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Welcome to Hercules ...

The city of Hercules is located in Contra Costa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hercules has a population of 25,545 people<1> (see below for details).

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

The community of Hercules is near sea level<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Hercules: (510)

The ZIP code for Hercules: 94547<3>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (which had a count of 19,488 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hercules had an population of 25,545 people. This is an increase of 6.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.08% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Hercules ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alameda   [Map]   79,177   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Napa   [Map]   79,774   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oakland   [Map]   425,195   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hercules. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hercules.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hercules:

Websites for Hercules ...

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

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Contra Costa County

About California

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: www.state.ca.us/


Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hercules.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hercules - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hercules) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hercules. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hercules

Our 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     [Map].

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