Antioch

A centrally-located Contra Costa County city located on the California Delta waterway.

Welcome to Antioch 

Centrally-located community with Delta waterway scenery.


​​​​​​​Antioch is a centrally-located Contra Costa County city located on the California Delta waterway. Antioch is one of California’s oldest communities, growing from a ranch established on the San Joaquin River in 1848. Like many nearby East Bay communities, this family-friendly city has experienced rapid development over the past two decades. The influx of new families and homes has led to similar growth for local businesses and services. State Route 4 runs through Antioch and a BART station connects the city to Downtown San Francisco. Commuters can typically reach San Francisco in around 50 minutes, while Oakland is less than 40 minutes’ drive away.


Antioch real estate includes a mix of contemporary condominiums and attractive single-family homes. Despite Antioch’s growing popularity, it remains one of the most affordable locations in the East Bay area.

What to Love

  • Delta waterway views. 
  • Growing community. 
  • Diverse dining. 
  • Annual events. 
  • Central location.
  • Affordability.

People & Lifestyle 

Antioch has a welcoming atmosphere and a community-focused feel. The gorgeous Delta waterway views are a big attraction and the city lies within easy reach of many trails and outdoor recreation areas.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping centers and restaurants are dotted throughout Antioch, including Somersville Town Center, the only enclosed shopping mall in east Contra Costa County. Close to the Antioch-Pittsburg BART station and San Joaquin River waterfront, Rick’s on Second has served delicious soups and sandwiches using farm-fresh ingredients since 1986. Restaurants along the San Joaquin River waterfront include Smith’s Landing. Boasting spectacular views of the Delta and Antioch Marina, Smith’s Landing serves delectable wild seafood, juicy steaks, and gourmet pasta dishes. Skipolini’s Pizza is located close to California State Route 4 in the heart of Antioch. The mouth-watering pizzas offered here are all unique Skipolini’s creations. Nearby Sylvia’s Country Kitchen on Lone Tree Way is a homely spot with a huge menu of breakfast specials. Antioch Flea Market is held every Saturday and Sunday at the Contra Costa County Events Center, featuring gourmet food vendors, drinks, and live music. The renovated 1920s El Campanil Theatre hosts regular music performances and screenings of independent and foreign films. Other cultural attractions include exhibitions showcasing local artists at Lynn House Gallery and insights into the community’s past at the Antioch Historical Society Museum.

Things to Do

Antioch’s Hometown Fourth of July festivities feature a morning parade followed by afternoon activities, such as live music, food and craft vendors, a car show, and a kid’s zone. The celebration culminates with a huge fireworks display at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Since the 1940s, Contra Costa County Fair has been an annual highlight at the Fairgrounds. Attracting thousands of spectators over two days each May, the Fair features a carnival, livestock exhibits, Antioch Speedway events, and live music performances. Other events include February’s Delta Blues Festival at El Campanil Theatre and a Summer Concert Series at downtown Waldie Plaza. Antioch Water Park is another summer highlight, with five pools, water slides, and a splash pad. Running alongside James Donlon Boulevard to Antioch’s south, a huge area of green space and connected parks surrounds the Contra Loma and Antioch Municipal Reservoirs. This area features the Worth Shaw Community Park and Sports Complex, with trails, athletic fields, a children’s playground, picnic areas, and BBQ pits. The rolling greens of the adjacent Lone Tree Golf Course offer spectacular views of the Delta region and Mount Diablo.

Schools

  • Antioch is served by the Antioch Unified school district.
  • Diablo Vista Elementary, Public, K-5.
  • Deer Valley High, Public, 9-12.
  • Dozier Libbey Medical High, Public, 9-12. 

Overview for Antioch, CA

121,609 people live in Antioch, where the median age is 36.5 and the average individual income is $30,929.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

121,609

Total Population

36.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,929.08

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Antioch, CA

Antioch has 36,829 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Antioch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 121,609 people call Antioch home. The population density is 1,744 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

121,609

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.5

Median Age

48.08 / 51.92%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
36,829

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$30,929.08

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Antioch, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Antioch. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
School rating
Website
Cornerstone Christian School
Spectrum Center- Antioch Campus
Fremont Elementary
Mission Elementary
1/5
Sutter Elementary
2/5
Diablo Vista Elementary
1/5
1/5
Lone Tree Elementary
1/5
Heritage Baptist Academy
Jack London Elementary
1/5
Carmen Dragon Elementary
Antioch Christian Academy
Kimball Elementary
Live Oak High (Continuation)
Antioch Middle
Belshaw Elementary
1/5
Prospects High (Alternative)
1/5
Muir (John) Elementary
1/5
Bidwell Continuation High
1/5
Hilltop Christian School
Dozier-Libbey Medical High
4/5

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