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Walnut Creek, California
Welcome to Walnut Creek ...
A typical abbreviation for Walnut Creek: Walnut Crk. (or less commonly used: Walnut Ck. or Walnut Cr.)
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Walnut Creek has a population of 70,080 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Walnut Creek, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated October 21, 1914.
Walnut Creek is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Walnut Creek lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Walnut Creek: (925)
The ZIP codes for Walnut Creek: 94595-94598<4>
Websites for Walnut Creek ...
Official Website: www.ci.walnut-creek.ca.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.walnut-creek.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Walnut Creek had an population of 70,080 people. This is an increase of 9.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Walnut Creek had a population of 64,173 people (or 6.12% of the total population of Contra Costa County). This makes Walnut Creek the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Walnut Creek represents 0.17% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 128th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 64,173 people, the population of Walnut Creek has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 64,296 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Walnut Creek.
Communities Also Named Walnut Creek ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Walnut Creek - they are located in Georgia, Kansas (6), Mississippi, North Carolina (3), Ohio and South Carolina.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Walnut Creek.
Communities near Walnut Creek ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Walnut Creek.
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 Walnut Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Walnut Creek.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Walnut Creek. 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 Walnut Creek.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Walnut Creek. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Walnut Creek.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walnut Creek ...
Looking for more information about Walnut Creek? 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 Walnut Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Walnut Creek.
Adding Walnut Creek to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Walnut Creek in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Walnut Creek was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Walnut Creek on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Walnut Creek on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Walnut Creek: www.ci.walnut-creek.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/
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This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2022