Location: The City of San Ramon (City) was incorporated in 1983 and is located in the San Ramon Valley of Contra Costa County, approximately 35 miles east of the City of San Francisco 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, suburban charms, excellent school systems, and proximity to major employment centers. The City occupies a land area of 18.56 square miles and is surrounded by the communities of Danville and Dublin as well as the unincorporated lands in both the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Population: The City operates under a Council‐Manager form of government with over 250 employees, serving a population of approximately 79,000; with an expected build-out population of approximately 90,000. The City provides numerous services and activities typically associated with a municipality. The City is comprised of six departments, which are General Government (City Council, City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney), Administrative Services (Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology), Community Development (Building, Planning and Economic Development), Police, Public Works (Engineering, Transportation, and Maintenance of streets, roads, and parks), and Parks and Community Services (recreation activities).
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.