Barstow, California Population 2022

25,971
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Barstow is a city located in San Bernardino County California. Barstow has a 2020 population of 25,971. Barstow is currently growing at a rate of 1.08% annually and its population has increased by 2.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,415 in 2010.

The average household income in Barstow is $54,650 with a poverty rate of 30.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $812 per month, and the median house value is $130,100. The median age in Barstow is 30.1 years, 28.8 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

Barstow Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Barstowwas:

  • White: 49.43%
  • Black or African American: 16.76%
  • Two or more races: 15.11%
  • Other race: 11.26%
  • Asian: 2.72%
  • Native American: 2.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.31%
The current population of Barstow, California is 25,971 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,415.

Barstow, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,63949.43%
Black or African American3,94716.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native5692.42%
Asian6412.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5432.31%
Some Other Race2,65111.26%
Two or More Races3,55715.11%
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Barstow Population by Race

Barstow Population Pyramid 2022

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Barstow Median Age

30.3


Total

27.3


Male

32.6


Female

Barstow Adults

There are 16,238 adults, (2,718 of whom are seniors) in Barstow.

Barstow Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Barstow Sex Ratio

Female

12,542

53.26%

Male

11,005

46.74%

Barstow Population by Age

Barstow Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Barstow Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All41%59%
Non Family34.9%65.1%
Male30.6%69.4%
Female20.4%79.6%

41.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Barstow Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1662.8541
Married2,2423.4775.6
Male5534.2630.6
Female2,7303.6120.4
Non Family2,6411.2434.9

3.39

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Barstow Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6895.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,87213.57%
High School Graduate3,78427.43%
Some College4,31231.26%
Associates Degree1,68812.24%
Bachelors Degree9496.88%
Graduate Degree4993.62%
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Barstow Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Barstow Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian544494225
Islander25925970
Black2,0791,719247
White4,3063,385435
2+ Races1,2861,173125
Other Race1,8121,513154
Hispanic5,8674,711439
Native American20114313

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 41.36%.

Barstow Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,616$38,750$32,668
Less Than 9th Grade$21,229$22,713$20,375
High School Graduate$32,515$39,135$28,968
Some College$38,385$40,729$36,404
Bachelors Degree$53,516$70,343$45,966
Graduate Degree$67,353$77,833$67,206

$34,616

Average Earnings

$38,750

Average Male

$32,668

Average Female

Barstow Earnings by Educational Attainment

Barstow Language by Age

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Barstow Language

73.60% of Barstow residents speak only English, while 26.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.47% of the population.

Barstow Language

Barstow Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,8911,70443.79%
Multiple3,5551,52142.78%
Native56421137.41%
Hispanic10,4373,09629.66%
White5,40594417.47%
Asian637436.75%
Islander543152.76%
Other507NaN%

30.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.55%

Male Poverty Rate

32.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barstow

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barstow is Black, with 43.79% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.70%.

Barstow Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.54%
High School22.69%
Some College16.89%
Bachelors or Greater11.15%

Barstow Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.80%
Male Unemployed46.30%
Female Employed14.75%
Female Unemployed66.96%

Barstow Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Barstow Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,912$57,009
Families$47,166$59,679
Married Families$76,360-
Non Families$28,217$45,250
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Income by Household Type

Barstow Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.2%

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 35-44, 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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1,522

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War350
First Gulf War432
Vietnam543
Korea44
World War II23

Barstow Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34198
35 to 54319
55 to 64355
65 to 74454
75+196

Barstow Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White99311.45%
Black1265.19%
Native American133.80%
Asian6511.25%
Islander8532.82%
Other Race2029.78%
2+ Races382.18%
Hispanic6218.79%

Barstow Veterans by Race

Barstow Veterans by Education

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11.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barstow Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

9.3%

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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67.18%

Born in Barstow

89.14%

Native Born

10.86%

Foreign Born

5.42%

Non Citizen

5.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.14% of Barstow residents were born in the United States, with 67.18% having been born in California. 5.42% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19506,1350.00%
196011,6445,5096.62%
197017,4425,7984.12%
198017,6902480.14%
199021,4723,7821.96%
200021,119-353-0.17%
201022,6391,5200.70%
201122,9172781.23%
201223,1952781.21%
201323,4732781.20%
201423,7512781.18%
201524,0292781.17%
201624,3072781.16%
201724,5852781.14%
201824,8632781.13%
201925,1412781.12%
202025,4152741.09%
202125,6932781.09%
202225,9712781.08%

Barstow Population by Year