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Coordinates: 37°56′42″N 122°18′49″W / 37.945°N 122.31361°W / 37.945; -122.31361

East Richmond Heights, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°56′42″N 122°18′49″W / 37.945°N 122.31361°W / 37.945; -122.31361
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
 - N/A
 - Senate Tom Torlakson (D)
 - Assembly Loni Hancock (D)
 - U. S. Congress George Miller (D)
 - Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 387 ft (118 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,357
 - Density 5,595/sq mi (2,238/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94805
Area code(s) 510
FIPS code 06-21061
GNIS feature ID 1867019

East Richmond Heights is an unincorporated and census-designated place in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. The community is sometimes referred to as Richmond View, especially in the context of real estate advertisements. Its population was 3,357 at the 2000 census.



Situated at the north end of the Berkeley Hills, East Richmond Heights overlooks the northern part of the San Francisco Bay. This small residential community is bordered by El Cerrito to the south, Richmond to the west, and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the north and east.

Arlington Boulevard, a major north-south thoroughfare traversing the Berkeley and El Cerrito portions of the Berkeley Hills, runs through the center of the community and terminates at its north end. Interstate 80 is located about one-half mile to the west, and provides access to the community via its Solano and McBryde Avenue exits.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Government and municipal services

Police services for the community are provided by the of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Bay Station [1]. Traffic services are handled by the California Highway Patrol. The county contracts with the nearby city of Richmond to provide fire, refuse collection, and curbside recycling services [2] for the community.

Mail delivered to addresses within the community are addressed to the city of Richmond. Nonetheless, these addresses are not located within the city of Richmond.


East Richmond Heights is home to Mira Vista Elementary School, which is part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,357 people, 1,377 households, and 885 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,930.4 people per square mile (2,273.9/km²). There were 1,406 housing units at an average density of 2,483.8/sq mi (952.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.13% White, 13.94% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 10.72% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 3.90% from other races, and 6.11% from two or more races. 10.66% of the aforementioned population groups are also Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,377 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,500, and the median income for a family was $60,588. Males had a median income of $46,771 versus $43,190 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,873. About 1.3% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

The percentages of languages spoke by residents in East Richmond Heights are 87.80% English, 8.59% Spanish, 1.54% Vietnamese, 1.37 Cantonese, 0.68% Japanese.[2]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ East Richmond Heights entry, MLA Data Center, retrieved October 21, 2007


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