Congressional District 42, CA

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2019 Population
840,562
1.66% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Representative
Ken Calvert
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.6
2.3% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
9.42%
6.55% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$90,651
1.76% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$455,800
1.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 42, CA had a population of 841k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $90,651. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 42, CA grew from 826,801 to 840,562, a 1.66% increase and its median household income grew from $89,086 to $90,651, a 1.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 42, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (39.2%), White (Hispanic) (22%), Other (Hispanic) (16%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.07%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.53%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 42, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 93.6% of the residents in Congressional District 42, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 42, CA was $455,800, and the homeownership rate was 72%. Most people in Congressional District 42, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 42, CA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 42, CA is home to a population of 841k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 48.8% of Congressional District 42, CA residents were born outside of the country (411k people).

In 2019, there were 1.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (329k people) in Congressional District 42, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 185k White (Hispanic) and 135k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 42, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    329k ± 11.1k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    185k ± 14.5k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    135k ± 13.7k
41.7%
Hispanic Population
350k people

In 2019, there were 1.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (329k people) in Congressional District 42, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 185k White (Hispanic) and 135k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.7% of the people in Congressional District 42, CA are hispanic (350k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

48.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
411k people
18.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
155k people

As of 2019, 48.8% of Congressional District 42, CA residents (411k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 42, CA was 18.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

31
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 42, CA was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Congressional District 42, CA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 42, CA residents was 35.

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Citizenship

93.6%
2019 Citizenship
92.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 93.6% of Congressional District 42, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 42, CA was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    14,402 ± 2,844
  2. Vietnam
    11,669 ± 1,727
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,513 ± 1,611

Congressional District 42, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 42, CA is $90,651. In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 42, CA was Congressional District 18, CA with a value of $149,375, followed by Congressional District 17, CA and Congressional District 12, CA, with respective values of $147,671 and $127,290.

The economy of Congressional District 42, CA employs 377k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 42, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,993 people), Retail Trade (44,700 people), and Manufacturing (41,221 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($86,969), Utilities ($78,632), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,014).

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,651
2019 value
± $4,748
1.76%
1 Year Growth
± 6.45%

Households in Congressional District 42, CA have a median annual income of $90,651, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $89,086 in 2018, which represents a 1.76% annual growth.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Congressional District 42, CA was Congressional District 18, CA with a value of $149,375, followed by Congressional District 17, CA and Congressional District 12, CA, with respective values of $147,671 and $127,290.

The following map shows all of the congressional districts in Congressional District 42, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 42, CA (75.5k out of 801k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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. White
    41,449 ± 1,636
  2. Hispanic
    39,711 ± 1,812
  3. Other
    18,725 ± 1,408

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 42, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

377k
2019 Value
± 12,030
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 4.36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 42, CA grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 373k employees to 377k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 42, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (44,555 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,500 people), and Management Occupations (39,610 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 42, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 42, CA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (44,555 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,500 people), and Management Occupations (39,610 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 42, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($103,308), Protective Service Occupations ($91,118), and Management Occupations ($86,241).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

377k
2019 Value
± 12,030
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 4.36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 42, CA grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 373k employees to 377k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 42, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,993 people), Retail Trade (44,700 people), and Manufacturing (41,221 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 42, CA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 42, 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 42, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,993 people), Retail Trade (44,700 people), and Manufacturing (41,221 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 42, CA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($86,969), Utilities ($78,632), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,014).

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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 42, CA is currently represented by Ken Calvert 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
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of 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 42, CA

Ken Calvert
District 42 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 42, CA is currently represented by Ken Calvert (Republican 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 42, CA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 42, CA was $455,800 in 2019, which is 1.9 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $447,300 to $455,800, a 1.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 42, CA is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 42, CA have an average commute time of 38.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 42, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$455,800
2019 Median
± $5,510
$447,300
2018 Median
± $4,407

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 42, CA grew to to $455,800 from the previous year's value of $447,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 42, 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 42, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Household Income

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$90,651
Median Household Income
± $4,748
236k
Number of Households
± 8,437

In 2019, the median household income of the 236k households in Congressional District 42, CA grew to $90,651 from the previous year's value of $89,086.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 42, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 42, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 42, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72%
2019 Homeownership
73.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72% of the housing units in Congressional District 42, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 42, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

38.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 42, CA have a longer commute time (38.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 9.88% of the workforce in Congressional District 42, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.78%)

In 2019, 80.9% of workers in Congressional District 42, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.4%) and those who worked at home (5.78%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 42, 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 42, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

7%
Uninsured
52.3%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
8.95%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
2.75%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 42, CA grew by 9.88% from 6.37% to 7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 42, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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