Concord, California

Concord: The third most populous city in Contra Costa County, California. It is located in the East Bay region of California. Concord is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Concord Museum and the Concord Pavilion.

About

Concord is a city located in the county of Contra Costa in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 122,067 and a population density of 701 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 128,544 inhabitants.

The city was created 291 years ago in 1732.

Concord is a city located in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a population of over 129,000, Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County.

History

The area was originally home to the Miwok and Yokuts native tribes. Spanish settlers established Rancho Monte del Diablo in the early 19th century.

By 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad reached the site of Concord. The town developed as an agricultural community supplying San Francisco markets.

Naval Weapons Station Concord opened in 1942 to support World War II efforts. The city incorporated in 1905 and continued growing after WWII as a middle-class suburb.

Economy

While retail, healthcare, finance, and government are big economic sectors, Concord has maintained a diverse employment base including manufacturing, construction, and professional services.

Major companies headquartered in Concord include SolarCraft, Cerus Corporation, and the West Coast regional offices of Comcast Cable. The city is also home to the Concord Naval Weapons Station and Todos Santos Plaza - downtown's central business district.

Attractions

Top attractions include the Concord Pavilion which hosts major concerts, the Waterworld California water park, the Concord Tap House brewery district, the Diablo Valley Trail System, and Galindo House.

The city has 30 public parks offering amenities like golf, tennis, swimming, and hiking over 4,000 acres of parkland. Annual events include Concord's Summer Wine Festival and Friday Nights at the Merc.

Conveniently located in the East Bay region with a low cost of living, quality schools, and excellent amenities, Concord provides an outstanding place to live, work, and play in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Concord locator map
Location of Concord on California map.

Quick Facts about Concord

Population : 128,544 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Contra Costa County
Phone Area Codes : 603
Area : 174.02 km2
Official name : Concord
Altitude : 289 feet / 88 meters
Capital city : Concord is capital of Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Establishment : January 01, 1733 (291 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00
Local time : 01:18:34 (25th February 2024)
Postal code : 94518
Density : 739 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.04% (2010-2020)
Downtown Concord  NH image
Downtown Concord NH
Downtown Concord  NH image

Geography

Concord is located at 37°58'41"N 122°1'52"W (37.9779800, -122.0310700).

Concord map

Demographics

The population of Concord increased by 5.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 122,067 - census
2011 123,518 1.17% estimation process
2012 124,678 0.93% estimation process
2013 125,888 0.96% estimation process
2014 127,128 0.98% estimation process
2015 128,303 0.92% estimation process
2016 129,036 0.57% estimation process
2017 129,592 0.43% estimation process
2018 129,743 0.12% estimation process
2019 129,295 -0.35% estimation process
2020 128,544 -0.58% estimation process

Concord zip code is 94518. County name: Contra Costa, County fips: 06013

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People born in Concord (88)

People born in Concord, including typrographer Christian Schwartz, Olympic cross-country skier Kris Freeman, poker player Annie Duke, .

List

  • Keri Lynn Pratt (American actress) she was born in 23/09/1978
  • Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (American politician (1890-1964)) she was born in 07/08/1890
  • Tony Conrad (American filmmaker, violinist and composer (1940-2016)) he was born in 07/03/1940
  • Matt Bonner (American basketball player, power forward) he was born in 05/04/1980
  • George Condo (American contemporary visual artist) he was born in 10/12/1957
  • Frank Sulloway (American psychologist and historian of science) he was born in 02/02/1947
  • Ben Lovejoy (American ice hockey player) he was born in 20/02/1984
  • Brittany Rhoads (American ski jumper) she was born in 12/02/1989
  • William E. Chandler (American politician (1835-1917)) he was born in 28/12/1835
  • Howard Lederer (American professional poker player) he was born in 30/10/1964
  • Frank W. Rollins (American politician (1860-1915)) he was born in 24/02/1860
  • Frank Obadiah Briggs (American senator for New Jersey (1851-1913)) he was born in 12/08/1851
  • Nate Radley (American musician and composer) he was born in 31/08/1975
  • Henry F. Hollis (American politician (1869-1949)) he was born in 30/08/1869
  • Mark Levine (American musician) he was born in 04/10/1938
  • Julia Ford (American alpine skier) she was born in 30/03/1990
  • Kim Stacey she was born in 01/01/1980
  • Joseph Carter Abbott (U.S. Army general and U.S. Senator (1825-1881)) he was born in 15/07/1825

