Pleasant Hill, CA

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Living in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,903 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Hill is the 232nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Pleasant Hill 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.

Pleasant Hill is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pleasant Hill is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Hill who work in management occupations (17.62%), office and administrative support (13.02%), and sales jobs (11.78%).

Also of interest is that Pleasant Hill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Pleasant Hill is also a city of artists. Pleasant Hill has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pleasant Hill’s character.

Pleasant Hill, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

One downside of living in Pleasant Hill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pleasant Hill, the average commute to work is 32.02 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Pleasant Hill is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Pleasant Hill area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Pleasant Hill is a pretty powerful place. 53.59% of the adults in Pleasant Hill have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Pleasant Hill in 2010 was $50,156, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,624 for a family of four.

Pleasant Hill is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pleasant Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasant Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Pleasant Hill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Hill include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Pleasant Hill has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.48%).

The most common language spoken in Pleasant Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.