Buena Park, California Population 2021

80,990
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Buena Park is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 80,990, it is the 106th largest city in California and the 436th largest city in the United States. Buena Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually but its population has increased by 0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,530 in 2010. Buena Park reached it's highest population of 82,988 in 2016. Spanning over 11 miles, Buena Park has a population density of 7,699 people per square mile.

The average household income in Buena Park is $97,539 with a poverty rate of 12.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,662 per month, and the median house value is $579,100. The median age in Buena Park is 36.8 years, 34.7 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

Buena Park Demographics

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

  • White: 48.43%
  • Asian: 32.40%
  • Other race: 10.37%
  • Two or more races: 4.08%
  • Black or African American: 2.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.83%
The current population of Buena Park, California is 80,990, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,187.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 80,530.

Buena Park, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,94948.43%
Asian26,72932.40%
Some Other Race8,55110.37%
Two or More Races3,3634.08%
Black or African American2,3762.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8351.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native6860.83%
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Buena Park Population by Race

Buena Park Population Pyramid 2021

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Buena Park Median Age

36.8


Total

34.7


Male

39.2


Female

Buena Park Adults

There are 64,247 adults, (10,743 of whom are seniors) in Buena Park.

Buena Park Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Park Sex Ratio

Female

41,660

50.50%

Male

40,829

49.50%

Buena Park Population by Age

Buena Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buena Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.6%33.4%
All57.4%42.6%
Non Family54%46%
Female36%64%
Male35.7%64.3%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buena Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,6803.4557.4
Married14,0503.9166.6
Non Family4,2861.4354
Female3,8183.8336
Male1,5263.9135.7

3.71

Average Family Size

3.45

Average Household Size

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Buena Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8608.67%
9th to 12th Grade4,0827.28%
High School Graduate12,26121.87%
Some College12,66622.59%
Associates Degree5,0959.09%
Bachelors Degree12,75222.74%
Graduate Degree4,3587.77%
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Buena Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buena Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian20,18919,08810,629
Hispanic18,25811,5562,085
White14,53613,5803,614
Other Race5,0352,802383
Multiple Races1,5671,351594
Black1,5531,461338
Islander48848830
Native American45638021

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 52.65%.

Buena Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,952$41,574$34,007
Less Than High School$26,277$31,430$19,575
High School Grad$31,652$31,673$31,603
Some College$36,581$41,348$31,473
Bachelors Degree$50,693$58,920$42,016
Graduate Degree$70,398$77,411$64,932

$37,952

Average Earnings

$41,574

Average Male

$34,007

Average Female

Buena Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buena Park Language by Age

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Buena Park Language

43.56% of Buena Park residents speak only English, while 56.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.28% of the population.

Buena Park Language

Buena Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic30,9694,20113.57%
Asian26,5572,5049.43%
White19,3542,22511.50%
Other8,4881,34915.89%
Islander77957874.20%
Black2,36938516.25%
Native68634950.87%
Multiple3,3632607.73%

12.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.04%

Male Poverty Rate

12.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buena Park is Islander, with 74.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Park is Multiple, with 7.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.08%.

Buena Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.82%
High School9.98%
Some College9.32%
Bachelors or Greater8.08%

Buena Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed32.90%
Female Unemployed25.34%
Female Employed5.87%
Male Employed5.35%

Buena Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buena Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,932$97,539
Families$82,989$102,395
Married Families$95,136$114,299
Non Families$47,130$61,169
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Income by Household Type

Buena Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Buena Park Married by Age and Sex

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Buena Park 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 35-44.

Buena Park Marital Status by Race

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Buena Park Marital Status

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2,714

Number of Veterans

2,590

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam948
Second Gulf War475
First Gulf War469
Korea339
World War II139

Buena Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74808
35 to 54727
75+677
55 to 64323
18 to 34179

Buena Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9256.19%
Hispanic9534.29%
Asian4071.86%
Black1306.91%
Other1271.99%
2 or More894.65%
Indian234.91%
Hawaiian132.23%

Buena Park Veterans by Race

Buena Park Veterans by Education

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5.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Park Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Buena Park Employment by Age

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Buena Park Employment by Race

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Buena Park 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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51.66%

Born in California

62.70%

Native Born

37.30%

Foreign Born

16.68%

Non Citizen

20.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.70% of Buena Park residents were born in the United States, with 51.66% having been born in California. 16.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Buena Park Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202180,990-399-0.49%
202081,389-399-0.49%
201981,788-399-0.49%
201882,187-432-0.52%
201782,619-369-0.44%
201682,9882180.26%
201582,7701490.18%
201482,621-96-0.12%
201382,7176720.82%
201282,0454920.60%
201181,5537610.94%
201080,7922,5100.32%
200078,2829,4981.30%
199068,7844,6190.70%
198064,1655190.08%
197063,64617,2453.21%
196046,40140,91823.81%
19505,4832,9838.17%
19402,5000.00%

Buena Park Population by Year