Congressional District 12, CA

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2019 Population
779,824
2.07% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Representative
Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38
0.264% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.5%
4.7% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$127,290
11.7% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$1.23M
1.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 12, CA had a population of 780k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $127,290. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 12, CA grew from 764,043 to 779,824, a 2.07% increase and its median household income grew from $113,919 to $127,290, a 11.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 12, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (32.4%), Other (Hispanic) (7.35%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.54%), and White (Hispanic) (5.4%). 40.1% of the households in Congressional District 12, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

88% of the residents in Congressional District 12, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 12, CA was $1.23M, and the homeownership rate was 34.7%. Most people in Congressional District 12, CA used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 31.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 12, CA was 1 car per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 12, CA is home to a population of 780k people, from which 88% are citizens. As of 2019, 49.6% of Congressional District 12, CA residents were born outside of the country (387k people).

In 2019, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (324k people) in Congressional District 12, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 253k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 57.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Congressional District 12, CA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (114,923 speakers), Spanish (76,074 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (14,067 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 12, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    324k ± 4k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    253k ± 6.15k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    57.3k ± 5.96k
15.2%
Hispanic Population
118k people

In 2019, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (324k people) in Congressional District 12, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 253k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 57.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.2% of the people in Congressional District 12, CA are hispanic (118k people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    114,923 speakers (15.4%)
  2. Spanish
    76,074 speakers (10.2%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    14,067 speakers (1.89%)

40.1% of Congressional District 12, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Congressional District 12, CA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 15.4% of the overall population of Congressional District 12, CA are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 10.2% speak Spanish and 1.89% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

49.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
387k people
32.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
251k people

As of 2019, 49.6% of Congressional District 12, CA residents (387k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 12, CA was 32.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 12, CA was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Congressional District 12, CA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 12, CA residents was 38.

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Citizenship

88%
2019 Citizenship
87.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 88% of Congressional District 12, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 12, CA was 87.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,599 ± 1,420
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,103 ± 994
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,912 ± 763

Congressional District 12, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 12, CA is $127,290. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 12, CA was Census Tract 4261 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 3461.02 and Census Tract 3551.17, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The economy of Congressional District 12, CA employs 481k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 12, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (119,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,680 people), and Retail Trade (40,997 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($150,420), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($127,437), and Finance & Insurance ($122,098).

Wages

Median Household Income

$127,290
2019 value
± $5,902
11.7%
1 Year Growth
± 5.46%

Households in Congressional District 12, CA have a median annual income of $127,290, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $113,919 in 2018, which represents a 11.7% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 12, CA (78.7k out of 752k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    28,389 ± 1,258
  2. Asian
    24,443 ± 1,144
  3. Hispanic
    15,736 ± 1,074

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 12, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

481k
2019 Value
± 12,842
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 3.61%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 12, CA grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 468k employees to 481k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 12, CA, are Management Occupations (81,720 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (52,150 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (48,383 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (81,720 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (52,150 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (48,383 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($149,924), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($141,547), and Management Occupations ($130,512).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

481k
2019 Value
± 12,842
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 3.61%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 12, CA grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 468k employees to 481k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 12, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (119,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,680 people), and Retail Trade (40,997 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 12, CA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 12, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Congressional District 12, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (119,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,680 people), and Retail Trade (40,997 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 12, CA, by median earnings, are Information ($150,420), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($127,437), and Finance & Insurance ($122,098).

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Civics

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Congressional District 12, CA is currently represented by Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 12, CA

Nancy Pelosi
District 12 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 12, CA is currently represented by Nancy Pelosi (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 12, CA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 12, CA was $1.23M in 2019, which is 5.1 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $1.21M to $1.23M, a 1.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 12, CA is 34.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 12, CA have an average commute time of 31.9 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 12, CA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.23M
2019 Median
± $30,376
$1.21M
2018 Median
± $26,020

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 12, CA grew to to $1.23M from the previous year's value of $1.21M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 12, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 12, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$127,290
Median Household Income
± $5,902
332k
Number of Households
± 9,285

In 2019, the median household income of the 332k households in Congressional District 12, CA grew to $127,290 from the previous year's value of $113,919.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 12, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 12, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 12, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

34.7%
2019 Homeownership
34.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 34.7% of the housing units in Congressional District 12, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 34.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 12, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 12, CA have a longer commute time (31.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 5.17% of the workforce in Congressional District 12, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Public Transit (36.1%)
  2. Drove Alone (27.7%)
  3. Walked (14.1%)

In 2019, 36.1% of workers in Congressional District 12, CA used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (27.7%) and those who walked to work (14.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 12, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 12, CA have 1 car, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

3.87%
Uninsured
60.3%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
9.49%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.481%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 12, CA grew by 14.7% from 3.37% to 3.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 12, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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