California
Mortgage Loan Application
Totals and Details
in 2017

Find mortgage statistics for California.
Our lists allow you to explore the total number of mortgage applications and mortgage application details for 2003-2017 in all of California.
You can organize this information by metropolitan area and by county.

Years 2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  
Total Number of Mortgage Applications 1,714,459
Total Mortgage Loan Application Amount $721,090,329,000
Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount $420,000
Highest Mortgage Loan Application Amount $475,000,000
Average Applicant Income $135,000
Highest Applicant Income $610,715,000

We provide overall totals and averages for each year, as well as highest application amount and the income of the highest applicant.
If you are looking for a mortgage or lending statistics in California, these numbers will give you an idea of what to expect as you begin to look for a lender.

These lists are also able to be organized by various details about Mortgage Loan Applications for each year, with categories such as loan purpose, race of mortgage applicant, loan type, the outcome of the application, and reason for denial.

Each category breaks down the total number of mortgage applications, the total dollar amount for those applications, the average mortgage amount, and the highest mortgage within that category. You can also look at information regarding the average income of the mortgage applicants and the highest income of the mortgage applicants. If you're looking for a certain type of mortgage, these numbers will give you a better gauge of what to expect in various situations.

Download the California Lender List

Mortgage Loan Application Detail Totals for California in 2017

Loan Purpose

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Refinancing 917,354 $366,700,581,000 $399,000 $300,000,000 $128,000 $442,000,000
Home Purchase 678,869 $318,066,006,000 $468,000 $475,000,000 $141,000 $542,821,000
Home Improvement 118,236 $36,323,742,000 $307,000 $195,000,000 $153,000 $610,715,000

Applicant Race

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
White 695,575 $295,389,884,000 $424,000 $40,000,000 $163,000 $293,391,000
Hispanic 326,031 $92,987,848,000 $285,000 $12,000,000 $99,000 $610,715,000
Not Provided 233,740 $99,612,361,000 $426,000 $475,000,000 $160,000 $34,999,000
Asian 209,725 $101,289,339,000 $482,000 $300,000,000 $163,000 $442,000,000
Not applicable 160,432 $102,314,291,000 $637,000 $293,797,000 $24,000 $8,368,000
Black or African American 66,608 $21,934,996,000 $329,000 $23,600,000 $104,000 $17,520,000
Native Hawaiin or Other Pacific Islander 14,177 $5,051,064,000 $356,000 $8,710,000 $157,000 $542,821,000
American Indian or Alaskan Native 8,171 $2,510,546,000 $307,000 $4,256,000 $119,000 $15,665,000

Loan Type

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Conventional (any loan other than FHA, VA, FSA, or RHS loans) 1,324,862 $590,751,314,000 $445,000 $475,000,000 $154,000 $610,715,000
FHA-insured (Federal Housing Administration) 255,304 $79,927,029,000 $313,000 $59,080,000 $65,000 $14,490,000
VA-guaranteed (Veterans Administration) 128,964 $49,404,648,000 $383,000 $6,691,000 $76,000 $7,175,000
FSA/RHS (Farm Service Agency or Rural Housing Service) 5,329 $1,007,338,000 $189,000 $2,212,000 $46,000 $5,985,000

Outcome

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Loan Originated 877,753 $392,838,923,000 $447,000 $293,797,000 $153,000 $610,715,000
Application Withdrawn By Applicant 241,369 $100,106,709,000 $414,000 $300,000,000 $137,000 $442,000,000
Loan Purchased By The Institution 233,447 $87,656,103,000 $375,000 $108,800,000 $67,000 $9,332,000
Application Denied By Financial Institution 226,258 $88,131,063,000 $389,000 $475,000,000 $135,000 $121,546,000
File Closed For Incompleteness 81,948 $29,953,504,000 $365,000 $147,000,000 $124,000 $121,597,000
Application Approved But Not Accepted 53,535 $22,340,098,000 $417,000 $116,000,000 $134,000 $22,272,000
Preapproval Denied by Financial Institution 80 $33,071,000 $413,000 $2,470,000 $1,466,000 $16,172,000
Preapproval Approved but not Accepted 69 $30,858,000 $447,000 $1,000,000 $733,000 $11,645,000

