Ceres, California Population 2024

48,348

Ceres is a city located in Stanislaus County California. Ceres has a 2024 population of 48,348. Ceres is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -1.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,312 in 2020.

The average household income in Ceres is $83,627 with a poverty rate of 15.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ceres is 32.3 years, 31.3 years for males, and 33.3 years for females.

Ceres Demographics

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

  • White: 47.54%
  • Two or more races: 26.27%
  • Other race: 14.49%
  • Asian: 8.71%
  • Black or African American: 1.64%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
Land Area (mi²)
9.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,167.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.95% (-964)
The current population of Ceres, California is 48,348 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 49,312.

Ceres, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,38447.54%
Two or more races12,91826.27%
Other race7,12614.49%
Asian4,2838.71%
Black or African American8091.64%
Native American5021.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1610.33%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ceres Population by Race

Ceres Population Pyramid 2024

Ceres Median Age

32.3

Total

31.3

Male

33.3

Female

Ceres Adults

There are 35,128 adults, (5,803 of whom are seniors) in Ceres.

Ceres Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ceres Sex Ratio

Female23,37347.52%
Male25,81052.48%

Ceres Population by Age

Ceres Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,5493.5863.336.7
Married6,9354.2775.724.3
Non Family2,7701.2655.744.3
Female2,6134.0441.358.7
Male1,2313.9657.142.9
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4.03

Average Family Size

3.58

Average Household Size

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ceres 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

Ceres Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ceres Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.12%.

Ceres Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,105

Average Earnings

$48,013

Average Male

$31,570

Average Female

Ceres Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ceres Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ceres Language

40.93% of Ceres residents speak only English, while 59.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.32% of the population.

Ceres Language

Ceres Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic31,7084,83115.24%
Multiple12,8432,19417.08%
White10,6231,78816.83%
Other7,0961,22617.28%
Asian4,15343210.4%
Black74811715.64%
Islander1532113.73%
Native47981.67%
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15.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.2%

Male Poverty Rate

15.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ceres

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ceres is Other, with 17.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ceres is Native, with 1.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.81%.

Ceres Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.65%
High School11.8%
Some College9.76%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%
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Ceres Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed17.57%
Male Unemployed13.27%
Female Employed7.53%
Male Employed4.28%
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Ceres Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ceres Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ceres Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ceres Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ceres Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ceres Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ceres Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,447

Number of Veterans

1,366

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

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Ceres Veterans by War

count

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Ceres Veterans by Age

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Ceres Veterans by Race

Ceres Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ceres Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ceres Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ceres Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ceres 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

63.98%

Born in Ceres

72.72%

Native Born

27.28%

Foreign Born

14.5%

Non Citizen

12.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.72% of Ceres residents were born in the United States, with 63.98% having been born in California. 14.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ceres Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,748-320-0.68%
202847,068-320-0.68%
202747,388-320-0.67%
202647,708-320-0.67%
202548,028-320-0.66%
202448,348-320-0.66%
202348,668-320-0.65%
202248,988-320-0.65%
202149,308-4-0.01%
202049,3127161.47%
201948,5961600.33%
201848,4361930.4%
201748,2433290.69%
201647,9144921.04%
201547,4224771.02%
201446,9454250.91%
201346,5202220.48%
201246,2981900.41%
201146,1081760.38%
201045,93211,32332.72%
200034,6098,29531.52%
199026,31413,03398.13%
198013,2817,252120.29%
19706,0291,62336.84%
19604,4062,05587.41%
19502,3511,01976.5%
19401,33235135.78%
193098134454%
1920637
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Ceres Population by Year