California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
It is the most populous US state, home to one out of eight Americans, and is the third largest state by area.
California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and the Mexican State of Baja California to the south.
It is home to the nation's second and fifth most populous census statistical areas, and eight of the nation's 50 most populated cities.
Sacramento is the state's capital.
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As of 2012, California has a total population of 37,554,569 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.90%.
The median home price California is $342,040 with the median age of the buyer being 34. Homes in California have appreciatied over the last by -14.14%.
Public schools in California spend approximately $5,211 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 19.5.
California has an unemployment rate of 12.30%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -5.44% with a projected future job growth of 16.82%.
California has an average commute time of 30.2 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) California is a 6 in violent crime and a 4 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in California, 60.950% of people are Democrats, 36.920% are Republicans and 2.131% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of California was 37,554,569. California has a population density of 241 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in California
The median age in California is 35.1, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.97% of the population of California, while females make up 50.03% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in California is 2.92 people across 12,553,966. 55.58% of people are married in California while 44.42% are single.
|Local Population||California||United States|
|Households by Income||California||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||10.47%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||8.89%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||9.24%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||13.28%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||13.27%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||14.64%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||8.25%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||2.41%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||1.16%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||California||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||14.55%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||21.28%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||26.79%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||1.39%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||8.49%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||12.73%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||California||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-5.44%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||16.82%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$28,117||$26,372|
As of 2012, California consisted of 39.51% renters and 53.90% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -14.14% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|California Housing||California||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$342,040||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||34||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$7.39||$11.20|
|California Homes by Value||California||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||0.96%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||1.11%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||1.13%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||1.04%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||0.99%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||3.95%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||7.44%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||16.36%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||17.28%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||12.92%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||18.69%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||9.16%||2.07%|
|California Homes by Year Built||California||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||8.20%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||6.64%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||13.40%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||14.97%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||17.99%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||15.47%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||6.00%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||3.87%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||13.44%||15.21%|
44.91% of the people in California declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|California Religions||California||United States|