A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to California ...
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).
We don't have a date for the establishment of California.
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 (with a count of 5,274 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for California.
Adding California to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of California in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of California elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for California on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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 ...
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/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2021