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California: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 33,871,648
  • Males: 16,843,062
  • Females: 17,028,586

Top 58 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (19,014,880)
  2. Spanish (8,105,445)
  3. Tagalog (626,300)
  4. Chinese (526,895)
  5. Vietnamese (406,970)
  6. Korean (297,945)
  7. Armenian (155,120)
  8. Japanese (154,590)
  9. Persian (154,125)
  10. Cantonese (152,150)
  11. German (141,635)
  12. French (134,235)
  13. Russian (118,195)
  14. Arabic (108,090)
  15. Mandarin (92,820)
  16. Italian (84,190)
  17. Portuguese (78,325)
  18. Hindi (75,910)
  19. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (70,995)
  20. Panjabi (67,775)
  21. Miao, Hmong (65,300)
  22. Formosan (41,735)
  23. Laotian (41,145)
  24. Thai (39,890)
  25. Hebrew (34,545)
  26. Gujarathi (32,935)
  27. Urdu (31,395)
  28. Samoan (29,860)
  29. Greek (28,699)
  30. Dutch (27,670)
  31. Polish (23,309)
  32. Romanian (21,195)
  33. Ilocano (20,830)
  34. Indonesian (20,825)
  35. Hungarian (19,080)
  36. Syriac (18,815)
  37. Tamil (16,850)
  38. Amharic (15,455)
  39. Kru, Ibo, Yoruba (14,315)
  40. India, n.e.c. (13,870)
  41. Telugu (13,620)
  42. Miao-Yao, Mien (13,420)
  43. Ukrainian (13,325)
  44. Swedish (13,285)
  45. Bengali (12,420)
  46. Tongan (11,195)
  47. Burmese (10,385)
  48. Serbocroatian (9,810)
  49. Turkish (8,880)
  50. Yiddish (8,850)
  51. Croatian (8,610)
  52. Danish (8,435)
  53. Marathi (7,455)
  54. Czech (7,065)
  55. Bisayan (6,360)
  56. Chamorro (6,030)
  57. Norwegian (5,740)
  58. Kannada (5,060)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (10,079,310)
  2. Jewish Estimate (994,000)
  3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The (529,575)
  4. Southern Baptist Convention (471,119)
  5. Assemblies of God (310,522)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 10,592,411
  • Sensory: 913,785
  • Physical: 2,223,419
  • Mental: 1,406,498
  • Self-care: 767,697
  • Go outside home: 2,440,399
  • Employment: 2,770,128

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 294,969

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 11,502,870
  • Utility gas: 8,114,829
  • Bottled or LP gas: 434,972
  • Electricity: 2,505,406
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 36,675
  • Coal or Coke: 734
  • Wood: 204,699
  • Solar Energy: 13,508
  • Other fuel: 27,791
  • No fuel used: 164,256

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 20,751,636
  • No vehicle: 1,896,116
  • 1 or more vehicle: 18,855,520

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 691,925
  • No High School: 1,754,399
  • Some High School: 2,496,419
  • High School: 4,288,452
  • Some College: 4,879,336
  • Associate's Degree: 1,518,403
  • College Degree: 3,640,157
  • Master's Degree: 1,287,844
  • Professional Degree: 492,504
  • Doctoral Degree: 249,461

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 11,502,870
  • Owners with phone: 6,510,872
  • Owners without phone: 35,365
  • Renters with phone: 4,823,969
  • Renters without phone: 132,664
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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