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 Annual 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%
2010337,1779,1630.28%
2000328,01461,6082.10%
1990266,40646,9121.96%
1980219,49453,0862.81%
1970166,40862,2244.79%
1960104,18489,62821.75%
195014,5563,5252.81%
194011,031360.03%
193010,9955,4697.12%
19205,5262,8987.72%
19102,6281,1726.08%
19001,4561831.35%
18901,2734404.33%
1880833-67-0.77%
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

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Anaheim Median Age

33.7


Total

32.7


Male

34.7


Female

Anaheim Adults

There are 259,042 adults, (36,758 of which are seniors) in Anaheim.

Anaheim Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Anaheim Sex Ratio

Female

175,035

50.47%

Male

171,741

49.53%

Anaheim Households and Families

Anaheim Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Anaheim Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.7%44.3%
All45.3%54.7%
Male35.7%64.3%
Non Family35.2%64.8%
Female29.4%70.6%

45.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anaheim Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All100,0043.4245.3
Married53,2654.0855.7
Non Family24,8171.4935.2
Female15,5893.929.4
Male6,3334.2635.7

3.89

Average Family Size

3.42

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Anaheim Households

Anaheim Education

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,43813.66%
9th to 12th Grade22,92110.29%
High School Graduate52,02223.35%
Some College47,63021.38%
Associates Degree14,4706.50%
Bachelors Degree40,00317.96%
Graduate Degree15,2856.86%

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic102,30259,32510,147
White70,06465,57123,100
Asian40,94135,91519,419
Other Race15,5678,6651,856
Black5,4344,8521,670
Multiple Races4,8234,1601,341
Islander1,1221,005144
Native American77954753

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 47.43%.

Anaheim Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,133$35,864$28,666
Less Than High School$21,486$25,296$16,581
High School Grad$27,570$31,201$23,191
Some College$36,512$40,020$32,754
Bachelors Degree$50,947$58,887$42,895
Graduate Degree$73,111$87,642$60,404

$32,133

Average Earnings

$35,864

Average Male

$28,666

Average Female

Anaheim Language

Anaheim Language by Age

Anaheim Language

38.24% of Anaheim residents speak only English, while 61.76% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.62% of the population.

Anaheim Poverty

Anaheim Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic184,45838,41720.83%
White88,4838,6529.78%
Asian55,1476,00310.89%
Other26,7615,75521.51%
Black7,6431,67221.88%
Multiple10,5581,52514.44%
Native1,28223718.49%
Islander1,671362.15%

16.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.13%

Male Poverty Rate

17.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anaheim

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Black, with 21.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Islander, with 2.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.74%.

Anaheim Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.84%
High School13.41%
Some College10.11%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%

Anaheim Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Male Unemployed24.30%
Female Employed8.28%
Male Employed8.01%

Anaheim Income

Anaheim Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,826$81,951
Families$65,710$87,016
Married Families$78,757$99,782
Non Families$43,415$57,463

Anaheim Marital Status

Anaheim Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Anaheim Married by Age and Sex

Anaheim Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Anaheim Marital Status by Race

Anaheim Veterans

Anaheim Veterans by War

10,578

Number of Veterans

10,049

Male Veterans

529

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,187
Second Gulf War2,065
First Gulf War1,343
Korea994
World War II821

Anaheim Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+2,469
35 to 542,345
65 to 742,258
55 to 641,913
18 to 341,593

Anaheim Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,2224.58%
Hispanic2,4511.97%
Black91314.87%
Asian7941.75%
Other3221.67%
2 or More2984.86%
Indian242.66%
Hawaiian50.37%

Anaheim Veterans by Education

7.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anaheim Employment Status

Anaheim Employment by Age

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Anaheim Employment by Race

Anaheim Employment by Education

Anaheim Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.38%

Born in California

63.06%

Native Born

36.94%

Foreign Born

20.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

63.06% of Anaheim residents were born in the United States, with 51.38% having been born in California. 20.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.