Brentwood, CA began as a farming community in the very late 19th century. To this day, it is still known for its agricultural products such as cherries, corn, and peaches. The old farms were replaced by suburban developments in the 1990’s. The land was first owned by John Marsh, who named the town after his hometown, Brentwood in the county of Essex, England. The city was later incorporated in 1948.
Brentwood, CA’s local businesses include everything from golf courses to agricultural businesses. However, the most employed business in the city is the Brentwood Union School District.
The racial makeup was 34,969, 6.6% White, 0.6% Black, 7.9% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 9/6% Pacific Islander, 6.9% Other and 26.8% Hispanic.