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

The community was named after Civil War Gen. Alfred Pleasonton.

The latitude of Pleasanton is 37.662N. The longitude is -121.873W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 348 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 65,982.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$90,859
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pleasanton demographic reports
Pleasanton is in the Livermore Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Pleasonton
Public transportation: BART (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 82. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Alameda County Fair - June 22-July 8, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
  • Bay Area Barbeque Cook Off and Music Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pleasanton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sports Park, Pleasanton Ridge
Historic sites and museums: Historical Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 69

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pleasanton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alameda 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 94568 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Pleasanton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pleasanton ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pleasanton was $41,623, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

47% of Pleasanton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pleasanton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,152.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,186.


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Libraries in Pleasanton include Pleasanton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pleasanton include Tri-Valley Herald

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Politics

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

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Restaurants

Pleasanton restaurants taking online reservations include Faz Pleasanton, Mahalo Grille, Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Pleasanton workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pleasanton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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