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Martinez is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Ignacio Martinez, commander of the Presidio in San Francisco.
The latitude of Martinez is 38.019N. The longitude is -122.133W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,595.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Martinez demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94523 ZIP code.
13% of Martinez residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Martinez ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Martinez was $29,701, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Martinez residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Martinez, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $810. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,600.
Libraries in Martinez include Martinez Library ... View libraries
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Martinez political report.
The average commute time for Martinez workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Martinez between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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