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 19,318 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pinole is the 322nd 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.
Pinole is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pinole is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pinole who work in office and administrative support (17.95%), sales jobs (10.56%), and management occupations (9.49%).
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 of the nice things about Pinole is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Pinole, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.09 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Pinole is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Pinole citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.88% of adults in Pinole have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pinole in 2010 was $36,481, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,924 for a family of four. However, Pinole contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 25.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pinole include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Pinole also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.94%.
The most common language spoken in Pinole is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.