California Trivia:

Capital : Sacramento
State Tree : Coast Redwood, Giant Sequoia
State Flower : California Poppy
State Insect : California Dogface Butterfly
State Bird : California Valley Quail

California People:

California has a total population of 37,999,878 (2012 est) and ranks 1st in population of U.S. states. By age, 9,233,970 (24.3%) Californians are under 18 years of age, 24,167,922 (63.6%) are age 19 to 64, and 4,597,985 (12.1%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 50.3%, and males 49.7% of the total population.

California Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under24.3  
65 and older12.1  
19 to 6463.6  

645,998 (1.7%) Californians are American Indian or Alaska Native, 5,281,983 (13.9%) are Asian, 2,507,992 (6.6%) are Black, 189,999 (0.5%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 28,005,910 (73.7%) are White, 1,367,996 (3.6%) are of mixed race.

California Population By Race

WhiteCalifornia White population 28,005,91028,005,910  
AsianCalifornia Asian population 5,281,9835,281,983
BlackCalifornia Black population 2,507,9922,507,992
MixedCalifornia Mixed population 1,367,9961,367,996
American IndianCalifornia American Indian population 645,998645,998
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderCalifornia Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 189,999189,999

2,507,992 (6.6%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

27.1% of Californians were born in a foreign country.

43.5% of Californians over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

81.0% of Californians over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 30.5% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

California Land:

California has a land area of 155,779 square miles and is ranked 3rd among U.S. states in total area. California has a population density of 239 people per square mile.