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Knightsen is in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named for G.M. Knight, farmer who donated a right-of-way to the railroad
The latitude of Knightsen is 37.968N. The longitude is -121.666W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 861.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Knightsen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94561 ZIP code.
14% of Knightsen residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Knightsen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Knightsen was $22,191, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Knightsen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Knightsen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,672.
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Knightsen political report.
The average commute time for Knightsen workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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