Pomona, California Population 2019

152,361

Pomona is located in Los Angeles County, California in the Pomona Valley region between the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire and about 30 miles due east of Los Angeles. The city is part of Great Los Angeles which has an estimated population of 18.8 million. In 2019, Pomona has an estimated population of 152,361.

Diversity

The foreign-born population of Pomona is just over 34%. Among foreign-born populations, the most common places of birth are Mexico (72.4%) and El Salvador (4.4%). The city is considered fairly diverse for the area and has a Hispanic-majority population. The most common ancestries in Pomona are Mexican (53.6% of the population) and German (2.9%).

The Hispanic population of Pomona has grown from 65% in 2000 to more than 70% today. The non-Hispanic white population, meanwhile, has dropped from 17% to just 11% in the same period of time.

History

Pomona was settled in the 1830s when the region was still part of Mexico. By 1848, the first Anglo-Americans settled in the area after California became part of the U.S. Coachella Valley water and the railroads reaching the region allowed it to thrive and become part of the region's growing citrus industry.

Pomona was named for the Roman goddess of fruit, Pomona, when a horticulturist won the contest to name the new city in 1875. Surprisingly, the city was named before any fruit trees were planted. The city was incorporated in 1888.

By the 1920s, the city was the Queen of the Citrus Belt and had one of the highest levels of income in the country. For most of its history, Pomona has grown very rapidly with a growth rate that has ranged from 13% to 89% in most decades between 1890 and 2000 with the exception of slowed growth in the 1980s.

Population Growth

While Pomona has grown rapidly since it was settled, its population growth has slowed in the last twenty years and even went negative between 2000 and 2010 for the first time in its history. While Pomona has continued to grow in the last decade, its growth has been slow and is expected to remain fairly stable for the next decade.

Pomona, California's estimated population is 152,361 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Pomona, California is the 37th largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 6638.22 people/mi² (2563.02 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.5 years, 30.5 years for males, and 33.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 40,530 households in the city, with an average size of 3.79 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%, with a median rent of $1246/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $344,200.

The median income for households in Pomona, California is $53,281, while the mean household income is $67,948.

Pomona Ca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pomona Ca was:

  • White: 55.13%
  • Other race: 22.72%
  • Asian: 9.73%
  • Black or African American: 6.30%
  • Two or more races: 4.06%
  • Native American: 1.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%

How Many People Live in Pomona, California?

152,361
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018152,361-298-0.20%
2017152,659220.01%
2016152,637840.06%
2015152,5532280.15%
2014152,3251,1880.79%
2013151,1376530.43%
2012150,4848020.54%
2011149,6825990.40%
2010149,083-390-0.03%
2000149,47317,7501.27%
1990131,72338,9813.57%
198092,7425,3580.60%
197087,38420,2272.67%
196067,15731,7526.61%
195035,40511,8664.17%
194023,5392,7351.24%
193020,8047,2994.42%
192013,5053,2982.84%
191010,2074,6816.33%
19005,5261,8924.28%
18903,6340.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White84,00355.13%
Some Other Race34,61222.72%
Asian14,8229.73%
Black or African American9,6036.30%
Two or More Races6,1874.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,8211.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3180.21%

Pomona Ca Population Pyramid 2019

Pomona Ca Median Age

31.5


Total

30.5


Male

33.2


Female

Pomona Ca Adults

There are 113,039 adults, (14,362 of whom are seniors) in Pomona Ca.

Pomona Ca Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pomona Ca Sex Ratio

Female

76,644

50.30%

Male

75,722

49.70%

Pomona Ca Households and Families

Pomona Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pomona Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.2%36.8%
All52.6%47.4%
Male44.4%55.6%
Non Family44.2%55.8%
Female39.8%60.2%

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,8693.7952.6
Married19,0124.4763.2
Non Family8,8891.644.2
Female7,5074.4239.8
Male3,4614.3444.4

4.21

Average Family Size

3.79

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pomona Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,58517.98%
9th to 12th Grade12,42713.47%
High School Graduate22,76224.68%
Some College18,33319.88%
Associates Degree5,8036.29%
Bachelors Degree12,05013.07%
Graduate Degree4,2664.63%

Pomona Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic59,97435,0365,210
Other Race19,41611,0391,509
White13,46511,9594,198
Asian10,7169,1454,811
Black6,7105,9161,690
Multiple Races2,9082,344663
Native American1,609981218
Islander2282151

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,697$31,409$22,412
Less Than High School$20,011$25,036$15,035
High School Grad$27,205$30,869$22,119
Some College$31,313$36,795$25,690
Bachelors Degree$42,074$50,321$40,028
Graduate Degree$59,615$60,399$58,083

$27,697

Average Earnings

$31,409

Average Male

$22,412

Average Female

Pomona Ca Language

Pomona Ca Language by Age

Pomona Ca Language

34.10% of Pomona Ca residents speak only English, while 65.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.12% of the population.

Pomona Ca Poverty

Pomona Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic105,98022,60821.33%
Other34,0067,61922.40%
White16,4562,77516.86%
Black9,0942,54628.00%
Asian14,1552,29716.23%
Multiple5,9591,07818.09%
Native2,80542615.19%
Islander30872.27%

20.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.59%

Male Poverty Rate

22.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pomona Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pomona Ca is Black, with 28.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pomona Ca is Islander, with 2.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.09%
High School15.44%
Some College11.51%
Bachelors or Greater10.45%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.89%
Male Unemployed27.64%
Female Employed10.21%
Male Employed9.80%

Pomona Ca Income

Pomona Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,281$67,948
Families$55,004$70,535
Married Families$66,403$82,060
Non Families$35,035$48,154

Pomona Ca Marital Status

Pomona Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pomona Ca Married by Age and Sex

Pomona Ca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pomona Ca Marital Status by Race

Pomona Ca Veterans

3,409

Number of Veterans

3,171

Male Veterans

238

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,120
Second Gulf War896
First Gulf War491
Korea326
World War II81

Pomona Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1553.48%
Hispanic1,3341.79%
Black6788.72%
Other3361.38%
Asian1691.34%
2 or More380.98%
Indian271.37%
Hawaiian62.11%

Pomona Ca Veterans by Education

7.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pomona Ca Employment Status

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pomona Ca 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

56.87%

Born in California

65.86%

Native Born

34.14%

Foreign Born

19.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

65.86% of Pomona Ca residents were born in the United States, with 56.87% having been born in California. 19.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.