Alhambra Valley, California

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Alhambra Valley
census-designated place
Alhambra Valley is located in California
Alhambra Valley
Alhambra Valley
Position in California.
Coordinates: 37°58′07″N 122°08′11″W / 37.96861°N 122.13639°W / 37.96861; -122.13639Coordinates: 37°58′07″N 122°08′11″W / 37.96861°N 122.13639°W / 37.96861; -122.13639
Country  United States
State  California
County Contra Costa
 • Total 2.155 sq mi (5.581 km2)
 • Land 2.155 sq mi (5.581 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 525 ft (160 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 924
 • Density 430/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2582930

Alhambra Valley is a census-designated place in Contra Costa County, California.[2] Alhambra Valley sits at an elevation of 525 feet (160 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported that Alhambra Valley's population was 924.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.155 square miles (5.581 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Alhambra Valley had a population of 924. The population density was 428.8 people per square mile (165.6/km²). The racial makeup of Alhambra Valley was 838 (90.7%) White, 3 (0.3%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 42 (4.5%) Asian, 5 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 17 (1.8%) from other races, and 19 (2.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 81 persons (8.8%).

The Census reported that 100% of the population lived in households.

There were 360 households, out of which 81 (22.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 261 (72.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 24 (6.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 11 (3.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 9 (2.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 51 households (14.2%) were made up of individuals and 26 (7.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57. There were 296 families (82.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.77.

The population was spread out with 143 people (15.5%) under the age of 18, 65 people (7.0%) aged 18 to 24, 134 people (14.5%) aged 25 to 44, 368 people (39.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 214 people (23.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52.2 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

There were 375 housing units at an average density of 174.0 per square mile (67.2/km²), of which 328 (91.1%) were owner-occupied, and 32 (8.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 847 people (91.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 77 people (8.3%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c d "Alhambra Valley Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.