Congressional District 51, CA

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2019 Population
740,797
0.898% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Representative
Juan Vargas
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
33.7
1.51% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
20.2%
6.35% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,471
4.73% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$385,300
0.619% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Congressional District 51, CA had a population of 741k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $52,471. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 51, CA declined from 747,510 to 740,797, a −0.898% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,101 to $52,471, a 4.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 51, CA are White (Hispanic) (55.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), Other (Hispanic) (11.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.38%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.17%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 51, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

84% of the residents in Congressional District 51, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 51, CA was $385,300, and the homeownership rate was 43.7%. Most people in Congressional District 51, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 51, CA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 51, CA is home to a population of 741k people, from which 84% are citizens. As of 2019, 112% of Congressional District 51, CA residents were born outside of the country (830k people).

In 2019, there were 4.38 times more White (Hispanic) residents (413k people) in Congressional District 51, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 94.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 88.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 51, CA
  1. White (Hispanic)
    413k ± 19.5k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.4k ± 6.77k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    88.2k ± 8.83k
71.3%
Hispanic Population
528k people

In 2019, there were 4.38 times more White (Hispanic) residents (413k people) in Congressional District 51, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 94.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 88.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

71.3% of the people in Congressional District 51, CA are hispanic (528k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

112%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
830k people
33.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
247k people

As of 2019, 112% of Congressional District 51, CA residents (830k 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 51, CA was 33.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

26
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 51, CA was 33.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Congressional District 51, CA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 51, CA residents was 33.

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Citizenship

84%
2019 Citizenship
83.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 84% of Congressional District 51, 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 51, CA was 83.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,540 ± 1,560
  2. Vietnam
    6,087 ± 1,161
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,468 ± 1,015

Congressional District 51, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 51, CA is $52,471. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 51, 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 51, CA employs 306k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 51, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,124 people), Retail Trade (36,763 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (31,939 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,000), Utilities ($69,561), and Public Administration ($57,030).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,471
2019 value
± $1,982
4.73%
1 Year Growth
± 5.23%

Households in Congressional District 51, CA have a median annual income of $52,471, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,101 in 2018, which represents a 4.73% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 51, CA (141k out of 699k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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. Hispanic
    110,433 ± 2,645
  2. White
    92,383 ± 2,502
  3. Other
    23,503 ± 1,249

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 51, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

306k
2019 Value
± 10,346
0.507%
1 Year growth
± 4.74%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 51, CA grew at a rate of 0.507%, from 305k employees to 306k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 51, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (32,335 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,018 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (26,390 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 51, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 51, CA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (32,335 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,018 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (26,390 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 51, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($82,017), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,322), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,181).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

306k
2019 Value
± 10,346
0.507%
1 Year growth
± 4.74%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 51, CA grew at a rate of 0.507%, from 305k employees to 306k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 51, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,124 people), Retail Trade (36,763 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (31,939 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 51, CA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 51, 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 51, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,124 people), Retail Trade (36,763 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (31,939 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 51, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,000), Utilities ($69,561), and Public Administration ($57,030).

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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 51, CA is currently represented by Juan Vargas 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 51, CA

Juan Vargas
District 51 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 51, CA is currently represented by Juan Vargas (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 51, CA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 51, CA was $385,300 in 2019, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $387,700 to $385,300, a 0.619% decrease. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 51, CA is 43.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 51, CA have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 51, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$385,300
2019 Median
± $15,007
$387,700
2018 Median
± $14,059

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 51, CA declined from to $385,300 from the previous year's value of $387,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 51, 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 51, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k 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.
$52,471
Median Household Income
± $1,982
208k
Number of Households
± 7,938

In 2019, the median household income of the 208k households in Congressional District 51, CA grew to $52,471 from the previous year's value of $50,101.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 51, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 51, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 51, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

43.7%
2019 Homeownership
45.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 43.7% of the housing units in Congressional District 51, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 51, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 51, CA have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in Congressional District 51, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (73.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Public Transit (4.91%)

In 2019, 73.5% of workers in Congressional District 51, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who used public transit to get to work (4.91%).

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

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 51, 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 51, CA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

12.4%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
34.3%
Medicaid
7.02%
Medicare
9.03%
Non-Group
2.36%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 51, CA grew by 5.25% from 11.8% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 51, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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