Hercules, California

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Population in 2017: 25,545 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.1%
Males: 12,268  (48.0%)
Females: 13,277  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94547, 94572.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $115,564 (it was $75,196 in 2000)
Hercules:

$115,564
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $44,777 (it was $27,699 in 2000)

Hercules city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $562,366 (it was $231,800 in 2000)
Hercules:

$562,366
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $724,845; detached houses: $775,881; townhouses or other attached units: $546,092; in 2-unit structures: $528,297; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $486,642; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $391,975; mobile homes: $74,753; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $134,580

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,963.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hercules: 143.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.5%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 4.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.9% for other race residents, 1.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hercules, CA (2017)
    • 13,10350.8%Asian alone
    • 3,98115.4%White alone
    • 3,88415.1%Black alone
    • 3,61814.0%Hispanic
    • 1,6426.4%Two or more races
    • 880.3%Other race alone
    • 190.07%American Indian alone
    • 130.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Hercules, California as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hercules is 1,971 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Hercules by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.0)
2
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(8.5)
1
(4.1)
5
(19.5)
4
(15.9)
2
(8.0)
3
(11.9)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.1)
1
(4.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
6
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
25
(106.0)
20
(82.2)
24
(93.6)
30
(119.0)
15
(59.7)
12
(47.6)
10
(41.1)
17
(68.9)
6
(24.2)
16
(63.9)
12
(47.4)
11
(43.0)
12
(46.9)
16
(62.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(123.0)
21
(86.3)
22
(85.8)
41
(162.6)
30
(119.4)
29
(115.1)
21
(86.3)
24
(97.2)
14
(56.4)
10
(40.0)
17
(67.1)
41
(160.5)
12
(46.9)
14
(54.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
113
(479.2)
80
(328.9)
129
(503.2)
138
(547.3)
125
(497.6)
74
(293.7)
94
(386.1)
98
(397.1)
83
(334.3)
60
(239.8)
113
(446.2)
74
(289.6)
66
(258.1)
82
(318.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
331
(1,404)
327
(1,344)
267
(1,042)
218
(864.6)
219
(871.8)
201
(797.9)
174
(714.8)
144
(583.4)
143
(575.9)
180
(719.3)
214
(845.0)
266
(1,041)
269
(1,052)
240
(932.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
156
(661.5)
103
(423.4)
94
(366.7)
100
(396.6)
75
(298.6)
81
(321.5)
44
(180.8)
56
(226.9)
48
(193.3)
46
(183.8)
65
(256.7)
52
(203.5)
43
(168.2)
28
(108.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.2)
4
(15.6)
3
(11.9)
2
(8.0)
4
(15.9)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)205.8155.9167.1185.5157.7140.9106.2120.786.990.6124.3131.0115.897.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Hercules, CA

Crime rate in Hercules detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.89
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Portuguese (1.2%), Brazilian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 6.48 square miles.

Population density: 3,943 people per square mile   (average).

Hercules, California map

9,471 residents are foreign born (19.8% Asia, 5.3% Latin America).

This city:

36.7%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,390 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,073 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (4.9 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (347.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Rodeo, CA (1.3 miles ),
Pinole, CA (1.4 miles ),
Tara Hills, CA (1.8 miles ),
El Sobrante, CA (1.8 miles ),
Bayview-Montalvin, CA (1.9 miles ),
Crockett, CA (1.9 miles ),
Briones, CA (1.9 miles ),
Montalvin Manor, CA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.01 N, Longitude: 122.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,095 (-31.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,101 (8.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 510

Distribution of median household income in Hercules, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hercules, CA in 2017
Hercules satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Hercules, CA
Historical housing units in Hercules, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,534 (+14.9%).
Most common industries in Hercules, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (2.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.5%)
Most common occupations in Hercules, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.4%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.3%)

Average climate in Hercules, California

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Hercules, California environmental map by EPA

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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 0.411. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.411
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.56. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.56
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.504. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.504
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Hercules-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 742% 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 40.4 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 67.6 miles away from Hercules 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 224.5 miles away from Hercules center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 275.8 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 256.3 miles away from the city 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 188.8 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).
Hercules topographic map

Main business address for: BIO RAD LABORATORIES INC (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS).

