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About California

Population (2014 Estimate): 38,802,500

  • White: 39%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 38%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Black or African American: 7%
  • Two or More Ethnic Origins or Races: 4%

Land Area: 155,779.2 square miles
Density: 239.1 persons per square mile
Capital: Sacramento
Became a State: September 9, 1850
Bordering States: Arizona, Nevada, Oregon
International Border: Mexico


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Special Populations: American Indian


Special Populations: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander


Special Populations: Border, Rural, and Migrant Farmworker