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California : What you need to know

One of every eight Americans lives in California, and it’s easy to see what attracts them with the Pacific Coast, redwood forests, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mojave Desert and a Mediterranean climate. The Golden State is home to some of the country's best places to work including Google, Intel and Scripps Health.  The best places to live in California include Palo Alto, Berkeley, Santa Clara, Santa Barbara, San Jose, San Francisco , Victorville and Irvine 

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Quick Facts about CA

Population 38,421,464
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $61,818
Median Home Price $385,500
Median Property Tax $2,155
Median Rent $54

Employment Rate in CA

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Race in CA

  Ethnicity White 61.8%
  Ethnicity Black 5.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 13.7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 38.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.7%
  Ethnicity Other 12.9%

Employment Rate in CA

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Educational Levels in CA

  Bachelor's Degree 19.8%
  Associate's Degree 7.8%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 11.6%
  High School Graduate 20.7%
  Some College, No Degree 21.8%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 31.4%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 81.8%

Industry in CA

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 2.4%
Construction 6%
Manufacturing 9.8%
Wholesale Trade 3.1%
Retail Trade 11.1%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.7%
Information 2.9%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.2%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 12.9%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 21%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.2%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.4%
Public Administration 4.5%

Housing in CA

  Homes Rent 54.3%
  Homes Owned 45.7%

California Rankings

Best places to Live in California

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Los Angeles 3,900,794 $471,000 $50,205
San Diego 1,359,791 $463,300 $66,116
San Jose 1,000,860 $609,500 $84,647
San Francisco 840,763 $799,600 $81,294
Fresno 510,451 $177,500 $41,531
Sacramento 480,566 $238,500 $50,739
Long Beach 470,237 $431,300 $52,783
Oakland 408,073 $458,500 $54,618
Bakersfield 363,612 $199,600 $57,095
Anaheim 345,578 $431,400 $60,752
Santa Ana 333,268 $360,800 $52,253
Riverside 316,335 $261,400 $57,196
Stockton 299,722 $172,500 $44,797
Chula Vista 257,296 $375,700 $65,185
Irvine 238,474 $688,200 $92,278
Fremont 225,221 $648,800 $105,355
San Bernardino 214,112 $159,800 $37,047
Modesto 207,482 $184,600 $48,577
Fontana 203,677 $268,100 $64,824
Oxnard 203,495 $345,800 $60,621