California


Newspapers

2004 Daily 97
Weekly 384
Total 481
2019 Daily 68
Weekly 298
Total 366
24% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 5.7 million
Weekly 7.3 million
Total 13 million
2019 Daily 2.6 million
Weekly 4.6 million
Total 7.2 million
45% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
40 million  
Adult Population
31 million 
Population Rank
1st out of 50 
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Demographics

Median Age
36
Age Rank
42nd oldest state of 50 (tied with Oklahoma) 
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
32% 
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Economics

Median Income
$64,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.) 
Poverty Rate
14% (compared with 13% in U.S.) 
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Filling the Void (Online News Organizations)

40 online news organizations cover California, according to the LION database
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National Politics

2016 Presidential Election Results
Clinton, 62%; Trump, 33% 
Senators
2 Democrats 
Representatives
7 Republicans, 46 Democrats  
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
58% 
State Senators
12 Republicans, 28 Democrats  
State Representatives
23 Republicans, 57 Democrats  
Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) ends his term Jan. 2023
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