Bay Point, California
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Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
|• State Senator||(vacant)|
|• State Assembly||Susan Bonilla (D)|
|• U. S. Congress||Mark DeSaulnier (D)|
|• Total||7.371 sq mi (18.091 km2)|
|• Land||6.554 sq mi (16.975 km2)|
|• Water||0.817 sq mi (2.116 km2) 11.7%|
|Elevation||89 ft (27 m)|
|• Density||3,257.4/sq mi (1,257.7/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature IDs||1853376, 2407808|
Bay Point, formerly West Pittsburg, is a suburb of the Bay Area and census-designated place located in eastern Contra Costa County, California, just west of the city of Pittsburg and northeast over Willow Pass from Concord. The population was 21,349 at the 2010 census, down from 21,534 reported at the 2000 census. It is the most populous and wealthiest CDP in Contra Costa County.
The Pittsburg-Bay Point terminal of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail system is located here. The community is traversed by a freeway, State Route 4, the California Delta Highway. This area is developing well with higher end homes in the San Marco community including Bellagio and Toscana. Bellagio at San Marco is a welcome and grand retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located within the well-established San Marco master planned community, Bellagio inherits the rich tradition of elegant homes, rolling hills, a tight-knit community and beautiful views of the Delta waterways. Located next to the Suisun Bay with quick access to the highway.
Being unincorporated, Bay Point does not have its own police department. The community is policed by the California Highway Patrol and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
The 2010 United States Census reported that 21,349 people, 6,224 households, and 4,853 families resided in the CDP. The population density was 3,257.4 people per square mile (1,257.7/km²). There were 6,762 housing units at an average density of 917.4 per square mile (354.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.4% White (20.5% non-Hispanic), 11.6% African American (10.9% non-Hispanic), 1.1% Native American, 9.9% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 28.8% from other races, and 6.5% from two or more races. 24.9% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The Census reported that 99.5% of the population lived in households, 0.1% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0.4% were institutionalized.
There were 6,224 households out of which 50.6% had children under the age of 18 living in them, 49.0% were opposite-sex married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present. 8.0% of households were unmarried opposite-sex partnerships and 0.6% were same-sex married couples or partnerships. 16.4% of households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.77.
The population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 11.0% aged 18 to 24, 30.2% aged 25 to 44, 21.9% aged 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
Median household income is $249,500.
Bay Point was previously known by several names, including Bella Vista and, until 1993, West Pittsburg. An election was held in 1993 to vote on renaming the community Bay Point, reviving a historical name used in this area. "West Pittsburg," the former name, was sometimes confused with the western unincorporated section of Pittsburg, California. Bay Point is unincorporated.
Bay Point Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)
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Members of the MAC were originally appointed by the Supervisor for the area, District 5. In the mid 1990s these turned into elected positions, and now have reverted into appointments.
Ambrose Park, given to the residents of West Pittsburg by the Enes family, was annexed by Pittsburg in August 2010.
The Bay Point Library of the Contra Costa County Library is located in Bay Point. Bay Point has many public schools such as Riverview Middle School, Rio Vista Elementary School, Shore Acres Elementary School and Bel Air Elementary School.
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- Ambrose Park & Recreation District website
- Riverview Middle School website
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bay Point, California