Benicia, California Population 2021

28,156
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Benicia is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 28,156, it is the 254th largest city in California and the 1371st largest city in the United States. Benicia is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 4.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,997 in 2010. Benicia reached it's highest population of 28,282 in 2018. Spanning over 14 miles, Benicia has a population density of 2,193 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benicia is $127,747 with a poverty rate of 7.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,858 per month, and the median house value is $585,600. The median age in Benicia is 46.1 years, 44.7 years for males, and 47.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.3 males.

Benicia Demographics

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

  • White: 72.94%
  • Asian: 11.73%
  • Two or more races: 8.27%
  • Black or African American: 3.34%
  • Other race: 3.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.22%
The current population of Benicia, California is 28,156, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,282.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,997.

Benicia, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,56372.94%
Asian3,30811.73%
Two or More Races2,3318.27%
Black or African American9413.34%
Some Other Race9183.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.22%
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Benicia Population by Race

Benicia Population Pyramid 2021

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Benicia Median Age

46.1


Total

44.7


Male

47.8


Female

Benicia Adults

There are 22,606 adults, (5,579 of whom are seniors) in Benicia.

Benicia Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Benicia Sex Ratio

Female

14,434

51.20%

Male

13,758

48.80%

Benicia Population by Age

Benicia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benicia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Male56.4%43.6%
Female47.4%52.6%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benicia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2932.4971.8
Married6,2083.0481.9
Non Family3,3981.263.8
Female1,1553.2947.4
Male5322.756.4

2.96

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Benicia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3441.64%
9th to 12th Grade3181.52%
High School Graduate3,61917.30%
Some College4,90123.43%
Associates Degree2,39411.44%
Bachelors Degree6,07629.04%
Graduate Degree3,26915.63%
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Benicia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benicia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,43214,1296,540
Asian2,5572,4471,379
Hispanic2,2452,118679
Multiple Races1,2221,146502
Other Race651613275
Black596536236
Islander525216
Native American3333

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 asian people with a rate of 53.93%.

Benicia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$64,190$75,781$53,423
Less Than High School$42,153$42,361$39,464
High School Grad$43,469$53,723$33,889
Some College$57,221$75,160$38,272
Bachelors Degree$73,898$87,027$63,338
Graduate Degree$92,929$109,043$81,623

$64,190

Average Earnings

$75,781

Average Male

$53,423

Average Female

Benicia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benicia Language by Age

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Benicia Language

83.48% of Benicia residents speak only English, while 16.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.13% of the population.

Benicia Language

Benicia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,3311,0795.89%
Black94128530.29%
Hispanic3,6132577.11%
Asian3,3082327.01%
Other9189210.02%
Multiple2,331843.60%
Islander681623.53%

7.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.12%

Male Poverty Rate

7.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benicia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benicia is Black, with 30.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benicia is Multiple, with 3.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.36%.

Benicia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.47%
High School10.44%
Some College6.81%
Bachelors or Greater3.10%

Benicia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.94%
Male Unemployed7.03%
Female Employed4.22%
Male Employed2.90%

Benicia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benicia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$103,413$127,747
Families$124,560$144,915
Married Families$142,550-
Non Families$61,766$78,849
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Income by Household Type

Benicia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Benicia Married by Age and Sex

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Benicia 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.

Benicia Marital Status by Race

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Benicia Marital Status

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1,734

Number of Veterans

1,631

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam880
First Gulf War331
Second Gulf War206
Korea127
World War II27

Benicia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74623
75+429
35 to 54392
55 to 64238
18 to 3452

Benicia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5168.98%
Asian1435.05%
Hispanic1254.78%
Black416.10%
2 or More342.40%

Benicia Veterans by Race

Benicia Veterans by Education

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3.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benicia Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Benicia Employment by Age

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Benicia Employment by Race

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Benicia 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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61.63%

Born in California

86.90%

Native Born

13.10%

Foreign Born

4.04%

Non Citizen

9.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.90% of Benicia residents were born in the United States, with 61.63% having been born in California. 4.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Benicia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,156-42-0.15%
202028,198-42-0.15%
201928,240-42-0.15%
201828,282270.10%
201728,2551290.46%
201628,126970.35%
201528,0292020.73%
201427,8272490.90%
201327,5781980.72%
201227,3801900.70%
201127,1901270.47%
201027,0631980.07%
200026,8652,4280.95%
199024,4379,0614.74%
198015,3768,0277.66%
19707,3491,2791.93%
19606,070-1,214-1.81%
19507,2844,86511.65%
19402,419-494-1.84%
19302,9132200.79%
19202,6933331.33%
19102,360-391-1.52%
19002,7513901.54%
18902,3615672.78%
18801,7941380.80%
18701,6561861.20%
18601,47099011.84%
18504800.00%

Benicia Population by Year