Pleasant Hill, CA
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Pleasant Hill is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,987 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.02 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Pleasant Hill is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Pleasant Hill, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Pleasant Hill. 53.59% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pleasant Hill's cultural character, accounting for 17.48% of the city’s population.

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