Barstow, California Population 2024

25,043

Barstow is a city located in San Bernardino County California. Barstow has a 2024 population of 25,043. Barstow is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -1.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,419 in 2020.

The average household income in Barstow is $66,737 with a poverty rate of 22.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Barstow is 31.7 years, 30.6 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.

Barstow Demographics

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

  • White: 40.51%
  • Two or more races: 23.73%
  • Other race: 15.95%
  • Black or African American: 15.34%
  • Native American: 2.35%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
Land Area (mi²)
41.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
606.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.48% (-376)
The current population of Barstow, California is 25,043 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,419.

Barstow, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,22240.51%
Two or more races5,98823.73%
Other race4,02415.95%
Black or African American3,87015.34%
Native American5922.35%
Asian4051.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1340.53%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Barstow Population by Race

Barstow Population Pyramid 2024

Barstow Median Age

31.7

Total

30.6

Male

32.4

Female

Barstow Adults

There are 17,420 adults, (2,939 of whom are seniors) in Barstow.

Barstow Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54

Child Dependency Ratio

Barstow Sex Ratio

Female13,23352.44%
Male12,00247.56%

Barstow Population by Age

Barstow Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,9522.7843.156.9
Non Family3,0201.1937.162.9
Married2,9453.6867.232.8
Female2,1533.372476
Male8343.8229.670.4

3.44

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

43.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Barstow Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7855.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,63410.8%
High School Graduate4,38228.96%
Some College5,01733.16%
Associates Degree1,73711.48%
Bachelors Degree9556.31%
Graduate Degree6214.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Barstow Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Barstow Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic7,3355,842422
White4,3163,696452
2+ Races2,9402,659356
Other Race2,4701,924102
Black2,1461,889324
Asian342327154
Native American32323369
Islander10810816

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.03%.

Barstow Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,233$48,138$37,827
Less Than 9th Grade$24,968$26,780$23,147
High School Graduate$43,185$50,579$31,765
Some College$44,334$47,650$42,823
Bachelors Degree$67,639$101,667$39,353
Graduate Degree$77,483$88,681$77,083

$43,233

Average Earnings

$48,138

Average Male

$37,827

Average Female

Barstow Earnings by Educational Attainment

Barstow Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Barstow Language

71.38% of Barstow residents speak only English, while 28.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.74% of the population.

Barstow Language

Barstow Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,9023,36326.07%
Other4,0201,18529.48%
Black3,8191,09928.78%
Multiple5,9501,01116.99%
White5,54678214.1%
Native58825242.86%
Asian4014110.22%

22.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.97%

Male Poverty Rate

23.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barstow

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barstow is Native, with 42.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Barstow is Asian, with 10.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.44%.

Barstow Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.57%
High School22.38%
Some College14.77%
Bachelors or Greater2.84%

Barstow Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed43.02%
Female Unemployed36.64%
Female Employed12.57%
Male Employed10.38%

Barstow Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Barstow Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$52,200$66,737
Families$64,563$74,381
Married Families$86,690$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,477$45,909

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Barstow Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Barstow Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Barstow Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,566

Number of Veterans

1,441

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam538
First Gulf War474
Second Gulf War353
Korea62
World War II12

Barstow Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74494
35 to 54389
55 to 64346
75+239
18 to 3498

Barstow Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White85211%
Hispanic6277.41%
Other Race2378.46%
Black2329.43%
2+ Races1514.47%
Asian5816.29%
Islander2725%
Native American92.64%

Barstow Veterans by Race

Barstow Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barstow Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Barstow Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Barstow Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Barstow 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

69.04%

Born in Barstow

89.43%

Native Born

10.57%

Foreign Born

5.16%

Non Citizen

5.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.43% of Barstow residents were born in the United States, with 69.04% having been born in California. 5.16% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,573-94-0.38%
202824,667-94-0.38%
202724,761-94-0.38%
202624,855-94-0.38%
202524,949-94-0.38%
202425,043-94-0.37%
202325,137-94-0.37%
202225,231-221-0.87%
202125,452330.13%
202025,4191,8397.8%
201923,580160.07%
201823,56490.04%
201723,555640.27%
201623,491760.32%
201523,4151020.44%
201423,3131130.49%
201323,2001240.54%
201223,076990.43%
201122,9771710.75%
201022,8061,6877.99%
200021,119-353-1.64%
199021,4723,78221.38%
198017,6902481.42%
197017,4425,79849.79%
196011,6445,50989.8%
19506,13500%
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Barstow Population by Year