Discovery Bay, California

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Coordinates: 37°54′31″N 121°36′01″W / 37.90861°N 121.60028°W / 37.90861; -121.60028

Discovery Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in extreme eastern Contra Costa County, California in the United States about 60 miles (97 km) from San Francisco. As of 2006, the town's population was about 16,500.

Discovery Bay is based on a waterfront community of 3,500+ homes with private docks with access to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Now Discovery Bay has grown and added Discovery Bay West which features gated and non-gated "off-water" communities with homes from 1,400 square feet (130 m2) up to 4,700 square feet (440 m2).

In July 2007, Discovery Bay celebrated its maturity into its own community by changing the ZIP code from 94514 (which it shared with the neighboring community of Byron) to 94505. A huge town celebration ensued with a world record-setting paddle boat raft-up.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.7 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (11.60%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,981 people, 3,349 households, and 2,635 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,111.9 people per square mile (429.2/km²). There were 3,781 housing units at an average density of 468.1/sq mi (180.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.6% White, 1.8% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 4.0% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. 10.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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