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Encyclopedia > Pleasant Hill, California

Pleasant Hill is a city located in Contra Costa County, California, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 32,837. It was incorporated in 1961. Pleasant Hill is the home of Diablo Valley College, John F Kennedy University and the Central branch of the Contra Costa County Library system. Contra Costa County is a suburban county in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... The San Francisco Bay Area, sometimes referred to as The Bay Area or The Bay, is a metropolitan area that lies along the San Francisco Bay. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Diablo Valley College (DVC) is a two-year community college located in Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County, California. ... John F. Kennedy University is a school located in Pleasant Hill, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

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Geography

Location of Pleasant Hill, California

Pleasant Hill is located at 37°57'6" North, 122°4'20" West (37.951672, -122.072324)1. It borders on Martinez, Concord, and Walnut Creek. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Martinez is the county seat of Contra Costa County, California. ... Concord is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Looking east across Walnut Creek. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 km² (7.1 mi²). 18.4 km² (7.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 32,837 people, 13,753 households, and 8,403 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,788.2/km² (4,633.6/mi²). There are 14,034 housing units at an average density of 764.3/km² (1,980.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.77% White, 1.53% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 9.43% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 2.32% from other races, and 4.19% from two or more races. 8.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 13,753 households out of which 28.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% are non-families. 29.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.95. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $67,489, and the median income for a family is $79,001. Males have a median income of $57,278 versus $42,013 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,076. 5.0% of the population and 2.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.2% of those under the age of 18 and 4.8% 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 number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Recreation

Pleasant Hill is home to many parks, including:

  1. Pleasant Hill Park - Gregory Lane. Sports fields, lighted surfaced court & softball field, sand volleyball courts, swimming pool, children's play areas, picnic/barbecue areas, restrooms, 16.5 acres (67,000 m²).
  2. Rodgers-Smith Park - Grayson Road. Sports field, sand volleyball court, children's play area, surfaced courts, picnic/barbecue area, lighted bocce courts, restrooms, 4.5 acres (18,000 m²).
  3. Paso Nogal Park - Paso Nogal Road. Open space, turfed meadow, hiking trails, 63 acres (255,000 m²).
  4. Pleasant Oaks Park - near P.H. Adult Center. Sports fields, children's play area, 11 acres (45,000 m²).
  5. Brookwood Park - Northwest corner of Taylor and Withers. Turf area, exercise course, surfaced court, picnic/barbecue areas, children's play area, 6.3 acres (25,000 m²).
  6. Dinosaur Hill Park - off Taylor Blvd. Open space, hiking, scenic views, 13 acres (53,000 m²).
  7. Frank Salfingere Park - Community Center. Passive turf area, 1.5 acres (6,000 m²).
  8. Pinewood Park - near Strandwood Elementary. Children's play area, 0.3 acres (1,200 m²).
  9. Chilpancingo Park - Golf Club Road. Passive turf area, 2.5 acres (10,000 m²).
  10. Shadowood Park - Spar Court, off Camelback Road. Turf, picnic/ barbecue, children's play area, 2.6 acres (11,000 m²).
  11. Contra Costa Canal Trail - (broken line) 11.5 miles: Willow Pass Road in Concord south into Walnut Creek; north through Pleasant Hill to the city limits. Connects with the California Riding/Hiking Trial. For hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and equestrians.
  12. Shannon Hills Park - Devon Avenue. Turf, children's play area, natural creek, 2.5 acres (10,000 m²).
  13. Ridgeview Open Space Area - Paso Nogal Road. Hiking, scenic views, 56 acres (227,000 m²).
  14. Las Juntas - Open space on Contra Costa Canal Trail, west of Lucille, 7 acres (28,000 m²).

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Incorporated places of Contra Costa County, California Seal of Contra Costa County
County seat Martinez
Population over 100,000 Concord | Richmond
Population less than 100,000 Antioch | Brentwood | Clayton | Danville | El Cerrito | Hercules | Lafayette | Martinez | Moraga | Oakley | Orinda | Pinole | Pittsburg | Pleasant Hill | San Pablo | San Ramon | Walnut Creek

  Results from FactBites:
 
City of Pleasant Hill, California (911 words)
Pleasant Hill is located in the heart of central Contra Costa County with Interstate - 680 running north/south connecting the City with Highway 24 to Oakland, the Bay Bridge and San Francisco, and providing great freeway access throughout the City.
Pleasant Hill is proud to be home to many California distinguished schools and higher education institutions including Diablo Valley College and JFK University.
Pleasant Hill is located in central Contra Costa County and covers 8.2 square miles and is home to an estimated 33,676 residents.
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