Pleasanton Unified School District, California

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Pleasanton Unified School District is a school district in California.

About the district

Pleasanton Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California.

Pleasanton Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California. The county seat of Alameda County is Oakland.[1] Alameda County is home to 1,578,891 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Alameda County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.1 percent of Alameda County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Alameda County was $71,516 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Alameda County was 12 percent compared to 15.3 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Alameda County (%) California (%)
White 52.3 73.7
Black or African American 12.8 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.7
Asian 27.6 13.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.5
Two or more race 5.1 3.6
Hispanic or Latino 22.7 38.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Alameda County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 469,684 108,182
2008 489,106 119,555
2004 422,585 130,911
2000 342,889 119,279

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]


The table below displays the budget for Pleasanton Unified School District:[6]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $100,183,770 67.2% $0 0% $31,560,190 21.2% $15,408,018 10.3% $1,943,715 1.3% $149,095,693
Averages: $100,183,770 67% $0 0% $31,560,190 21% $15,408,018 10% $1,943,715 1% $149,095,693


  1. Alameda County, "About Us," accessed July 1, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "Alameda County, California," accessed July 1, 2014
  3. California Secretary of State, "Statewide elections," accessed June 30, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  6. Pleasanton Unified School District, "Annual Budget," accessed December 8, 2014