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

The latitude of Walnut Creek is 37.906N. The longitude is -122.063W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 65,151.


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Median household income
Local
$63,238
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Walnut Creek demographic reports
Walnut Creek is in the San Ramon Valley, at the foot of Mount Diablo.
Developed rapidly in the 1950s, after construction of the Broadway Shopping Center
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 106. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dan Vickrey, guitarist with Counting Crows
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Heather Farm, Larkey Park, Mt. Diablo State Park, Ruth Bancroft Gardens, Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail
Historic sites and museums: Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Museum of Vintage Fashion Library, Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Golden Gate University - Walnut Creek
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 127

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walnut Creek was $39,875, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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54% of Walnut Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Walnut Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $962.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,996.


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Libraries in Walnut Creek include Walnut Creek Library, Ygnacio Valley Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Walnut Creek include Contra Costa Times

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

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Walnut Creek restaurants taking online reservations include Bing Crosby's, Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, Le Bistro, Massimo Ristorante, McCovey's, PRIMA Ristorante, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek, The San Franciscan, Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar ... View restaurants

Traffic

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

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Walnut Creek between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Does anyone remember, or better yet, have photos of the visit by Willie Mays and Willie McCovey - together - to the Walnut Creek Civic Center waaaaaay back in the early/mid 1960's ?

They both batted balls around for the better part of the day and weeee kids ran around shagging flies and trying to catch the homers over the fence...

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