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Piedmont is a city in Alameda County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community name derives from French for "foot of the mountain."

The latitude of Piedmont is 37.824N. The longitude is -122.23W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 328 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,846.


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Median household income
Local
$134,270
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Piedmont demographic reports
Piedmont is in the Oakland hills.
The population boomed in 1906, when people flocked here after the San Francisco earthquake.
Public transportation: AC Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "What Dreams May Come"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack London, writer

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Piedmont residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Piedmont ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Piedmont was $70,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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78% of Piedmont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Piedmont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,638.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,213.


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

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The average commute time for Piedmont workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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