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Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The latitude of Walnut Creek is 37.906N. The longitude is -122.063W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 65,151.
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14% of Walnut Creek residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walnut Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walnut Creek was $39,875, compared with $21,587 nationally.
54% of Walnut Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Walnut Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $962. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,996.
Libraries in Walnut Creek include Walnut Creek Library, Ygnacio Valley Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Walnut Creek include Contra Costa Times
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walnut Creek political report.
Walnut Creek restaurants taking online reservations include Bing Crosby's, Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, Le Bistro, Massimo Ristorante, McCovey's, PRIMA Ristorante, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek, The San Franciscan, Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Walnut Creek workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Walnut Creek between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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