Barstow, California Population 2021

23,857
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Barstow is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 23,857, it is the 281st largest city in California and the 1615th largest city in the United States. Barstow is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually but its population has increased by 5.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,639 in 2010. Barstow reached it's highest population of 23,981 in 2017. Spanning over 41 miles, Barstow has a population density of 578 people per square mile.

The average household income in Barstow is $54,650 with a poverty rate of 35.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $117,100. The median age in Barstow is 30.1 years, 28.8 years for males, and 30.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.2 males.

Barstow Demographics

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

  • White: 61.09%
  • Black or African American: 18.22%
  • Two or more races: 8.35%
  • Other race: 6.27%
  • Asian: 2.56%
  • Native American: 2.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.43%
The current population of Barstow, California is 23,857, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,944.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,639.

Barstow, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,60161.09%
Black or African American4,35518.22%
Two or More Races1,9958.35%
Some Other Race1,4986.27%
Asian6132.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native4952.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3421.43%
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Barstow Population by Race

Barstow Population Pyramid 2021

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Barstow Median Age

30.1


Total

28.8


Male

30.8


Female

Barstow Adults

There are 16,285 adults, (2,766 of whom are seniors) in Barstow.

Barstow Age Dependency

76.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Barstow Sex Ratio

Female

13,186

55.17%

Male

10,713

44.83%

Barstow Population by Age

Barstow Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Barstow Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.9%26.1%
Male44.3%55.7%
All44.2%55.8%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Female21.7%78.3%

44.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Barstow Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3122.8444.2
Non Family2,9161.2839.5
Female2,5123.9321.7
Married2,3783.3173.9
Male5064.1944.3

3.43

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Barstow Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9266.63%
9th to 12th Grade2,12015.18%
High School Graduate4,22330.23%
Some College3,67126.28%
Associates Degree1,74412.48%
Bachelors Degree8125.81%
Graduate Degree4733.39%
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Barstow Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Barstow Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic5,7684,225301
White4,8453,895586
Black2,1291,724252
Other Race1,04376053
Multiple Races69160113
Asian43835688
Native American24922413
Islander18918932

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 asian people with a rate of 20.09%.

Barstow Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,973$32,797$26,298
Less Than High School$18,325$23,705$14,730
High School Grad$26,878$31,403$22,944
Some College$33,763$40,208$30,069
Bachelors Degree$54,028$62,708$47,604
Graduate Degree$66,350$78,036$66,050

$29,973

Average Earnings

$32,797

Average Male

$26,298

Average Female

Barstow Earnings by Educational Attainment

Barstow Language by Age

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Barstow Language

72.06% of Barstow residents speak only English, while 27.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.53% of the population.

Barstow Language

Barstow Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,8494,36740.25%
Black4,2531,97446.41%
Multiple1,9871,14557.62%
White5,9081,04717.72%
Other1,49840126.77%
Native49019640.00%
Asian613457.34%
Islander342113.22%

35.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.42%

Male Poverty Rate

37.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barstow

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barstow is Multiple, with 57.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Barstow is Islander, with 3.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.63%.

Barstow Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.34%
High School27.32%
Some College22.05%
Bachelors or Greater11.43%

Barstow Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed77.40%
Female Unemployed61.52%
Female Employed17.58%
Male Employed14.34%

Barstow Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Barstow Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,633$54,650
Families$44,316$59,040
Married Families$72,905-
Non Families$27,134$40,698
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Income by Household Type

Barstow Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Barstow Married by Age and Sex

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Barstow Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Barstow Marital Status by Race

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Barstow Marital Status

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1,661

Number of Veterans

1,579

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam606
First Gulf War486
Second Gulf War380
Korea54
World War II44

Barstow Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64420
65 to 74411
35 to 54396
18 to 34220
75+214

Barstow Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,24511.93%
Hispanic6669.50%
Black1937.62%
Other1239.90%
Hawaiian4925.93%
Indian338.53%
Asian183.74%

Barstow Veterans by Race

Barstow Veterans by Education

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12.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barstow Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Barstow Employment by Age

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Barstow Employment by Race

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Barstow 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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68.17%

Born in California

90.98%

Native Born

9.02%

Foreign Born

5.18%

Non Citizen

3.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.98% of Barstow residents were born in the United States, with 68.17% having been born in California. 5.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Barstow Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,857-29-0.12%
202023,886-29-0.12%
201923,915-29-0.12%
201823,944-37-0.15%
201723,981870.36%
201623,8942050.87%
201523,6892050.87%
201423,4841830.79%
201323,3011830.79%
201223,118980.43%
201123,0202080.91%
201022,8121,6930.77%
200021,119-353-0.17%
199021,4723,7821.96%
198017,6902480.14%
197017,4425,7984.12%
196011,6445,5096.62%
19506,1350.00%

Barstow Population by Year