As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primary and caucus sites on Feb. 5, California had a 2007 population of 36.6 million, more than one-third of which (35.9 percent) is Hispanic or Latino. At 12.4 percent, California also has a higher proportion of Asians than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
About 62 percent of California’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election. The national rate of 64 percent.
These and other statistics about California’s population on topics ranging from education to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||43.1%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||35.9%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$56,645||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||13.1%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||29.0%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$535,700||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).