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 19,364 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pinole, the average commute to work is 34.56 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.
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 30.77% 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 $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 German, 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.