Acalanes Ridge, California

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Population in 2010: 1,137.
Males: 465  (40.9%)
Females: 672  (59.1%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 94549, 94597.

Acalanes Ridge Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $91,045
Acalanes Ridge:

$91,045
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $43,120

Acalanes Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $577,000
Acalanes Ridge:

$577,000
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2016: $2,170.

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  • Races in Acalanes Ridge, CA (2010)

    Acalanes Ridge races chart
    • 90879.9%White alone
    • 12511.0%Asian alone
    • 504.4%Hispanic
    • 363.2%Two or more races
    • 60.5%American Indian alone
    • 50.4%Black alone
    • 50.4%Other race alone
    • 20.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Acalanes Ridge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Acalanes Ridge: 136.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Northern European (11.0%), Finnish (8.0%), Irish (8.0%), Greek (7.1%), Russian (3.9%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Acalanes Ridge,CA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Acalanes Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 79.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.0%

For population 15 years and over in Acalanes Ridge CDP:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

190 residents are foreign born (6.6% Europe).

This place:

18.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $6,198 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $5,218 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Walnut Creek, CA (1.7 miles , pop. 64,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Central Contra Costa, CA (2.0 miles , pop. 459,252).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (335.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Saranap, CA (1.2 miles ), Walnut Creek, CA (1.3 miles ), Central Contra Costa, CA (1.4 miles ), Lafayette, CA (1.4 miles ), Waldon, CA (1.4 miles ), Shell Ridge, CA (1.6 miles ), Castle Hill, CA (1.6 miles ), Reliez Valley, CA (1.7 miles ).

Latitude: 37.90 N, Longitude: 122.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 925

Acalanes Ridge household income distribution Acalanes Ridge home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (59%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Information (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (33%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (32%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Acalanes Ridge: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

Acalanes Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 752% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from Acalanes Ridge center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 214.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 264.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from Acalanes Ridge center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 200.0 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Contra Costa County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Acalanes Ridge:

  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - WALNUT CREEK Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL HOSPICE-MARTINEZ (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • SIERRA SURGI-CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • TAMPICO TERRACE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILTATION - YGNACIO VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB - WALNUT CREEK (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)

Amtrak stations near Acalanes Ridge:

  • 9 miles: MARTINEZ (401 FERRY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: BERKELEY (3RD ST. & UNIVERSITY AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: EMERYVILLE (5885 LANDREGAN ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Acalanes Ridge:

  • Diablo Valley College (about 5 miles; Pleasant Hill, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,015)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 5 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Merritt College (about 10 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 11 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • Berkeley City College (about 11 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)
  • Laney College (about 13 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 5,668)
  • Los Medanos College (about 14 miles; Pittsburg, CA; FT enrollment: 5,289)

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Contra Costa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 117. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

117
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.344. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.344
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.470. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.470
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00320. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00320
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.1%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
California average:

15.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Acalanes Ridge CDP (based on Contra Costa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic228,40034
Evangelical Protestant81,120352
Other48,553123
Mainline Protestant32,693101
Black Protestant10,39534
Orthodox2,4358
None645,429-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 181
Contra Costa County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 52
Contra Costa County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 178
Contra Costa County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 683
Here:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Contra Costa County:

22.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

17.9%

6.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($67,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($479 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Alameda County, CA  1.77% ($69,267 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.52% ($75,223)
from Solano County, CA  0.38% ($50,630)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
California average:

5.12%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.07%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alameda County, CA  1.41% ($57,956 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.44% ($56,560)
to Solano County, CA  0.39% ($47,181)

Strongest AM radio stations in Acalanes Ridge:

  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KABN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, CA; Owner: CONCORD AREA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMZT (1510 AM; 8 kW; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KATD (990 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SACRAMENTO LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Acalanes Ridge:

  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KDFC-FM1 (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM2 (96.5 FM; MARTINEZ, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING CO. C/O KOIT(FM))
  • KIOI-FM1 (101.3 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KITS-FM1 (105.3 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • K209BZ (89.7 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Acalanes Ridge:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KFTL (Channel 64; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)

Acalanes Ridge compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ireland (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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