California Demographic Data

California Demographic Summary

  • Population: 38,041,430
  • Area: 163,694.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 155,766.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 7,928.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 232.39 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 472.44 ft
  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

California Heat Map by County Population

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California Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
19,704,300
50.3%
50.8
Male
19,440,600
49.7%
49.2
Total Population
39,144,800
 
 

California Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
2,507,650
6.4% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
2,540,710
6.5% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
2,519,720
6.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
2,606,760
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
2,884,720
7.4% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
5,832,710
14.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
5,190,370
13.3% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
5,243,140
13.4% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
2,480,160
6.3% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
2,149,330
5.5% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
2,981,900
7.6% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
1,518,130
3.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
689,532
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
30,028,400
76.7%
77.1
Female
15,241,500
50.8%
51.4%
Male
14,786,900
49.2%
48.6%
21 Years and over
28,389,800
72.5%
72.9
62 Years and over
6,417,040
16.4%
18.3
65 Years and over
5,189,560
13.3%
14.9
Female
2,891,000
55.7%
55.9%
Male
2,298,550
44.3%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
36

California Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
37,391,000
95.5% 
96.9
White
23,824,300
60.9% 
73.1
Black or African American
2,277,230
5.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
282,777
0.7% 
0.8
Asian
5,548,940
14.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
725,324
1.9% 
1.2
Chinese
1,496,500
3.8% 
1.3
Filipino
1,307,490
3.3% 
0.9
Japanese
271,908
0.7% 
0.2
Korean
470,288
1.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
618,690
1.6% 
0.5
Other Asian
658,738
1.7% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
157,554
0.4% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
24,036
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
25,907
0.1% 
0.0
Samoan
46,013
0.1% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
61,598
0.2% 
0.1
Some Other Race
5,300,300
13.5% 
4.8
Two or More Races
1,753,770
4.5% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
15,184,500
38.8% 
17.6
Mexican
12,645,900
32.3% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
197,399
0.5% 
1.7
Cuban
91,093
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
2,250,170
5.7% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
23,960,300
61.2% 
82.4

California Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
2,582,760
9.9% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
2,060,750
7.9% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
5,430,080
20.8% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
5,603,280
21.5% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
1,992,700
7.6% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
5,285,750
20.3% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
3,129,940
12.0% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
4,643,510
17.8%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
21,441,750
82.2%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
8,415,690
32.3%
30.6

California Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
11,708,670
37.1%
33.5
Now Married
14,589,970
46.2%
47.5
Divorced
3,008,260
9.5%
11.0
Separated
690,010
2.2%
2.1
Widowed
1,579,835
5.0%
5.8

California Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
20,311,400
55.4%
78.5%
Languages other than english
16,325,800
44.6%
21.5%
Spanish
10,646,000
29.1%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
1,631,710
4.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
3,663,760
10.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
384,319
1.0%
1.0%

California Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
714,835
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
618,011
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
1,170,590
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
1,103,520
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
1,511,080
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
2,118,890
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
1,578,810
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
1,969,540
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
963,189
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
1,147,890
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
64,500
 
55,775
Per capita income
31,587
 
29,979

California Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
446,614
2.5%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,902,120
10.5%
9.8
Construction
1,112,240
6.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
3,750,820
20.8%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
1,089,370
6.0%
6.5
Information
523,512
2.9%
2.1
Manufacturing
1,715,870
9.5%
10.3
Other services except public administration
954,804
5.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
2,390,180
13.2%
11.3
Public administration
784,673
4.3%
4.6
Retail trade
1,946,850
10.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
899,711
5.0%
5.1
Wholesale trade
528,692
2.9%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,687,320
9.4%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
6,812,070
37.7%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
2,028,350
11.2%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
4,140,180
22.9%
23.6
Service occupations
3,377,530
18.7%
18.0

California Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
17,633,800
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
13,031,300
73.9%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,770,280
10.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
923,600
5.2%
5.2
Walked
474,323
2.7%
2.8
Other means
464,283
2.6%
1.8
Worked at home
970,039
5.5%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
29.0
 
26.0

California Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
965,651
7.5%
8.9
1 vehicles
4,086,070
31.7%
33.5
2 vehicles
4,799,040
37.2%
37.2
3 or more
3,045,600
23.6%
20.3

California Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
12,896,400
92.2%
87.7
Owner Occupied
6,910,820
53.6%
63.0
Renter Occupied
5,985,530
46.4%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
1,092,040
7.8%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

California Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
13,988,400
1 room
539,055
3.9%
2.3
2 rooms
550,196
3.9%
2.5
3 rooms
1,626,640
11.6%
9.0
4 rooms
2,737,530
19.6%
16.6
5 rooms
2,800,850
20.0%
20.0
6 rooms
2,395,040
17.1%
17.9
7 rooms
1,477,080
10.6%
12.1
8 rooms
955,340
6.8%
8.5
9 rooms or more
906,658
6.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

California Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
13,988,400
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
8,068,520
57.7%
61.4
1-unit, attached
973,766
7.0%
5.8
2-units
348,035
2.5%
3.7
3 or 4 units
789,261
5.6%
4.5
5 to 9 units
867,694
6.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
752,164
5.4%
4.6
20 or more units
1,643,570
11.7%
8.8
Mobile home
528,119
3.8%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
17,267
0.1%
0.1

California Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,301,350
9.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
865,554
6.2%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
1,897,970
13.6%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
1,876,510
13.4%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
2,502,540
17.9%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
2,129,430
15.2%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
1,540,210
11.0%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

California Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
8,252,070
64.0%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
399,275
3.1%
4.7
Electricity
3,427,210
26.6%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
30,962
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
1,567
0.0%
0.1
Wood
218,185
1.7%
2.0
Solar energy
43,884
0.3%
0.1
Other fuel
42,740
0.3%
0.5
No fuel used
480,468
3.7%
1.2

California Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
4,918,420
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
31,420
0.6%
11.0%
$500 to $999
353,773
7.2%
42.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
627,077
12.7%
1.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
836,769
17.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
872,469
17.7%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
1,022,600
20.8%
$3,000 or more
1,174,300
23.9%
1.5%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
1,582,070
32.3%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
758,432
15.5%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
617,664
12.6%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
437,144
8.9%
7.3%
35.0% or more
1,496,140
30.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
26,962
NR
NR

California Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
5,791,090 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
1,865,860
32.2%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
1,186,870
20.5%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
573,041
9.9%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
263,003
4.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
204,028
3.5%
1.5%
$500 to $999
1,379,300
23.8%
42.7%
Less than $500
318,988
5.5%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
194,443
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,311
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
553,039
9.7%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
615,021
10.8%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
689,473
12.1%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
655,932
11.5%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
540,601
9.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
2,626,340
46.2%
41.4%
Not Computed
305,123
NR
NR

California Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
6,910,820
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
213,280
3.1%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
194,780
2.8%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
248,786
3.6%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
374,918
5.4%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
920,349
13.3%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
1,976,680
28.6%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
2,168,280
31.4%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
813,751
11.8%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
449,100
 
194,500
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