Clyde is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 678 at the 2010 census. It is located six miles (10 kilometres) east of Martinez.[6]


In 1917, the United States Shipping Board provided a government loan to the Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Company to build a company town.[7] The board commissioned Bernard Maybeck to be supervising architect for laying out the new town. He designed the hotel and around 200 of the initial homes built in the town. George Applegarth was hired as acting architect. In this position, he drew many of the architectural plans for the town.[8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 square kilometres), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

The 2010 United States Census[10] reported that Clyde had a population of 678. The population density was 5,054.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,951.6/km2). The racial makeup of Clyde was 530 (78.2%) White, 11 (1.6%) African American, four (0.6%) Native American, 58 (8.6%) Asian, three (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 25 (3.7%) from other races, and 47 (6.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99 persons (14.6%).


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  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA – Clyde CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.