Contra Costa County, CA

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2020 Population
1.15M
0.485% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.9
0.504% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.17%
6.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$103,997
4.29% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$655,500
4.75% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
563,813
0.795% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Contra Costa County, CA had a population of 1.15M people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $103,997. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Contra Costa County, CA grew from 1.14M to 1.15M, a 0.485% increase and its median household income grew from $99,716 to $103,997, a 4.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Contra Costa County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.2%), Other (Hispanic) (10.5%), White (Hispanic) (10.4%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.23%).

None of the households in Contra Costa County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.2% of the residents in Contra Costa County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Contra Costa County, CA are Diablo Valley College (113634) (3,728 degrees awarded in 2020), Los Medanos College (2,631 degrees), and Contra Costa College (1,779 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Contra Costa County, CA was $655,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Contra Costa County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Contra Costa County, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Contra Costa County, CA is home to a population of 1.15M people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 24.9% of Contra Costa County, CA residents were born outside of the country (285k people).

In 2020, there were 2.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (489k people) in Contra Costa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 197k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 120k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.2%
2020 Citizenship
88.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89.2% of Contra Costa County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Contra Costa County, CA was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Contra Costa County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    489k ± 1.49k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    197k ± 2.27k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    120k ± 4.71k
25.8%
Hispanic Population
296k people

In 2020, there were 2.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (489k people) in Contra Costa County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 197k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 120k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.8% of the people in Contra Costa County, CA are hispanic (296k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Contra Costa County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

24.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
285k people
25.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
290k people

As of 2020, 24.9% of Contra Costa County, CA residents (285k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Contra Costa County, CA was 25.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,908 ± 894
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,095 ± 671
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,652 ± 577

Contra Costa County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Contra Costa County, CA employs 564k people. The largest industries in Contra Costa County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (77,861 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (64,682 people), and Retail Trade (56,455 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($152,599), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($147,000), and Utilities ($116,029).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

564k
2020 Value
± 6,361
0.795%
1 Year growth
± 1.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Contra Costa County, CA grew at a rate of 0.795%, from 559k employees to 564k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Contra Costa County, CA, are Management Occupations (76,051 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (59,214 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (57,130 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Contra Costa County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

564k
2020 Value
± 6,361
0.795%
1 Year growth
± 1.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Contra Costa County, CA grew at a rate of 0.795%, from 559k employees to 564k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Contra Costa County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (77,861 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (64,682 people), and Retail Trade (56,455 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Contra Costa County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Contra Costa County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,356
Median earning men ± $1,004
$44,453
Median earning women ± $1,010

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($108,981), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,942), and Public Administration ($102,769).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,776), Public Administration ($68,761), and Information ($67,788).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 11,860
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 6,672
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 6,657
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $11.7M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $8.42M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $6.44M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Contra Costa County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 71.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (26.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.05%).

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Contra Costa County, CA awarded 10,869 degrees. The student population of Contra Costa County, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 16,258 male students and 22,302 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Contra Costa County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (3,610 and 34.9%), followed by White (3,089 and 29.9%), Asian (1,680 and 16.2%), and Black or African American (856 and 8.28%).

The largest universities in Contra Costa County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Diablo Valley College (113634) (3,728 and 34.3%), Los Medanos College (2,631 and 24.2%), and Contra Costa College (1,779 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Contra Costa County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,114 and 19.4%), Biological & Physical Sciences (958 and 8.81%), and General Business Administration & Management (656 and 6.04%).

The median tuition cost in Contra Costa County, CA for private four year colleges is $29,480.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Contra Costa County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 38,560 (42.2% men and 57.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 38,560 students enrolled in Contra Costa County, CA, 42.2% men and 57.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 13,006 records, of which 61.1% were women and 38.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 591 degree-majors awarded
  2. 386 degree-majors awarded
  3. 745 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Contra Costa County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 591 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Contra Costa County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,728 degrees awarded
  2. 2,631 degrees awarded
  3. 1,779 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Diablo Valley College (113634) with 3,728 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,031 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Contra Costa County, CA, which is 0.589 times less than the 6,838 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,610 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,089 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,480) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,972) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Contra Costa County, CA was $655,500 in 2020, which is 2.85 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $625,800 to $655,500, a 4.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Contra Costa County, CA have an average commute time of 38.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Contra Costa County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Contra Costa County, CA is $103,997. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Contra Costa County, CA was Census Tract 3452.04 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 3461.02 and Census Tract 3530.02, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

In 2021, 20.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Contra Costa County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.02%.

Property

$655,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,992
$266,238
Median Property Taxes
±$3,229

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Contra Costa County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Contra Costa County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2020
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.8% of the housing units in Contra Costa County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3452.04
  2. Census Tract 3461.02
  3. Census Tract 3530.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Contra Costa County, CA was Census Tract 3452.04 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 3461.02 and Census Tract 3530.02, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Contra Costa County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$103,997
Median Household Income
± $1,239
398k
Number of Households
± 4,790

In 2020, the median household income of the 398k households in Contra Costa County, CA grew to $103,997 from the previous year's value of $99,716.

The following chart displays the households in Contra Costa County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Contra Costa County, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (65.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Public Transit (10.3%)

In 2020, 65.7% of workers in Contra Costa County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (10.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

38.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Contra Costa County, CA have a longer commute time (38.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 8.52% of the workforce in Contra Costa County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Contra Costa County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Contra Costa County, CA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 20.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Contra Costa County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Contra Costa County, CA (93k out of 1.14M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Contra Costa County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.9% of the children was living in poverty in Contra Costa County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 336 in Contra Costa County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 61.7 per 100,000 population.

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94.3% of the population of Contra Costa County, CA has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.645% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Contra Costa County, CA see 967 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.309% decrease from the previous year (970 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1121 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 285 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

967 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Contra Costa County, CA

Primary care physicians in Contra Costa County, CA see an average of 967 patients per year. This represents a 0.309% decrease from the previous year (970 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Contra Costa County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.69%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
0.645%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Contra Costa County, CA declined by 20.6% from 7.17% to 5.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Contra Costa County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 30.4 in Contra Costa County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.1% in Contra Costa County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.89% in Contra Costa County, CA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Contra Costa County, CA.

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