Bell, California Population 2020

35,408

Bell is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 35,408, it is the 223rd largest city in California and the 1111th largest city in the United States. Bell is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,477 in 2010. Bell reached it's highest population of 36,664 in 2000. Spanning over 3 miles, Bell has a population density of 14,165 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bell is $53,141 with a poverty rate of 23.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,137 per month, and the median house value is $390,100. The median age in Bell is 30.5 years, 29.3 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.8 males.

Bell Demographics

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

  • White: 80.15%
  • Other race: 15.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Black or African American: 1.54%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Bell, California is 35,408, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,728.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,477.

Bell, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,70180.15%
Some Other Race5,43815.19%
Two or More Races5621.57%
Black or African American5521.54%
Asian2730.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native2140.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.19%

Bell Population Pyramid 2020

Bell Median Age

30.5


Total

29.3


Male

32


Female

Bell Adults

There are 25,577 adults, (2,979 of whom are seniors) in Bell.

Bell Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

13.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell Sex Ratio

Female

17,483

48.82%

Male

18,326

51.18%

Bell Households and Families

Bell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married35.9%64.1%
All28.7%71.3%
Male24.7%75.3%
Non Family21.6%78.4%
Female18.9%81.1%

28.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8253.9828.7
Married4,5814.6235.9
Female2,0204.1918.9
Non Family1,2741.2921.6
Male9504.0424.7

4.27

Average Family Size

3.98

Average Household Size

9.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bell Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,45329.79%
9th to 12th Grade4,26919.71%
High School Graduate5,20124.01%
Some College3,15814.58%
Associates Degree1,0294.75%
Bachelors Degree1,4166.54%
Graduate Degree1350.62%

Bell Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic19,9039,6491,370
Other Race3,4871,895185
White1,047755111
Black42036130
Asian23412838
Multiple Races21912426
Native American1249524
Islander3232

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 native american people with a rate of 19.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,816$29,024$19,803
Less Than High School$21,936$26,078$16,968
High School Grad$25,830$30,366$19,467
Some College$30,401$32,182$26,226
Bachelors Degree$33,854$32,283$34,159
Graduate Degree$49,167$37,361$81,364

$25,816

Average Earnings

$29,024

Average Male

$19,803

Average Female

Bell Language

Bell Language by Age

Bell Language

9.47% of Bell residents speak only English, while 90.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 86.99% of the population.

Bell Poverty

Bell Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic32,7757,22122.03%
Other5,4201,42226.24%
White1,91993148.51%
Black51432463.04%
Multiple562396.94%
Asian2733010.99%
Native2052512.20%

23.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.74%

Male Poverty Rate

25.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell is Black, with 63.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell is Multiple, with 6.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.50%
High School18.73%
Some College16.14%
Bachelors or Greater14.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.60%
Male Unemployed32.15%
Male Employed11.48%
Female Employed11.38%

Bell Income

Bell Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,548$53,141
Families$43,265$53,294
Married Families$51,750-
Non Families$26,939$31,482

Bell Marital Status

Bell Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell Married by Age and Sex

Bell 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.

Bell Marital Status by Race

Bell Veterans

389

Number of Veterans

355

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam154
Second Gulf War79
First Gulf War48
Korea14
World War II
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6484
18 to 3479
65 to 7478
35 to 5475
75+73
Name Veterans % of Total
White2471.22%
Hispanic1830.78%
Black9319.54%
Other390.96%
2 or More103.33%

$Bell Veterans by Education

34.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bell Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.03%

Born in California

56.75%

Native Born

43.25%

Foreign Born

27.10%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

56.75% of Bell residents were born in the United States, with 53.03% having been born in California. 27.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202035,408-160-0.45%
201935,568-160-0.45%
201835,728740.21%
201735,654-160-0.45%
201635,814-124-0.35%
201535,938250.07%
201435,913370.10%
201335,876990.28%
201235,7771270.36%
201135,6501640.46%
201035,486-1,178-0.33%
200036,6642,2990.65%
199034,3658,9153.05%
198025,4503,6141.54%
197021,8362,3861.16%
196019,4504,0202.34%
195015,4304,1663.20%
194011,2643,3803.63%
19307,8840.00%