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Welcome to Hercules ...

The city of Hercules is located in Contra Costa County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hercules has a population of 26,261 people<2> (see below for details).

Hercules was established in 1881 and was incorporated December 15, 1900.

The community of Hercules is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Hercules lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hercules is within the (510) area code.

The ZIP code for Hercules: 94547<4>

Websites for Hercules ...

Official Website: www.ci.hercules.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hercules had an population of 26,261 people. This is an increase of 9.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hercules had a population of 24,060 people. This makes Hercules the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Hercules represents 0.06% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 269th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,060 people, the population of Hercules increased 23.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,488 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hercules.

Communities Also Named Hercules ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Hercules - they are located in Alberta, Delaware, Florida, Missouri (2), Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hercules.

Communities near Hercules ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hercules.

  • San Francisco [San Francisco County]
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    • San Francisco [San Francisco County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Hercules
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 866,606 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Francisco<6>
  • Oakland [Alameda County]
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    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Hercules
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 424,891 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<6>
  • Concord [Contra Costa County]
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    • Concord [Contra Costa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Hercules
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,544 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<6>
  • Berkeley [Alameda County]
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    • Berkeley [Alameda County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Hercules
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 122,726 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berkeley<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vallejo [Solano County]
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      • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Hercules
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120,747 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<6>
    • Richmond [Contra Costa County]
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      • Richmond [Contra Costa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Hercules
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,038 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<6>
    • Alameda [Alameda County]
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      • Alameda [Alameda County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Hercules
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78,841 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alameda<6>
    • Napa [Napa County]
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      • Napa [Napa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Hercules
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,032 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napa<6>
    • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County]
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      • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Hercules
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,936 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Creek<6>
    • San Rafael [Marin County]
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      • San Rafael [Marin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Hercules
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,528 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Rafael
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Rafael<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hercules. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hercules.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hercules. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hercules.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hercules. See our Newspapers Page for Hercules.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hercules ...

Looking for more information about Hercules? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hercules, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hercules.

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About Contra Costa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hercules: www.ci.hercules.ca.us/

The official website for Contra Costa County: www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Contra Costa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hercules.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hercules - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hercules). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hercules or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hercules) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hercules. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HerculesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hercules. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0123, Longitude: -122.2828    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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