Location: Incorporated on July 1, 1983, the City of San Ramon is located on 17.98 square miles of the San Ramon Valley approximately 25 miles east of the City of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Ramon Valley has long been considered one of the most desirable living areas in the Bay Area because of its scenic beauty, good climate, excellent schools and parks, and proximity to the Bay Area's major employment centers. San Ramon is at the heart of the valley and is surrounded by the prosperous communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, and Diablo and is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier residential communities.
Population: San Ramon is governed by the City Council/City Manager form of government. Since 1980, the population of San Ramon has increased from 22,356 to 74,378 in 2012; with an expected build-out population of approximately 90,000.
Income and Labor Until the early 1980's the City of San Ramon was primarily a bedroom community for the major employment centers in the Bay Area: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose/Silicon Valley. The development of Bishop Ranch, in 1982, transformed San Ramon into a significant regional employment center. With the development of major new employment centers, employees are attracted from such far away distances as Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.
The Bishop Ranch Office Park consists of 580 acres of land with 5.9 million square feet of office space. The City encompasses a major regional employment center, Bishop Ranch, which is home to over 200 companies, including Global 500 companies such as ChevronTexaco, Bank of America, IBM, and SBC. Over 21,000 office workers commute daily to the employment center, and 16,000 jobs are expected to be added over the next 15 years. The City is also an affluent community with the average household income for 2000 estimated to be $95,856. This compares to a county-wide average of $63,675.
San Ramon is dedicated to continuous improvement of the quality of life which make its citizens proud. With easy access and a full range of services, it is little wonder that San Ramon is one of Contra Costa County's most exciting and progressive cities.