Anaheim, California Population 2024

341,035

Anaheim is a city located in Orange County California. Anaheim has a 2024 population of 341,035. Anaheim is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 347,105 in 2020.

The average household income in Anaheim is $112,640 with a poverty rate of 12.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Anaheim is 35.4 years, 34.8 years for males, and 36 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 Anaheim was:

  • White: 48.14%
  • Asian: 17.59%
  • Two or more races: 15.94%
  • Other race: 14.48%
  • Black or African American: 2.61%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.4%
Land Area (mi²)
50.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,777.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.75% (-6,070)
The current population of Anaheim, California is 341,035 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 347,105.

Anaheim, California Population 2024

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Anaheim Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White167,09448.14%
Asian61,06817.59%
Two or more races55,32515.94%
Other race50,25014.48%
Black or African American9,0472.61%
Native American2,9520.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,3750.4%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Anaheim Population by Race

Anaheim Population Pyramid 2024

Anaheim Median Age

35.4

Total

34.8

Male

36

Female

Anaheim Adults

There are 267,595 adults, (42,518 of whom are seniors) in Anaheim.

Anaheim Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Anaheim Sex Ratio

Female177,68651.19%
Male169,42548.81%

Anaheim Population by Age

Anaheim Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All104,6713.2646.653.4
Married51,8714.0157.242.8
Non Family28,7881.4138.161.9
Female16,0943.8833.666.4
Male7,9183.7534.765.3
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3.79

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Anaheim Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.01%.

Anaheim Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,350

Average Earnings

$51,256

Average Male

$39,516

Average Female

Anaheim Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anaheim Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Anaheim Language

40.44% of Anaheim residents speak only English, while 59.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.86% of the population.

Anaheim Language

Anaheim Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic183,52026,22214.29%
White80,5348,89611.05%
Other49,8937,32414.68%
Multiple54,7876,30311.5%
Asian60,3316,0039.95%
Black8,8881,31614.81%
Native2,9172699.22%
Islander1,35524918.38%
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12.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.22%

Male Poverty Rate

13.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anaheim

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Islander, with 18.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anaheim is Native, with 9.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.89%.

Anaheim Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.03%
High School14.11%
Some College9%
Bachelors or Greater5.55%
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Anaheim Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.19%
Male Unemployed25.72%
Female Employed6.13%
Male Employed5.03%
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Anaheim Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anaheim Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Anaheim Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Anaheim Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Anaheim 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.

Anaheim Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Anaheim Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,660

Number of Veterans

7,685

Male Veterans

975

Female Veterans

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Anaheim Veterans by War

count

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Anaheim Veterans by Age

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Anaheim Veterans by Race

Anaheim Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anaheim Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Anaheim Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Anaheim Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Anaheim Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.27%

Born in Anaheim

65.37%

Native Born

34.63%

Foreign Born

17.53%

Non Citizen

17.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.37% of Anaheim residents were born in the United States, with 54.27% having been born in California. 17.53% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029332,470-1,713-0.51%
2028334,183-1,713-0.51%
2027335,896-1,713-0.51%
2026337,609-1,713-0.5%
2025339,322-1,713-0.5%
2024341,035-1,713-0.5%
2023342,748-1,713-0.5%
2022344,461-1,713-0.49%
2021346,174-931-0.27%
2020347,105-6,901-1.95%
2019354,0069630.27%
2018353,0433330.09%
2017352,7107310.21%
2016351,9791,4010.4%
2015350,5781,4590.42%
2014349,1191,2660.36%
2013347,8531,8900.55%
2012345,9632,6060.76%
2011343,3575,4971.63%
2010337,8609,8463%
2000328,01461,60823.13%
1990266,40646,91221.37%
1980219,49453,08631.9%
1970166,40862,22459.73%
1960104,18489,628615.75%
195014,5563,52531.96%
194011,031360.33%
193010,9955,46998.97%
19205,5262,898110.27%
19102,6281,17280.49%
19001,45618314.38%
18901,27344052.82%
1880833-67-7.44%
1870900
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Anaheim Population by Year