Whittier, California Population 2019

Whittier, California's estimated population is 86,064 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Whittier, California is the 95th largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 5875.16 people/mi² (2268.40 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36.8 years, 36.1 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 29,056 households in the city, with an average size of 3.06 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.2%, with a median rent of $1297/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $488,200.

The median income for households in Whittier, California is $69,058, while the mean household income is $86,629.

Whittier Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 54.94%
  • Other race: 34.99%
  • Asian: 4.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.40%
  • Black or African American: 1.58%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
LatLng(33.9792, -118.0328)
Rank in State95th
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles County
Time ZonePacific Time Zone
Land Area (km²)37.94 (14.65 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.04 (0.02 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID685292
Density (km²)2,268.40
Density (mi²)5,875.16
Area Code(s)562
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201886,064-396-0.46%
201786,460-272-0.31%
201686,732-80-0.09%
201586,8122490.29%
201486,5631800.21%
201386,3833790.44%
201286,0043610.42%
201185,6433200.38%
201085,3231,6430.19%
200083,6806,0090.75%
199077,6719,1131.26%
198068,558-4,305-0.61%
197072,86339,2008.03%
196033,66310,2303.69%
195023,4337,3183.81%
194016,1151,2930.84%
193014,8226,8256.36%
19207,9973,4475.80%
19104,5502,96011.09%
19001,5901,00510.52%
18905850.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White47,713
Some Other Race30,387
Asian3,969
Two or More Races2,953
Black or African American1,375
American Indian and Alaska Native386
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander69

Whittier Ca Population Pyramid 2019

Whittier Ca Median Age

36.8


Total

36.1


Male

37.4


Female

Whittier Ca Adults

There are 66,125 adults, (11,757 of whom are seniors) in Whittier Ca.

Whittier Ca Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Whittier Ca Sex Ratio

Female

44,499

51.24%

Male

42,353

48.76%

Whittier Ca Households and Families

Whittier Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Whittier Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.6%28.4%
All58.1%41.9%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Male42.6%57.4%
Female39%61%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,8033.0658.1
Married14,0633.7571.6
Non Family7,5181.2947.5
Female4,2203.6939
Male2,0023.5642.6

3.62

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Whittier Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,9826.98%
9th to 12th Grade4,3247.58%
High School Graduate14,40625.26%
Some College14,91126.15%
Associates Degree5,2749.25%
Bachelors Degree8,87715.57%
Graduate Degree5,2519.21%

Whittier Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic35,14928,2676,227
Other Race17,54414,2352,653
White17,17016,1066,010
Asian2,9662,7771,571
Multiple Races1,4711,257168
Black1,027848179
Native American34533828
Islander383832

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 84.21%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,752$48,074$37,255
Less Than High School$23,011$33,074$18,750
High School Grad$34,114$36,960$30,411
Some College$41,942$49,324$37,307
Bachelors Degree$58,501$72,853$49,078
Graduate Degree$81,689$91,474$79,415

$41,752

Average Earnings

$48,074

Average Male

$37,255

Average Female

Whittier Ca Language

Whittier Ca Language by Age

Whittier Ca Language

60.51% of Whittier Ca residents speak only English, while 39.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.88% of the population.

Whittier Ca Poverty

Whittier Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic58,2127,67913.19%
Other30,2744,68715.48%
White20,8681,7758.51%
Asian3,82040610.63%
Black1,25933926.93%
Multiple2,90430210.40%
Native36217648.62%

12.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.93%

Male Poverty Rate

13.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whittier Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whittier Ca is Native, with 48.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whittier Ca is White, with 8.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.57%
High School12.39%
Some College9.43%
Bachelors or Greater2.45%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed29.55%
Female Unemployed23.92%
Female Employed5.63%
Male Employed4.45%

Whittier Ca Income

Whittier Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,058$86,629
Families$79,243$95,913
Married Families$98,125$111,046
Non Families$41,382$55,923

Whittier Ca Marital Status

Whittier Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Whittier Ca Married by Age and Sex

Whittier 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 45-54.

Whittier Ca Marital Status by Race

Whittier Ca Veterans

3,022

Number of Veterans

2,934

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,147
First Gulf War425
Korea295
World War II257
Second Gulf War219

Whittier Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3916.23%
Hispanic1,2262.93%
Other3771.79%
Black1068.96%
2 or More1056.12%
Asian320.97%
Indian112.85%

Whittier Ca Veterans by Education

4.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whittier Ca Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Whittier 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

73.09%

Born in California

82.91%

Native Born

17.09%

Foreign Born

6.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.91% of Whittier Ca residents were born in the United States, with 73.09% having been born in California. 6.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.