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Social Characteristics of California

California Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    12,617,280
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    8,666,286
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    68.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    4,083,121
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    32.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    6,195,938
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    49.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    2,841,514
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    22.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    751,106
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    6.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    342,666
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    1,719,242
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    13.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    898,941
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    3,950,994
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    31.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    3,041,390
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    24.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    1,090,597
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    8.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    4,602,710
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    36.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    3,233,444
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    25.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.95
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.54
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    37,251,410
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    12,617,280
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    33.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    6,191,456
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    16.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    11,988,569
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    32.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    3,824,835
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    2,629,270
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    862,031
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    15,026,838
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    6,003,778
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    40.0%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    7,205,440
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    48.0%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    283,643
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    321,135
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    1,212,842
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    8.1%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    15,435,415
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    5,055,547
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    32.8%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    7,007,091
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    45.4%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    418,512
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    2.7%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    1,228,437
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    8.0%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    1,725,828
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    11.2%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    500,977
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    166,494
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    33.2%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    31
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    52
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    19
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    86
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    30
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    1,131,311
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    298,964
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    26.4%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    61,101
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.4%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    73,035
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    6.5%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    47,439
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    4.2%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    117,389
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10.4%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    298,964
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    184,503
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    61.7%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    216,619
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    72.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    10,602,974
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    590,364
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    5.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    514,332
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    4,049,321
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    38.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    2,242,397
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    21.1%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    3,206,560
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    30.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    24,865,866
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    2,523,377
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    10.1%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    2,079,609
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    8.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    5,153,257
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    20.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    5,465,764
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    22.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    1,934,950
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    7.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    4,870,524
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    19.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    2,838,385
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    11.4%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    81.5%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    31.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    28,720,844
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    1,840,366
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    37,551,064
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    3,851,442
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    9,195,784
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    288,110
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    3.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    23,834,226
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    1,916,028
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    8.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    4,521,054
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    1,647,304
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    36.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    37,608,444
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    31,825,933
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    84.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    5,504,304
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    14.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    3,954,084
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    10.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    1,550,220
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    4.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    1,065,674
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    484,546
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    278,207
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    38,066,920
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    27,776,284
  • Percentage of Native persons
    73.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    27,307,210
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    71.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    20,706,782
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    54.4%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    6,600,428
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    17.3%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    469,074
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    10,290,636
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    27.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    10,290,636
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    4,911,899
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    47.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    5,378,737
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    52.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    10,759,710
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    469,074
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    469074%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    32,736
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    7.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    436,338
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    93.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    10,290,636
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    494,926
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    9,795,710
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    95.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    10,290,574
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    667,813
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    6.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    3,797,076
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    36.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    165,313
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    76,650
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    5,453,257
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    53.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    130,465
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    35,545,621
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    19,992,432
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    56.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    15,553,189
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    43.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    6,789,522
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    19.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    10,217,938
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    28.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    4,490,408
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    12.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    1,565,212
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    500,006
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    3,436,554
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    9.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1,684,814
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    4.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    333,485
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    114,294
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    38,066,920
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    1,226,030
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    3.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    275,403
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    85,351
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    176,237
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    377,355
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    2,260,897
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    708,423
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    108,408
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    3,232,157
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    8.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    133,245
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    123,066
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    2,547,831
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    6.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    1,511,970
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    4.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    49,460
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    389,040
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    500,646
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    346,760
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    428,915
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    230,584
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    508,704
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    24,892
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    261,017
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    416,683
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    102,594
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    102,806
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    162,113
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    81,068
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    0.2%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.