Contra Costa County is located in the Bay Area of northern California. The County Seat is Martinez and the largest city is Concord. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 1,111,339 and the 2010 census population was 1,049,197. The land area is 715.94 square miles and there are 1465.2 persons per square mile.
67.9% of the population is White, 9.6% is Black or African American, 24.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.6% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 5% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 39% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $404,000, there are 375,855 households, an average of 2.81 persons per household. The per capita income is $38,219, the median household income is $78,756, and 10.5% of the persons in Contra Costa County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 95,688. Retail sales (in $1000) were $11,763,753, and sales per capita were $11,641. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.2%.
Contra Costa County, California is in the Bay Area of Northern California and is considered part of the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California Metropolitan Area. According to the U.S. Census bureau it has 716 square miles of land area. The 2010 census population is 1,049,025. The county seat is Martinez, and the largest city is Concord.
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