Profiles of California
"This is a great statistical resource for California localities."

"An impressive listing of geography, history, population, economics, education, housing, and transportation for all of California’s counties and incorporated municipalities, along with nearly 1,000 harder-to-research census-designated places and unincorporated areas… Other useful sections in Profiles include comparative statistics about places, educational statistics, ancestry and ethnic distributions by place, and weather averages."

Profiles of California
Fifth Edition

Pub. Date: February 2018
Softcover: 1,200 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-752-5
Price: $149.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-753-2 EBook Vendors

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This volume provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the 1,709 Populated Places in the state of California, including:

• Demographics on each County & Individual City or Town
• Detailed Data on School Districts
• Hispanic & Asian Population Statistics
• Informative Statistics & Rankings on Ancestry Groups
• Weather Statistics
• Comparative Ranking Charts

About California
In full color, this section gives the researcher a real sense of the state and its history. It includes a Photo Gallery, and comprehensive sections on California’s History & Government, Timeline of California's History, Land and Natural Resources, California Energy Profile, and Demographic Maps. With charts and maps these 40 pages help to anchor the researcher to the state, both physically and politically.

Demographic Profiles
This section, organized by county, gives detailed profiles of 1,709 places plus 58 counties, based on Census 2010 and data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey. In addition, we have added current government statistics and original research so that these profiles pull together statistical and descriptive information on every Census-recognized place in the state. Major fields of information include:

  • Geography
  • Ancestry
  • Economy
  • Housing
  • Transporation
  • Industry
  • Education
  • Population
  • Health
  • Religion
  • Climate

Categories New to this edition 
include dentists per capita and selected monthly owner costs with and without a mortgage. In addition to place and county profiles, this section includes Place Name Index.

Comparative Statistics
This section includes tables that compare California's 100 largest incorporated communities by dozens of data points.

Community Rankings
This section includes tables that rank the top 150 and bottom 150 incorporated communities with population over 2,500, in dozens of categories.

This section begins with an Educational State Profile, summarizing number of schools, students, diplomas granted and educational dollars spent. Following the state profile are School District Rankings on 16 topics ranging from Student/Teacher Ratios to Current Expenditures per Student. Following these rankings are statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results and data from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - an overview of student performance by subject.

Hispanic, Asian & Ancestry Group Statistics
This section provides a detailed look at the ancestral, Hispanic and racial makeup of California’s 200+ ethnic categories. Profiles are included for the state, for all counties with 100,000 or more residents, and for all places with 50,000 or more residents. In the ranking section, data is displayed three ways: 1) by number, based on all places regardless of population; 2) by percent, based on all places regardless of population; 3) by percent, based on places with populations of 50,000 or more. You will discover, for example, that San Jose has the greatest number of people reporting Portuguese ancestry in the state (15,480), and that 34.1% of the population of Glendale are of Armenian ancestry.

Provides extensive climatological data on all of California’s weather stations, including statistics on maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation, extreme temperatures, humidity and more.
This section also includes Significant Storm Event data from January 2000 through December 2009. Here you will learn that a wildfire caused over $1 billion in property damage in San Diego County in October 2003.

This title includes THREE YEARS of FREE ONLINE ACCESS to sortable ranking tables on the Grey House Online platform, plus a link to this content can be added to your Salem Press landing page.

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Pub. Date: February 2018
Softcover: 1,200 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-752-5
Price: $149.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-753-2 EBook Vendors

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