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Hercules is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community was named after an explosive powder made by the California Powder Works, which operated a plant here

The latitude of Hercules is 38.017N. The longitude is -122.287W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,602.


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Median household income
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$75,196
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hercules demographic reports
Stretches from San Pablo Bay inland to coastal hills
Powder works operations claimed 59 lives in 38 years; 24 men died in a single explosion in 1908
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Refugio Valley Park
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 157

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5% of Hercules residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hercules ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hercules was $27,699, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Hercules residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hercules, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $987.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,686.


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

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The average commute time for Hercules workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hercules between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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