Schools in Concord

College & universities near Concord, CA

Code Name City ZIP
382258 Mt. Diablo Adult Education-Mt. Diablo USD Concord (CA) 94518-1199
491756 Urban Barber College Concord (CA) 94520-2522
116712 John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill (CA) 94523-4817
438258 Carrington College-Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill (CA) 94523
113634 Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill (CA) 94523

Stations (50)

Amtrak & bus stations near Concord, CA

Code Name Address Type
MTZ Martinez station 601 Marina Vista Ave. RAIL
ACA Antioch–Pittsburg 100 I Street RAIL
VMW Marine World (Seasonal), Vallejo, California Highway 37 and Fairgrounds Drive BUS
VAL Vallejo, California 4355 Sonoma Blvd. BUS
BKY Berkeley station University Ave. and Third St. RAIL

Post offices near Concord

Post Office Name City ZIP
Todos San Post Office Concord (CA) 94520
Concord Post Office Concord (CA) 94520
Pleasant Hill Post Office Pleasant Hill (CA) 94523
Casa Corr Post Office Concord (CA) 94521
Pach Post Office Martinez (CA) 94553

Other places with the same name (17)

  • Concord , North Carolina The most populous city in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. It is located in the central part of the state. Concord is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Cabarrus Arts Council and the Concord Museum. with a population of 98,500 people.
  • Concord , Indiana The most populous city in Boone County, Indiana. It is located on the White River in central Indiana. Concord is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Concord Community Center and the Concord Historical Society. with a population of 56,305 people.
  • Concord , New Hampshire The capital of New Hampshire. It is located on the Merrimack River in the southeastern part of the state. Concord is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the New Hampshire State House and the Concord Public Library. with a population of 43,924 people.
  • Concord , Massachusetts town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States with a population of 18,765 people.
  • Concord , New York town in New York, United States with a population of 8,448 people.
  • Concord , Wisconsin town in Wisconsin, United States with a population of 2,130 people.
  • Concord , Pennsylvania human settlement in Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 1,268 people.
  • Concord , Vermont town in Vermont, United States with a population of 1,204 people.
  • Concord , Michigan village in Michigan, United States with a population of 1,031 people.
  • Concord , Ohio human settlement in United States of America with a population of 872 people.
  • Concord , Minnesota human settlement in Minnesota, United States with a population of 593 people.
  • Concord , Georgia town in Pike County, Georgia, United States with a population of 388 people.
  • Concord , Arkansas town in Arkansas, United States with a population of 234 people.
  • Concord , Illinois village in Illinois, United States with a population of 153 people.
  • Concord , Nebraska village in Nebraska, United States with a population of 129 people.
  • Concord , Kentucky city in Kentucky, United States with a population of 31 people.

Other cities in Contra Costa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Contra Costa County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Antioch 111,605 The most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
Richmond 110,038 The most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
San Ramon 82,865 A city in Contra Costa County, California.
Pittsburg 72,622 A city in Contra Costa County, California.
Walnut Creek 69,936 The fifth most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
Brentwood 65,017 The most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
Danville 44,883 Town in Contra Costa County, California
Oakley 42,710 A city in Contra Costa County, California.
Martinez 38,027 City in Contra Costa County, California, USA
Pleasant Hill 34,781 City in Contra Costa County, California, USA
San Pablo 30,779 City in Contra Costa County, California, United States
Hercules 26,221 City in western Contra Costa County, California
Lafayette 25,992 City in California
El Cerrito 25,403 City in Contra Costa County, California, United States
Bay Point 21,534 Census designated place in California
Orinda 19,557 City in California, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Concord distances to largest California cities