San Ramon is a beautiful and family-friendly city in the San Ramon Valley in San Contra Costa County in California. The city is located several miles east of Oakland, in the large east bay suburb of San Francisco. San Ramon is close enough for many people to commute to San Francisco or to San Jose for work.
San Ramon stands out as a modern and rapidly growing city. It has beautiful homes, spacious parks, businesses, and facilities. Real estate is affordable and draws both young and older families who can enjoy all the facilities and public amenities the city has to offer, but can still be away from a major metropolitan center.
This paragraph was taken from the city’s website:
“The City of San Ramon qualified for the Best Workplace for Commuters for 2009-2010. This means that the City met the National Standard of Excellence for commuter benefits, thereby cutting traffic and air pollution and improving our overall health and quality of life.”
The city of San Ramon belongs to the Central County, incorporated places of Contra Costa County. In 2010 the U.S. Census recorded San Ramon's population at 72,148, making it the fourth largest city in Contra Costa County, after Richmond, Concord, and Antioch.
San Ramon is a diverse city. Its demographic represents a rich cross-section of population, employment, and opportunities.
San Ramon’s average household size is 2.85 persons. Median age for the city is 37 years of age. The largest increase of age groups over the last 10 years is in the 24 and under age group showing an increase in younger families in the city of San Ramon. The next largest and almost identical sized age range was for people 25-44 years of age, followed by minors 17 years and younger. Those 45 to 64 years of age were the fourth largest group. Senior citizens 65 years and older were less than 10% of San Ramon’s population.
The racial and ethnic mix of San Ramon is diverse. More than half the residents identified themselves as Caucasian or White. Asians and Pacific Islanders were the second largest group followed by the Hispanic, African-American, and other groups. Many people identified themselves as belonging to two or more racial groups.
The median household income is $119,297. More than 60% of households had incomes over $100,000. Registered voters counted in at 33,727 persons.
There are significantly more home owners than renters living in San Ramon. The number of homes owned was 18,056, while homes occupied by renters numbered at 7,228. The average price of a house sale was $576,500. The median rental rate per month was $1,569.
More than 75% of owner-occupied homes are over $500,000. Only eight percent of homeowners live in homes valued at more than $1 million.
The demographic trend in San Ramon shows strong growth. In 2009, San Ramon had 63,200 residents. Between 2000 and 2009, there was a strong upward trend and this growth is expected to continue through 2030. Data suggests that San Ramon will possibly see a population growth of 34% while the nation will see a 17% growth, while the Bay Area will see its population grow by 19%.
San Ramon showed a population growth from 2000 to 2009 of 41%.
Sources: US Census, 2000; CA Dept of Finance, 2009; Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Projections 2009.