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People QuickFacts California USA
?  Population, 2000 33,871,648281,421,906
?  Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 13.6%13.1%
?  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 7.3%6.8%
?  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 27.3%25.7%
?  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 10.6%12.4%
?  White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 59.5%75.1%
?  Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 6.7%12.3%
?  American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.0%0.9%
?  Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 10.9%3.6%
?  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 0.3%0.1%
?  Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 16.8%5.5%
?  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 4.7%2.4%
?  Female population, percent, 2000 50.2%50.9%
?  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 32.4%12.5%
?  White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 46.7%69.1%
?  High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 14,244,971119,524,718
?  College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 4,366,67432,310,253
?  Housing units, 2000 12,214,549115,904,641
?  Homeownership rate, 2000 56.9%66.2%
?  Households, 2000 11,502,870105,480,101
?  Persons per household, 2000 2.872.59
?  Households with persons under 18 years, percent, 2000 39.7%36.0%
?  Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $39,595$37,005
?  Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 16.0%13.3%
?  Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 24.6%19.9%

Business QuickFacts California USA
?  Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 1998 773,9256,941,822
?  Private nonfarm employment, 1998 12,026,989108,117,731
?  Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1998 6.3%15.7%
?  Nonemployer establishments, 1997 1,936,55615,439,609
?  Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 379,612,4433,842,061,405
?  Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 263,118,3462,460,886,012
?  Retail sales per capita, 1997 $8,167$9,190
?  Minority-owned firms, 1992 541,4141,965,565
?  Women-owned firms, 1992 801,4875,888,883
?  Housing units authorized by building permits, 1999 138,0391,663,533
?  Federal funds and grants, 1999 ($1000) 166,049,7021,516,775,001
?  Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 1,194,16910,227,429

Geography QuickFacts California USA
?  Land area, 2000 (square miles) 155,9593,537,441
?  Persons per square mile, 2000 217.279.6

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

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