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California, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of California had a population of 6,910 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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California, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,910
Daytime Population: Workers 2,187
Daytime Population: Residents 3,240
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,427
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 4,822
Population in Familes 2,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,088
Population Density2 628
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $30,964
Average Household Income $48,637
Per Capita Income $18,647


Total Housing Units 2,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 811 (35.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $109,973
Average Home Value $133,210


Total Households 2,130
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 728
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.31%
Households 0.52% 0.42%
Families -0.13% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2017 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 # 167 91st
Population Density # 1302 26th
Diversity Index # 512 71st
Median Household Income # 1723 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1699 4th

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