California

39,144,818 Population

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

155,785.5 square miles 249.1 people per square mile 58 Counties       1,517 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
12.2%
was 12.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in US
Population Density
249.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.3%
was 47.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
27.3%
was 26.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in US
Percent Under 18
23.3%
was 23.9%
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
13.3%
was 12.5%
Ranked 45th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5
was 6.2
Ranked 21st Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
15.3%
was 16.8%
Ranked 32nd Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$64,500
was $60,190
Ranked 10th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.8
49
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,276
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
103
was 105
Ranked 1st Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
53,497
was 52,835
Ranked 12th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.4
was 4.6
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
396.1
was 402.1
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,441.1
was 2,658.1
Ranked 30th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
3
was 3
Ranked 40th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
5
was 5
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
8
was 8
Ranked 38th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
13,988,399
was 13,791,262
Ranked 1st Highest in US
Median Rent
$1,311
was $1,224
Ranked 3rd Highest in US
Total Building Permits
80,742
was 58,549
 
Occupied Housing Units
12,896,357
was 12,650,592
 
Homeownership Rate
53.6%
was 53.8%
Ranked 49th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
37,034
was 27,736
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
89.8
was 88.5
Ranked 14th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
15.4%
was 16.3%
Ranked 50th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
43,708
was 30,813
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.0
Ranked 3rd Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.9
was 4.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.1
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.7%
was 92.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 98.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.6%
was 81.7%
Ranked 47th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.3%
was 31.0%
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
10.3%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
107,629
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
18,057
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
49,342
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,702
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,190
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
57,687
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
9,989
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
24,292
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
3.3%
was 3.8%
Ranked 50th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
73.2%
was 70.8%
Ranked 9th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
9.1%
was 10.6%
Ranked 15th Highest in US

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