Denial Reason

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Debt-To-Income Ratio 49,132 $21,931,478,000 $446,000 $18,113,000 $116,000 $121,546,000
Credit History 28,404 $8,301,611,000 $292,000 $11,700,000 $128,000 $24,000,000
Credit Application Incomplete 23,046 $8,366,915,000 $363,000 $30,655,000 $236,000 $62,500,000
Collateral 19,895 $8,472,014,000 $425,000 $38,500,000 $172,000 $26,729,000
Other 14,660 $5,829,023,000 $397,000 $54,900,000 $148,000 $20,817,000
Unverifiable Information 9,066 $3,966,612,000 $437,000 $15,000,000 $173,000 $27,470,000
Insufficient Cash (Downpayment, Closing Cost) 4,862 $2,599,049,000 $534,000 $23,600,000 $178,000 $15,831,000
Employment History 1,537 $585,080,000 $380,000 $5,600,000 $208,000 $91,399,000
Mortgage Insurance Denied 68 $28,071,000 $412,000 $2,000,000 $102,000 $393,000
Download the California Lender List

Mortgage Loan Application Totals in 2017 by California Metropolitan Area

Metro Area Total Number of Mortgage Loan Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount Average Applicant Income
ANAHEIM-SANTA ANA-IRVINE, CA 129,733 $ 69,142,909,000 $ 532,000 $ 169,000
BAKERSFIELD, CA 37,175 $ 7,254,267,000 $ 195,000 $ 76,000
CHICO, CA 9,673 $ 2,220,366,000 $ 229,000 $ 87,000
EL CENTRO, CA 5,832 $ 1,081,305,000 $ 185,000 $ 75,000
FRESNO, CA 38,040 $ 8,655,575,000 $ 227,000 $ 87,000
HANFORD-CORCORAN, CA 5,490 $ 1,088,046,000 $ 198,000 $ 68,000
LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH-GLENDALE, CA 350,698 $ 177,406,863,000 $ 505,000 $ 151,000
MADERA, CA 6,393 $ 1,294,217,000 $ 202,000 $ 77,000
MERCED, CA 11,122 $ 2,281,008,000 $ 205,000 $ 77,000
MODESTO, CA 27,481 $ 6,453,798,000 $ 234,000 $ 82,000
NAPA, CA 6,632 $ 3,285,339,000 $ 495,000 $ 170,000
OAKLAND-HAYWARD-BERKELEY, CA 134,511 $ 66,408,130,000 $ 493,000 $ 151,000
OXNARD-THOUSAND OAKS-VENTURA, CA 38,381 $ 16,948,652,000 $ 441,000 $ 137,000
REDDING, CA 9,136 $ 1,965,858,000 $ 215,000 $ 75,000
RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO-ONTARIO, CA 259,693 $ 71,746,953,000 $ 276,000 $ 111,000
SACRAMENTO--ROSEVILLE--ARDEN-ARCADE, CA 137,188 $ 42,936,363,000 $ 312,000 $ 111,000
SALINAS, CA 14,807 $ 6,487,994,000 $ 438,000 $ 144,000
SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA 156,222 $ 70,899,025,000 $ 453,000 $ 133,000
SAN FRANCISCO-REDWOOD CITY-SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 49,435 $ 38,947,597,000 $ 787,000 $ 228,000
SAN JOSE-SUNNYVALE-SANTA CLARA, CA 72,893 $ 46,947,266,000 $ 644,000 $ 185,000
SAN LUIS OBISPO-PASO ROBLES-ARROYO GRANDE, CA 13,503 $ 5,281,458,000 $ 391,000 $ 142,000
SAN RAFAEL, CA 11,548 $ 8,524,198,000 $ 738,000 $ 237,000
SANTA CRUZ-WATSONVILLE, CA 10,623 $ 5,021,808,000 $ 472,000 $ 146,000
SANTA MARIA-SANTA BARBARA, CA 15,573 $ 7,772,503,000 $ 499,000 $ 156,000
SANTA ROSA, CA 22,843 $ 10,022,528,000 $ 438,000 $ 141,000
STOCKTON-LODI, CA 39,072 $ 10,869,938,000 $ 278,000 $ 92,000
VALLEJO-FAIRFIELD, CA 27,928 $ 11,065,532,000 $ 396,000 $ 101,000
VISALIA-PORTERVILLE, CA 17,110 $ 3,328,988,000 $ 194,000 $ 74,000
YUBA CITY, CA 8,916 $ 1,968,423,000 $ 220,000 $ 77,000
Download the California Lender List

