Buena Park, California Population 2020

81,679

Buena Park is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 81,679, it is the 106th largest city in California and the 429th largest city in the United States. Buena Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually but its population has increased by 1.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,530 in 2010. Buena Park reached it's highest population of 83,113 in 2016. Spanning over 11 miles, Buena Park has a population density of 7,765 people per square mile.

The average household income in Buena Park is $94,196 with a poverty rate of 13.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,586 per month, and the median house value is $540,200. The median age in Buena Park is 36.3 years, 34 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Buena Park Demographics

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

  • White: 51.24%
  • Asian: 31.27%
  • Other race: 8.90%
  • Two or more races: 3.94%
  • Black or African American: 3.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.73%
The current population of Buena Park, California is 81,679, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,421.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 80,530.

Buena Park, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,42051.24%
Asian25,88731.27%
Some Other Race7,3648.90%
Two or More Races3,2623.94%
Black or African American2,4993.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7430.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native6060.73%

Buena Park Population Pyramid 2020

Buena Park Median Age

36.3


Total

34


Male

38.6


Female

Buena Park Adults

There are 63,844 adults, (10,269 of whom are seniors) in Buena Park.

Buena Park Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Buena Park Sex Ratio

Female

41,736

50.42%

Male

41,045

49.58%

Buena Park Households and Families

Buena Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buena Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.7%33.3%
All56.5%43.5%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Male35%65%
Female34.9%65.1%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,4433.4956.5
Married13,5133.9566.7
Non Family4,2691.4452.6
Female3,8633.8934.9
Male1,7984.135

3.76

Average Family Size

3.49

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buena Park Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8098.66%
9th to 12th Grade4,1827.53%
High School Graduate12,26022.08%
Some College12,45222.42%
Associates Degree5,2179.39%
Bachelors Degree12,78223.02%
Graduate Degree3,8346.90%

Buena Park Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian19,33418,2479,893
Hispanic18,26911,8952,032
White14,94313,6353,914
Other Race4,4002,480359
Black1,6161,472407
Multiple Races1,4121,196509
Native American44438527
Islander41941926

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 51.17%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,158$39,847$32,320
Less Than High School$23,026$26,299$19,025
High School Grad$30,562$30,756$29,933
Some College$36,494$40,893$31,625
Bachelors Degree$46,173$55,313$37,672
Graduate Degree$67,800$78,466$64,173

$36,158

Average Earnings

$39,847

Average Male

$32,320

Average Female

Buena Park Language

Buena Park Language by Age

Buena Park Language

43.88% of Buena Park residents speak only English, while 56.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.59% of the population.

Buena Park Poverty

Buena Park Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic31,4294,71415.00%
Asian25,7842,71710.54%
White20,0892,59712.93%
Other7,2941,31818.07%
Islander68551575.18%
Multiple3,26239212.02%
Black2,49536814.75%
Native60618330.20%

13.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.17%

Male Poverty Rate

13.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buena Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buena Park is Islander, with 75.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buena Park is Asian, with 10.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.17%
High School11.32%
Some College10.01%
Bachelors or Greater8.99%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.08%
Male Unemployed30.57%
Male Employed6.74%
Female Employed6.34%

Buena Park Income

Buena Park Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$72,814$94,196
Families$78,308$99,588
Married Families$92,982$112,527
Non Families$43,250$56,024

Buena Park Marital Status

Buena Park Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Buena Park Married by Age and Sex

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

Buena Park Veterans

2,805

Number of Veterans

2,689

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam886
First Gulf War485
Second Gulf War464
Korea408
World War II205
Age Group Veterans
75+794
65 to 74755
35 to 54748
55 to 64301
18 to 34207
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0246.26%
Hispanic9714.39%
Asian4262.01%
2 or More1186.70%
Black1045.26%
Other981.75%
Indian357.32%

$Buena Park Veterans by Education

7.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buena Park Employment Status

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Buena Park Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.02%

Born in California

63.46%

Native Born

36.54%

Foreign Born

17.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

63.46% of Buena Park residents were born in the United States, with 52.02% having been born in California. 17.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202081,679-371-0.45%
201982,050-371-0.45%
201882,421-321-0.39%
201782,742-371-0.45%
201683,1132500.30%
201582,8631690.20%
201482,694-72-0.09%
201382,7666890.84%
201282,0775150.63%
201181,5627660.95%
201080,7962,5140.32%
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%