California City, California Population 2022

15,143
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California City is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 15,143, it is the 396th largest city in California and the 2932nd largest city in the United States. California City is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 1.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,973 in 2020. Spanning over 204 miles, California City has a population density of 74 people per square mile.

The average household income in California City is $64,841 with a poverty rate of 25.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $915 per month, and the median house value is $161,200. The median age in California City is 34.9 years, 35.1 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

California City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of California Citywas:

  • White: 52.37%
  • Black or African American: 25.55%
  • Other race: 8.37%
  • Two or more races: 8.21%
  • Native American: 2.59%
  • Asian: 2.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
The current population of California City, California is 15,143 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,973.

California City, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,33352.37%
Black or African American3,57725.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native3622.59%
Asian3602.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander480.34%
Some Other Race1,1728.37%
Two or More Races1,1498.21%
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California City Population by Race

California City Population Pyramid 2022

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California City Median Age

34.3


Total

34.9


Male

31.6


Female

California City Adults

There are 10,913 adults, (1,522 of whom are seniors) in California City.

California City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

California City Sex Ratio

Female

6,001

42.86%

Male

8,000

57.14%

California City Population by Age

California City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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California City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.1%30.9%
Male69%31%
All57.4%42.6%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
Female29.3%70.7%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

California City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1692.857.4
Married1,9093.6169.1
Male2103.5369
Female5473.829.3
Non Family1,5031.3251.2

3.5

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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California City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6707.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,36714.47%
High School Graduate3,23534.24%
Some College2,43725.79%
Associates Degree5535.85%
Bachelors Degree6677.06%
Graduate Degree5205.50%
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California City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

California City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American253213138
Asian31124883
Islander38188
2+ Races693521109
White3,5533,327503
Other Race755493102
Hispanic2,8811,639209
Black2,0901,650135

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 54.55%.

California City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,228$36,392$23,353
Less Than 9th Grade$17,051$19,444$16,279
High School Graduate$33,897$35,567$24,392
Some College$27,989$50,156$17,596
Bachelors Degree$65,000$82,083$30,855
Graduate Degree$44,020$$43,412

$31,228

Average Earnings

$36,392

Average Male

$23,353

Average Female

California City Earnings by Educational Attainment

California City Language by Age

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California City Language

72.82% of California City residents speak only English, while 27.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.66% of the population.

California City Language

California City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander211361.90%
Asian25110642.23%
Multiple84130336.03%
Hispanic3,4971,24435.57%
Black2,84581428.61%
Native2938328.33%
White4,21563615.09%
Other321NaN%

25.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.34%

Male Poverty Rate

29.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in California City

The race most likely to be in poverty in California City is Islander, with 61.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in California City is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.38%.

California City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.33%
High School18.17%
Some College15.20%
Bachelors or Greater15.52%

California City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.69%
Male Unemployed39.49%
Female Employed19.93%
Female Unemployed74.87%

California City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

California City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,575$65,933
Families$58,354$76,210
Married Families$70,097-
Non Families$28,046$46,617
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Income by Household Type

California City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

California City Married by Age and Sex

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California City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

California City Marital Status by Race

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California City Marital Status

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1,313

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War349
First Gulf War456
Vietnam408
Korea20
World War II31

California City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34249
35 to 54341
55 to 64327
65 to 74314
75+82

California City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White87515.37%
Black1886.68%
Native American13149.81%
Asian72.25%
Other Race525.91%
2+ Races607.52%
Hispanic2678.25%

California City Veterans by Race

California City Veterans by Education

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6.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

California City Veterans by Education

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44.7%

Labor Force Participation

36.1%

Employment Rate

17.5%

Unemployment Rate

California City Employment by Age

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California City Employment by Race

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California City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.03%

Born in California City

89.58%

Native Born

10.42%

Foreign Born

6.31%

Non Citizen

4.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.58% of California City residents were born in the United States, with 68.03% having been born in California. 6.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

California City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19701,3090.00%
19802,7431,4347.68%
19905,9553,2128.06%
20008,3852,4303.48%
201014,1205,7355.35%
201114,205850.60%
201214,290850.60%
201314,375850.59%
201414,460850.59%
201514,545850.59%
201614,630850.58%
201714,715850.58%
201814,800850.58%
201914,885850.57%
202014,973880.59%
202115,058850.57%
202215,143850.56%

California City Population by Year