California Demographics

The total population of California is estimated to be 39.36 million with 19.71 million males (50.08%) and 19.65 million females (49.92%). There are 61,790 less females than males in California.
The median household income in California was $90,901 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,755(1.97%) from $89,146 in 2020. This income is 121.84% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, California sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $107,236. Overall, the median household income for the state of California stands at $91,551.
In California, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $47,314 for males and $33,450 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $69,343 for males and $60,893 for females.
In California, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 7 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $119,861, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $63,268.
In 2022, the population of California was 39,029,342, a 0.29% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, California's population was 39,142,991, a decline of 0.91% compared to a population of 39,501,653 in 2020.
Racial distribution of California population: 52.09% are White, 5.66% are Black or African American, 0.91% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 14.92% are Asian, 0.38% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 15.30% are some other race and 10.73% are multiracial.