Contra Costa County

Walnut Creek, CA: What you need to know

As the business and entertainment center for neighboring cities within central Contra Costa County, the city of Walnut Creek provides residents with a rich assortment of amenities that range from shopping centers and farmers markets to great schools and parks. Healthcare and biotechnology lead the economy in Walnut Creek, but the city has a strong collection of small businesses. Walnut Creek earned a spot on our Top 10 Foodie Cities list for its Art and Wine Festival and diverse restaurants. Art galleries, live entertainment and the Gardens at Heather Farm are other top attractions.


Walnut Creek, CA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 66,799
Median Age 48
Median Household Income $82,120
Median Home Price $609,000
Walkscore 38

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Walnut Creek, CA Demographics

Median Population in Walnut Creek, CA

Median Age 47.9%
Age 18 Over 83.1%
Age 21 Over 80.9%
Age 62 Over 31.2%
Age 65 Over 27.5%

Race in Walnut Creek, CA

  Ethnicity White 78.4%
  Ethnicity Black 2.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 14.2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 1.4%

Population By Gender in Walnut Creek, CA

  Male 46.3%
  Female 53.7%

Language in Walnut Creek, CA

  English Only 75.2%
  English Other 24.8%

Economics in Walnut Creek, CA

  Median Household Income $82,120
  Median Home Price $609,000
  Homes Owned 36.2%
  Homes Rent 63.8%
  Median Property Rent $1,577

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Commute Types in Walnut Creek, CA

  Walked 3.1%
  Worked at Home 8.1%
  Public Transportation 15.9%
  Other Means 1.8%
  Drove Alone 65.8%
  Carpooled 5.2%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 31
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