California, Maryland

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California, Maryland
CDP
Location of California, Maryland
Location of California, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°18′20″N 76°29′40″W / 38.30556°N 76.49444°W / 38.30556; -76.49444Coordinates: 38°18′20″N 76°29′40″W / 38.30556°N 76.49444°W / 38.30556; -76.49444
Country United States
State Maryland
County St. Mary's
Area
 • Total 14.8 sq mi (38.3 km2)
 • Land 12.8[1] sq mi (33.5 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (33 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,857[1]
 • Density 928/sq mi (358.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20619
Area code(s) 301/240
FIPS code 24-12150
GNIS feature ID 0594621

California is a census-designated place and community in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 11,857 at the 2010 census, an increase of 27.4% from the 2000 census.[1] California continues to grow with the spread of population out from the older adjacent community of Lexington Park and the growth in both technology-related and defense-related jobs at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. There are department stores and numerous shopping centers situated along Maryland Highway 235 ("Three Notch Road"). Maryland Route 4 crosses Highway 235 in California, providing access to the wide Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge and the popular weekend resort town of Solomons, Maryland on the opposite side. Bridge-bound traffic is infamous for backing up during rush hour.

Geography[edit]

California is located at 38°18′20″N 76°29′40″W / 38.305506°N 76.494517°W / 38.305506; -76.494517.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, California has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), of which, 12.8 square miles (33 km2) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it (12.64%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 5,770
1990 7,626 32.2%
2000 9,307 22.0%
2010 11,857 27.4%
source:[1][3]

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,857 people residing in California in 4,327 households. The population density was 928.1 people per square mile (358.3/km²). There were 4,697 housing units and a 71.8% home ownership rate. The racial makeup was 70.7% White, 18.3% Black, 5.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% Asian, 0.5% Indigenous American, and 0.1% Pacific Islander.[1]

Of the 4,327 households 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living in them, 57.2% had married couples, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.31.[4]

The population consisted of 29.8% under the age of 20, 6.6% from 20 to 24, 17.7% from 25 to 34, 17.7% from 25 to 34, 17.3% from 35 to 44, 11.4% from 45 to 54, 10.5% from 55 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. The population was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.[5]

The median household income was $85,240, and the median family income for a was $91,935. Male full-time year-round workers had a median income of $63,657 versus $44,390 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $35,386. Just 0.8% of families and 3.1% of people were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of people under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "California CDP, Maryland". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  4. ^ "California CDP, Maryland Quicklinks - Social Characteristics". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "California CDP, Maryland Quicklinks - Demographic Characteristics". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "California CDP, Maryland Quicklinks - Economic Characteristics". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2012.