Demographic Information

Aerial view of Walnut Creek and freeway

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2018 POPULATION 
70,667 (Source: California Department of Finance)

INCORPORATED OCT. 21, 1914
(click here for history of Walnut Creek)

FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Council/Manager; General Law City

PHYSICAL AREA
Approximately 19.45 square miles - incorporated area

ELEVATION
131 feet above sea level

NUMBER OF HOMES 
33,564 total housing units
Single-family dwellings: 36%
Multi-family dwellings: 64%
(Source: California Department of Finance)

REGISTERED VOTERS 
Walnut Creek has 46,149 registered voters as of February 10, 2018.
Voter Registration statistics are updated by the Secretary of State's Office quarterly.
(Source: Contra Costa County Elections Office)

PARTY AFFILIATION 
21,391 Democrats 
10,708 Republicans 
1,151     American Independent
185     Green
317     Libertarian
59       Peace & Freedom
12,147  Declined to state
121    Miscellaneous 
(Source: Contra Costa County Elections Office - February 2019)

GENDER (2000 Census)
Male 29,683, or 46.2%
Female 34,613, or 53.8%

AGE (2017 American Community Survey, U.S. Census)
Under 18: 16%
18-64: 54%
65 and above: 29%

RACIAL MAKEUP (2017 American Community Survey - US Census)
White, 77% (compared with 80% in 2014; 83.9 % in 2000; 90.8% in 1990)
Black, 2% (compared with 2% in 2014; 1.1% in 2000; 0.8% in 1990)
Asian or Pacific Islander, 15% (compared with 13% in 2014; 9.4% in 2000; 6.7% in 1990)
Latino or Hispanic, 9% (10% in 2014; 6% in 2000; not tracked in 1990)
All others, 2%

EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS (Source: 2017 American Community Survey - US Census)
Bachelor's degree or higher, 63%

PERSONS PER HOUSEHOLD
2.18

INCOME LEVELS OF HOUSEHOLDS (2000 Census)
Median Income $86,845 (Source: 2017 American Community Survey - US Census)

CITY PARKS
22 totaling over 250 acres

OPEN SPACE
2,704 acres