Pleasant Hill, CA

Pleasant Hill profile

Living in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,839 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 89.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pleasant Hill is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Hill who work in management occupations (17.85%), office and administrative support (10.98%), and sales jobs (10.22%).

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.

In Pleasant Hill, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.86 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.

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. 54.97% 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 2018 was $56,660, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $226,640 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 14.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Hill include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pleasant Hill's cultural character, accounting for 19.26% of the city’s population.

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