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Contra Costa County
  • County in California

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  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+

editorial

Contra Costa County is located in California with a population of 1,161,643. Contra Costa County is one of the best places to live in California. In Contra Costa County, most residents own their homes. In Contra Costa County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Contra Costa County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Contra Costa County are highly rated.

About

Population
1,161,643

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$689,000
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$2,061
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Contra Costa County Rankings

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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
grade A+
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
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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