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California

U.S. State
Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2016). American Community Survey (ACS) 1‑year estimates unless noted otherwise.

Demographics

39,250,017 Population
155,779.22 Square Miles
251.96 People Per Square Mile

Age

Median Age
36.4 years
Population By Age
Under 18 Years
23.17%
18 to 34
24.85%
35 to 64
38.35%
65 and Over
13.63%
Population By Age (Detailed)

Sex, Race & Ethnicity

Sex
Male
49.66%
Female
50.34%
Race & Ethnicity
*Hispanic includes respondents of any race. Other categories are non-Hispanic

Foreign Born and Place of Birth

Nativity
Foreign
27.2%
Native
72.8%
Place of Birth for Foreign Born Population
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population
Year of Entry for Foreign Born Population
2010 or Later
13.56%
2000 to 2009
23.01%
1990 to 1999
23.61%
Before 1990
39.82%
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population

Education

Education Attainment

Less Than High School
17.56%
High School Grad or Higher
82.44%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
32.92%
School Dropout Rate
In School
97.01%
Dropped Out
2.99%
*Universe Civilian Population 16 to 19 Years
Education Attainment for Population 25 and Over
*Universe: Population 25 Years and Over

Language

Population 5 Years and Over Who Speak Only English at Home
55.43%
Languages Other Than English Spoken At Home
*Universe: Population 5 Years and Over

Economics

Income

Per Capita Income
$33,389
Median Household Income
$67,739
Gini Index
0.49
Unemployment Rate
Employed
93.49%
Unemployed
6.51%
*Universe: Civilian Population In Labor Force 16+
Household Income
*Universe: Households

Poverty

Persons Below Poverty Level
14.35%
Population Under 18
Poverty
19.92%
Non-poverty
80.08%
Population 65 and Over
Poverty
10.31%
Non-poverty
89.69%

Transportation to Work

Average Commute to Work
28 minutes
Means of Transportation to Work
*Universe: Workers 16 Years and Over

Health Insurance

No Health Insurance Coverage
7.34%
With Health Insurance Coverage
92.66%
Public vs Private Health Coverage
*Universe: Noninstitutionalized Population

Households

Households

Average Household Size
2.97
Number of Households
12,944,178
Population by Household Type
*Universe: Population in Households

Marital Status

Single
51.43%
Married
48.57%
Marital Status Male
Never Married
40.57%
Now Married
49.52%
Widowed
2.17%
Divorced
7.74%
*Universe: Male Population 15 and Over
Marital Status Female
Never Married
33.62%
Now Married
47.66%
Widowed
7.77%
Divorced
10.94%
*Universe: Female Population 15 and Over

Fertility

Women 15-50 Who Had a Birth During Past Year
4.89%
Women Who Had a Birth During Past Year by Age
*Universe: Women 15-50 Years

Housing

Units & Occupancy

Number of Housing Units
14,061,375
Occupancy Status
Occupied
92.05%
Vacant
7.95%
*Universe: Housing Units
Occupied Housing Units
Owner Occupied
53.64%
Renter Occupied
46.36%
*Universe: Occupied Housing Units
Vacant Housing Units
For Rent
18.56%
For Sale
8.03%
Other
73.41%
*Universe: Vacant housing units

Housing Unit Structure

Median Year Structure Built
1974
Types of Structures
Single Unit
64.57%
Multi Unit
31.69%
Mobile Home
3.65%
Boat, RV, Van, etc.
0.09%
*Universe: Housing Units
Mortgage Status
With Mortgage
71.06%
Without Mortgage
28.94%
*Universe: Owner Occupied Housing Units
Year Householder Moved Into Unit
*Universe: Population in Occupied Housing Units

House Value

Median Value
$477,500
Median Gross Rent
$1,375
Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units
*Universe: Owner-occupied Housing Units

Geographical Mobility

Moved Since Previous Year
13.39%
Residence 1 Year Ago
*Universe: Population 1 Year and Over

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