Congressional District 17, CA

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Population
777,468
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Representative
Ro Khanna
Democratic Party
Median Age
36.4

Poverty Rate
6.44%

Median Household Income
$141,217
Median Property Value
$1.12M

About

In 2018, Congressional District 17, CA had a population of 777k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $141,217.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 17, CA are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (22%), Other (Hispanic) (7.35%), White (Hispanic) (6.67%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.29%). 61.2% of the people in Congressional District 17, CA speak a non-English language, and 75% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Congressional District 17, CA was $1.12M, and the homeownership rate was 52.8%. Most people in Congressional District 17, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 17, CA was 2 cars per household.

Civics

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Congressional District 17, CA is currently represented by Ro Khanna in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 17, CA

Ro Khanna
District 17 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 17, CA is currently represented by Ro Khanna (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 17, CA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Congressional District 17, CA is home to a population of 777k people, from which 75% are citizens. As of 2018, 48.2% of Congressional District 17, CA residents were born outside of the country (375k people).

In 2018, there were 2.55 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (436k people) in Congressional District 17, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 171k White (Non-Hispanic) and 57.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Congressional District 17, CA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (114,096 speakers), Spanish (73,676 speakers), and Hindi (37,864 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 17, CA
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    436k ± 13.5k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    171k ± 7.85k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    57.2k ± 12.3k
15.9%
Hispanic Population
124k people

In 2018, there were 2.55 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (436k people) in Congressional District 17, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 171k White (Non-Hispanic) and 57.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.9% of the people in Congressional District 17, CA are hispanic (124k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 17, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    114,096 speakers (15.6%)
  2. Spanish
    73,676 speakers (10.1%)
  3. Hindi
    37,864 speakers (5.19%)

61.2% of Congressional District 17, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Congressional District 17, CA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 15.6% of the overall population of Congressional District 17, CA are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 10.1% speak Spanish and 5.19% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

48.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
375k people

As of 2018, 48.2% of Congressional District 17, CA residents (375k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%.

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Age by Nativity

27
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Congressional District 17, CA was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44.

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Citizenship

75%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2018, 75% of Congressional District 17, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,997 ± 940
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,602 ± 1,022
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,426 ± 748

Congressional District 17, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 17, CA is $141,217. In 2018, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 17, CA was Congressional District 18, CA with a value of $141,661, followed by Congressional District 17, CA and Congressional District 15, CA, with respective values of $141,217 and $119,997.

The economy of Congressional District 17, CA employs 422k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 17, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (92,980 people), Manufacturing (80,007 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (40,936 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($150,981), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($123,640), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($113,465).

Wages

Median Household Income

$141,217
2018 value
± $3,159

Households in Congressional District 17, CA have a median annual income of $141,217, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Congressional District 17, CA was Congressional District 18, CA with a value of $141,661, followed by Congressional District 17, CA and Congressional District 15, CA, with respective values of $141,217 and $119,997.

The following map shows all of the congressional districts in Congressional District 17, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 17, CA (49.1k out of 762k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Asian
    21,982 ± 1,213
  2. White
    15,750 ± 1,012
  3. Hispanic
    11,715 ± 911

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 17, CA is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

422k
2018 Value
± 11,103

In 2018, there were 422k employees (± 11,103) in Congressional District 17, CA.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 17, CA, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (82,631 people), Management Occupations (49,250 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (35,471 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, CA, by number of employees, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (82,631 people), Management Occupations (49,250 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (35,471 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, CA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($128,295), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($126,579), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($122,837).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

422k
2018 Value
± 11,103

In 2018, there were 422k employees (± 11,103) in Congressional District 17, CA.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 17, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (92,980 people), Manufacturing (80,007 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (40,936 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 17, CA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 17, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Congressional District 17, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (92,980 people), Manufacturing (80,007 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (40,936 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 17, CA, by median earnings, are Information ($150,981), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($123,640), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($113,465).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 17, CA was $1.12M in 2018, which is 4.88 times larger than the national average of $229,700. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 17, CA is 52.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Congressional District 17, CA have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 17, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.12M
2018 Median
± $18,173

In 2018, the median property value in Congressional District 17, CA was $1.12M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 17, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 17, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $1M - $1,499,999 range.

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Household Income

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$141,217
Median Household Income
± $3,159
261k
Number of Households
± 7,608

In 2018, the median household income of the 261k households in Congressional District 17, CA was $141,217.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 17, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 17, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 17, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2018, 52.8% of the housing units in Congressional District 17, CA were occupied by their owner.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 17, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 17, CA have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Congressional District 17, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.92%)
  3. Public Transit (5.43%)

In 2018, 74.9% of workers in Congressional District 17, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.92%) and those who used public transit to get to work (5.43%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 17, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 17, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

2.87%
Uninsured
68.1%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
7.92%
Medicare
9.99%
Non-Group
0.339%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 17, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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