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State of California

California, abbreviated "CA", is in the Pacific region of the U.S. Its capital is Sacramento. There were 38,654,206 people in California as per 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on September 9, 1850.

Please explore the cities and towns of California, below.

Top California College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Los Angeles58187,225
2San Diego39166,982
3San Francisco2387,176
4Sacramento22103,494
5Oakland1624,540
6Anaheim136,401
7Pasadena1341,184
8Berkeley1348,244
9Riverside1356,250
10Fresno1159,182
11Claremont109,167
12San Jose1052,266
13Santa Ana929,851
14Bakersfield933,911
15Modesto818,427
16Orange821,961
17Stockton825,857
18Ventura713,604
19Visalia718,539
20Pomona734,524

Largest California Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Adelanto32,311
Agoura Hills20,689
Alameda77,409
Albany19,420
Alhambra84,866
Alturas2,616
Amador City174
American Canyon20,334
Anaheim346,776
Anderson10,156
Angels3,774
Antioch108,675
Apple Valley71,455
Arcadia57,755
Arcata17,775
Arden-Arcade96,898
Arroyo Grande17,842
Artesia16,789
Arvin20,562
Atascadero29,516

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,654,206
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+17,193,695
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32%
Median Earnings25+$37,777
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,384
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,734

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,952
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$1,297
Median House Value$409,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.9%
German8.1%
Irish6.4%
English5.6%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Russian1.1%
Swedish1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
Arab0.8%
African0.7%
US/American0.7%
Iranian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Alcatraz Island (Historic Site)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, California 94123
415-561-4900

Cabrillo (Monument/Memorial)
Superintendent Terry DiMattio,
San Diego, California 92106-3601
619-557-5450

Channel Islands (Park)
Channel Islands National Park
Ventura, California 93001
805-658-5730

Death Valley (Park)
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, California 92328
760-786-3200

Devils Postpile (Monument/Memorial)
P.O. Box 3999
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
760-934-2289

Eugene O'Neill (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 280
Danville, California 94526
925-838-0249

Fort Point (Historic Site)
Fort Point NHS
San Francisco, California 94123
415-556-1693

Golden Gate (Recreation Area)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, California 94123-0022
415-561-4700

John Muir (Historic Site)
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, California 94553
925-228-8860

Joshua Tree (Park)
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, California 92277-3597
760-367-5500

Juan Bautista de Anza (Trail)
Pacific West Regional Office
Oakland, California 94607
510-817-1438

Lassen Volcanic (Park)
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mineral, California 96063
530-595-4444

Lava Beds (Monument/Memorial)
Tulelake, California 96134
530-667-8104

Manzanar (Historic Site)
Manzanar National Historic Site
Independence, California 93526-0426
760-878-2932

Mojave (Park)
Superintendent, Mojave National Preserve
Barstow, California 92311
760-252-6100

Muir Woods (Monument/Memorial)
Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, California 94941-2696
415-388-2595

Pinnacles (Monument/Memorial)
5000 Hwy. 146
Paicines, California 95043
831-389-4485

Point Reyes (Seashore)
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, California 94956
415-464-5100

Port Chicago Naval Magazine (Monument/Memorial)
National Park Service
Danville, California 94526
925-838-0249

Presidio of San Francisco (Park)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, California 94123
415-561-4323

Redwood (Park)
Redwood National and State Parks
Crescent City, California 95531
707-464-6101

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front (Historic Site)
Richmond, California

San Francisco Maritime (Historic Site)
San Francisco Maritime NHP
San Francisco, California 94123
415-447-5000

Santa Monica Mountains (Recreation Area)
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Thousand Oaks, California 91360
805-370-2300

Sequoia & Kings Canyon (Park)
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, California 93271-9700
1-559-565-3341

Whiskeytown (Recreation Area)
Whiskeytown NRA
Whiskeytown, California 96095
530-242-3400

Yosemite (Park)
Superintendent
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
209-372-0200

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