State Facts About California, Its 173rd Anniversary, and More

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Celebrating California’s 173rd

Anniversary of Statehood

California became the 31st state on September 9, 1850. Explore Census Bureau data about California using 2020 Census data, geographic profiles from, and other interactive data tools.

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2020 Census Data on California

America Counts-California Statehood Anniversary

California’s population was 39,538,223 in 2020, a 6.1% increase from 2010.

The results of the 2020 Census show that:

  • 8,711,118 or 22.0% of people in California were under age 18. That’s a decrease of 6.3% from 2010 to 2020.
  • 15,579,652 or 39.4% of people in California reported Hispanic or Latino origin. That’s an increase of 11.2% from 2010 to 2020.
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California population and demographics (map image)

California is the 3rd largest state by area and was the 31st state to join the Union. Learn more about the geography and history of California.

Did you know:

  • The top employed industry is educational services, health care, and social assistance.
  • 595,457 companies had less than five employees.
  • The average commute is 27.6 minutes, compared to the United States average of 25.6 minutes.

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California Fun Facts

🌳 The state trees are the Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia.

☀️ The state nickname is The Golden State.

🏙️ The largest city is Los Angeles.

🔎 Explore our State Facts for Students tool to learn more about California and test your knowledge of Census Bureau data with interactive games from Statistics in Schools.

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