Atwater, California Population 2021

29,847
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Atwater is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 29,847, it is the 241st largest city in California and the 1294th largest city in the United States. Atwater is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 5.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,168 in 2010. Atwater reached it's highest population of 29,847 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Atwater has a population density of 4,899 people per square mile.

The average household income in Atwater is $68,084 with a poverty rate of 20.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $998 per month, and the median house value is $229,400. The median age in Atwater is 31.6 years, 29.4 years for males, and 33.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males.

Atwater Demographics

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

  • White: 57.95%
  • Other race: 27.57%
  • Two or more races: 4.99%
  • Asian: 4.51%
  • Black or African American: 3.84%
  • Native American: 0.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Atwater, California is 29,847, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,415.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,168.

Atwater, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,97657.95%
Some Other Race8,07727.57%
Two or More Races1,4614.99%
Asian1,3204.51%
Black or African American1,1243.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native2810.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.19%
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Atwater Population by Race

Atwater Population Pyramid 2021

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Atwater Median Age

31.6


Total

29.4


Male

33.1


Female

Atwater Adults

There are 20,576 adults, (3,382 of whom are seniors) in Atwater.

Atwater Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Atwater Sex Ratio

Female

14,840

50.66%

Male

14,456

49.34%

Atwater Population by Age

Atwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Atwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.6%40.4%
Male59%41%
Non Family53.7%46.3%
All52.6%47.4%
Female29.7%70.3%

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Atwater Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1613.1852.6
Married4,7273.6459.6
Non Family2,0761.3353.7
Female1,7363.7729.7
Male6224.2359

3.57

Average Family Size

3.18

Average Household Size

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Atwater Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,51114.18%
9th to 12th Grade2,23912.64%
High School Graduate4,34824.56%
Some College4,49925.41%
Associates Degree1,6259.18%
Bachelors Degree1,84810.44%
Graduate Degree6373.60%
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Atwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,5514,979637
White6,7816,0371,412
Other Race4,2762,079195
Asian1,006709241
Black875820148
Multiple Races61448087
Native American179158
Islander4332

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 23.96%.

Atwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,926$39,988$25,006
Less Than High School$23,887$30,126$16,521
High School Grad$31,781$38,169$25,827
Some College$32,444$50,670$22,431
Bachelors Degree$51,781$62,731$42,371
Graduate Degree$75,625$85,167$59,028

$31,926

Average Earnings

$39,988

Average Male

$25,006

Average Female

Atwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atwater Language by Age

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Atwater Language

54.04% of Atwater residents speak only English, while 45.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 40.27% of the population.

Atwater Language

Atwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,4204,16425.36%
Other7,9852,24928.17%
White9,3961,30613.90%
Asian1,32025119.02%
Multiple1,46118812.87%
Black1,08213412.38%
Native2753914.18%
Islander572950.88%

20.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.81%

Male Poverty Rate

22.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atwater is Islander, with 50.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atwater is Black, with 12.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.08%.

Atwater Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.53%
High School20.99%
Some College13.14%
Bachelors or Greater2.37%

Atwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.14%
Female Unemployed23.66%
Female Employed13.88%
Male Employed8.28%

Atwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,674$68,084
Families$58,584$72,054
Married Families$73,234-
Non Families$31,870$44,046
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Income by Household Type

Atwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Atwater Married by Age and Sex

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Atwater 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.

Atwater Marital Status by Race

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Atwater Marital Status

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1,387

Number of Veterans

1,245

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam602
First Gulf War315
Second Gulf War172
Korea168
World War II39

Atwater Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+393
65 to 74338
55 to 64311
35 to 54285
18 to 3460

Atwater Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0678.64%
Hispanic2492.41%
Black11012.17%
Other1082.08%
Asian484.38%
2 or More395.19%
Indian157.46%

Atwater Veterans by Race

Atwater Veterans by Education

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9.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atwater Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Atwater Employment by Age

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Atwater Employment by Race

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Atwater 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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61.11%

Born in California

77.70%

Native Born

22.30%

Foreign Born

13.11%

Non Citizen

9.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.70% of Atwater residents were born in the United States, with 61.11% having been born in California. 13.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Atwater Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,8471440.48%
202029,7031440.49%
201929,5591440.49%
201829,4151450.50%
201729,270740.25%
201629,1961480.51%
201529,0481870.65%
201428,8611490.52%
201328,712900.31%
201228,622950.33%
201128,5272410.85%
201028,2865,1732.04%
200023,1138310.37%
199022,2824,7522.43%
198017,5305,8904.18%
197011,6404,3224.75%
19607,3184,4629.87%
19502,8561,6218.74%
19401,2353183.02%
19309170.00%

Atwater Population by Year