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Contra Costa County
  • County in California

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade D+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade A+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade A+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  11. Commute
    grade C+

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Contra Costa County is located in California with a population of 1,142,251. In Contra Costa County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Contra Costa County and residents tend to be liberal.

About

Population
1,142,251

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$625,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,819
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    181.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    27.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    138.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    373.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,804.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    520
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  12%

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