Avenal, California Population 2021

14,052
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Avenal is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 14,052, it is the 337th largest city in California and the 2417th largest city in the United States. Avenal is currently growing at a rate of 2.02% annually but its population has decreased by -9.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,505 in 2010. Avenal reached it's highest population of 15,278 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Avenal has a population density of 721 people per square mile.

The average household income in Avenal is $49,581 with a poverty rate of 36.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $152,500. The median age in Avenal is 29.1 years, 33.1 years for males, and 24.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 164.8 males.

Avenal Demographics

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

  • White: 47.38%
  • Other race: 46.37%
  • Black or African American: 4.32%
  • Two or more races: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Avenal, California is 14,052, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,218.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,505.

Avenal, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,14147.38%
Some Other Race6,01046.37%
Black or African American5604.32%
Two or More Races1160.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native950.73%
Asian280.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.08%
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Avenal Population by Race

Avenal Population Pyramid 2021

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Avenal Median Age

29.1


Total

33.1


Male

24.7


Female

Avenal Adults

There are 8,944 adults, (688 of whom are seniors) in Avenal.

Avenal Age Dependency

57

Age Dependency Ratio

8.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Avenal Sex Ratio

Female

4,895

37.77%

Male

8,066

62.23%

Avenal Population by Age

Avenal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Avenal Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.5%40.5%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
All49.3%50.7%
Male32.4%67.6%
Female30.6%69.4%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Avenal Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4894.0149.3
Married1,3164.3859.5
Female6054.9530.6
Non Family3581.2753.1
Male2103.7432.4

4.3

Average Family Size

4.01

Average Household Size

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Avenal Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,88524.93%
9th to 12th Grade2,22729.45%
High School Graduate1,77323.45%
Some College1,25616.61%
Associates Degree1822.41%
Bachelors Degree1522.01%
Graduate Degree871.15%
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Avenal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Avenal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic5,9902,37189
Other Race3,2661,3129
White1,006740139
Black48327411
Multiple Races11237
Native American9131
Asian2618
Islander1111

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 white people with a rate of 13.82%.

Avenal Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,344$28,041$18,088
Less Than High School$18,829$25,017$12,201
High School Grad$29,976$31,607$25,022
Some College$38,516$31,929$43,533
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$23,344

Average Earnings

$28,041

Average Male

$18,088

Average Female

Avenal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Avenal Language by Age

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Avenal Language

22.64% of Avenal residents speak only English, while 77.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 75.89% of the population.

Avenal Language

Avenal Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic9,3573,43036.66%
Other4,6311,30428.16%
White60917228.24%
Black13611383.09%

36.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.20%

Male Poverty Rate

38.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avenal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Avenal is Black, with 83.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avenal is Other, with 28.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.45%.

Avenal Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.96%
High School22.06%
Some College13.16%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

Avenal Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.15%
Female Unemployed29.03%
Female Employed21.86%
Male Employed19.09%

Avenal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Avenal Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,114$49,581
Families$39,985$47,089
Married Families$45,582-
Non Families$32,557$51,417
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Income by Household Type

Avenal Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Avenal Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Avenal Marital Status

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369

Number of Veterans

369

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam102
First Gulf War64
Second Gulf War61
Korea33
World War II

Avenal Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64159
35 to 5479
75+71
18 to 3451
65 to 749

Avenal Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2606.45%
Hispanic1441.99%
Other491.17%
Black275.53%
2 or More1512.93%
Indian1515.79%
Hawaiian327.27%

Avenal Veterans by Race

Avenal Veterans by Education

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6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avenal Veterans by Education

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41.7%

Labor Force Participation

36.5%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Avenal Employment by Age

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Avenal Employment by Race

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Avenal 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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58.88%

Born in California

63.27%

Native Born

36.73%

Foreign Born

27.19%

Non Citizen

9.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.27% of Avenal residents were born in the United States, with 58.88% having been born in California. 27.19% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,0522782.02%
202013,7742782.06%
201913,4962782.10%
201813,2188116.54%
201712,407-27-0.22%
201612,434-802-6.06%
201513,236-21-0.16%
201413,257-876-6.20%
201314,133-725-4.88%
201214,858-237-1.57%
201115,095-183-1.20%
201015,2786040.40%
200014,6744,9044.15%
19909,7705,6338.97%
19804,1371,1023.15%
19703,035-112-0.36%
19603,147-835-2.33%
19503,9820.00%

Avenal Population by Year