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California, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of California had a population of 6,927 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for California is located at latitude 40.0667 and longitude -79.912 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of California (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 794 feet.

The Borough of California (GNIS ID: 1215654) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with California population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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California, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,927
Population in Households 4,821
Population in Familes 2,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,106
Population Density1 629
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,141
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 730
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 814 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,327 (57.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $99,907
Average Home Value $126,415


Median Household Income $30,462
Average Household Income $46,189
Per Capita Income $17,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.31%
Households 0.69% 0.45%
Families -0.11% 0.25%
Median Household Income   -0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

California, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares California to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 166 91st
Population Density1 # 1307 26th
Diversity Index2 # 505 72nd
Median Household Income # 1719 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1691 4th

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