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California Census Data: Occupied Housing

Occupied Housing statistics for California counties are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


California Census Data: Occupied Housing
LocationTotal populationOccupied housing unitsLocation
TotalOwnerRenterAverage household sizePercent
Owner1-person house­holdsWith house­holder 65 years and over
United States

281,421,906

105,480,101

69,815,753

35,664,348

2.5966.225.821.0United States
California

33,871,648

11,502,870

6,546,334

4,956,536

2.8756.923.518.8California
Alameda Co.1,443,741523,366286,277237,0892.7154.726.016.9Alameda Co.
Alpine Co.1,2084833301532.5068.327.716.8Alpine Co.
Amador Co.35,10012,7599,6293,1302.3975.523.931.1Amador Co.
Butte Co.203,17179,56648,33631,2302.4860.727.225.8Butte Co.
Calaveras Co.40,55416,46912,9673,5022.4478.723.328.8Calaveras Co.
Colusa Co.18,8046,0973,8532,2443.0163.221.522.6Colusa Co.
Contra Costa Co.948,816344,129238,449105,6802.7269.322.919.2Contra Costa Co.
Del Norte Co.27,5079,1705,8523,3182.5863.825.324.3Del Norte Co.
El Dorado Co.156,29958,93944,01914,9202.6374.720.120.5El Dorado Co.
Fresno Co.799,407252,940142,795110,1453.0956.520.619.2Fresno Co.
Glenn Co.26,4539,1725,8553,3172.8463.822.024.6Glenn Co.
Humboldt Co.126,51851,23829,53421,7042.3957.628.920.3Humboldt Co.
Imperial Co.142,36139,38422,97516,4093.3358.317.121.9Imperial Co.
Inyo Co.17,9457,7035,0762,6272.3165.931.429.3Inyo Co.
Kern Co.661,645208,652129,60979,0433.0362.120.318.7Kern Co.
Kings Co.129,46134,41819,25315,1653.1855.917.016.9Kings Co.
Lake Co.58,30923,97416,9147,0602.3970.629.031.2Lake Co.
Lassen Co.33,8289,6256,5753,0502.5968.324.520.8Lassen Co.
Los Angeles Co.9,519,3383,133,7741,499,7441,634,0302.9847.924.617.2Los Angeles Co.
Madera Co.123,10936,15523,93412,2213.1866.216.522.7Madera Co.
Marin Co.247,289100,65064,02436,6262.3463.629.821.5Marin Co.
Mariposa Co.17,1306,6134,6151,9982.3769.826.529.4Mariposa Co.
Mendocino Co.86,26533,26620,38312,8832.5361.327.023.0Mendocino Co.
Merced Co.210,55463,81537,48326,3323.2558.717.719.3Merced Co.
Modoc Co.9,4493,7842,6751,1092.3970.728.128.8Modoc Co.
Mono Co.12,8535,1373,0842,0532.4360.026.612.6Mono Co.
Monterey Co.401,762121,23666,21355,0233.1454.621.220.4Monterey Co.
Napa Co.124,27945,40229,55415,8482.6265.125.825.4Napa Co.
Nevada Co.92,03336,89427,9588,9362.4775.822.827.3Nevada Co.
Orange Co.2,846,289935,287574,456360,8313.0061.421.117.7Orange Co.
LocationTotal populationOccupied housing unitsLocation
TotalOwnerRenterAverage household sizePercent
Owner1-person house­holdsWith house­holder 65 years and over
United States

281,421,906

105,480,101

69,815,753

35,664,348

2.5966.225.821.0United States
California

33,871,648

11,502,870

6,546,334

4,956,536

2.8756.923.518.8California
Placer Co.248,39993,38268,37225,0102.6373.221.321.5Placer Co.
Plumas Co.20,8249,0006,3012,6992.2970.027.526.7Plumas Co.
Riverside Co.1,545,387506,218348,532157,6862.9868.920.723.7Riverside Co.
Sacramento Co.1,223,499453,602263,819189,7832.6458.226.718.5Sacramento Co.
San Benito Co.53,23415,88510,8305,0553.3268.214.116.0San Benito Co.
San Bernardino Co.1,709,434528,594340,933187,6613.1564.518.416.6San Bernardino Co.
San Diego Co.2,813,833994,677551,461443,2162.7355.424.219.2San Diego Co.
San Francisco Co.776,733329,700115,391214,3092.3035.038.620.0San Francisco Co.
San Joaquin Co.563,598181,629109,66771,9623.0060.420.720.0San Joaquin Co.
San Luis Obispo Co.246,68192,73957,00135,7382.4961.526.024.6San Luis Obispo Co.
San Mateo Co.707,161254,103156,13397,9702.7461.424.620.5San Mateo Co.
Santa Barbara Co.399,347136,62276,61160,0112.8056.124.323.0Santa Barbara Co.
Santa Clara Co.1,682,585565,863338,661227,2022.9259.821.415.8Santa Clara Co.
Santa Cruz Co.255,60291,13954,68136,4582.7160.025.117.7Santa Cruz Co.
Shasta Co.163,25663,42641,91021,5162.5266.124.725.0Shasta Co.
Sierra Co.3,5551,5201,0744462.3270.729.027.6Sierra Co.
Siskiyou Co.44,30118,55612,4726,0842.3567.228.629.1Siskiyou Co.
Solano Co.394,542130,40384,99445,4092.9065.219.616.7Solano Co.
Sonoma Co.458,614172,403110,47561,9282.6064.125.721.6Sonoma Co.
Stanislaus Co.446,997145,14689,88655,2603.0361.919.419.5Stanislaus Co.
Sutter Co.78,93027,03316,63210,4012.8761.521.221.7Sutter Co.
Tehama Co.56,03921,01314,2146,7992.6267.624.027.7Tehama Co.
Trinity Co.13,0225,5873,9811,6062.2971.329.527.1Trinity Co.
Tulare Co.368,021110,38567,91342,4723.2861.517.119.8Tulare Co.
Tuolumne Co.54,50121,00414,9786,0262.3671.326.030.8Tuolumne Co.
Ventura Co.753,197243,234164,38078,8543.0467.618.918.9Ventura Co.
Yolo Co.168,66059,37531,50627,8692.7153.123.316.8Yolo Co.
Yuba Co.60,21920,53511,1059,4302.8754.121.720.2Yuba Co.

Reading the Chart:

Total Population counts people. Here the colored bars represent percentages of the highest population of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Under the Occupied housing units heading, the Total, Owner, and Renter subheadings are counts of housing units. The Owner and Renter values add up to the Total value. Similarly to Total Population, the colored bars represent percentages of the highest housing count of any county in the state.

The entries under the Average household size heading are averages of the number of people in each housing unit. Here the colored bars indicate a percentage of an arbitrary maximum (5). For example, the colored bar for an average family size of 2.5 fills half of the table cell.

The entries under the Percent heading are percentages. The colored bars fill the cells in proportion to the percentage value.

Census Department definitions:

Housing unit. A housing unit may be a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied (or, if vacant, is intended for occupancy) as separate living quarters.
Occupied housing unit. A housing unit is occupied if it is the usual place of residence of the person or group of people living in it at the time of enumeration or if the occupants are only temporarily absent; that is, away on vacation or business. The occupants may be a single family, one person living alone, two or more families living together, or any other group of related or unrelated people who share living quarters.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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