Hospitals and medical centers near Hercules:

  • DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER PINOLE CAMPUS (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PINOLE, CA)
  • DOCTORS MED CTR PINOLE CAMPUS DP SNF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PINOLE, CA)
  • GREENRIDGE SENIOR CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; RICHMOND, CA)
  • VALE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SAN PABLO, CA)
  • BAYCREST NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SAN PABLO, CA)
  • SAN PABLO HEALTHCARE AND WELLNESS CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SAN PABLO, CA)
  • SAN PABLO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SAN PABLO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Hercules:

  • 7 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.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 miles: VALLEJO-MARINE WORLD (VALLEJO, 1000 FAIRGROUNDS DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hercules:

  • Contra Costa College (about 6 miles; San Pablo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,249)
  • 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)
  • Diablo Valley College (about 11 miles; Pleasant Hill, CA; FT enrollment: 13,015)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 15 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Laney College (about 15 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 5,668)
  • College of Alameda (about 16 miles; Alameda, CA; FT enrollment: 3,071)

Public high school in Hercules:

  • HERCULES HIGH (Students: 748, Location: 1900 REFUGIO VALLEY RD., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hercules:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hercules: Franklin Canyon Golf Course (A), Hercules City Hall (B), Rodeo - Hercules Fire Protection District Station 76 Hercules (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Hercules: BIO RAD LABORATORIES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Hercules include: Foxboro Park (1), Ohlone Park (2), Pinole-Hercules Little League Facility (3), Refugio Valley Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Charles Brown - College basketball player (Loyola Marymnt Lions).

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 city:

3.0 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.6%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
38 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
17 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
13 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Hercules (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Hercules Lucky Branch at 1590 Sycamore Avenue, branch established on 2000/09/22. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Hercules Branch at 1572 Sycamore Avenue, Suite D, branch established on 2000/06/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Hercules Branch at 3600 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 2, branch established on 2004/05/03. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Hercules Financial Center Branch at 1611-C Sycamore Avenue, branch established on 1986/09/22. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Hercules:

Marital status in Hercules, CA
  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Hercules:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hercules
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Neighborhoods in Hercules:

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Religion statistics for Hercules, 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
This county:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Contra Costa County:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hercules:

54.2%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hercules:

50.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.2
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.4%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hercules:

17.3%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hercules:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.2%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

58.2%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.3%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hercules, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$224,949$99,9770$0
Other Government Administration 16$87,223$65,4170$0
Parks and Recreation 11$54,373$59,31662$71,675
Streets and Highways 10$59,283$71,1405$2,212
Financial Administration 6$37,548$75,0961$5,832
Electric Power 6$39,648$79,2960$0
Other and Unallocable 6$47,152$94,3045$12,535
Police - Other 3$13,941$55,7641$3,345
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,439$65,2680$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 86$569,556$79,47374$95,599

Hercules government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $572,000 ($22.39)
    Central Staff Services: $383,000 ($14.99)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,947,000 ($193.66)
    Central Staff Services: $4,406,000 ($172.48)
    Sewerage: $2,648,000 ($103.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,358,000 ($92.31)
    Electric Utilities: $2,319,000 ($90.78)
    Regular Highways: $2,186,000 ($85.57)
    Financial Administration: $2,160,000 ($84.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,870,000 ($73.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $486,000 ($19.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $436,000 ($17.07)
    General - Other: $349,000 ($13.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,621,000 ($141.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,121,000 ($43.88)
    Sewerage: $1,017,000 ($39.81)
    General Public Building: $569,000 ($22.27)
    Electric Utilities: $362,000 ($14.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,833,000 ($306.64)

Hercules government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,004,000 ($195.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,581,000 ($61.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,089,000 ($42.63)
    Other: $269,000 ($10.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,979,000 ($77.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000 ($45.21)
    Interest Earnings: $130,000 ($5.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($1.72)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,740,000 ($107.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $695,000 ($27.21)
    Other: $668,000 ($26.15)
    General Local Government Support: $85,000 ($3.33)
  • Tax - Property: $10,213,000 ($399.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,697,000 ($105.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,333,000 ($52.18)
    Other License: $238,000 ($9.32)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $155,000 ($6.07)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000 ($1.96)

Hercules government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,307,000 ($5296.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,842,000 ($5161.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,465,000 ($135.64)

Hercules government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,325,000 ($1226.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,388,000 ($719.83)

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)
Businesses in Hercules, CA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1Starbucks2
Home Depot1Subway1
Jack In The Box1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
McDonald's1UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Hercules:

  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KDIA (1640 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KABL (960 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMZT (1510 AM; 8 kW; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hercules:

