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 19,293 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.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pinole who work in office and administrative support (18.05%), sales jobs (10.11%), and management occupations (8.93%).
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.
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.
In Pinole, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
In terms of college education, Pinole is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.77% of adults in Pinole have a college degree.
The per capita income in Pinole in 2010 was $34,133, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,532 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 26.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pinole include Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pinole's cultural character, accounting for 25.05% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pinole is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.