California City, California Population 2024

15,323

California City is a city located in Kern County California. California City has a 2024 population of 15,323. California City is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 1.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,051 in 2020.

The average household income in California City is $74,736 with a poverty rate of 23.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in California City is 34.4 years, 34.8 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

California City Demographics

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

  • White: 43.61%
  • Black or African American: 23.77%
  • Other race: 14.64%
  • Two or more races: 13.81%
  • Native American: 2.36%
  • Asian: 1.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
Land Area (mi²)
203.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
75.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.81% (272)
The current population of California City, California is 15,323 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,051.

California City, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,54343.61%
Black or African American3,56623.77%
Other race2,19614.64%
Two or more races2,07213.81%
Native American3542.36%
Asian2571.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

California City Population by Race

California City Population Pyramid 2024

California City Median Age

34.4

Total

34.8

Male

33.5

Female

California City Adults

There are 11,535 adults, (1,723 of whom are seniors) in California City.

California City Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

California City Sex Ratio

Female6,36242.41%
Male8,64057.59%

California City Population by Age

California City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5332.8659.840.2
Married1,8973.7265.734.3
Non Family1,5441.135743
Female6384.174753
Male4543.296337
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3.55

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

California City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

California City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

California City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 94.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 57.14%.

California City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,320

Average Earnings

$51,490

Average Male

$28,893

Average Female

California City Earnings by Educational Attainment

California City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

California City Language

69.15% of California City residents speak only English, while 30.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.23% of the population.

California City Language

California City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,7601,39829.37%
Black3,06273524%
Multiple1,90754028.32%
White4,25351512.11%
Other1,46117612.05%
Native3167724.37%
Asian1753620.57%
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23.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.81%

Male Poverty Rate

26.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in California City

The race most likely to be in poverty in California City is Hispanic, with 29.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in California City is Other, with 12.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.05%.

California City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.95%
Some College17.15%
High School14.8%
Bachelors or Greater10.39%
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California City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.47%
Female Unemployed19.07%
Female Employed19.03%
Male Employed2.89%
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California City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

California City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

California City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

California City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

California City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

California City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,087

Number of Veterans

1,000

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

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California City Veterans by War

count

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California City Veterans by Age

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California City Veterans by Race

California City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

California City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.7%

Labor Force Participation

39.1%

Employment Rate

16.8%

Unemployment Rate

California City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

California City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

California City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.96%

Born in California City

88.1%

Native Born

11.9%

Foreign Born

5.5%

Non Citizen

6.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.1% of California City residents were born in the United States, with 68.96% having been born in California. 5.5% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,813980.62%
202815,715980.63%
202715,617980.63%
202615,519980.64%
202515,421980.64%
202415,323980.64%
202315,225980.65%
202215,127980.65%
202115,029-22-0.15%
202015,0517855.5%
201914,266400.28%
201814,2263232.32%
201713,9032321.7%
201613,6714633.51%
201513,20830.02%
201413,20550.04%
201313,200-125-0.94%
201213,3254953.86%
201112,830-633-4.7%
201013,4635,07860.56%
20008,3852,43040.81%
19905,9553,212117.1%
19802,7431,434109.55%
19701,309
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California City Population by Year