Walnut Creek

An urban oasis surrounded by pristine hillsides, Walnut Creek is known for its mild Mediterranean climate.

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An urban oasis surrounded by pristine hillsides, Walnut Creek is known for its mild Mediterranean climate and picture-perfect setting at the foot of Mount Diablo.
 
Walnut Creek offers a blend of urban flair, suburban grace, and peaceful wilderness. Its central Bay Area location and easy access to BART and major highways add to its appeal.
 
There is much to do in the East Bay’s most “urban” city. Walnut Creek is a haven for the arts as it is home to the City of Walnut Creek’s Arts and Recreation program, one of the largest community arts programs in California. The program is open to adults, teens, and children, with classes offered in ceramics and sculpture, dance, digital media and photography, music, drama, and other areas.
 
In addition, Walnut Creek lays claim to the Lesher Center for the Arts, where residents can enjoy live performances throughout the year. The center also includes Bedford Gallery, which exhibits works created by historic, modern, and contemporary artists in five to six new exhibitions annually, as well as lectures, workshops, and panel discussions.
 
When it comes to getting active, Walnut Creek offers Mount Diablo State Park, part of California’s extensive state park system. Residents can hike along the mountain’s trail system, bike to its 3,849-foot summit, or explore the more remote trails on horseback. The summit offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Farallon Islands, and Mount Lassen.
 
A more low-key outdoor destination is the Gardens at Heather Farm, which covers six acres and includes 20 sustainable gardens that are open to the public.
 
Walnut Creek is a family-friendly city with plenty of activities for residents to take part in all year round.The Walnut Festival takes place in the fall, and the city offers Walnut Creek on Ice during the winter months. The Walnut Creek Aquanuts, a world-renowned synchronized swimming club, perform three times each year, and in the summertime, the two-day Art and Wine Festival attracts more than 100,000 attendees.
 

What We Like About Walnut Creek

 

  • Saturday morning music session by the Locust Street Musicians at the Peets Coffee on Locust Street.
  • Va de vi Bistro and Wine BarVa de Vi translates to “It’s all about wine” in Spain’s Catalan language. Of course, it’s all about food, too! A great hangout for wine and small plates.
  • End the work or school day on the first Wednesday of each month with a street festival (on Cypress Street) full of live music, dancing, food trucks, wine and beer, kids fun zone, interactive games and free prizes, chef demos, and more
  • Skipolini’s Pizza in Walnut Creek is a great place for a casual, family pizza night. Fast, friendly service. Plenty of room for everyone. Outside eating, kid-friendly family place with a play structure.

Overview for Walnut Creek, CA

86,970 people live in Walnut Creek, where the median age is 49.4 and the average individual income is $72,488.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

86,970

Total Population

49.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,488.55

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Walnut Creek, CA

Walnut Creek has 38,690 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Walnut Creek do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 86,970 people call Walnut Creek home. The population density is 3,041.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

86,970

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49.4

Median Age

47.44 / 52.56%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
38,690

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$72,488.55

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Walnut Creek, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Walnut Creek. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Indian Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Alice's Montessori Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
4/5
Walnut Creek Intermediate
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Northcreek Academy & Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Mary Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Berean Christian High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Walnut Acres Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Buena Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Walnut Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Wellspring Educational Services Inc
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Contra Costa Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Walnut Creek Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Kla Schools Of Walnut Creek
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Acalanes Center for Independent Study
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Contra Costa School of Performing Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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