  • K249DJ (97.7 FM; SAN PABLO, CA; Owner: EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KSOL (98.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Hercules:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, 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.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, 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.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Hercules fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 410ft / 125mTotal length
  • $6,167,000Total costs
  • 856,429Total average daily traffic
  • 42,048Total average daily truck traffic
  • 886,061Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hercules, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 101950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hercules, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hercules)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 1680 Refugio Valley Rd (Lat: 38.003806 Lon: -122.261917), Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: KNIZ530, Licensee ID: L00110141,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1000 MHz, 46.1600 MHz, 46.3800 MHz, 46.4800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2001, Expiration Date: 12/31/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2011, Registrant: Rodeo Fire District
  • Water Tank Vic Of 239 Lilac Cir (Lat: 38.004917 Lon: -122.239694), Call Sign: WNHN947,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1000 MHz, 46.3800 MHz, 46.4800 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/21/2021, Registrant: Csi Telecommunications, Inc. Consulting Engineers, 750 Battery Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94111, Phone: (415) 751-8845, Fax: (415) 788-0791, Email:
  • L3 MOBILES, Lat: 38.011139 Lon: -122.258778, Call Sign: KBO816,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.560 MHz, 161.460 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 38.006944 Lon: -122.265194, Call Sign: WQFC691,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.162 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/2006, Expiration Date: 06/15/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2016, Certifier: Pedro Jimenez, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, 97222-4657, Milwaukie, OR 97269-2161, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 38.013722 Lon: -122.242750, Call Sign: WQLS704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2010, Expiration Date: 04/16/2020, Certifier: Jay Neunsinger, Registrant: American Golf Corporation, Los Angeles, CA 90045, Phone: (310) 664-4216, Fax: (310) 664-4354, Email:
  • HERCULES DED, Bnsf Ls7200 Mp1180.5, Hercules Ded (Lat: 38.011944 Lon: -122.273611), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 2.7 m, Call Sign: WQSD405,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.560 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2013, Expiration Date: 09/04/2023, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hercules)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7036F , Serial Number: 28-7715192, Year manufactured: 1976, Certificate Issue Date: 02/19/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Vigne Henry A La, 142 Brenner, Hercules, CA 94547
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8922N , Serial Number: 32-40717, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 01/15/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Malcolm M Kew, 3 Pinnacle Ct, Hercules, CA 94547
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TB-20 TRINIDAD (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 909RD , Serial Number: 1038, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 03/10/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Pontix Consulting Inc, 345 Shipwatch Ln, Hercules, CA 94547
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 603KF , Serial Number: P77DCE29010397, Certificate Issue Date: 11/03/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey R Foster, 1090 Avocet Dr, Hercules, CA 94547
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/14/2019
  • Aircraft: DJI INNOVATIONS INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 614BF , Serial Number: W13DCB16020371, Certificate Issue Date: 11/03/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey R Foster, 1090 Avocet Dr, Hercules, CA 94547
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/08/2019

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED107$278,131174$245,293369$247,26414$155,54738$206,285
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$279,68620$254,03542$267,1982$136,8057$190,386
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$294,60251$238,450176$320,80917$180,27525$224,926
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$276,02123$241,40985$295,6035$118,91612$167,917
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$277,2876$254,19533$339,2463$101,6003$199,510

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3591.01 , 3592.03, 3592.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$282,8104$293,3630$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$340,5784$318,3801$206,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$255,8492$302,1550$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$210,9910$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$243,2700$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3591.01 , 3592.03, 3592.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hercules, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hercules, CA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 70 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Hercules, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.4%), and Structure Fires (38.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hercules, CA
    • 25842.4%Outside Fires
    • 23438.4%Structure Fires
    • 7512.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 426.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hercules, CA
Most common first names in Hercules, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1668.9 years
Mary1582.7 years
John1568.2 years
James1462.4 years
William1171.3 years
Maria1179.1 years
Robert1065.7 years
Richard1070.4 years
Charles975.1 years
Joseph875.5 years
Most common last names in Hercules, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lee1273.8 years
Wong1075.2 years
Johnson968.9 years
Chan882.8 years
Taylor772.9 years
Smith777.9 years
Harris676.3 years
Williams677.8 years
Davis559.4 years
Stewart569.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hercules, CA
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hercules, CA
  • 54.6%Utility gas
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 2.1%Solar energy
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Hercules compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Hercules on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Philippines (population 500+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hong Kong (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia (population 500+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #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+)"
There are 22 pilots and 49 other airmen in this city.
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