Anaheim, California Population 2020

352,911

Anaheim is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 352,911, 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 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 4.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 336,265 in 2010. Spanning over 51 miles, Anaheim has a population density of 7,013 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anaheim is $90,204 with a poverty rate of 15.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,569 per month, and the median house value is $538,700. The median age in Anaheim is 34.3 years, 33.4 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

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 Anaheim was:

  • White: 67.30%
  • Asian: 16.74%
  • Other race: 9.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Black or African American: 2.46%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
The current population of Anaheim, California is 352,911, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 352,005.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 336,265.

Anaheim, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,277,000-7,300-0.05%
201913,284,300-7,200-0.05%
201813,291,500-7,200-0.05%
201713,298,7007,5000.06%
201613,291,20040,2000.30%
201513,251,00072,3000.55%
201413,178,70072,6000.55%
201313,106,10087,2000.67%
201213,018,90091,3000.70%
201112,927,60088,6000.69%
201012,839,0000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White235,33667.30%
Asian58,53616.74%
Some Other Race32,9539.42%
Two or More Races11,5643.31%
Black or African American8,5862.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3800.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,3130.38%

Anaheim Population Pyramid 2020

Anaheim Median Age

34.3


Total

33.4


Male

35


Female

Anaheim Adults

There are 264,163 adults, (38,895 of whom are seniors) in Anaheim.

Anaheim Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Anaheim Sex Ratio

Female

177,228

50.68%

Male

172,440

49.32%

Anaheim Households and Families

Anaheim Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Anaheim Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.2%44.8%
All45.2%54.8%
Male35.5%64.5%
Non Family35.3%64.7%
Female31.9%68.1%

45.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All100,6153.4345.2
Married52,7984.0755.2
Non Family25,6011.5235.3
Female15,720431.9
Male6,4964.3335.5

3.9

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Anaheim Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,62912.58%
9th to 12th Grade23,57210.36%
High School Graduate52,70623.17%
Some College48,25921.21%
Associates Degree16,3497.19%
Bachelors Degree42,16918.54%
Graduate Degree15,8216.95%

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic105,25263,62611,264
White67,84863,61722,861
Asian43,99038,53020,820
Other Race19,27010,8901,830
Black5,9645,4391,970
Multiple Races5,6965,0111,561
Islander1,046931141
Native American83464590

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,507$39,388$31,028
Less Than High School$23,590$26,838$18,050
High School Grad$30,641$33,536$25,925
Some College$38,503$42,266$33,525
Bachelors Degree$53,053$61,786$47,148
Graduate Degree$81,838$92,728$69,650

$35,507

Average Earnings

$39,388

Average Male

$31,028

Average Female

Anaheim Language

Anaheim Language by Age

Anaheim Language

39.20% of Anaheim residents speak only English, while 60.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.49% of the population.

Anaheim Poverty

Anaheim Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic187,22335,85819.15%
White85,1608,54110.03%
Asian57,9566,12610.57%
Other32,6286,06218.58%
Black8,4761,48317.50%
Multiple11,3941,18510.40%
Native1,37519914.47%
Islander1,312564.27%

15.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.08%

Male Poverty Rate

16.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anaheim

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Hispanic, with 19.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Islander, with 4.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.70%
High School13.57%
Some College9.90%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.98%
Male Unemployed24.85%
Female Employed8.22%
Male Employed6.98%

Anaheim Income

Anaheim Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,443$90,204
Families$74,587$95,965
Married Families$85,898$108,817
Non Families$47,503$62,687

Anaheim Marital Status

Anaheim Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Anaheim Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Anaheim Marital Status by Race

Anaheim Veterans

9,707

Number of Veterans

9,081

Male Veterans

626

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,435
Second Gulf War1,652
First Gulf War1,278
Korea1,069
World War II622
Age Group Veterans
75+2,637
65 to 742,452
35 to 541,897
55 to 641,621
18 to 341,100
Name Veterans % of Total
White7,0534.01%
Hispanic2,0891.63%
Asian9391.94%
Black81812.09%
Other4241.78%
2 or More4185.93%
Indian474.80%
Hawaiian80.68%

$Anaheim Veterans by Education

8.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anaheim Employment Status

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

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

51.99%

Born in California

63.36%

Native Born

36.64%

Foreign Born

20.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

63.36% of Anaheim residents were born in the United States, with 51.99% having been born in California. 20.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020352,9114530.13%
2019352,4584530.13%
2018352,0057040.20%
2017351,3014530.13%
2016350,8481,8810.54%
2015348,9673,7441.08%
2014345,2238540.25%
2013344,3691,8430.54%
2012342,5262,3240.68%
2011340,2023,0960.92%
2010337,1069,0920.27%
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%