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0.88% growth
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4.14% growth
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2.67% growth
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8.82% growth


The economy of California employs 16.8M people. The economy of California is specialized in Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals; U. S. Marines; and Motion pictures & video industries, which employ respectively 3.36; 3.24; and 3.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in California are Restaurants & Food Services (1.06M), Elementary & secondary schools (893,385), and Construction (845,020), and the highest paying industries are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($138,454), Software publishing ($130,401), and Electronic auctions ($127,631).

Median household income in California is $64,500. Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,710. The income inequality of California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for California. In California the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 78 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,908. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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California is home to a population of 39.1M people, from which 86.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of California is composed of 15.2M Hispanic residents (38.8%), 14.8M White residents (37.8%), 5.48M Asian residents (14%), 2.19M Black residents (5.6%), and 1.11M Two+ residents (2.83%). The most common foreign languages in California are Spanish (10.3M speakers), Chinese (1.12M speakers), and Tagalog (788,136 speakers), but compared to other places, California has a relative high number of Armenian (194,290 speakers), Persian (196,036 speakers), and Tagalog (788,136 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in California awarded 565,044 degrees. The student population of California is skewed towards females, with 235,377 male students and 329,667 female students. Most students in California are White (184,768 and 32.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (171,385 and 30.3%), Asian (85,858 and 15.2%), and Unknown (33,246 and 5.88%). The largest universities in California by number of graduates are University of Southern California (15,331 and 2.71%), University of California-Los Angeles (12,750 and 2.26%), and University of California-Berkeley (12,172 and 2.15%). The most popular majors in California are General Business Administration & Management (23,815 and 4.21%), General Psychology (12,398 and 2.19%), and General Biological Sciences (7,466 and 1.32%). The median tuition costs in California are $42,180 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in California is $449,100, which is 2.31 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $412,700 to $449,100, a 8.82% increase. The homeownership rate of California is 53.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in California have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in California is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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