather and Much More from Answers.com (852 words)
Moraga is an affluent suburban town located in Contra Costa County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Residents of Moraga (known as "Moragans") value the town's schools, low crime rate, and its semi-rural atmosphere, which is the result of strict limits on development and the lack of a freeway exit.
Moraga's only high school is Campolindo High School, site of a Grateful Dead concert on May 16, 1969 and part of the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD).
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