Hercules is located in west California. Hercules is part of Contra Costa County. Hercules has 6.21 square miles of land area and 11.97 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Hercules population is 24,596, which has grown 26.21% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Hercules median household income is $100,267 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 33.34% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 29.47% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Hercules median house value is $372,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 54.41% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 75.60% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Hercules is worse than the state average in quality. The Hercules area code is 510.