Pleasant Hill, CA

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Population

34,662

0.776% growth

Poverty Rate

8.05%


Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$101,530

8.62% growth

Number of Employees

18,020

3.28% growth

Median Property Value

$633,400

8.33% growth

About

In 2017, Pleasant Hill, CA had a population of 34.7k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $101,530. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pleasant Hill, CA grew from 34,395 to 34,662, a 0.776% increase and its median household income grew from $93,476 to $101,530, a 8.62% increase.

The population of Pleasant Hill, CA is 66.2% White Alone, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.6% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Pleasant Hill, CA speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pleasant Hill, CA are Diablo Valley College (2,828 degrees awarded in 2017), Carrington College-Pleasant Hill (296 degrees), and John F. Kennedy University (274 degrees).

The median property value in Pleasant Hill, CA is $633,400, and the homeownership rate is 60.9%. Most people in Pleasant Hill, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pleasant Hill, CA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pleasant Hill, CA employs 18k people. The largest industries in Pleasant Hill, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,456 people), and Retail Trade (2,109 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($134,464), Finance & Insurance ($97,011), and Public Administration ($92,000).

Median household income in Pleasant Hill, CA is $101,530. Males in Pleasant Hill, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Pleasant Hill, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$101,530

2017 value

± $4,115

8.62%

1 Year Growth

± 7.62%

Households in Pleasant Hill, CA have a median annual income of $101,530, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $93,476 in 2016, which represents a 8.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pleasant Hill, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3470

  2. Census Tract 3260

  3. Census Tract 3211.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pleasant Hill, CA was Census Tract 3470 with a value of $175,431, followed by Census Tract 3260 and Census Tract 3211.02, with respective values of $128,587 and $123,834.

The following map shows all of the places in Pleasant Hill, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pleasant Hill, CA (2.76k out of 34.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,418 ± 313

  2. Asian

    881 ± 336

  3. Hispanic

    400 ± 193

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pleasant Hill, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18k

2017 Value

± 935

3.28%

1 Year growth

± 7.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pleasant Hill, CA grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 17.4k employees to 18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pleasant Hill, CA, are Management Occupations (3,176 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,347 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,122 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pleasant Hill, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pleasant Hill, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,176 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,347 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,122 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pleasant Hill, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.84 times), and Management Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pleasant Hill, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($118,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($103,712), and Protective Service Occupations ($103,304).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18k

2017 Value

± 935

3.28%

1 Year growth

± 7.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pleasant Hill, CA grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 17.4k employees to 18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pleasant Hill, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,456 people), and Retail Trade (2,109 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pleasant Hill, CA, though some of these residents may live in Pleasant Hill, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pleasant Hill, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,456 people), and Retail Trade (2,109 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pleasant Hill, CA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.09 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.04 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pleasant Hill, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($134,464), Finance & Insurance ($97,011), and Public Administration ($92,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.5% of the population of Pleasant Hill, CA has health coverage, with 61.3% on employee plans, 6.61% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 0.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pleasant Hill, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Pleasant Hill, CA see 1002 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1017 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1182 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,002 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Contra Costa County, CA see an average of 1,002 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,017 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Contra Costa County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.52%

Uninsured

61.3%

Employer Coverage

6.61%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

16%

Non-Group

0.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pleasant Hill, CA declined by 12.6% from 5.17% to 4.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pleasant Hill, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pleasant Hill, CA is home to a population of 34.7k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.5% of Pleasant Hill, CA residents were born outside of the country (6.06k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pleasant Hill, CA is composed of 22.9k White Alone residents (66.2%), 4.81k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.9%), 4.37k Asian Alone residents (12.6%), 1.63k Two or More Races residents (4.71%), 593 Black or African American Alone residents (1.71%), 168 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.485%), 102 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.294%), and 52 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pleasant Hill, CA was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Pleasant Hill, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pleasant Hill, CA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.06k people

17.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.9k people

As of 2017, 17.5% of Pleasant Hill, CA residents (6.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pleasant Hill, CA was 17.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

92.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of Pleasant Hill, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pleasant Hill, CA was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.9k ± 847

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.81k ± 594

  3. Asian Alone

    4.37k ± 644

In 2017, there were 4.76 times more White Alone residents (22.9k people) in Pleasant Hill, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.81k Hispanic or Latino and 4.37k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pleasant Hill, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    463 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    175 ± 88

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    114 ± 73

Pleasant Hill, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pleasant Hill, CA awarded 3,502 degrees. The student population of Pleasant Hill, CA is skewed towards women, with 10,008 male students and 11,132 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pleasant Hill, CA are White (1,158 and 38.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (706 and 23.7%), Asian (603 and 20.2%), and Two or More Races (238 and 7.99%).

The largest universities in Pleasant Hill, CA by number of degrees awarded are Diablo Valley College (2,828 and 80.8%), Carrington College-Pleasant Hill (296 and 8.45%), and John F. Kennedy University (274 and 7.82%).

The most popular majors in Pleasant Hill, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (573 and 16.4%), General Business Administration & Management (247 and 7.05%), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (201 and 5.74%).

The median tuition costs in Pleasant Hill, CA are $23,280 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 171 degrees awarded

  2. 165 degrees awarded

  3. 202 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pleasant Hill, CA was Other Health Preparatory Programs with 171 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pleasant Hill, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,828 degrees awarded

  2. 296 degrees awarded

  3. 274 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,280

Median Private

In 2017, the Pleasant Hill, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Diablo Valley College with 2,828 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,372

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,130

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,372 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pleasant Hill, CA, which is 0.644 times less than the 2,130 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,158 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    706 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    603 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pleasant Hill, CA were to White students. These 1,158 degrees mean that there were 1.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 706 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pleasant Hill, CA was $633,400 in 2017, which is 2.76 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $584,700 to $633,400, a 8.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Pleasant Hill, CA is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pleasant Hill, CA have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pleasant Hill, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$633,400

2017 Median

± $13,533

$584,700

2016 Median

± $14,687

In 2017, the median property value in Pleasant Hill, CA grew to to $633,400 from the previous year's value of $584,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pleasant Hill, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pleasant Hill, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$101,530

Median Household Income

± $4,115

13.7k

Number of Households

± 763

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.7k households in Pleasant Hill, CA grew to $101,530 from the previous year's value of $93,476.

The following chart displays the households in Pleasant Hill, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pleasant Hill, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pleasant Hill, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.9%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.9% of the housing units in Pleasant Hill, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pleasant Hill, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pleasant Hill, CA have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.24% of the workforce in Pleasant Hill, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.2%

  2. Public Transit

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pleasant Hill, CA was Drove Alone (69.2%), followed by those who Public Transit (13.8%) and those who Worked At Home (6.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pleasant Hill, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pleasant Hill, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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