Walnut Creek

Walnut Creekers can satisfy their appetites with cuisine from around the world.

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Welcome to Walnut Creek

Shopping & Culture.

 

Walnut Creek has everything you could ask for in a small city: a historic downtown updated with modern amenities, outdoor space galore, great schools, and a wonderful sense of community.

 

Sitting just 25 miles east of San Francisco, Walnut Creek is a transportation hub for the Bay Area, with two BART stations and close proximity to Interstate 680 and State Road 24. A quick getaway is easy, but there’s so much to do in Walnut Creek, once you arrive, you’ll want to stay and enjoy.

 

More than 70,000 people call Walnut Creek home, and they enjoy more open space per capita than any other community in California, including Lime Ridge Open Space, Shell Ridge Open Space, Acalanes Ridge Open Space, and Sugarloaf Open Space, Diablo Foothills Regional Park, and Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

 

After all that hiking and biking, Walnut Creekers can satisfy their appetites with cuisine from around the world at more than 100 cafes and restaurants. The historic downtown is the hub of the city’s thriving dining scene, with local favorites and outposts of many San Francisco eateries.

 

Downtown is also a shopping mecca with a mix of large retailers and local boutiques on Broadway. Browse all day for clothes, shoes, gifts, housewares and never see the same thing twice.

 

Walnut Creek enjoys a rich cultural life, with live performances at the Lesher Center for the Arts, the annual Art and Wine Festival in early June, and Walnut Creek on Ice over the winter holidays.

Overview for Walnut Creek, CA

69,876 people live in Walnut Creek, where the median age is 47.8 and the average individual income is $72,869. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

69,876

Total Population

47.8 years

Median Age

High

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

$72,869

Average individual Income

Around Walnut Creek, CA

There's plenty to do around Walnut Creek, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
11
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
19
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Eileen Fisher, Dechen Designs, and Pleasant Hill Pumas Track and Cross Country Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 1.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.22 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.91 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.92 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.39 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Walnut Creek, CA

Walnut Creek has 32,126 households, with an average household size of 2.15. 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. 69,876 people call Walnut Creek home. The population density is 3,536.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

69,876

Total Population

High

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

47.8

Median Age

47.58 / 52.42%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
32,126

Total Households

2.15

Average Household Size

$72,869

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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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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