Hercules is a city located in Contra Costa County California. With a 2020 population of 26,408, it is the 290th largest city in California and the 1737th largest city in the United States. Hercules is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 1.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,090 in 2020. Spanning over 20 miles, Hercules has a population density of 4,120 people per square mile.
The average household income in Hercules is $133,614 with a poverty rate of 5.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,592 per month, and the median house value is $564,600. The median age in Hercules is 41.2 years, 39.9 years for males, and 42 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Herculeswas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 50.60%.
52.96% of Hercules residents speak only English, while 47.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 21.50% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Hercules is White, with 6.94% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Hercules is Hispanic, with 7.10% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.01%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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66.56% of Hercules residents were born in the United States, with 54.58% having been born in California. 7.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.