California
Demographic Data






California POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

California Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of California is:
39,512,223

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.2%
5 - 17:
16.7%
18 - 24:
9.6%
25 - 34:
15.2%
35 - 54:
26.2%
55 - 64:
12.0%
Over 65 Years:
14.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
83.3%
83.3%
College Graduated
33.9%
33.9%
Attending College
6.8%
6.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

California
$36,955
$36,955
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

California
$75,235
$75,235
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
13.4%

Employment Industries in CA

Healthcare
12.4%
12.4%
Retail
10.5%
10.5%
Manufacturing
9.1%
9.1%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
8.8%
8.8%
Education
8.6%
8.6%
Accommodation
7.7%
7.7%
Construction
6.3%
6.3%
Other
5.2%
5.2%
Administration
4.7%
4.7%
Transportation
4.6%
4.6%
Public Service
4.4%
4.4%
Finance
3.7%
3.7%
Information Technology
2.9%
2.9%
Wholesale
2.8%
2.8%
Arts
2.7%
2.7%
Real Estate
2.3%
2.3%
Agriculture
2.1%
2.1%
Utilities
0.7%
0.7%
Mining
0.1%
0.1%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
39.0%
39.0%
White
37.2%
37.2%
Asian
14.3%
14.3%
Black Or African American
5.5%
5.5%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.3%
3.3%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.4%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
13.7%
13.7%
German
7.2%
7.2%
Irish
5.9%
5.9%
English
5.1%
5.1%
Italian
3.6%
3.6%
European
1.9%
1.9%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Scottish
1.2%
1.2%
Polish
1.2%
1.2%
Russian
1.0%
1.0%
Swedish
0.9%
0.9%
Norwegian
0.9%
0.9%
Portuguese
0.9%
0.9%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
Armenian
0.6%
0.6%
British
0.6%
0.6%
Scots-Irish
0.5%
0.5%
African
0.4%
0.4%
Danish
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
55.8%
55.8%
Spanish
28.7%
28.7%
Chinese
3.4%
3.4%
Tagalog
2.2%
2.2%
Vietnamese
1.5%
1.5%
Indic languages
1.4%
1.4%
Korean
1.0%
1.0%
Persian
0.5%
0.5%
Arabic
0.5%
0.5%
Other Asian languages
0.5%
0.5%
Hindi
0.5%
0.5%
Japanese
0.4%
0.4%
French
0.4%
0.4%
German
0.3%
0.3%
Pacific Island languages
0.3%
0.3%
Slavic languages
0.3%
0.3%
Native American languages
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Portuguese
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born CA Residents
26.8%