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California State Census Facts

California Population Facts

California Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 9.10%

California Total population: 36,418,499

Males in California: 18,210,090

Females in California: 18,208,409

Median age in California (years): 34.7

Under 5 years in California: 2,669,642

18 years and over in California: 27,043,417

65 years and over in California: 4,012,371

One race in California: 35,162,860

White in California: 22,189,514

Black or African American in California: 2,250,630

American Indian and Alaska Native: 285,162

Asian in California: 4,471,394

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 132,437

Some other race in California: 5,833,723

Mixed Race Ethnicity in California: 1,255,639

Hispanic or Latino in California (of any race): 13,160,978

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 50.20%

Foreign born people in California, percent, 2000: 26.20%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 39.50%

High school graduates in California, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 76.80%

Bachelor's degree or higher in California, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 26.60%

People in California with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 5,923,361

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 27.7

Housing units in California, 2008: 13,393,878

California Homeownership rate, 2000: 56.90%

California Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 31.40%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in California, 2000: $211,500

Households in California, 2000: 11,502,870

People per household in California, 2000: 2.87

Median household income in California, 2008: $61,017

California Per capita money income, 1999: $22,711

People in California below poverty level, percent, 2008: 13.30%

California Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in California, 2007: 891,997

Private nonfarm employment in California, 2007: 13,771,650

Private nonfarm employment in California, percent change 2000-2007: 6.90%

Nonemployer establishments in California, 2007: 2,757,179

Total number of businesses in California, 2002: 2,908,758

Black-owned businesses in California, percent, 2002: 3.90%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 1.30%

Asian-owned businesses, percent in California, 2002: 12.80%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.20%

Hispanic-owned businesses in California, percent, 2002: 14.70%

Women-owned businesses in California, percent, 2002: 29.90%

Manufacturers shipments in California, 2002 ($1000): 378,661,414

Wholesale trade sales in California, 2002 ($1000): 655,954,708

Retail sales in California, 2002 ($1000): 359,120,365

Retail sales per capita in California, 2002: $10,264

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 55,559,669

Building permits in California, 2008: 62,681

Federal spending in California, 2008: 299,922,630

California Geography Facts

California Land area, 2000 (square miles): 155,959.34

California People per square mile, 2000: 217.2

California Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

California Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in California: 2.92

Average family size in California: 3.53

California Population 25 years and over: 23,237,728

Civilian veterans in California(civilian population 18 years and over): 2,086,560

Foreign born in California: 9,855,606

Male, Now married, except separated in California (population 15 years and over): 7,080,956

Female, Now married, except separated in California (population 15 years and over): 6,711,646

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over): 14,292,655

California Household population: 35,556,575

California Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 18,228,215

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 27

Median household income in California (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 61,154

Median family income in California (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 69,659

Per capita income in California(in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 29,405

California Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in California: 13,295,476

Occupied housing units in California: 12,177,852

Owner-occupied housing units in California: 7,038,202

Renter-occupied housing units in California: 5,139,650

Vacant housing units in California: 1,117,624

Owner-occupied homes in California: 7,038,202

Median value (dollars): 510,200

With a mortgage in California (dollars): 2,354

Not mortgaged in California (dollars): 444

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Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Facility is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Drug Rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Center are:

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California has a diverse culture and unique geography. These key points create issues and drug threat situations that are exclusive to this specific state. Drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico; however, methamphetamine and marijuana are produced or cultivated in large quantities within the state. San Diego and Imperial Counties remain principal transshipment zones for a variety of drugs – cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine – smuggled from Mexico.

Los Angeles is a distribution center for all types of illicit drugs destined for other major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. as well as locally. Increased security measures at Los Angeles International Airport continue to deter drug traffickers from traveling through the airport. Although the northern half of California is awash in methamphetamine in more rural areas, heroin remains the number one drug of abuse in San Francisco, heroin and crack cocaine continue to impact Oakland, and methamphetamine continues in and around Sacramento.

Drug rehabs in California employ a variety of different ideas as to what works best for addiction treatment. They take into account the varying degrees of personalities, lifestyles, religious beliefs, and experiences all of which are unique to each individual, and can play a role in the way treatment is received and handled. Understanding that everyone is different and holds different value and belief systems is the key to finding the identifying factor in recovery. 

