Bell, California Population 2024

31,850

Bell is a city located in Los Angeles County California. Bell has a 2024 population of 31,850. Bell is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -4.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,458 in 2020.

The average household income in Bell is $69,948 with a poverty rate of 23.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bell is 33.7 years, 33.5 years for males, and 33.9 years for females.

Bell Demographics

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

  • White: 46.65%
  • Two or more races: 26.08%
  • Other race: 22.26%
  • Black or African American: 2.56%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native American: 1.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
12,741.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.81% (-1,608)
The current population of Bell, California is 31,850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 33,458.

Bell, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,56946.65%
Two or more races8,70626.08%
Other race7,42922.26%
Black or African American8552.56%
Asian4351.3%
Native American3651.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander180.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bell Population by Race

Bell Population Pyramid 2024

Bell Median Age

33.7

Total

33.5

Male

33.9

Female

Bell Adults

There are 24,756 adults, (3,428 of whom are seniors) in Bell.

Bell Age Dependency

56.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell Sex Ratio

Female16,43749.25%
Male16,94050.75%

Bell Population by Age

Bell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,8693.662872
Married4,0404.3838.561.5
Female2,3454.0319.780.3
Non Family1,5491.2314.885.2
Male9353.6724.975.1
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3.99

Average Family Size

3.66

Average Household Size

28.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 29.06%.

Bell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,864

Average Earnings

$37,290

Average Male

$27,821

Average Female

Bell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bell Language

12.59% of Bell residents speak only English, while 87.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 82.22% of the population.

Bell Language

Bell Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic29,6836,38021.49%
Multiple8,7062,14124.59%
Other7,3941,20916.35%
White2,16099646.11%
Black83732839.19%
Asian42414534.2%
Native365339.04%
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23.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.67%

Male Poverty Rate

25.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell is White, with 46.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell is Native, with 9.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.47%.

Bell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.21%
High School19.11%
Bachelors or Greater18.02%
Some College17.52%
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Bell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.18%
Female Unemployed16.46%
Female Employed13.65%
Male Employed10.25%
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Bell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

767

Number of Veterans

741

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Bell Veterans by War

count

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Bell Veterans by Age

count

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Bell Veterans by Race

Bell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

52.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bell 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

54.82%

Born in Bell

58.29%

Native Born

41.71%

Foreign Born

25.72%

Non Citizen

15.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

58.29% of Bell residents were born in the United States, with 54.82% having been born in California. 25.72% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,310-308-1.01%
202830,618-308-1%
202730,926-308-0.99%
202631,234-308-0.98%
202531,542-308-0.97%
202431,850-308-0.96%
202332,158-308-0.95%
202232,466-308-0.94%
202132,774-684-2.04%
202033,458-1,656-4.72%
201935,114-234-0.66%
201835,348-176-0.5%
201735,524-203-0.57%
201635,727-128-0.36%
201535,85520.01%
201435,853430.12%
201335,810900.25%
201235,7201240.35%
201135,5961300.37%
201035,466-1,198-3.27%
200036,6642,2996.69%
199034,3658,91535.03%
198025,4503,61416.55%
197021,8362,38612.27%
196019,4504,02026.05%
195015,4304,16636.99%
194011,2643,38042.87%
19307,884
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Bell Population by Year