Bell Gardens, California Population 2021

41,652
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Bell Gardens is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 41,652, it is the 203rd largest city in California and the 940th largest city in the United States. Bell Gardens is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -1.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,072 in 2010. Bell Gardens reached it's highest population of 44,054 in 2000. Spanning over 2 miles, Bell Gardens has a population density of 16,941 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bell Gardens is $51,413 with a poverty rate of 28.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,252 per month, and the median house value is $388,100. The median age in Bell Gardens is 29.5 years, 28.8 years for males, and 30.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males.

Bell Gardens Demographics

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

  • White: 80.21%
  • Other race: 16.90%
  • Black or African American: 1.16%
  • Two or more races: 0.88%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Bell Gardens, California is 41,652, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,192.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,072.

Bell Gardens, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,02680.21%
Some Other Race7,16916.90%
Black or African American4931.16%
Two or More Races3720.88%
Asian2700.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.03%
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Bell Gardens Population by Race

Bell Gardens Population Pyramid 2021

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Bell Gardens Median Age

29.5


Total

28.8


Male

30.2


Female

Bell Gardens Adults

There are 29,519 adults, (3,452 of whom are seniors) in Bell Gardens.

Bell Gardens Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

13.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bell Gardens Sex Ratio

Female

21,208

49.99%

Male

21,213

50.01%

Bell Gardens Population by Age

Bell Gardens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bell Gardens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married28.6%71.4%
All21.3%78.7%
Non Family19.5%80.5%
Male14.1%85.9%
Female13.3%86.7%

21.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bell Gardens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,8234.2821.3
Married4,6034.828.6
Female2,7404.5313.3
Non Family1,2531.5819.5
Male1,2274.5114.1

4.47

Average Family Size

4.28

Average Household Size

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Bell Gardens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,30533.84%
9th to 12th Grade3,99416.27%
High School Graduate6,84827.90%
Some College3,15312.85%
Associates Degree9103.71%
Bachelors Degree1,0594.32%
Graduate Degree2731.11%
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Bell Gardens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bell Gardens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic23,26611,1971,149
Other Race4,2762,240207
White71159575
Black31626683
Asian26118751
Multiple Races1719122
Native American575728
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 49.12%.

Bell Gardens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,815$27,688$20,732
Less Than High School$21,136$24,577$16,461
High School Grad$25,563$30,650$21,406
Some College$26,745$31,086$24,021
Bachelors Degree$31,947$33,047$31,615
Graduate Degree$52,228$47,386$52,283

$23,815

Average Earnings

$27,688

Average Male

$20,732

Average Female

Bell Gardens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bell Gardens Language by Age

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Bell Gardens Language

8.50% of Bell Gardens residents speak only English, while 91.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 90.50% of the population.

Bell Gardens Language

Bell Gardens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic40,38011,52328.54%
Other7,0781,86926.41%
White98722022.29%
Black44116136.51%
Multiple3694813.01%
Native732027.40%
Islander14535.71%

28.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.32%

Male Poverty Rate

31.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bell Gardens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bell Gardens is Black, with 36.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bell Gardens is Multiple, with 13.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.71%.

Bell Gardens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.11%
High School18.84%
Some College13.03%
Bachelors or Greater11.35%

Bell Gardens Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.02%
Male Unemployed21.98%
Female Employed17.88%
Male Employed15.35%

Bell Gardens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bell Gardens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,223$51,413
Families$41,753$50,799
Married Families$50,031$60,311
Non Families$19,805$31,404
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Income by Household Type

Bell Gardens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bell Gardens Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Bell Gardens Marital Status by Race

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Bell Gardens Marital Status

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189

Number of Veterans

175

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War72
Vietnam57
Korea23
First Gulf War16
World War II4

Bell Gardens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3455
65 to 7451
75+46
35 to 5433
55 to 644

Bell Gardens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic1290.46%
White1200.51%
Other300.61%
Black308.40%
Hawaiian964.29%

Bell Gardens Veterans by Race

Bell Gardens Veterans by Education

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23.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bell Gardens Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bell Gardens Employment by Age

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Bell Gardens Employment by Race

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Bell Gardens 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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55.80%

Born in California

57.86%

Native Born

42.14%

Foreign Born

30.05%

Non Citizen

12.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.86% of Bell Gardens residents were born in the United States, with 55.80% having been born in California. 30.05% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202141,652-180-0.43%
202041,832-180-0.43%
201942,012-180-0.43%
201842,192-297-0.70%
201742,489-186-0.44%
201642,675-68-0.16%
201542,743290.07%
201442,71480.02%
201342,706780.18%
201242,6284170.99%
201142,2111550.37%
201042,056-1,998-0.46%
200044,0541,6990.39%
199042,3558,2382.19%
198034,1174,8091.53%
197029,3082,8411.02%
196026,4670.00%

Bell Gardens Population by Year