Alhambra Valley, California

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Population in 2010: 924.
Males: 437  (47.4%)
Females: 487  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

52.6 years
California median age:

36.4 years

Zip codes: 94553.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $91,045
Alhambra Valley:

$91,045
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $43,120

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $577,000
Alhambra Valley:

$577,000
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $945,141; detached houses: $951,532

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,630.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alhambra Valley: 137.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.2%
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  • Races in Alhambra Valley, CA (2010)
    • 78084.4%White alone
    • 818.8%Hispanic
    • 414.4%Asian alone
    • 151.6%Two or more races
    • 50.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

Races in Alhambra Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (24.2%), Irish (14.6%), European (11.0%), Italian (6.8%), Scandinavian (6.8%), Portuguese (5.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Alhambra Valley,CA real estate house value index trend

18 residents are foreign born (1.8% North America).

This place:

3.5%
California:

27.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Central Contra Costa, CA (6.0 miles , pop. 459,252).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (341.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Martinez, CA (1.5 miles ),
Reliez Valley, CA (1.6 miles ),
Pleasant Hill, CA (1.9 miles ),
Pacheco, CA (2.0 miles ),
Vine Hill, CA (2.0 miles ),
Briones, CA (2.2 miles ),
Waldon, CA (2.3 miles ),
Acalanes Ridge, CA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.97 N, Longitude: 122.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 925

Distribution of median household income in Alhambra Valley, CA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Alhambra Valley, CA in 2016
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
California:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.393. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.393
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.62
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.523. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.523
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Alhambra Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 748% 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 47.1 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 62.7 miles away from the city 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 220.0 miles away from Alhambra Valley center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 269.4 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 262.8 miles away from Alhambra Valley 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 194.6 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 Alhambra Valley:

  • MARTINEZ CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • ALHAMBRA CONV HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • LEGACY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • FMC DIABLO CONCORD (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; PLEASANT HILL, CA)
  • SUN VALLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PLEASANT HILL, CA)

Amtrak stations near Alhambra Valley:

  • 4 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.
  • 12 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: RICHMOND (16TH ST. & MACDONALD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alhambra Valley:

  • Diablo Valley College (about 4 miles; Pleasant Hill, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,015)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 10 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 10 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • Berkeley City College (about 10 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)
  • Contra Costa College (about 12 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • Merritt College (about 13 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • Laney College (about 14 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 5,668)

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Notable location: East Bay Regional Park District Ambulance Station 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Alhambra Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.3%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Alhambra Valley:

Marital status in Alhambra Valley, CA
  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 71.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Alhambra Valley:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
California average:

15.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alhambra Valley, CA (based on Contra Costa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Contra Costa County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 683
Contra Costa County:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Contra Costa County:

7.1%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Contra Costa County:

22.2%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Contra Costa County:

16.8%
State:

17.9%

6.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($99,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,127 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Alameda County, CA  1.84% ($91,463 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.57% ($117,213)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.37% ($104,054)


6.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($86,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.21%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,145 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.07%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Alameda County, CA  1.21% ($81,637 average AGI)
to Solano County, CA  0.49% ($60,452)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.35% ($86,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alhambra Valley:

  • 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.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KABN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, CA; Owner: CONCORD AREA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KDIA (1640 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alhambra Valley:

  • 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.)
  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • K209BZ (89.7 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KVHS (90.5 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: CLAYTON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL)
  • 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)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Alhambra Valley:

  • 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)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, 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.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KFTL (Channel 64; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

Alhambra Valley fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 2007 03:25 PM, Alhambra Valley Rd, Valley Orchard Ct, Lat: 37.965178, Lon: -122.142772, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alhambra Valley, CA
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
  • 10.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alhambra Valley, CA
  • 40.7%Electricity
  • 40.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.5%Utility gas


Alhambra Valley 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Alhambra Valley on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (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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