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City of Hercules

Community Profile/ Demographics

Core Bay Area Location

  • 8 square miles on the shores of San Pablo Bay
  • 950 acres of open space & trails
  • 22 miles northeast of San Francisco
  • 25 miles south of Napa
  • 16 miles north of Oakland
  • 50 miles north of San Jose
  • 57 miles southeast of Sacramento

Excellent Access to Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley

  • Interstate 80 and State Route 4
  • Express buses to BART and San Francisco
  • Transit Center planned with:
    • San Francisco Bay ferry service to San Francisco
    • Passenger rail station with access to 46 Amtrak/Capitol Corridor trains per day, providing regional service to and from points between Sacramento and San Jose, including the Richmond BART transfer station
    • Regional express bus terminal

Cost-Effective and Convenient Business Hub

  • Over 1,100,000 square feet of industrial and research & development space in the North Shore Business Park with commanding Bay views
  • Anchor business is a $1.2-billion global manufacturer and distributor of life science research products and clinical diagnostics with 70,000 research and industry customers worldwide
  • 210,000 square feet of retail and office space in three neighborhood shopping centers

Planned Growth

  • Over 2,200 additional housing units in various stages of development or planning
  • Over 800,000 additional square feet of retail and commercial space in various stages of planning or development
  • 4 new parks planned, including regional waterfront access

Desirable Demographics

Population (Census year 2000): 19,488.

Estimated population in 2008: 25,000

  • Males: 9,247  47.4  (47.4%)
  • Females: 10,241  52.6  (52.6%)
  • Median resident age:  36.7  36.7 years
  • California median age:  3.33  33.3 years

For population 25 years and over in Hercules

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%

For population 15 years and over in Hercules city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

Average household size:

  • Hercules:  3  3.0 people
  • California:  2.9  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:

  • Hercules:  77.8  77.8%
  • Whole state:  68.7  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:

  • Hercules:  4.7  4.7%
  • Whole state:  6.3  5.9%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:

  • Hercules:  3.2  3.2%
  • Whole state:  14.2  14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:

  • Hercules:  1.3  1.3%
  • Whole state:  6.3  6.3%

Hercules compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Total Population

19,488

100.0%

In households

19,449

99.8%

In group quarters

39

0.2%

 

 

 

Race

 

 

White

5,453

28.0%

Black or African American

3,659

18.8%

American Indian and Alaska Native

49

0.3%

Asian

8,327

42.7%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

90

0.5%

Some other race

872

4.5%

Two or more races

1,038

5.3%

 

 

 

Hispanic or Latino and Race

 

 

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

2,106

10.8%

Not Hispanic or Latino

17,382

89.2%

White

4,624

23.7%

Black or African American

3,571

18.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native

29

0.1%

Asian

8,263

42.4%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

89

0.5%

Some other race

46

0.2%

Two or more races

760

3.9%

 

 

 

Sex

 

 

Male

9,247

47.4%

Female

10,241

52.6%

 

 

 

Age

 

 

Under 5 years

1,145

5.9%

5 to 17 years

4,041

20.7%

18 to 64 years

12,869

66.0%

65 years and over

1,433

7.4%

Median age (years)

36.7

(X)

 

 

 

Households

 

 

Total households

6,423

100.0%

Family households

5,000

77.8%

Families with children under 18

2,680

41.7%

Average household size

3.03

(X)

Average family size

3.46

(X)

 

 

 

Housing Occupancy

 

 

Total housing units

6,546

100.0%

Occupied housing units

6,423

98.1%

Owner-occupied housing units

5,419

84.4%

Renter-occupied housing units

1,004

15.6%

Vacant housing units

123

1.9%

For rent

14

11.4%

For sale

59

48.0%

 

 

 

Source: U.S. Census, PL94-171 (March 2001), DP-1 (May 2001) and SF1    

Last updated: 5/7/2008 11:08:06 PM