Collected California Statistics

 

Collected California Statistics

  • April 2012 
    • 4/24/12 - Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month:
      • 5.6 million - The Asian alone or in combination population in California; the state had the largest Asian population in the 2010 Census, followed by New York (1.6 million). Hawaii had the highest proportion of Asians (57 percent). Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Custom Table 3, <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/redistricting.html>
      • 47% - Percentage of businesses in Hawaii owned by people of Asian descent. It was 14.9 percent in California and 10.1 percent in New York 
      • 508,969 - California had the most Asian-owned firms at 508,969 (32.8 percent of all such firms), followed by New York with 196,825 (12.7 percent) and Texas with 114,297 (7.4 percent)
      • 1.2 million - The number of U.S. residents who said they were Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, either alone or in combination with one or more additional races, according to the 2010 Census. This group comprised 0.4 percent of the total population. More than half of all people who identified as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander reported multiple races (56 percent). Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Brief – Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin, <www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-02.pdf> 
      • Hawaii had the largest population of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders among the alone or in combination population with 356,000, followed by California (286,000). Hawaii had the largest proportion of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (26 percent). Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Custom Table 3, <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/redistricting.html>
    • 4/17/12 -  State Government Tax Collections Increase $56 Billion in 2011 - REVISED AND UPDATED:
      •  States with the largest percent increase in motor fuels tax revenue were California (80.3 percent), Alaska (37.4 percent), North Dakota (13.1 percent) and Kentucky (10.6 percent).
    • 4/12/12State Government Tax Collections Increase $62 Billion in 2011 -
      • States with the largest percent increase in motor fuels tax revenue were California (80.3 percent), Alaska (37.4 percent), North Dakota (13.1 percent) and Kentucky (10.6 percent).
    • ​4/4/12 - Micro Areas: As of July 1, 2011, the nation’s 366 metro areas contained 261.1 million people — 83.8 percent of the total population. Six metro areas increased their populations by more than 100,000 people from 2010 to 2011: Dallas-Fort Worth (155,000), Houston (140,000), Washington, D.C. (122,000), New York (119,000), Los Angeles (116,000) and Miami-Fort Lauderdale (105,000). The most populous metro areas on July 1, 2011, were New York (19.0 million), Los Angeles (12.9 million) and Chicago (9.5 million). Fourteen metro areas had populations of 4 million or more.
    • Counties - Among the 50 fastest-growing counties from 2010 to 2011, 38 were in the South, with the remaining 12 split equally between the Midwest and West. Texas contained more of these counties than any other state, with 12. Georgia was next, with nine, followed by Virginia (seven), and North Dakota and North Carolina (tied with three apiece). Texas was home to eight of the 25 counties with the highest numerical gains and California to six. All but two were in the South or West: Kings, N.Y. (Brooklyn) and Cook, Ill. (Chicago).
  • March 2012
    • 3/22/12 - California is No. 1 for women-owned businesses - Sacramento Business Journal
      •  The Golden State has an estimated 1,063,700 women-owned firms, with 977,600 employees and $189.5 billion in annual sales, according to a report byAmerican Express   Of those women-owned businesses, 56,600 are in Sacramento, employing 49,600, for about $8.48 billion in revenue
    • 3/22/12 - Profile America: Facts for Features Cinco de Mayo - US Census Bureau
    • 3/21/12 -  2010 Census Shows Asians Are Fastest-Growing Race Group
      •  California has by far the nation’s largest Asian American population, with nearly a third of the 17.3 million counted nationally in the 2010 census, according to a new Census Bureau report. California’s Asian American population of 5.6 million is nearly 1.5 million higher than in the 2000 census and more than three times as large as New York’s 1.6 million, the second-largest.(Sacramento Bee)
      • New York City had the Largest Asian Population among Places (note: these are just 2 statistics - there are more to review)
        • The 2010 Census showed that New York had the largest Asian alone-or-in-combination population with 1.1 million, followed by Los Angeles (484,000) and San Jose, Calif. (327,000). Three other places — San Francisco, San Diego and Urban Honolulu — had Asian alone-or-in-combination populations of more than 200,000 people. This ranking was identical for the Asian alone population 
        • The places with a total population of 100,000 or more with the greatest proportion of the Asian alone-or-in-combination population were Urban Honolulu (68 percent) and nine California cities — Daly City (58 percent), Fremont (55 percent), Sunnyvale (44 percent), Irvine (43 percent), Santa Clara (41 percent), Garden Grove (39 percent), Torrance (38 percent), San Francisco (36 percent) and San Jose (35 percent).
    • 3/20/12 - Mothers Day Statistics: Mother’s Day: May 13, 2012
      • 17,124
        Number of florist establishments nationwide in 2009. The 75,855 employees in floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother’s Day. Source: County Business Patterns: 2009 <http://censtats.census.gov/cgi-bin/cbpnaic/cbpdetl.pl>
      • The flowers bought for mom have a good chance of having been grown in California. Among the 15 surveyed states, California was the leading provider of cut flowers in 2009, accounting for 75 percent of domestic flower production ($269 million out of $359 million at wholesale value) in those states. (The data pertain only to operations with sales greater than or equal to $100,000.) Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service <http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1072>
    • 3/12/12  - Transparancy
      • Governor Jerry Brown's  deciion to shut down a state-run website has caused California to slip in an annual ranking  based on access to government spending data. California, one of eight states to receive the second-lowest grade of D-minus, saw its score drop from 13 points from last year, according to the California Public Interest Research Group's third annual report on transparancy. 
    • 3/9/12 -  Billionaires:
      • Forbes magzine says 100 Californians are inits largest lsiting of the globe's 1,226 billionaires. At the to pof the Califrnia list is Oracle Corp's Larry Ellinson at $36 Billion, the third riches American behind Bill Gates and Warrenbuffett. Meg Whitman, the GOP 2010 candidate for governor, ranks 913th globally with a  fortune estimated at $1.4 billion. 
    • 3/1/12 - Sacramento Bee: - Dan Walters:
      • The housing industry meltdown in California has sharply reversed a trend of increasing homeownership, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The result: The percentage of Californians who live in homes that they and their families own dipped to 55.3 percent in 2011, the second lowest rate of any state and just ahead of New York’s 53.6 percent.
  • Feb. 2012
    • 2/29/12 - Sacramento  Bee: – Dan Walters
      • California’s nonprofit, charitable foundations boomed between 1999 and 2009, according to a new study by the University of Southern California’s Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy. Their numbers grew by 71 percent, topping 7,100. Contributions more than doubled to $6 billion, and assets grew by more than one-third to $93.3 billion.
    • 2/29/12 -  U.S. Census Bureau News -- Profile America Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2012
      • Number of states with at least 500,000 women-owned businesses in 2007 were California, Texas, New York and Florida. California had 1.0 million women-owned businesses, Texas had 609,947 or 7.8 percent of all women-owned businesses in the United States, New York had 594,517 or 7.6 percent, and Florida had 581,045, or 7.4 percent. Source: Survey of Business Owners: Women-Owned Businesses: 2007 <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/>

