Hercules, California

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Population in 2014: 25,086 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.7%
Males: 11,484  (45.8%)
Females: 13,602  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 94547, 94572.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $97,173 (it was $75,196 in 2000)
Hercules:

$97,173
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,913 (it was $27,699 in 2000)

Hercules city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $384,104 (it was $231,800 in 2000)
Hercules:

$384,104
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $519,820; Detached houses: $558,945; Townhouses or other attached units: $372,503; In 2-unit structures: $338,689; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $357,558; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,791; Mobile homes: $36,542; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $45,626

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,667.

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  • Races in Hercules, CA (2013)

    Hercules races chart
    • 10,57142.3%Asian alone
    • 4,48417.9%Black alone
    • 4,21916.9%White alone
    • 3,85915.4%Hispanic
    • 1,8067.2%Two or more races
    • 1850.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1030.4%Other race alone
    • 860.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hercules: 137.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.4%), Irish (2.5%), English (2.4%), Italian (2.2%), Portuguese (1.6%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 6.48 square miles.

Population density: 3,872 people per square mile   (average).

Hercules,CA real estate house value index trend

Hercules, California map

For population 25 years and over in Hercules:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hercules city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

8,234 residents are foreign born (20.5% Asia, 4.5% Latin America).

This city:

33.1%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Hercules, California as of May 24, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Hercules to the number of sex offenders is 2,466 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,631 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,887 (1.1%)

Hercules satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $227,400
  • 2001: 108 buildings, average cost: $263,900
  • 2002: 310 buildings, average cost: $296,000
  • 2003: 611 buildings, average cost: $308,000
  • 2004: 267 buildings, average cost: $252,500
  • 2005: 319 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $234,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $188,400
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $351,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.01 N, Longitude: 122.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,847 (-31.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 759 (6.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 510

Hercules household income distribution Hercules home values distribution

Crime rates in Hercules by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0010000220100
per 100,000 0.00.04.60.00.00.00.08.07.90.04.10.00.0
Rapes 2002154232121
per 100,000 9.90.00.08.54.119.515.98.011.98.24.18.14.0
Robberies 142072520243015121017616
per 100,000 69.397.832.0106.082.293.6119.059.747.641.168.924.263.9
Assaults 29183029212241302921241410
per 100,000 143.588.0137.3123.086.385.8162.6119.4115.186.397.256.440.0
Burglaries 8275195113801291381257494988360
per 100,000 405.9366.9892.4479.2328.9503.2547.3497.6293.7386.1397.1334.3239.8
Thefts 361317350331327267218219201174144143180
per 100,000 1,786.81,550.61,601.81,403.71,344.21,041.5864.6871.8797.9714.8583.4575.9719.3
Auto thefts 13216017215610394100758144564846
per 100,000 653.3782.6787.1661.5423.4366.7396.6298.6321.5180.8226.9193.3183.8
Arson 4451243241200
per 100,000 19.819.622.94.28.215.611.98.015.94.18.10.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 228.3214.9256.8224.2169.8182.0202.1171.8153.5115.7131.594.698.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Hercules detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 24 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.84
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,534 (+14.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Hercules, California

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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 the city 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 Hercules 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 (12).
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

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

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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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

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 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.366. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.366
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.536. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.536
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 22.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00320. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00320
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.3%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.6% for other race residents, 3.5% for two or more races residents)
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

Hercules, California environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
California average:

15.4

Hercules travel time to work - commute Hercules mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Hercules:

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Religion statistics for Hercules city (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%

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
Financial Administration 6$37,548$75,0961$5,832
Other Government Administration 16$87,223$65,4170$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$224,949$99,9770$0
Police - Other 3$13,941$55,7641$3,345
Streets and Highways 10$59,283$71,1405$2,212
Parks and Recreation 11$54,373$59,31662$71,675
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$5,439$65,2680$0
Electric Power 6$39,648$79,2960$0
Other and Unallocable 6$47,152$94,3045$12,535
Totals for Government 86$569,556$79,47374$95,599

Hercules government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $6,519,000 ($259.87)
    Central Staff Services: $432,000 ($17.22)
    Libraries: $215,000 ($8.57)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($3.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($1.99)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $3,236,000 ($129.00)
    Police Protection: $2,950,000 ($117.60)
    Sewerage: $2,104,000 ($83.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,706,000 ($68.01)
    Financial Administration: $1,510,000 ($60.19)
    Regular Highways: $1,375,000 ($54.81)
    Central Staff Services: $596,000 ($23.76)
    Housing & Community Development: $575,000 ($22.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $422,000 ($16.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $129,000 ($5.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $906,000 ($36.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $48,000 ($1.91)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($0.88)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $17,000 ($0.68)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,658,000 ($265.41)

Hercules government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,739,000 ($69.32)
    All Other: $1,607,000 ($64.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,484,000 ($59.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,350,000 ($53.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $531,000 ($21.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,792,000 ($71.43)
    Special Assessments: $883,000 ($35.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $509,000 ($20.29)
    Rents: $146,000 ($5.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,215,000 ($48.43)
    Highways: $904,000 ($36.04)
    All Other: $383,000 ($15.27)
  • Tax - Property: $2,688,000 ($107.15)
    Public Utilities: $1,375,000 ($54.81)
    Total General Sales: $1,155,000 ($46.04)
    NEC: $262,000 ($10.44)

Hercules government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,093,000 ($601.65)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $6,765,000 ($269.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $12,118,000 ($483.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $9,100,000 ($362.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $640,000 ($25.51)

Hercules government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,709,000 ($227.58)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $27,043,000 ($1078.01)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,318,000 ($92.40)

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 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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Hercules fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 271m889ftTotal length
  • $6,531,000Total costs
  • 845,829Total average daily traffic
  • 38,679Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 81950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Hercules, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Pinole Cable-Turquoise Way (Lat: 37.993528 Lon: -122.270250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPKG577
    Assigned Frequencies: 859.462 MHzGrant Date: 01/12/1999, Expiration Date: 01/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2004, Certifier: Leveron BryantRegistrant: The Spectrum Firm, Inc, 21 Ski Run, Fairfield, PA 17320, Phone: (717) 642-8109, Fax: (717) 642-6931, Email:
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2001, Expiration Date: 12/31/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2011Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/21/2021Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/31/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025, Certifier: Robert C LeedhamRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/2006, Expiration Date: 06/15/2016, Certifier: Pedro JimenezRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/16/2010, Expiration Date: 04/16/2020, Certifier: Jay NeunsingerRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2013, Expiration Date: 09/04/2023, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine:
    N-Number: 603KF , Serial Number: P77DCE29010397
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey R Foster, 1090 Avocet Dr, Hercules, CA 94547
  • Aircraft: DJI INNOVATIONS INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine:
    N-Number: 614BF , Serial Number: W13DCB16020371
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey R Foster, 1090 Avocet Dr, Hercules, CA 94547
  • 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
    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
    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, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): Pontix Consulting Inc, 345 Shipwatch Ln, Hercules, CA 94547

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 51
  • Hazardous Condition: 39

Incident types - Hercules

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Hercules, CA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1Starbucks2
Home Depot1Subway1
Jack In The Box1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
McDonald's1UPS2

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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #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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