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Aerial view of Walnut Creek and freeway

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2016 POPULATION 
70,018 (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 
32,976 total housing units
Single-family dwellings: 51%
Multi-family dwellings: 49%
(Source: California Department of Finance)


REGISTERED VOTERS 
42,185 (As of 3/19/09)
(Source: Contra Costa County Elections Office)

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)

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

AGE (2006-08 American Community Survey, U.S. Census)
Under 18: 16%
18-64: 59%
65 and above: 26%

RACIAL MAKEUP (2014 American Community Survey - US Census)
White, 80% (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, 13% (compared with 9.4% in 2000; 6.7% in 1990)
Latino or Hispanic, 10% (6% in 2000; not tracked in 1990)
All others, 5%

EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS (Source: 2008-2012 American Community Survey - US Census)
High school graduate or higher, 95% (population age 25 and older)
Bachelor's degree or higher, 62%

PERSONS PER HOUSEHOLD
2.15

INCOME LEVELS OF HOUSEHOLDS (2000 Census)
Median Income $80,399 (Source: 2008-2012 American Community Survey - US Census)

CITY PARKS
22 totaling over 250 acres

OPEN SPACE
2,704 acres