Anaheim, California Population 2018

Anaheim is a city located in the state of California. It is located in Orange County, where it is the most populous city. It is the second largest city in Orange County by area. By population, it is the 10th most populous in the state. According to the most recent estimates from the US Census Bureau, the population is 351,043.

Anaheim History

Anaheim was founded in 1857 when a group of Germans came to the area from San Francisco. The group came to the region while looking for somewhere to grow grapes and purchased over 1,100 acres. The community was named Annaheim, which was later changed to Anaheim. Many of the 50 settlers were craftsmen, carpenters and mechanics and though they wanted to grow grapes and make wine, did not have the experience.

The first house was built the same year it was founded, and 40 acres of land was set aside for a town center. A school was constructed as the first building in the town center. Despite the inexperience of the original settlers, the community of Anaheim was the largest wine producer in the state. However, during the late 19th century, disease destroyed the grapes and ruined the wine industry. Anaheim shifted its focus to other crops including lemons and oranges. Throughout the 19th century, Anaheim continued to grow with the construction of a hotel and the establishment of a newspaper.

In the early 20th century, Anaheim remained a rural area dotted with orange groves. Anaheim became a thriving city after Bennett Baxter discovered new ways to irrigate the groves, knowledge which he bestowed upon others in the city to help them prosper.

It was during the 1950s when construction of Disneyland began and was finished just one year later. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with over 650 million people visiting the theme park since it was opened. After Disneyland was constructed, the area began to grow with the addition of hotels and motels, while also opening additional theme parks.

Today, Anaheim is a mixture of old and new. The city has added multiple attractions including the Pearson Park Amphitheater, the Muzeo museum, restaurants, shopping centers and more. Many historic buildings still stand today, including the first house built in Anaheim and the Woelke-Stoeffel House, which was owned by one of the original families that lived in the city. It continues to be a popular tourist destination, with just Disneyland Resort contributing $4.7 billion each year to the region’s economy.

Anaheim Demographics

Anaheim has an estimated population of over 351,000. The total area of the city is almost 51 miles, and the population density is over 7,024 people per square mile. The city is the 56th largest in the US by population.

Over half of the population in Anaheim is white, making up 52.7% of the total population according to the last official census. Of this total, over 27% are not of Hispanic or Latino descent. Over 52% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino descent, while 2.8% of the population is black, while 14.8% is Asian. Forty-six percent of the population that is of Hispanic or Latino descent is Mexican, while the remainder are Guatemalan, Salvadoran or from smaller groups. The largest age group is 25 to 44, which comprises over 30% of the total population. Over 27% of the population is under age 18, while 9.3% are at least 65 years old. There are more females than males residing in Anaheim, with 99 males for every 100 females. About 15.6% of Anaheim’s residents live below the federal poverty line.

Disneyland Resort is the city’s top employer, providing jobs to about 31,000 people. Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Northgate Gonzalez Markets, Hilton Anaheim and Angels Baseball are other top employers within the city.

Anaheim Population Growth

Anaheim has seen steady growth since it was founded in the 19th century. After the construction of Disneyland and other surrounding businesses, the population grew by a whopping 615%. Though growth has slowed since that time, recent estimates show that the population has grown by over 4% since the last census taken in 2010. The city’s thriving economy and many attractions will continue to draw in residents and visitors alike into the future.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017352,4978360.24%
2016351,6611,9290.55%
2015349,7323,7731.09%
2014345,9599400.27%
2013345,0191,9170.56%
2012343,1022,5910.76%
2011340,5113,3340.99%
2010337,1779,1632.79%
2000328,01461,60823.13%
1990266,40646,91221.37%
1980219,49453,08631.90%
1970166,40862,22459.73%
1960104,18489,628615.75%
195014,5563,52531.96%
194011,031360.33%
193010,9955,46998.97%
19205,5262,898110.27%
19102,6281,17280.49%
19001,45618314.38%
18901,27344052.82%
1880833-67-7.44%
18709000.00%

Anaheim Population in 2018Source: By mtungate [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White242,565
Asian55,558
Some Other Race27,235
Two or More Races10,700
Black or African American7,749
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,687
American Indian and Alaska Native1,282

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Anaheim Population Pyramid 2018

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Anaheim Median Age

33.7


Total

32.7


Male

34.7


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 263,315 adults in Anaheim.

Anaheim Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Anaheim Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
4.7
Houses Without Mortgage
11,462
Houses With Mortgage
33,809
Vacancy Rate
4.5
Median Rent
1,402
Median Home Value
457,600
Renter-Occupied Units
54,733
Owner-Occupied Units
45,271
Total Housing Units
104,763

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Anaheim for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5.5% and the labor force participation rate is 67.6%.

Anaheim Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
3.42
Average Family Size
3.89
Total Households
100004
Married Couple Households
53265
Male Householder (no wife) Families
6333
Female Householder (no husband) Families
15589
Non Family Households
24817
Total Families
75187
Households With Own Children
36763
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.8
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.2

Anaheim Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
5,085
$10,000 to $14,999
4,530
$15,000 to $24,999
8,405
$25,000 to $34,999
9,050
$35,000 to $49,999
13,117
$50,000 to $74,999
18,266
$75,000 to $99,999
13,056
$100,000 to $149,999
15,795
$150,000 to $199,999
6,769
Over $200,000
5,931

Anaheim Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Anaheim

California

$61,826

$63,783

$81,951

$91,149

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Anaheim Education Data

Anaheim Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
30,43813.66%
9th to 12th Grade
22,92110.29%
High School Graduate
52,02223.35%
Some College
47,63021.38%
Associates Degree
14,4706.50%
Bachelors Degree
40,00317.96%
Graduate Degree
15,2856.86%