The "one size fits all" approach to addiction recovery is not right for most people.  Many recovering addicts have special needs and individual circumstances that deem them immune to a blanket approach of addiction recovery. For this reason, niche rehabs with philosophies that focus on specific groups have proven themselves very successful.  The basic philosophy of all these centers are that specific group based treatment is more effective than a "one size fits all" approach treatment.  Some of the specifications of this target based rehab philosophy are gender specific, age specific, lifestyle specific, and religious specific. 

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 2,708 325 866 1,517 2,383
Past Year Marijuana Use 3,342 424 1,187 1,731 2,918
Past Month Marijuana Use 1,949 222 716 1,011 1,727
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 1,188 153 352 683 1,036
Past Year Cocaine Use 723 55 279 388 668
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 1,591 214 507 870 1,377
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 11,160 1,079 1,105 8,976 10,081
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 296 149 133 14 147
Past Month Alcohol Use 14,743 505 2,470 11,768 14,238
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 6,412 320 1,609 4,484 6,092
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
13,510 1,323 1,591 10,597 12,188
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 1,304 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 8484 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 6,751 284 1,415 5,053 6,468
Past Month Cigarette Use 5,885 225 1,237 4,424 5,661
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
23,008 2,282 3,169 17,557 20,725
Illicit Drug Dependence 575 77 222 276 498
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 812 149 312 351 663
Alcohol Dependence 1,159 71 331 757 1,088
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 2,433 186 716 1,531 2,246
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 2,832 259 861 1,711 2,573
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 764 136 298 330 628
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 2,321 181 708 1,432 2,140

California Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 3,055 drug arrests in California during 2007.
  • During 2006, there were 2,483 homicides reported in California.
  • There were 6,088 juvenile and 153,856 adult felony arrests for drug offenses in California during 2005.
  • There were 147,301 misdemeanor arrests for drug offenses in California during 2005.
  • Approximately 11.2 million (38.46%) California citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 880,000 (3.02%) California citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 618,000 (2.12%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 2.6 million (9%) California citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • More than 400 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement during 2006.
  • During 2007, there were 221 methamphetamine laboratory incidents in California reported by the DEA and state and local authorities, a decrease from the 1,281 such incidents reported during 2003.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were 64 children in California affected by methamphetamine laboratories during 2007.
  • During 2006, there were 193,717 drug/alcohol treatment admissions in California. There were 183,278 treatment admissions in California during 2005. More than one-third of these treatment admissions were related to amphetamines, during both 200553and 2006.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 849,000 (2.92%) California citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of California it is estimated that there will be around 168,397 DUI's, and 2,005 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 10,208 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 52,316 tobacco related deaths, and 2,041 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 1,759,368 marijuana users, 288,306 cocaine addicts, and 16,332 heroin addicts living in California. It is also estimated that there are 770,457 people abusing prescription drugs, 73,498 people that use inhalants, and 130,846 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In California, there will be around 222,099 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine and Crack Cocaine:
    • Cocaine is readily available throughout the state with Los Angeles remaining one of the nation’s largest cocaine transshipment and distribution centers.
    • Cocaine is also widely available in San Francisco and other areas of northern California.
    • Los Angeles based gangs dominate the street level distribution of crack cocaine throughout the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas.
    • Cocaine bought by the gangs is “rocked” or converted into crack cocaine in the Los Angeles area (including Santa Ana and Riverside) and then sold locally or distributed to other cities in California and nationally.
  • Heroin:
    • California-based law enforcement agencies primarily seize Mexico black tar heroin throughout the state and Mexican brown tar heroin to a lesser extent.
    • Mexican black tar heroin is usually smuggled into the U.S. in amounts of five pounds or less, but occasionally law enforcement seizes larger amounts. In addition, Southeast Asian, Southwest Asian, and Colombian heroin seizures periodically occur throughout the state.
    • The increased availability of high purity heroin that can be snorted allows a new, younger population to use heroin without a syringe and needle. Drug treatment specialists stated that these new heroin users ingest large amounts of heroin and become quickly addicted.
    • Reports that high purity Colombian heroin is now available in the counties surrounding Los Angeles is supported by the recent seizure of 200 grams of Colombian heroin by law enforcement in Ventura County.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine is the primary drug threat in California.
    • In recent years, there has been a decrease in the number of meth labs seized in California and an increase in the number of meth labs just south of the border in Mexico.
    • Within California itself, Hispanics and Caucasians are the almost exclusive consumers of meth.
    • Purity levels of meth have ranged from a low of ten percent to a high of 100 percent purity.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Although MDMA or Ecstasy was considered the most popular “club drug” in the state among teens and young adults, there are indicators that its use may be decreasing across the board, yet consistently available in geographical pockets.
    • The Partnership for a Drug Free America conducted a study released in 2004 which stated the use of Ecstasy among teenagers “had dropped 25 percent in the last two years, (that) decrease translates into an additional 770,000 teens rejecting the once trendy drug.”
    • Ecstasy is of limited availability for sale in San Diego. MDMA is often obtained through suppliers based in Los Angeles, or on the Internet.
    • Recent studies indicate that use of MDMA is expanding from raves and clubs into schools, malls and residences.
    • MDMA is widely available in Los Angeles, which is one of three major gateway cities for the influx of MDMA into the U.S. (Miami and New York are the other two cities).
    • Compton (near Los Angeles) remains a primary source of PCP throughout the U.S. Street gangs continue to control both production and distribution of PCP.
    • Though not as widely popular as most rave drugs, LSD remains readily available throughout the Los Angeles area. The ample supply of LSD is due to the number LSD laboratories operating in remote areas of Northern California, which has been the center of LSD production since the 1960’s.
    • Internet sales of GHB and GBL persist.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana remains the most widely available and abused illicit substance in California.
    • Large quantities of low-grade marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.
    • The demand for highly potent Canadian marijuana, commonly referred to as “BC bud,” appears to have waned in the Los Angeles area, but quantities of this variety are still smuggled into the state.
    • Potent domestic marijuana is also cultivated in sophisticated indoor, hydroponic gardens throughout the state. The growing pervasiveness of domestically grown marijuana has been facilitated by numerous medicinal marijuana clubs and hydroponic shops in the state, which openly advertise or sell cannabis seeds and seedlings subsequently used in indoor or small outdoor grows.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Due to the discrepancy in national laws between the U.S. and Mexico, the prolific “border pharmacies” within walking distance across the border in Tijuana and other Mexican border towns continue to be a major source of controlled substances in the San Diego metropolitan area.
    • Another major source of controlled substances in the San Diego metropolitan area is the Internet, which has greatly facilitated the smuggling of illicit pharmaceuticals into the U.S. through Tijuana-based distributors.
    • Doctor shopping and prescription forgery are the primary methods of prescription drug abuse in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas. In Northern California, OxyContin, Vicodin, benzodiazepines and carisoprodol are most commonly abused.
    • In the Los Angeles area, Vicodin, Xanax, codeine, Valium, OxyContin, and Promethazine with codeine cough syrup remain the principal drugs abused.
    • The San Diego area prescription drugs of choice are Vicodin, VicodinES, Lortab, and Vicoprofen, along with anabolic steroids.
    • Rohypnol is rarely encountered by law enforcement within in the greater Los Angeles area.
    • Vicodin, Ritalin, Rohypnol, Ketamine, and Valium are commonly diverted pharmaceutical narcotics. Many of these narcotics are used by teens and young adults frequenting the club scene. Rohypnol is available without a prescription at pharmacies throughout Mexico.

California was admitted as the 31st state of the Union on Sept. 9, 1850, and by the early 1960s it was the most populous U.S. state. No version of the origin of California’s name has been fully accepted, but there is wide support for the contention that it derived from an early 16th-century Spanish novel, Las sergas de Esplandián (“The Adventures of Esplandián”), that described a paradisiacal island full of gold and precious stones called California. The influence of the Spanish settlers of the 18th and 19th centuries is evident in California’s architecture and place-names. The capital of California is Sacramento.

California’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 36,457,5491
  • Race/ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 59.8% white; 6.2% black/African American; 0.7% American Indian/Alaska Native; 12.3% Asian; 0.4% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 17.3% other race; 3.3% two or more races; 35.9% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)