Avenal is a city located in Kings County California. With a 2020 population of 13,334, it is the 424th largest city in California and the 3273rd largest city in the United States. Avenal is currently declining at a rate of -1.34% annually and its population has decreased by -2.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,696 in 2020. Spanning over 19 miles, Avenal has a population density of 684 people per square mile.
The average household income in Avenal is $49,581 with a poverty rate of 27.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $882 per month, and the median house value is $144,800. The median age in Avenal is 29.1 years, 33.1 years for males, and 24.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Avenalwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 23.33%.
20.40% of Avenal residents speak only English, while 79.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 79.04% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Avenal is Black, with 91.54% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Avenal is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.81%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Avenal
60.29% of Avenal residents were born in the United States, with 56.61% having been born in California. 31.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.