Anaheim, California Population 2021

349,699
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Anaheim is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 349,699, it is the 10th largest city in California and the 55th largest city in the United States . Anaheim is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually but its population has increased by 4.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 336,265 in 2010. Anaheim reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 51 miles, Anaheim has a population density of 6,949 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anaheim is $92,330 with a poverty rate of 14.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,651 per month, and the median house value is $575,600. 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: 66.42%
  • Asian: 16.82%
  • Other race: 9.87%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Black or African American: 2.70%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
The current population of Anaheim, California is 349,699 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 350,365.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 336,265.

Anaheim, California Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202113,144,600-35,100-0.27%
202013,179,700-35,100-0.27%
201913,214,800-35,100-0.27%
201813,249,900-28,100-0.21%
201713,278,0007,3000.05%
201613,270,70036,0000.27%
201513,234,70068,1000.51%
201413,166,60069,2000.53%
201313,097,40084,0000.64%
201213,013,40087,6000.67%
201112,925,80087,4000.68%
201012,838,4000.00%

Anaheim Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White232,43866.42%
Asian58,86416.82%
Some Other Race34,5489.87%
Two or More Races11,4063.26%
Black or African American9,4622.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7680.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,4780.42%
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Anaheim Population by Race

Anaheim Population Pyramid $2021

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Anaheim Median Age

34.5


Total

33.6


Male

35.3


Female

Anaheim Adults

There are 265,821 adults, (40,694 of whom are seniors) in Anaheim.

Anaheim Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Anaheim Sex Ratio

Female

177,493

50.72%

Male

172,471

49.28%

Anaheim Population by Age

Anaheim Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Anaheim Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female31.2%68.8%
Non Family35.2%64.8%
Male36.9%63.1%
All44.9%55.1%
Married54.9%45.1%

44.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anaheim Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All101,6583.3944.9
Married52,7474.0754.9
Non Family26,5391.5135.2
Female15,8893.9631.2
Male6,4834.2336.9

3.88

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

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Anaheim Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29,06212.66%
9th to 12th Grade24,29310.58%
High School Graduate53,42323.27%
Some College48,04220.93%
Associates Degree16,2087.06%
Bachelors Degree41,84518.23%
Graduate Degree16,6937.27%
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Anaheim Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic107,04764,27111,434
White66,59862,20622,456
Asian45,18539,84321,430
Other Race20,54511,1612,060
Black6,6296,0982,003
2+ Races5,3814,7631,694
Islander1,1181,002168
Native American1,09578199

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.41%.

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

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,203$40,864$31,993
Less Than 9th Grade$25,200$28,637$19,034
High School Graduate$30,745$33,476$26,554
Some College$39,921$44,132$35,318
Bachelors Degree$54,523$64,890$47,589
Graduate Degree$81,216$88,480$72,208

$37,203

Average Earnings

$40,864

Average Male

$31,993

Average Female

Anaheim Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anaheim Language by Age

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Anaheim Language

38.90% of Anaheim residents speak only English, while 61.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.70% of the population.

Anaheim Language

Anaheim Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic188,25134,55618.36%
White83,3588,75610.50%
Other34,1976,56619.20%
Asian58,1785,88510.12%
Black9,3321,46815.73%
Multiple11,3071,14410.12%
Native1,75420911.92%
Islander1,477855.75%

14.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.67%

Male Poverty Rate

15.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anaheim

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Other, with 19.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Islander, with 5.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.21%.

Anaheim Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.54%
High School13.55%
Some College9.10%
Bachelors or Greater5.87%

Anaheim Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.25%
Male Unemployed23.55%
Female Employed8.04%
Male Employed6.89%

Anaheim Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anaheim Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,763$92,330
Families$77,271$98,061
Married Families$89,266$110,775
Non Families$50,459$64,831
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Income by Household Type

Anaheim Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Anaheim Married by Age and Sex

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Anaheim Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Anaheim Marital Status by Race

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Anaheim Marital Status

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9,462

Number of Veterans

8,732

Male Veterans

730

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,347
Second Gulf War1,790
First Gulf War1,232
Korea1,002
World War II446

Anaheim Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,541
65 to 742,381
35 to 541,910
55 to 641,598
18 to 341,032

Anaheim Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,0824.06%
Hispanic2,0221.56%
Asian8931.81%
Black6418.48%
Other Race4381.75%
2+ Races3405.09%
Native American685.51%

Anaheim Veterans by Race

Anaheim Veterans by Education

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9.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anaheim Veterans by Education

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67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Anaheim Employment by Age

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Anaheim Employment by Race

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Anaheim Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.34%

Born in Anaheim

63.50%

Native Born

36.50%

Foreign Born

20.07%

Non Citizen

16.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.50% of Anaheim residents were born in the United States, with 52.34% having been born in California. 20.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Anaheim Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021349,699-333-0.10%
2020350,032-333-0.10%
2019350,365-333-0.09%
2018350,6982220.06%
2017350,4764630.13%
2016350,0131,7620.51%
2015348,2513,6471.06%
2014344,6047720.22%
2013343,8321,7610.51%
2012342,0712,2400.66%
2011339,8313,0710.91%
2010336,7608,7460.26%
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 by Year