Bell Gardens, California Population 2024

36,671

Bell Gardens is a city located in Los Angeles County California. Bell Gardens has a 2024 population of 36,671. Bell Gardens is currently declining at a rate of -1.68% annually and its population has decreased by -6.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,379 in 2020.

The average household income in Bell Gardens is $65,725 with a poverty rate of 23.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bell Gardens is 31.1 years, 30.2 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.

Bell Gardens Demographics

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

  • White: 44.24%
  • Two or more races: 32.71%
  • Other race: 20.32%
  • Black or African American: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
14,915.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.88% (-2,708)
The current population of Bell Gardens, California is 36,671 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 39,379.

Bell Gardens, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,36944.24%
Two or more races12,84332.71%
Other race7,97920.32%
Black or African American5521.41%
Native American3280.84%
Asian1630.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander290.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bell Gardens Population by Race

Bell Gardens Population Pyramid 2024

Bell Gardens Median Age

31.1

Total

30.2

Male

32.4

Female

Bell Gardens Adults

There are 28,243 adults, (3,633 of whom are seniors) in Bell Gardens.

Bell Gardens Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

14.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell Gardens Sex Ratio

Female19,49149.64%
Male19,77250.36%

Bell Gardens Population by Age

Bell Gardens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,5234.0719.680.4
Married4,1404.5324.275.8
Female2,7534.6912.987.1
Non Family1,4181.4817.482.6
Male1,2124.1221.578.5
showing: 5 rows

4.29

Average Family Size

4.07

Average Household Size

19.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bell Gardens 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 Gardens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bell Gardens 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 black people with a rate of 32.09%.

Bell Gardens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,928

Average Earnings

$33,643

Average Male

$25,742

Average Female

Bell Gardens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bell Gardens Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bell Gardens Language

9.16% of Bell Gardens residents speak only English, while 90.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 90.13% of the population.

Bell Gardens Language

Bell Gardens Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic37,4068,72523.33%
Multiple12,8342,68820.94%
Other7,8731,53919.55%
Black51424948.44%
White66713319.94%
Native314309.55%
Asian1142320.18%
Islander29517.24%
showing: 8 rows

23.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.23%

Male Poverty Rate

28.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell Gardens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell Gardens is Black, with 48.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell Gardens is Native, with 9.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.21%.

Bell Gardens Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.53%
High School15.37%
Some College15.2%
Bachelors or Greater9.1%
showing: 4 rows

Bell Gardens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.39%
Male Unemployed26.42%
Female Employed15.09%
Male Employed10.89%
showing: 4 rows

Bell Gardens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bell Gardens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bell Gardens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell Gardens Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bell Gardens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bell Gardens Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bell Gardens Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

213

Number of Veterans

205

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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Bell Gardens Veterans by War

count

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Bell Gardens Veterans by Age

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Bell Gardens Veterans by Race

Bell Gardens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell Gardens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bell Gardens Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bell Gardens Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bell Gardens 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

56.54%

Born in Bell Gardens

58.77%

Native Born

41.23%

Foreign Born

30.53%

Non Citizen

10.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

58.77% of Bell Gardens residents were born in the United States, with 56.54% having been born in California. 30.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bell Gardens Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,531-628-1.84%
202834,159-628-1.81%
202734,787-628-1.77%
202635,415-628-1.74%
202536,043-628-1.71%
202436,671-628-1.68%
202337,299-628-1.66%
202237,927-628-1.63%
202138,555-824-2.09%
202039,379-2,031-4.9%
201941,410-464-1.11%
201841,874-357-0.85%
201742,231-206-0.49%
201642,437-114-0.27%
201542,551330.08%
201442,518580.14%
201342,4601040.25%
201242,3561530.36%
201142,2031500.36%
201042,053-2,001-4.54%
200044,0541,6994.01%
199042,3558,23824.15%
198034,1174,80916.41%
197029,3082,84110.73%
196026,467
showing: 25 rows

Bell Gardens Population by Year