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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 33,913 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Hill is the 233rd 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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.95% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Pleasant Hill, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.87 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.

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. 55.93% 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 2018 was $62,226, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,904 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 15.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Hill include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pleasant Hill's cultural character, accounting for 19.54% of the city’s population.

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