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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Pinole is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 19,191. Pinole is in Contra Costa County. Living in Pinole offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pinole there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Pinole and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Pinole are above average.
About Pinole...
Population
19,191

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$431,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,666
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Pinole Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    210.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    148.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    425.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,101.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    302.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Pinole

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,255
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Pinole my entire life. There isn't a lot of stuff for young people to do, but it's getting better. The people are kind and friendly and the schools are good enough. Lot's of new restaurants have been put in!
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Pinole is a great little town, which boasts beautiful valley views, a variety of shopping options, parks, community centers, live theater, a skate park, and open space/trails. Newer development includes a Sprouts Market, The Habit, and Orange Theory. This is in addition to a Trader Joes, Peet's Coffee, Chipotle, and more. Fiat Music is a great little music store offering instruction. High School is being re-built.
Pinole is a small community where everyone is kind and loving. Being able to grow up within this community has been so amazing. Everyone knows everyone and it is just one big family. I would be happy to raise my own family here one day in the future. There is really nothing I wish to be changed because I've had nothing but a positive experience. The only thing is that the public schools aren't as great but with the new high school being built, I believe things will improve.