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For the unincorporated community just south over the Alameda County line, see San Ramon Village, California.

Coordinates: 37°46′48″N 121°58′41″W / 37.78°N 121.97806°W / 37.78; -121.97806

San Ramon
—  City  —
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°46′48″N 121°58′41″W / 37.78°N 121.97806°W / 37.78; -121.97806
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
Government
 - Mayor H. Abram Wilson(R)
 - Senate Tom Torlakson (D)
 - Assembly Joan Buchanan (D)
 - U. S. Congress Jerry McNerney (D)
 - U. S. Congress Ellen O. Tauscher (D)
Area
 - Total 18 sq mi (46.6 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 480 ft (146 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 58,200
 Density 3,855.3/sq mi (1,490.7/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94582, 94583
Area code(s) 925
FIPS code 06-68378
GNIS feature ID 1656275
Website http://www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us

San Ramon (from Spanish: San Ramón meaning: St. Raymond; formerly Lynchville and Limerick[1]) is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. It is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 58,200 as of 2010 but by 2030 it will have 81,700.

San Ramon is a suburb of San Francisco, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. As the location of the former headquarters of the company formerly known as Pacific Bell (later SBC, now AT&T), it is the home of Dilbert (Scott Adams worked there before creating the Dilbert comic strip). It is also home to the headquarters of Chevron Corporation and 24-Hour Fitness, Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Valley Regional Medical Center, and two public high schools: California High School and Dougherty Valley High School.

On April 24, 2001, San Ramon received the title Tree City USA.[2]

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Geography

San Ramon is located at 37°46′48″N 121°58′41″W / 37.78°N 121.97806°W / 37.78; -121.97806.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.0 km² (11.6 mi²); 30.0 km² (11.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.09% is water.

It is adjacent to Danville, California and Dublin, California and is larger then both of them .

San Ramon can be described as lying in a valley, flanked by hills. Its borders (east to west) extend from Norris Canyon in the west to Mt. Diablo in the east.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 58,200 residents. The population density was 3,862.0/mi² (1,491.1/km²). There were 17,552 housing units at an average density of 1,515.7/mi² (585.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.82% White, 1.93% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 14.94% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. 7.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,944 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $111,604, and the median income for a family was $124,572.[5] Males had a median income of $73,502 versus $50,107 for females. The per capita income for the city was $42,336. About 1.4% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government

San Ramon is governed by a four-body City Council composed of individuals elected to four-year overlapping terms in coordination with a two-year elected Mayor. The City Council has responsibility for directing the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency, the San Ramon Public Financial Authority and the San Ramon Housing Authority, and it appoints both the City Manager and City Attorney. Until June 30, 2007, police services were provided under contract by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department. On July 1, 2007, the city officially took over providing police services. Fire and EMS are provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

The City of San Ramon is in Contra Costa County and as such is part of California's 10th congressional district (CA-10).

Economy

The sign marking the Chevron Corporation headquarters
Bishop Ranch #3

Several corporate parks operating under the name 'Bishop Ranch' provide a healthy tax base for the city and tenants include Chevron Corporation (formerly ChevronTexaco) which is headquartered in San Ramon. The parks cover the vast majority of "Central San Ramon", which is the large square formed by Freeway 680 on the west, Crow Canyon on the north, Iron Horse trail on the east, and Bollinger Canyon Road on the south (though several complexes are south of Bollinger).

Schools

San Ramon's schools are a part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District

  • California High School
  • Dougherty Valley High School
  • Iron Horse Middle School
  • Pine Valley Middle School
  • Windemere Ranch Middle School
  • Gale Ranch Middle School
  • Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
  • Country Club Elementary School
  • Coyote Creek Elementary School
  • Golden View Elementary School
  • Hidden Hills Elementary School
  • Live Oak Elementary School
  • Montevideo Elementary School
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School
  • Quail Run Elementary School
  • Twin Creeks Elementary School
  • Walt Disney Elementary School
  • Venture Independent Study School

Downtown San Ramon

The city of San Ramon and Sunset Development Co. will partner to develop the new San Ramon City Center 40 acres (16 ha) within Bishop Ranch at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon. The site consists of four properties.Sites consisting of approximately 635,000 square feet (59,000 m2) of high quality retail, 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2). The entire project is expected to be completed by November, 2012. The Plaza District, the primary mixed use component of the project, is expected to be completed by October, 2011. The Project will feature retail and dining opportunities, a public plaza, hotel, independent cinema and a mix of residential units. The City Center project also includes a New City Hall, Library, Transit Center and new office development. In total, the City Center project consists of approximately 2,000,000-square-foot (190,000 m2) of office space on a 40-acre (16 ha) site.

Memorial Park

The Memorial Park

Originally, this city park located on a hill overlook Bollinger Canyon Road and San Ramon Valley Blvd, was to be named Alta Mesa Park. During the construction of the park, the City Council voted to change the name to Memorial Park to honor Tom Burnett, a San Ramon resident and other victims from Flight 93 killed on September 11, 2001. A plaque was installed at the base of a lighted flagpole dedicated to those victims and the surrounding meadow is part of the city's memorial tree program dedicated to local residents who have perished. The park was dedicated on September 11, 2002. San Ramon City Council Minutes, May 14, 2002, http://www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/councilminutes/yr2002/ccmins5-14-02.htm 

Points of interest

Transportation

Local bus service in the San Ramon Valley is provided primarily by County Connection (Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, or CCCTA). Service includes:

  • Route 21 Service to Walnut Creek BART Station
  • Route 35 service to Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
  • Route 36 Service to Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
  • Route 92X Express Bus to Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Train Station
  • Route 95X Express Bus to Walnut Creek BART Station
  • Route 96X Express Bus to Walnut Creek BART Station
  • Route 97X Express Bus to Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
  • Route 321 Weekends Service to Walnut Creek BART Station

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