California, Maryland Population 2024

12,647

California is a city located in St. Mary's County Maryland. California has a 2024 population of 12,647. California is currently declining at a rate of -3.76% annually and its population has decreased by -14.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,730 in 2020.

The average household income in California is $151,952 with a poverty rate of 6.03%. The median age in California is 35.7 years: 34.2 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.

California Demographics

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

  • White: 60.81%
  • Black or African American: 25.43%
  • Two or more races: 5.72%
  • Other race: 5.51%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
983.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-14.14% (-2,083)
The current population of California, Maryland is 12,647 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,730.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,29160.81%
Black or African American3,46725.43%
Two or more races7805.72%
Other race7515.51%
Asian3292.41%
Native American170.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

California Population by Race

California Population Pyramid 2024

California Median Age

35.7

Total

34.2

Male

38.1

Female

California Adults

There are 10,465 adults, (1,377 of whom are seniors) in California.

California Age Dependency

50

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

California Sex Ratio

Female6,56648.16%
Male7,06951.84%

California Population by Age

California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1312.6564.135.9
Married2,5993.4975.724.3
Non Family1,8131.2653.346.7
Female3863.1560.439.6
Male3333.113664

3.28

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

California Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2282.44%
Associates Degree7107.59%
Bachelors Degree2,10722.54%
Graduate Degree1,58917%
High School Graduate2,63028.13%
Less Than 9th Grade1561.67%
Some College1,92920.63%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

California Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,0885,9222,865
Black2,0291,852399
Hispanic639602147
2+ Races457457236
Other Race39636066
Asian263263108
Native American500

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.64%.

California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$81,578$98,235$59,844
Graduate Degree$116,908$139,761$78,025
High School Graduate$45,732$54,966$35,407
Less Than 9th Grade$71,875$90,531$58,125
Overall$65,556$83,686$49,174
Some College$60,076$66,864$28,274

$65,556

Average Earnings

$83,686

Average Male

$49,174

Average Female

California Earnings by Educational Attainment

California Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

California Language

91.86% of California residents speak only English, while 8.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.23% of the population.

California Language

California Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,46745813.21%
White8,0782082.57%
Multiple7808611.03%
Other751699.19%
Hispanic1,131252.21%

6.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.15%

Male Poverty Rate

8.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in California

The race most likely to be in poverty in California is Black, with 13.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in California is Hispanic, with 2.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.56%.

California Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.15%
High School8.82%
Some College7.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%

California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.96%
Male Unemployed6.25%
Male Employed1.84%
Female Unemployed0%

California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$142,143$163,497
Households$112,385$151,952
Married Families$160,469$-999,999,999
Non Families$82,188$124,302

mean

median

Income by Household Type

California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

California Married by Age and Sex

male

female

California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

California Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,875

Number of Veterans

1,658

Male Veterans

217

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War908
First Gulf War696
Vietnam366
Korea21
World War II0

California Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54755
55 to 64388
65 to 74324
18 to 34245
75+163

California Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,48122.36%
Hispanic20025.48%
2+ Races14330.49%
Other Race12824.33%
Black1144.75%
Asian93.42%

California Veterans by Race

California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

76.1%

Labor Force Participation

73.7%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

California Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

California Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

California 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

37.81%

Born in California

93.23%

Native Born

6.77%

Foreign Born

1.77%

Non Citizen

5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.23% of California residents were born in the United States, with 37.81% having been born in Maryland. 1.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

California Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202412,647-494-3.76%
202313,141-494-3.62%
202213,635-494-3.5%
202114,129-601-4.08%
202014,730-85-0.57%
201914,8155173.62%
201814,2988586.38%
201713,4401,0548.51%
201612,3861581.29%
201512,228960.79%
201412,1326775.91%
201311,4554003.62%
201211,055-941-7.84%
201111,9961391.17%
201011,85700%

California Population by Year