Bell, California Population 2021

35,339
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Bell is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 35,339, it is the 221st largest city in California and the 1119th largest city in the United States. Bell is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -0.39% 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 14,137 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bell is $55,315 with a poverty rate of 24.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,192 per month, and the median house value is $413,400. The median age in Bell is 30.7 years, 29.4 years for males, and 32.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.2 males.

Bell Demographics

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

  • White: 78.77%
  • Other race: 16.58%
  • Black or African American: 1.65%
  • Two or more races: 1.60%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Bell, California is 35,339, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,612.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,477.

Bell, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,10878.77%
Some Other Race5,91516.58%
Black or African American5891.65%
Two or More Races5711.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native2290.64%
Asian2070.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander630.18%
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Bell Population by Race

Bell Population Pyramid 2021

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Bell Median Age

30.7


Total

29.4


Male

32.5


Female

Bell Adults

There are 25,885 adults, (3,309 of whom are seniors) in Bell.

Bell Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell Sex Ratio

Female

17,307

48.50%

Male

18,375

51.50%

Bell Population by Age

Bell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married36.1%63.9%
Male31%69%
All29.7%70.3%
Non Family25.1%74.9%
Female19.3%80.7%

29.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9723.929.7
Married4,4954.5836.1
Female2,2164.1619.3
Non Family1,3861.2225.1
Male875431

4.2

Average Family Size

3.9

Average Household Size

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Bell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,28728.83%
9th to 12th Grade3,79417.40%
High School Graduate5,91927.14%
Some College3,10514.24%
Associates Degree1,0594.86%
Bachelors Degree1,4946.85%
Graduate Degree1490.68%
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Bell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic19,98410,3031,394
Other Race3,7782,014247
White1,026821143
Black45735929
Multiple Races22611315
Asian18211060
Native American14312038
Islander2929

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 32.97%.

Bell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,635$30,490$20,339
Less Than High School$22,705$27,008$17,601
High School Grad$26,456$29,928$20,413
Some College$31,097$36,625$26,365
Bachelors Degree$36,307$37,569$34,201
Graduate Degree$48,594$39,509$79,531

$26,635

Average Earnings

$30,490

Average Male

$20,339

Average Female

Bell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bell Language by Age

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Bell Language

10.63% of Bell residents speak only English, while 89.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 86.01% of the population.

Bell Language

Bell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic32,7317,36322.50%
Other5,8821,28821.90%
White1,77575342.42%
Black55335363.83%
Multiple571427.36%
Asian2074019.32%
Native2293013.10%

24.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.48%

Male Poverty Rate

25.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell is Black, with 63.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell is Multiple, with 7.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.97%.

Bell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.03%
High School19.02%
Some College16.37%
Bachelors or Greater15.36%

Bell Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.13%
Male Unemployed32.02%
Female Employed12.48%
Male Employed10.96%

Bell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,327$55,315
Families$45,763$56,025
Married Families$53,750-
Non Families$22,253$29,721
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Income by Household Type

Bell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Bell Marital Status

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362

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam110
First Gulf War74
Second Gulf War56
Korea16
World War II

Bell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+82
55 to 6477
35 to 5476
65 to 7475
18 to 3452

Bell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2461.22%
Hispanic1310.55%
Black9218.25%
Other240.54%

Bell Veterans by Race

Bell Veterans by Education

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36.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bell Employment by Age

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Bell Employment by Race

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Bell 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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54.51%

Born in California

58.55%

Native Born

41.45%

Foreign Born

25.96%

Non Citizen

15.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

58.55% of Bell residents were born in the United States, with 54.51% having been born in California. 25.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bell Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202135,339-91-0.26%
202035,430-91-0.26%
201935,521-91-0.26%
201835,612160.04%
201735,596-160-0.45%
201635,756-136-0.38%
201535,892180.05%
201435,874270.08%
201335,847890.25%
201235,7581180.33%
201135,6401590.45%
201035,481-1,183-0.33%
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%

Bell Population by Year