San Fernando, CA

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Population

24,581

0.758% growth

Median Age

33.3


Median Household Income

$54,298

2.58% decline

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

11,049

1.58% growth

Median Property Value

$370,300

7.8% growth

About

In 2017, San Fernando, CA had a population of 24.6k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $54,298. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Fernando, CA grew from 24,396 to 24,581, a 0.758% increase and its median household income declined from $55,734 to $54,298, a -2.58% decrease.

The population of San Fernando, CA is 92.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.37% White Alone, and 1.48% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in San Fernando, CA speak a non-English language, and 78.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Fernando, CA are Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology (38 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in San Fernando, CA is $370,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.1%. Most people in San Fernando, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in San Fernando, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of San Fernando, CA employs 11k people. The largest industries in San Fernando, CA are Manufacturing (1,722 people), Retail Trade (1,488 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,313 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,054), Public Administration ($55,833), and Information ($52,115).

Median household income in San Fernando, CA is $54,298. Males in San Fernando, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in San Fernando, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,298

2017 value

± $4,832

-2.58%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in San Fernando, CA have a median annual income of $54,298, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,734 in 2016, which represents a -2.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Fernando, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3201

  2. Census Tract 3202.02

  3. Census Tract 3203

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Fernando, CA was Census Tract 3201 with a value of $67,536, followed by Census Tract 3202.02 and Census Tract 3203, with respective values of $64,028 and $47,909.

The following map shows all of the places in San Fernando, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Fernando, CA (4.01k out of 24.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    3,781 ± 449

  2. White

    2,328 ± 358

  3. Other

    1,497 ± 283

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Fernando, 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

11k

2017 Value

± 732

1.58%

1 Year growth

± 9.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Fernando, CA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 10.9k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Fernando, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,965 people), Production Occupations (1,252 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,141 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Fernando, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Fernando, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,965 people), Production Occupations (1,252 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,141 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Fernando, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.19 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.95 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Fernando, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($110,139), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,909), and Protective Service Occupations ($88,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11k

2017 Value

± 732

1.58%

1 Year growth

± 9.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Fernando, CA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 10.9k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Fernando, CA, are Manufacturing (1,722 people), Retail Trade (1,488 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,313 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Fernando, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Fernando, 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 San Fernando, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,722 people), Retail Trade (1,488 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,313 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Fernando, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2 times higher than expected), Construction (1.83 times), and Manufacturing (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Fernando, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,054), Public Administration ($55,833), and Information ($52,115).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.7% of the population of San Fernando, CA has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 31.6% on Medicaid, 5.62% on Medicare, 7.25% on non-group plans, and 0.498% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of San Fernando, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Fernando, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.3%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

31.6%

Medicaid

5.62%

Medicare

7.25%

Non-Group

0.498%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Fernando, CA declined by 10.8% from 16% to 14.3%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

San Fernando, CA is home to a population of 24.6k people, from which 78.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of San Fernando, CA residents were born outside of the country (8.75k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Fernando, CA is composed of 22.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (92.4%), 1.07k White Alone residents (4.37%), 365 Black or African American Alone residents (1.48%), 268 Asian Alone residents (1.09%), 93 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.378%), 45 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.183%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0529%), and 4 Two or More Races residents (0.0163%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Fernando, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Fernando, CA was 33.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in San Fernando, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Fernando, CA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    8.75k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of San Fernando, CA residents (8.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Fernando, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

78.8%

2017 Citizenship

79.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 78.8% of San Fernando, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Fernando, CA was 79.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    22.7k ± 1.84k

  2. White Alone

    1.07k ± 209

  3. Black or African American Alone

    365 ± 183

In 2017, there were 21.2 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (22.7k people) in San Fernando, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.07k White Alone and 365 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Fernando, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of San Fernando, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in San Fernando, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of San Fernando, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    185 ± 100

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    114 ± 65

  3. Vietnam

    62 ± 47

San Fernando, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Fernando, CA awarded 38 degrees. The student population of San Fernando, CA is skewed towards women, with 11 male students and 22 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Fernando, CA are Hispanic or Latino (37 and 97.4%), followed by White (1 and 2.63%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in San Fernando, CA by number of degrees awarded are Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology (38 and 100%).

The most popular majors in San Fernando, CA are General Cosmetology (21 and 55.3%), Barbering (12 and 31.6%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (5 and 13.2%).

The median tuition costs in San Fernando, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 21 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in San Fernando, CA was General Cosmetology with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in San Fernando, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

38 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the San Fernando, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology with 38 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

12

Degrees Awarded to Men

26

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 12 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Fernando, CA, which is 0.462 times less than the 26 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in San Fernando, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Fernando, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 37 degrees mean that there were 37 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Fernando, CA was $370,300 in 2017, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $343,500 to $370,300, a 7.8% increase. The homeownership rate in San Fernando, CA is 54.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Fernando, CA have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Fernando, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,298

Median Household Income

± $4,832

6.25k

Number of Households

± 512

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.25k households in San Fernando, CA declined from $54,298 from the previous year's value of $55,734.

The following chart displays the households in San Fernando, 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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Housing

Property Value

$370,300

2017 Median

± $10,293

$343,500

2016 Median

± $9,679

In 2017, the median property value in San Fernando, CA grew to to $370,300 from the previous year's value of $343,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Fernando, 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 San Fernando, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.1%

2017 Homeownership

55.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.1% of the housing units in San Fernando, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Fernando, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Fernando, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Fernando, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Fernando, CA have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.64% of the workforce in San Fernando, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Public Transit

    5.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Fernando, CA was Drove Alone (74.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.6%) and those who Public Transit (5.17%).

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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