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

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Ignacio Martinez, commander of the Presidio in San Francisco.

The latitude of Martinez is 38.019N. The longitude is -122.133W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,595.


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Median household income
Local
$63,010
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Martinez demographic reports
Martinez is on Suisun Bay.
Former and merged names include:
· La Hambre
Shell Oil Company built a refinery here in 1915.
Public transportation: BART, County Connection (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 89. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Muir, naturalist
· Joe DiMaggio, baseball great
· Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw, baseball player
· Norv Turner, football coach
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Briones Regional Park, California Riding and Hiking Trail, Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail, Martinez Regional Shoreline
Historic sites and museums: John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez Historical Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 133

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13% of Martinez residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Martinez ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Martinez was $29,701, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Martinez residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Martinez, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $810.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,600.


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Libraries in Martinez include Martinez Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Martinez workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Martinez between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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