Who knew California demographics could be so sexy? Check out US Census data and current American Community Survey data for California. Feast your eyes on statuesque tables, curvaceous pie charts and titillating trend lines. We dare you to call California demographic data boring!
|Median Income 2010 for Households||$60,883|
|Median Age||35.2 years|
|Largest Racial or Ethnic Group||White|
|Sources: Population Estimates Program 2012 . 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5 year estimates. Census 2010 SF1.|
With 38,041,430 people, California is the 1st most populated state. But watch out, California, because Texas with 26,059,203 people and New York with 19,570,261 people are right behind you.
In 2010, the median household income of California residents was $60,883. California households made slightly more than District of Columbia households ($58,526) and Delaware households ($57,599). However, 13.7% of California residents live in poverty.
The median age for California residents is 35.2 years young.
The largest California racial/ethnic groups are White (40.1%) followed by Hispanic (37.6%) and Asian (12.8%).
|Some Other Race||85,587|
|Two or More Races||968,696|
|Source: Census 2010 SF1 Table P9 Hispanic or Latino or Not Hispanic or Latino by Race|
Note: the US Census Bureau defines race and ethnicity differently from the way most people think about race and ethnicity. In a nutshell, a person's origin (or what used to be called ethnicity) is either Hispanic or Non-Hispanic. And a person's race can be white, black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Some Other Race or Two or More Races. For more details about race and origin data, google "US Census Bureau race and origin Census 2010."
Fellas, you need to start eating your Wheaties™. California ladies have a higher median age.
|Median Age||35.2 years|
|Median Age - Females||36.3 years|
|Median Age - Males||34.0 years|
|Source: Census 2010 SF1 Table P13 Median Age by Male/Female|
With 25.0% of the California population under 18, California has more spring chickens than a KFC ® at dinner time.
|Persons Under 18||25.0%|
|Persons Over 65||11.4%|
|Source: Census 2010 SF1 Table P12 Male/Female by Age|
|Los Angeles County||9,962,789|
|San Diego County||3,177,063|
|San Bernardino County||2,081,313|
|Santa Clara County||1,837,504|
|Contra Costa County||1,079,597|
|San Francisco County||825,863|
|San Mateo County||739,311|
|San Joaquin County||702,612|