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Contra Costa County, CA
The county name derives from Spanish term for "opposite coast."

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Contra Costa County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 1,009,144. This was an increase of  6.36% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$63,675
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Contra Costa County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Contra Costa County was $44,326. This was an increase of 25.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 143% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Martinez

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11% of Contra Costa County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Contra Costa County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Contra Costa County include Alamo Cemetery, Alhambra Cemetery, Alhambra Cemetery, Byron Brentwood Knightson Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Danville Cemetery, Holly Cross Cemetery, Lafayette Cemetery, Live Oak Cemetery, Memory Gardens Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Contra Costa County include Acalanes, Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Brooks Island, Browns Island, Byron, Canyon ... View communities

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Colleges in Contra Costa County include Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, Heald College - Concord, John F. Kennedy University, Los Medanos College, Saint Mary's College of California ... View colleges

School districts in Contra Costa County include Acalanes Union High, Antioch Unified, Brentwood Union Elementary, Byron Union Elementary, Canyon Elementary, John Swett Unified, Knightsen Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Liberty Union High, Martinez Unified ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Contra Costa County include Antioch Library, Bay Point, Bayview Branch Library, Brentwood Library, Clayton Community Library, Concord Library, Contra Costa County Central Library, Crockett Library, Danville Library, El Cerrito Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Contra Costa County include Contra Costa Times ... View newspapers

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Politics

Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Contra Costa County political report.

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Hotels in Contra Costa County include Best Value Inn, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Danville, Comfort Inn Concord, Comfort Inn Concord East Pavilion, Comfort Suites Oakley, Courtyard by Marriott ... More hotels

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