Welcome to Martinez

Martinez is the county seat and a strategically located historic waterfront community. It lies approximately 35 miles northeast of San Francisco and 60 miles from Sacramento (to the northeast) and San Jose (to the south). Established in 1849 as a Gold Rush boomtown, Martinez is one of the oldest towns in the state and was home to John Muir, as well as the birthplace of Joe DiMaggio and the martini! Its charming downtown features shops, restaurants, professional services, a free Wi-Fi network, and 240V electric vehicle charging stations. Residential neighborhoods range from turn-of-the-century Victorians and bungalows to contemporary homes with suburban amenities. The city’s intermodal Amtrak station, BART stations, and countywide bus service make it easy to get around the greater Bay Area.

Quick Facts

Population

37,567

Female

19,054

Male

18,513

  • White
    25,866
    67.2%
  • Hispanic
    6,349
    16.5%
  • Asian alone
    2,900
    7.5%
  • Black
    930
    2.4%
Median Home Price

$ 462,300

Average Income

$93,874

Median resident age

43.8 years

Martinez Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Alhambra Senior High9-12High2017: 449/202121
Briones (Alternative)K-12Alternative–: –/–27
Contra Costa Juvenile Court School7-12High2017: 1801/202114
Golden Gate Community6-12Alternative–: –/–10.4
Hidden Valley ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1785/569226.1
John Muir ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 2254/569223.5
John Swett ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1350/569222.3
Las Juntas ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 4183/569220.6
Martinez Early Intervention Preschool Program (MEIPP)–: –/–
Martinez Junior High6-8Middle2017: 901/250823
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