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Welcome to California ...

California is located in Washington County<1>.

The location of California has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, California has a population of 6,276 people<3> (see below for details).

California is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: California lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for California ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.washcochamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to California, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, California had an population of 6,276 people. This is a decrease of 7.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, California had a population of 6,795 people. This makes California the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of California represents 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 125th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,795 people, the population of California increased 28.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,274 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for California.

Communities Also Named California ...

While we believe that this California is located in Washington County, we know of another 3 Pennsylvania communities named California. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bucks, Luzerne and Montour County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 21 communities that are also named California - they are located in Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina (4), Ohio, Ontario (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for California.

Communities near California ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near California.

  • Bethel Park [Allegheny County]
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    • Bethel Park [Allegheny County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of California
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,345 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Park<6>
  • McKeesport [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKeesport
    • McKeesport [Allegheny County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of California
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,009 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKeesport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKeesport<6>
  • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Hills
    • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of California
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,101 people
    • Jefferson Hills has also been known as:
    • Jefferson
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  • Uniontown [Fayette County]
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    • Uniontown [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of California
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,719 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Hills [Allegheny County]
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      • Pleasant Hills [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of California
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hills<6>
    • White Oak [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Allegheny County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of California
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Oak<6>
    • Connellsville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connellsville
      • Connellsville [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of California
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connellsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connellsville<6>
    • Monessen [Westmoreland County]
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      • Monessen [Westmoreland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of California
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monessen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monessen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monessen<6>
    • Clairton [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clairton
      • Clairton [Allegheny County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of California
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clairton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clairton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clairton<6>
    • Donora [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donora
      • Donora [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of California
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donora<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around California. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for California.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of California. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around California.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around California. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for California.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for California ...

Looking for more information about California? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for California, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for California.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Washington County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for California. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for California.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around California - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- California) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for California. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from California

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in California. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0626, Longitude: -79.8931       In this case, the coordinates for California have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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