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California, Maryland - Basic Facts

The California Census Designated Place had a population of 13,405 as of July 1, 2017. California ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for California is located at latitude 38.2976 and longitude -76.4921 in St. Mary's County. The formal boundaries for the California Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.78 sq. miles and a water area of 2.21 sq. miles. St. Mary's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The California Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389265) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The California Census Designated Place is located within District 8, Bay, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with California population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for California: Benita, Benitia.

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California, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,405
Daytime Population: Workers 12,818
Daytime Population: Residents 5,920
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,738
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 13,386
Population in Familes 11,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,049
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $88,292
Average Household Income $104,173
Per Capita Income $37,958


Total Housing Units 5,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,387 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,482 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $282,627
Average Home Value $313,921


Total Households 4,869
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 3,417
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.71% 1.65%
Households 1.53% 1.53%
Families 1.32% 1.44%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

California, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares California to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 99 81st
Population Density # 292 44th
Diversity Index # 124 76th
Median Household Income # 159 69th
Per Capita Income # 184 65th

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