Avenal, California Population 2024

14,350

Avenal is a city located in Kings County California. Avenal has a 2024 population of 14,350. Avenal is currently growing at a rate of 3.52% annually and its population has increased by 6.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,488 in 2020.

The average household income in Avenal is $60,549 with a poverty rate of 20.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Avenal is 30.4 years, 32.5 years for males, and 27.6 years for females.

Avenal Demographics

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

  • Other race: 53.93%
  • White: 24.79%
  • Two or more races: 14.87%
  • Black or African American: 3.72%
  • Native American: 1.45%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
Land Area (mi²)
19.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
736.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.39% (862)
The current population of Avenal, California is 14,350 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,488.

Avenal, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race7,23953.93%
White3,32724.79%
Two or more races1,99614.87%
Black or African American4993.72%
Native American1941.45%
Asian1451.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander230.17%
showing: 7 rows

Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Avenal Population by Race

Avenal Population Pyramid 2024

Avenal Median Age

30.4

Total

32.5

Male

27.6

Female

Avenal Adults

There are 9,642 adults, (691 of whom are seniors) in Avenal.

Avenal Age Dependency

50

Age Dependency Ratio

7.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Avenal Sex Ratio

Female5,27039.26%
Male8,15360.74%

Avenal Population by Age

Avenal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0673.4844.855.2
Married1,6893.6554.445.6
Female5414.8234.265.8
Non Family449042.557.5
Male3883.7220.479.6
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3.81

Average Family Size

3.48

Average Household Size

44.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Avenal 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

Avenal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Avenal Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.92%.

Avenal Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,678

Average Earnings

$32,056

Average Male

$26,728

Average Female

Avenal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Avenal Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Avenal Language

23.03% of Avenal residents speak only English, while 76.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 75.58% of the population.

Avenal Language

Avenal Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic9,8012,13021.73%
Other6,3811,04916.44%
Multiple1,29225920.05%
White681243.52%
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20.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.1%

Male Poverty Rate

21.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avenal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Avenal is Hispanic, with 21.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avenal is White, with 3.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.91%.

Avenal Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.75%
High School9.7%
Some College2.77%
Bachelors or Greater
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Avenal Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed13.96%
Female Employed11.38%
Male Unemployed11.18%
Female Unemployed
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Avenal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Avenal Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Avenal Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Avenal Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Avenal 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 55-64.

Avenal Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Avenal Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

236

Number of Veterans

236

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Avenal Veterans by War

count

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Avenal Veterans by Age

count

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Avenal Veterans by Race

Avenal Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avenal Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.7%

Labor Force Participation

36.7%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Avenal Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Avenal Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Avenal 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

58.94%

Born in Avenal

63.23%

Native Born

36.77%

Foreign Born

27.16%

Non Citizen

9.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.23% of Avenal residents were born in the United States, with 58.94% having been born in California. 27.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Avenal Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,7904882.99%
202816,3024883.09%
202715,8144883.18%
202615,3264883.29%
202514,8384883.4%
202414,3504883.52%
202313,8624883.65%
202213,3744883.79%
202112,886-602-4.46%
202013,48830.02%
201913,4851751.31%
201813,3107806.23%
201712,530670.54%
201612,463-700-5.32%
201513,163-1-0.01%
201413,164-907-6.45%
201314,071-702-4.75%
201214,773-227-1.51%
201115,000-264-1.73%
201015,2645904.02%
200014,6744,90450.19%
19909,7705,633136.16%
19804,1371,10236.31%
19703,035-112-3.56%
19603,147-835-20.97%
19503,982
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Avenal Population by Year