Pinole is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 19,022 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pinole is the 328th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Pinole are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pinole is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pinole is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pinole who work in office and administrative support (13.61%), management occupations (12.65%), and sales jobs (9.78%).
Also of interest is that Pinole has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Pinole is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Pinole is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pinole, the average commute to work is 37.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small city, Pinole has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Pinole is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.34% of adults in Pinole have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pinole in 2018 was $43,581, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,324 for a family of four.
Pinole is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pinole home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pinole residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Pinole also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pinole include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
In addition, Pinole has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.40%).
The most common language spoken in Pinole is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.