DEMOGRAPHICS

EMPLOYMENT (July 2000)
2% unemployment rate
GENDER (2010 Census)
Male: 29,740 (46.3%)
Female: 34,433 (53.7%) 
AGE (2010 Census)
Under 5 years:  2,633 (4.1%)
5 to 17 years: 8,086 (12.6%)
18 to 64 years: 36,389 (56.7%)
65 years and over: 17,065 (26.6%)
Median age 47.9
RACIAL MAKEUP (2006-08 American Community Survey - US Census)
White: 82% (compared with 83.9 % in 2000; 90.8% in 1990)
Black: 2% (compared with 1.1% in 2000; 0.8% in 1990)
Asian or Pacific Islander: 12% (compared with 9.4% in 2000; 6.7% in 1990)
Latino or Hispanic: 6% (6% in 2000; not tracked in 1990)
All others: 4%

EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS (2000 Census)

High school graduate or higher: 95% (population age 25 and older)
Bachelor's degree or higher: 56%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS(2000 Census)

In labor force: 31,539 persons over age 16 or 57.9%
Not in labor force: 22,937 persons over age 16 or 42.1%

INCOME LEVELS OF HOUSEHOLDS(2000 Census)

Mean Income: $85,685
Median Income: $76,522
(Source: 2005-2007 American Community Survey - US Census)

TOP EMPLOYERS IN WALNUT CREEK 
  • John Muir Medical Center: 4,604 employees
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Ctr: 2,300 employees
  • Safeway: 1,275 employees
  • Nordstrom: 570 employees
  • IHC: 500 employees
  • US Post Office: 409 employees 
  • Aetna: 400 employees
  • Macy's: 400 employees
  • City of Walnut Creek: 364 employees
  • Manor Care Health Services: 360 employees

(Source: City of Walnut Creek Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2010)


TOTAL POPULATION: 64,173 (Source: Bay Area Census 2010)
INCORPORATED: OCT. 21, 1914
PHYSICAL AREA: Approximately 19.45 square miles - incorporated area
ELEVATION: 131 feet above sea level
NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS: 30,301
PERSONS PER HOUSEHOLD: 2.09

NUMBER OF HOMES: 

Total housing units: 32,681 (100.0%)
Occupied housing units: 30,443 (93.2%)
Owner-occupied housing units: 20,262 (66.6%) 
Renter-occupied housing units 10,181 (33.4%)
Vacant housing units: 2,238 (6.8%)

(Source:Bay Area Census—2010)

MEDIAN HOME VALUE: 

Owner Occupied Units: $622,900 
(Source: American Community Survey 2006–2010)

REGISTERED VOTERS:
42,185 (As of 3/19/09)

PARTY AFFILIATION
18,912 Democrats
13,848 Republicans
777 American Independent
275 Green
169 Libertarian
49 Peace & Freedom
7,869 Declined to state
286 Miscellaneous
(Source: Contra Costa County Elections Office - March 2009)
 

CITY PARKS: 22 totaling over 250 acres OPEN SPACE: 2,704 acres  CLIMATE (click for current forecast, averages)