Port Costa, California

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Population in 2010: 190.
Population change since 2000: -18.1%
Males: 128  (67.4%)
Females: 62  (32.6%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
California median age:

36.4 years

Zip codes: 94569.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $149,808 (it was $61,429 in 2000)
Port Costa:

$149,808
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $78,277 (it was $33,563 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $606,327 (it was $266,700 in 2000)
Port Costa:

$606,327
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $473,487; detached houses: $476,031

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,263.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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  • Races in Port Costa, CA (2010)
    • 16285.3%White alone
    • 105.3%Hispanic
    • 73.7%Asian alone
    • 73.7%Two or more races
    • 21.1%Black alone
    • 21.1%American Indian alone

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

March 2016 cost of living index in Port Costa: 131.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Czech (25.0%), Portuguese (12.5%), Norwegian (9.9%), Irish (9.5%), English (8.6%), German (7.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 17 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 280 people per square mile   (very low).

Port Costa,CA real estate house value index trend

Port Costa, California map

8 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe).

This place:

3.4%
California:

26.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,855 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vallejo, CA (5.4 miles , pop. 116,760).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (9.7 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (346.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Benicia, CA (1.4 miles ),
Crockett, CA (1.5 miles ),
Rodeo, CA (2.1 miles ),
Martinez, CA (2.2 miles ),
Hercules, CA (2.2 miles ),
Vallejo, CA (2.3 miles ),
Vine Hill, CA (2.4 miles ),
Alhambra Valley, CA (2.4 miles )
.

Latitude: 38.05 N, Longitude: 122.19 W

Distribution of median household income in Port Costa, CA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Port Costa, CA in 2016
Port Costa satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
California:

4.6%

Average climate in Port Costa, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Port Costa, California average temperatures Port Costa, California average precipitation Port Costa, California humidity Port Costa, California wind speed Port Costa, California snowfall Port Costa, California sunshine Port Costa, California clear and cloudy days
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 0.389. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.389
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.98. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.98
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.549. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.549
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
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 4.9 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 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Port Costa-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 744% 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 44.5 miles away from Port Costa 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 68.6 miles away from Port Costa 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 225.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 275.2 miles away from Port Costa center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 257.1 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 188.6 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).
Port Costa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Port Costa:

  • ALHAMBRA CONV HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; MARTINEZ, CA)
  • HEARTWOOD AVENUE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • MARY'S HELP HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • MODIFIED HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • WELLNESS HOME HEALTH AGENCY, LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)
  • SPRINGS ROAD HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; VALLEJO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Port Costa:

  • 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 12 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 Port Costa:

  • Diablo Valley College (about 9 miles; Pleasant Hill, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,015)
  • Contra Costa College (about 11 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 13 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • Berkeley City College (about 13 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)
  • Solano Community College (about 14 miles; Fairfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,790)
  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 15 miles; Moraga, CA; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Napa Valley College (about 17 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Port Costa: Nevada Dock (A), Port Costa Community Center (B), Crockett Carquinez Fire Protection District Station 77 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Port Costa: Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Port Costa include: Plaza Del Hambre (1), Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (2). 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
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

46.5%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

13.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Port Costa:

Marital status in Port Costa, CA
  • Never married: 43.8%
  • Now married: 31.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 24.3%

For population 25 years and over in Port Costa:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
California average:

15.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Port Costa, 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.
California:

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
This 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.
State:

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

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.2%
California:

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

16.8%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Port Costa:

50.7%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Port Costa:

45.5%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.9%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Port Costa:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Port Costa:

32.3%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Port Costa:

56.2%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Port Costa:

75.4%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Costa, CA Residents

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 Port Costa:

  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIA (1640 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KABN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, CA; Owner: CONCORD AREA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KATD (990 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SACRAMENTO LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Costa:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUIC (95.3 FM; VACAVILLE, CA; Owner: KUIC, INC.)
  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • K209BZ (89.7 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K249DJ (97.7 FM; SAN PABLO, CA; Owner: EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Port Costa:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)

Port Costa fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 1994 03:50 AM, Canyonlake, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$378,8802$153,1258$225,0661$151,940
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$256,3000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$04$267,0501$196,130
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$359,1500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$168,2000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3570.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$360,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3570.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Port Costa, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Port Costa, CA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Port Costa, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William580.8 years
Ruth482.8 years
Charles369.9 years
George387.6 years
Harriet272.0 years
James261.1 years
June281.0 years
Patricia260.0 years
Most common last names in Port Costa, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ardizzoia372.7 years
Marglon378.7 years
Surges384.3 years
Bernal291.5 years
Amsbury287.0 years
Domagalski284.5 years
Freitas272.0 years
Berggren291.5 years
Mccarthy269.5 years
Mehlwitz280.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port Costa, CA
  • 97.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port Costa, CA
  • 35.9%Wood
  • 33.7%Utility gas
  • 23.9%Electricity


Port Costa compared to California state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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