Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill is a decidedly suburban city, neighborhoods span from north to south completely uninterrupted.

Welcome to Pleasant Hill

Distinctive, family-oriented community with plenty to see and do.

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The area that is now Pleasant Hill has been occupied since the early 1900s, first as agricultural land and later mainly for housing development. After incorporation in the 1960s, growth centered around cultivating a diverse, family-friendly lifestyle.


Pleasant Hill is a decidedly suburban city—neighborhoods span from north to south completely uninterrupted. The city’s significant commercial districts are concentrated to the east along the Interstate 680 corridor, which allows for the entire area to provide a prominently park-like feel.


The family atmosphere is evident throughout the city. The downtown business district, developed in the 1990s, is modeled after a traditional small-town main street. Over 50 shops and restaurants occupy the blocks where Contra Costa and Monument Boulevards intersect, including City Hall, which is an impressive piece of architecture in its own right.


The city has over 125 acres of parkland, many of which include playgrounds or sports fields. The 63-acre Paso Nogal Park is a particular favorite among locals and dog lovers thanks to its 2.5-acre dog park. Nearly six miles of the walkable Contra Costa Canal Trail runs through Pleasant Hill. Panoramic views of the valley and nearby 3,800-foot Mt. Diablo can be found at Dinosaur Park.


In addition to having an array of shops, restaurants, and parks open year-round, Pleasant Hill's calendar of events is jam-packed. Beyond its convenient location close to neighboring cities’ farmers’ markets, Off the Grid Food Truck Market proves a fun, inventive alternative hosted weekly in front of City Hall.


Fourth of July is popular with a 5K run, parades, and fireworks. At year's end, Thanksgiving and Christmas take center stage with a Light Up the Night tree lighting in November and annual holiday festival in December. It's not all family fun, though. Adult-centered events include Summer Concerts by the Lake (although kids are welcome here too), the Blues & Brew Festival, and the Art, Wine, & Music Festival.​​​​​​​

Overview for Pleasant Hill, CA

34,649 people live in Pleasant Hill, where the median age is 41.6 and the average individual income is $62,226. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

34,649

Total Population

41.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,226

Average individual Income

Around Pleasant Hill, CA

There's plenty to do around Pleasant Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
74
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
25
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pheroni Men’s Wear, Kevin Paule Golf Lessons, and STRETCH-n-GO.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 1.2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.34 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.38 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.93 miles 33 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.91 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Pleasant Hill, CA

Pleasant Hill has 13,825 households, with an average household size of 2.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pleasant Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,649 people call Pleasant Hill home. The population density is 4,897.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

34,649

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.6

Median Age

48.52 / 51.48%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
13,825

Total Households

2.48

Average Household Size

$62,226

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pleasant Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Christ The King Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Valhalla Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Gregory Gardens Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Strandwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - K
No rating available
Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Horizons School: Independent Study
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Fair Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Contra Costa County Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pleasant Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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