Nationwide Claims to Fame

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Foreign born residents

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Households

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Housing units

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Non-farm private employees

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Non-farm private establishments

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Retail accommodation and food service sales

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Retail sales

California is 1st out of 51 other states in Total businesses (including small businesses)

California is 2nd out of 51 other states in Race - Asian

California Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
California Rank US
Current population (2012) 38,041,430 1st 313,914,040
Size in square miles 155,779.2 3rd 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 239.1 12th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
California Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.7% 13th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.3% 14th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.1% 45th 13.7%
Education Demographics
California Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.8% 49th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 30.2% 15th 28.2%
Race Demographics
California Rank US
Race - White 73.7% 38th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.6% 29th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.7% 12th 1.2%
Race - Asian 13.9% 2nd 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 6th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.6% 6th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 38.2% 3rd 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 39.4% 49th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
California Rank US
Female residents 50.3% 40th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 27.2% 1st 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
California Rank US
Housing units 13,720,462 1st 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 30.8% 9th 25.9%
Households 12,433,172 1st 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 56.7% 49th 66.1%
Home median value $421,600 3rd $186,200
People per household 2.9 3rd 2.6
Building permits (last year) 58,549 3rd 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
California Rank US
Income per capita $29,634 15th $27,915
Income per household $61,632 10th $52,762
Income below poverty line 14.4% 22nd 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
California Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 849,316 1st 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 12,698,427 1st 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,425,510 1st 27,092,908
Retail sales $455,032,270 1st $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,561 35th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $80,852,787 1st $613,795,732

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Demographics by County - California

Demographics by City - California

Demographics by School District - California

Demographics by Congressional District - California