Bay Area Census Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
HomeContact
CaliforniaBay AreaCountiesCitiesTracts/Blocks
TransportationHistorical DataMapsLinksFAQ
 
California
 

Decennial Census data
      1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 33,871,648 100.0%   37,253,956 100.0%   36,637,290 100.0%
In households 33,051,894 97.6%   36,434,140 97.8%      
In group quarters 819,754 2.4%   819,816 2.2%      
           
RACE          
White 20,170,059 59.5%   21,453,934 57.6%      
Black or African American 2,263,882 6.7%   2,299,072 6.2%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 333,346 1.0%   362,801 1.0%      
Asian 3,697,513 10.9%   4,861,007 13.0%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 116,961 0.3%   144,386 0.4%      
Some other race 5,682,241 16.8%   6,371,372 17.0%      
Two or more races 1,607,646 4.7%   1,815,384 4.9%      
           
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE          
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 10,966,556 32.4%   14,013,719 37.6%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 22,905,092 67.6%   23,240,237 62.4%      
White 15,816,790 46.7%   14,956,253 40.1%      
Black or African American 2,181,926 6.4%   2,163,804 5.8%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 178,984 0.5%   162,250 0.4%      
Asian 3,648,860 10.8%   4,775,070 12.8%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 103,736 0.3%   128,577 0.3%      
Some other race 71,681 0.2%   85,587 0.2%      
Two or more races 903,115 2.7%   968,696 2.6%      
           
SEX          
Male 16,874,892 49.8%   18,517,830 49.7%      
Female 16,996,756 50.2%   18,736,126 50.3%      
           
AGE          
Under 5 years 2,486,981 7.3%   2,531,333 6.8%      
5 to 17 years 6,762,848 20.0%   6,763,707 18.2%      
18 to 64 years 21,026,161 62.1%   23,712,402 63.7%      
65 years and over 3,595,658 10.6%   4,246,514 11.4%      
Median age 33.3 X   35.2 X      
           
HOUSEHOLDS          
Total households 11,502,870 100.0%   12,577,498 100.0%      
Family households 7,920,049 68.9%   8,642,473 68.7%      
Families with children under 18 4,117,036 35.8%   4,150,523 33.0%      
Average household size 2.87 X   2.90 X      
Average family size 3.43 X   3.45 X      
           
HOUSING OCCUPANCY          
Total housing units 12,214,549 100.0%   13,680,081 100.0%   13,552,624 100.0%
Occupied housing units 11,502,870 94.2%   12,577,498 91.9%   12,392,852 91.4%
Owner-occupied housing units 6,546,334 56.9%   7,035,371 55.9%   7,112,650 57.4%
Renter-occupied housing units 4,956,536 43.1%   5,542,127 44.1%   5,280,802 42.6%
Vacant housing units 711,679 5.8%   1,102,583 8.1%   1,159,772 8.6%
1 unit, detached housing 6,883,493 56.4%   7,877,273 58.1%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 211,500 X         458,500 X
Median gross rent (dollars) 747 X         1,147 X
         
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS        
Native 25,007,393 73.8%         26,674,818 72.8%
Foreign born 8,864,255 26.2%         9,962,472 27.2%
Naturalized citizen 3,473,266 10.3%         4,472,020 12.2%
Not a citizen 5,390,989 15.9%         5,490,452 15.0%
         
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999          
Median household income (dollars) 47,493 X         60,883 X
Median family income (dollars) 53,025 X         69,322 X
Per capita income (dollars) 22,711 X         29,188 X
Individuals in poverty 4,706,130 14.2%         4,919945 13.7%
           
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT          
Population 25 and over 21,298,900 100.0%         23,497,945 100.0%
High school graduate 4,288,452 20.1%           21.5%
Bachelor's degree 3,640,157 17.1%           19.2%
Graduate or professional degree 2,029,809 9.5%           10.8%
         
COMMUTING TO WORK        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.7 X         26.9 X
         
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER        
Total 14,525,322 100.0%         16,271,905 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 12,545,775 86.4%         13,810,537 84.9%
Drove alone 10,432,462 71.8%         11,870,741 73.0%
Carpooled 2,113,313 14.5%         1,939,796 11.9%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 736,037 5.1%         834,363 5.1%
Bus or trolley bus 549,425 3.8%         621,218 3.8%
Streetcar or trolley car 21,158 0.1%         22,738 0.1%
Subway or elevated 107,711 0.7%         130,197 0.8%
Railroad 41,022 0.3%         54,758 0.3%
Ferryboat 6,831 0.0%         5,452 0.0%
Taxicab 9,890 0.1%         7,341 0.0%
Motorcycle 36,262 0.2%         54,856 0.3%
Bicycle 120,567 0.8%         152,260 0.9%
Walked 414,581 2.9%         450,439 2.8%
Other means 115,064 0.8%         156,290 1.0%
Worked at home 557,036 3.8%         805,819 5.0%
           
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION          
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 14,718,928 100.0%         16,632,466 100.0%
Management, professional and related 5,295,069 36.0%         6,022,109 36.2%
Service 2,173,874 14.8%         2,897,320 17.4%
Sales and office 3,939,383 26.8%         4,221,411 25.4%
Farming, fishing & forestry 196,695 1.3%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 1,239,160 8.4%         1,651,688 9.9%
Production, transportation, and material moving 1,874,747 12.7%         1,839,938 11.1%
       
CLASS OF WORKER          
Self-employed workers 1,249,530 8.5%         1,444,135 8.7%
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, Census 2010 DP-1, American Community Survey 2006-2010
 
                      * Go to tables in American Factfinder to view information on methodology and margins of error
 
Decennial Census data
      1990  |   2000-2010
 



California   |    Bay Area   |    Counties   |    Cities  |    Tracts/Blocks   |    Transportation

Historical Data   |    Maps   |    Links   |    FAQ   |    Home   |    Contact   |    MTC   |    ABAG

MTC-ABAG Library, 101 Eighth St., Oakland, CA 94607
510-817-5836, library@mtc.ca.gov