California, Maryland

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California, Maryland
Patuxent River from the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge
Patuxent River from the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge
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
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountySt. Mary's
Area
 • Total14.8 sq mi (38.3 km2)
 • Land12.8[1] sq mi (33.5 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation
105 ft (33 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total11,857[1]
 • Density928/sq mi (358.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
20619
Area code(s)301/240
FIPS code24-12150
GNIS feature ID0594621

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.

History[edit]

The community was named after the state of California.[2]

Geography[edit]

California is located at 38°18′20″N 76°29′40″W / 38.305506°N 76.494517°W / 38.305506; -76.494517.[3]

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.
19805,770
19907,62632.2%
20009,30722.0%
201011,85727.4%
source:[1][4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

The median household income was $85,240, and the median family income for 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.[7] In 2017, California, MD was listed as the metropolitan area with the 4th highest number of households with investable assets above one million dollars.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "California CDP, Maryland". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-06-20. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Towns named after states". Reading Eagle. Jul 2, 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  5. ^ "California CDP, Maryland Quicklinks - Social Characteristics". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  6. ^ "California CDP, Maryland Quicklinks - Demographic Characteristics". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  7. ^ "California CDP, Maryland Quicklinks - Economic Characteristics". State and County Quick Facts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Do You Live Among Millionairs". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 February 2018.