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Pleasant Hill
  • Suburb of Oakland, CA

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

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Pleasant Hill is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 34,840. Pleasant Hill is in Contra Costa County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Pleasant Hill offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pleasant Hill there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Pleasant Hill and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pleasant Hill are highly rated.

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About Pleasant Hill...
Population
34,840

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$716,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,014
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Pleasant Hill Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    102.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    116.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    318.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,632.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    273.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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