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 34,613 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Hill is the 233rd largest community in California.

Pleasant Hill home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Pleasant Hill real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Pleasant Hill is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.45% 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 (15.94%), office and administrative support (11.20%), and business and financial occupations (11.10%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Pleasant Hill telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.29% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 32.30 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Pleasant Hill use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Pleasant Hill‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Pleasant Hill. 54.85% 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 $58,074, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $232,296 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 15.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Hill include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pleasant Hill's cultural character, accounting for 19.53% of the city’s population.

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