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:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

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:
39,538,223

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
16.6%
18 - 24:
9.5%
25 - 34:
15.3%
35 - 54:
26.1%
55 - 64:
12.0%
Over 65 Years:
14.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
83.9%
83.9%
34.7%
34.7%
6.7%
6.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

California
USA
$38,576
$38,576
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

California
USA
$78,672
$78,672
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.6%

Employment Industries in CA

Healthcare
Retail
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Manufacturing
Education
Accommodation
Construction
Other
Transportation
Administration
Public Service
Finance
Information Technology
Wholesale
Arts
Real Estate
Agriculture
Utilities
Management
Mining
12.6%
12.6%
10.4%
10.4%
9.1%
9.1%
9.0%
9.0%
8.6%
8.6%
7.5%
7.5%
6.4%
6.4%
5.1%
5.1%
4.8%
4.8%
4.6%
4.6%
4.6%
4.6%
3.8%
3.8%
2.9%
2.9%
2.8%
2.8%
2.7%
2.7%
2.2%
2.2%
2.0%
2.0%
0.7%
0.7%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
White
Asian
Black Or African American
Other Race / Two or More Races
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
American Indian And Alaska Native
39.1%
39.1%
36.5%
36.5%
14.6%
14.6%
5.4%
5.4%
3.7%
3.7%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
German
Irish
English
Italian
European
French
Scottish
Polish
Russian
Swedish
Norwegian
Portuguese
Dutch
Armenian
British
Scots-Irish
Welsh
African
Danish
15.7%
15.7%
7.1%
7.1%
5.9%
5.9%
5.4%
5.4%
3.6%
3.6%
1.9%
1.9%
1.6%
1.6%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Chinese
Tagalog
Vietnamese
Indic languages
Korean
Persian
Arabic
Other Asian languages
Hindi
Japanese
French
German
Pacific Island languages
Slavic languages
Native American languages
Russian
African languages
Portuguese
56.1%
56.1%
28.3%
28.3%
3.4%
3.4%
2.1%
2.1%
1.5%
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
1.0%
1.0%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born CA Residents
26.6%