    • 2/23/12President Obama has rolls out a list of 35 national co-chairs  - including SalesForce CEO    
    • 2/22/12 - US Census Bureau: 1940 - 2010 Census:  Most Populous State(s) and Cities
      • 1940: Most Populous State: New York - California #5 with a population of 6,907,38. Cities: Los Angeles, #5, with  1,504,27 people.
      • 2010: Most populous state: California #1 with a population of  37,253,95. Cities: LA #2 with 3,792,62, San Diego, #8 with 1,307,40 and San Jose #10 with  945,94 people.
    • 2/22/12 -  Women's History Month (March) - US Census Bureau: 4 - The Number of states with at least 500,000 women-owned businesses in 2007 were California, Texas, New York and Florida. California had 1.0 million women-owned businesses, Texas had 609,947 or 7.8 percent of all women-owned businesses in the United States, New York had 594,517 or 7.6 percent, and Florida had 581,045, or 7.4 percent. Source: Survey of Business Owners: Women-Owned Businesses: 2007
    • 2/22/12 - St. Patrick's Day Statistics Of Interest -  US Census Bureau16 Number of places in the United States that share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. The most populous of these places is Dublin, Calif., with a population of 46,036. Source: 2010 Demographic Profile  
    • Study: California taxes high, but not highest -  OC Register -- By some measures, California’s tax burden lands the state in the nation’s top 10 – but you can’t blame Sacramento alone for the ranking. A study by the Tax Foundation found that the state’s state and local tax burden per person was $4,910 in 2009, sixth highest nationwide. (No. 1 is Connecticut at $7,256.) But local taxes were a key reason for California’s ranking being so high.When you look at all state revenue – including taxes, fees, licenses, and intergovernmental revenue – the amount per person is $5,292, landing California at 24th highest nationwide.
    • Valentine's Day - Census Burea News - 2/7/12
      • California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 135, followed by Pennsylvania, with 111.
      • Number of U.S. establishments that manufactured nonchocolate confectionary products in 2009 - California led the nation in this category, with 45 establishment
      • California was the leading producer of flowers in 2010
      • Number of Marriages