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California is a borough in Washington County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

The community was named by gold-seekers on their way west

The latitude of California is 40.065N. The longitude is -79.891W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,472.


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Median household income
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$24,628
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our California demographic reports
California is on the Monongahela River
Colleges and universities: California University of Pennsylvania
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about California demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15419 ZIP code.

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17% of California residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the California ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in California was $14,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of California residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in California, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $295.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.


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Washington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our California political report.

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The average commute time for California workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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