Mortgage Loan Application Totals in 2017 by California County

County Total Number of Mortgage Loan Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount Average Applicant Income
Alameda 69,846 $ 36,797,312,000 $ 526,000 $ 157,000
Alpine 97 $ 30,131,000 $ 310,000 $ 289,000
Amador 2,366 $ 567,944,000 $ 240,000 $ 98,000
Butte 9,690 $ 2,223,064,000 $ 229,000 $ 87,000
Calaveras 3,681 $ 880,385,000 $ 239,000 $ 110,000
Colusa 764 $ 146,095,000 $ 191,000 $ 95,000
Contra Costa 65,422 $ 30,237,506,000 $ 462,000 $ 144,000
Del Norte 874 $ 175,406,000 $ 200,000 $ 87,000
El Dorado 14,111 $ 4,950,511,000 $ 350,000 $ 131,000
Fresno 38,070 $ 8,661,629,000 $ 227,000 $ 87,000
Glenn 956 $ 171,780,000 $ 179,000 $ 70,000
Humboldt 3,691 $ 888,977,000 $ 240,000 $ 85,000
Imperial 5,833 $ 1,081,345,000 $ 185,000 $ 75,000
Inyo 518 $ 121,915,000 $ 235,000 $ 125,000
Kern 37,249 $ 7,269,345,000 $ 195,000 $ 76,000
Kings 5,494 $ 1,088,508,000 $ 198,000 $ 68,000
Lake 3,441 $ 704,209,000 $ 204,000 $ 81,000
Lassen 1,130 $ 192,734,000 $ 170,000 $ 71,000
Los Angeles 352,121 $ 178,270,954,000 $ 506,000 $ 151,000
Madera 6,397 $ 1,295,072,000 $ 202,000 $ 77,000
Marin 11,688 $ 8,642,332,000 $ 739,000 $ 236,000
Mariposa 856 $ 188,220,000 $ 219,000 $ 85,000
Mendocino 2,765 $ 813,229,000 $ 294,000 $ 102,000
Merced 11,128 $ 2,282,514,000 $ 205,000 $ 77,000
Modoc 244 $ 32,168,000 $ 131,000 $ 64,000
Mono 1,101 $ 373,766,000 $ 339,000 $ 230,000
Monterey 14,835 $ 6,498,585,000 $ 438,000 $ 144,000
Napa 6,645 $ 3,292,955,000 $ 495,000 $ 170,000
Nevada 6,853 $ 2,228,025,000 $ 325,000 $ 130,000
Orange 130,583 $ 69,672,932,000 $ 533,000 $ 169,000
Placer 28,476 $ 10,608,841,000 $ 372,000 $ 144,000
Plumas 1,284 $ 301,337,000 $ 234,000 $ 126,000
Riverside 145,918 $ 41,838,091,000 $ 286,000 $ 106,000
Sacramento 86,355 $ 24,560,002,000 $ 284,000 $ 96,000
San Benito 3,682 $ 1,494,080,000 $ 405,000 $ 113,000
San Bernardino 114,213 $ 30,038,793,000 $ 263,000 $ 119,000
San Diego 156,827 $ 71,214,729,000 $ 454,000 $ 134,000
San Francisco 22,958 $ 19,319,378,000 $ 841,000 $ 244,000
San Joaquin 39,089 $ 10,874,580,000 $ 278,000 $ 92,000
San Luis Obispo 13,526 $ 5,291,415,000 $ 391,000 $ 142,000
San Mateo 26,873 $ 20,112,002,000 $ 748,000 $ 214,000
Santa Barbara 15,639 $ 7,816,727,000 $ 499,000 $ 156,000
Santa Clara 69,592 $ 45,681,176,000 $ 656,000 $ 188,000
Santa Cruz 10,687 $ 5,057,018,000 $ 473,000 $ 146,000
Shasta 9,157 $ 1,968,052,000 $ 214,000 $ 75,000
Sierra 186 $ 35,602,000 $ 191,000 $ 79,000
Siskiyou 1,589 $ 285,353,000 $ 179,000 $ 96,000
Solano 27,978 $ 11,078,495,000 $ 395,000 $ 101,000
Sonoma 22,889 $ 10,041,850,000 $ 438,000 $ 141,000
Stanislaus 27,494 $ 6,456,234,000 $ 234,000 $ 82,000
Sutter 4,447 $ 995,233,000 $ 223,000 $ 83,000
Tehama 2,729 $ 501,115,000 $ 183,000 $ 79,000
Trinity 500 $ 105,868,000 $ 211,000 $ 78,000
Tulare 17,117 $ 3,330,467,000 $ 194,000 $ 74,000
Tuolumne 3,351 $ 756,967,000 $ 225,000 $ 107,000
Ventura 38,550 $ 17,030,533,000 $ 441,000 $ 137,000
Yolo 8,497 $ 2,878,931,000 $ 338,000 $ 119,000
Yuba 4,478 $ 974,425,000 $ 217,000 $ 71,000

We hope these totals and details for mortgage applications will give you a better idea of what to expect when applying for a mortgage.
Whether you are looking for a home loan, for home financing or refinancing, or for home improvement loan statistics, we have the information you need.
These mortgage application stats give you everything you need to know as you start your search for the best mortgage lender in CA.

If you prefer, you can download a copy of the entire list of mortgage lenders in California, and search similar information back through 2003.

Download the California Lender List