Anaheim, California Population 2022

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Anaheim is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 348,936, it is the 10th largest city in California and the 55th largest city in the United States. Anaheim is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually but its population has decreased by -1.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 353,085 in 2020. Spanning over 51 miles, Anaheim has a population density of 6,934 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anaheim is $92,330 with a poverty rate of 13.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,743 per month, and the median house value is $602,400. The median age in Anaheim is 34.5 years, 33.6 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Anaheim is the second largest city in Orange County by area.

Attractions and Employers

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 increased 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.

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 Anaheim, which was 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 most extensive 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 opened. After Disneyland was built, 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

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Anaheimwas:

  • White: 60.04%
  • Asian: 17.31%
  • Other race: 10.57%
  • Two or more races: 8.20%
  • Black or African American: 2.75%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.48%
The current population of Anaheim, California is 348,936 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 353,085.

Anaheim, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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There are 270,129 adults, (41,690 of whom are seniors) in Anaheim.

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.85%.

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40.29% of Anaheim residents speak only English, while 59.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 42.14% of the population.

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The race most likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Hispanic, with 16.81% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.44%.

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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.

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

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64.95% of Anaheim residents were born in the United States, with 53.53% having been born in California. 18.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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