Dana Point, California Population 2021

33,473
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Dana Point is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 33,473, it is the 228th largest city in California and the 1178th largest city in the United States. Dana Point is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 0.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,351 in 2010. Dana Point reached it's highest population of 35,110 in 2000. Spanning over 7 miles, Dana Point has a population density of 5,161 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dana Point is $143,649 with a poverty rate of 5.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,061 per month, and the median house value is $878,300. The median age in Dana Point is 50.5 years, 50.1 years for males, and 51.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males.

Dana Point Demographics

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

  • White: 83.39%
  • Other race: 7.49%
  • Asian: 3.75%
  • Two or more races: 3.49%
  • Black or African American: 1.40%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Dana Point, California is 33,473, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,629.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,351.

Dana Point, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,15983.39%
Some Other Race2,5287.49%
Asian1,2663.75%
Two or More Races1,1803.49%
Black or African American4721.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native1400.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.07%
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Dana Point Population by Race

Dana Point Population Pyramid 2021

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Dana Point Median Age

50.5


Total

50.1


Male

51.1


Female

Dana Point Adults

There are 28,542 adults, (8,042 of whom are seniors) in Dana Point.

Dana Point Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dana Point Sex Ratio

Female

17,350

51.38%

Male

16,419

48.62%

Dana Point Population by Age

Dana Point Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dana Point Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
All63.8%36.2%
Non Family56.7%43.3%
Male53%47%
Female43%57%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dana Point Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,9052.2663.8
Married7,5282.8372.7
Non Family5,9111.2656.7
Female9343.2243
Male5323.4953

2.86

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Dana Point Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8333.09%
9th to 12th Grade7402.74%
High School Graduate3,18411.80%
Some College5,93221.98%
Associates Degree2,5429.42%
Bachelors Degree8,49631.48%
Graduate Degree5,26119.49%
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Dana Point Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dana Point Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,01320,51211,568
Hispanic3,8392,839892
Other Race1,638916134
Asian1,1901,147825
Multiple Races681681368
Black297268159
Native American1057132
Islander2424

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 69.33%.

Dana Point Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,201$71,144$45,726
Less Than High School$20,134$23,676$13,845
High School Grad$37,472$41,027$28,906
Some College$41,473$44,875$38,723
Bachelors Degree$74,283$94,408$61,460
Graduate Degree$94,476$136,953$59,097

$54,201

Average Earnings

$71,144

Average Male

$45,726

Average Female

Dana Point Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dana Point Language by Age

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Dana Point Language

84.33% of Dana Point residents speak only English, while 15.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.82% of the population.

Dana Point Language

Dana Point Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,9311,0854.35%
Hispanic5,9345469.20%
Other2,52831812.58%
Multiple1,180927.80%
Black4725311.23%
Asian1,262383.01%

5.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.15%

Male Poverty Rate

5.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dana Point

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dana Point is Other, with 12.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dana Point is Asian, with 3.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.80%.

Dana Point Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.14%
Some College5.49%
High School5.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%

Dana Point Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed6.74%
Female Unemployed6.11%
Female Employed4.13%
Male Employed2.81%

Dana Point Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dana Point Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$99,409$143,649
Families$126,951$169,948
Married Families$138,125-
Non Families$63,300$100,591
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Income by Household Type

Dana Point Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dana Point Married by Age and Sex

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Dana Point 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.

Dana Point Marital Status by Race

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Dana Point Marital Status

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1,755

Number of Veterans

1,669

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam703
Korea263
First Gulf War199
World War II181
Second Gulf War160

Dana Point Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+740
65 to 74529
55 to 64229
35 to 54202
18 to 3455

Dana Point Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6276.70%
Hispanic831.97%
Asian736.02%
2 or More334.29%
Other221.24%

Dana Point Veterans by Race

Dana Point Veterans by Education

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2.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dana Point Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Dana Point Employment by Age

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Dana Point Employment by Race

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Dana Point 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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53.74%

Born in California

85.67%

Native Born

14.33%

Foreign Born

4.83%

Non Citizen

9.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.67% of Dana Point residents were born in the United States, with 53.74% having been born in California. 4.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dana Point Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,473-52-0.16%
202033,525-52-0.15%
201933,577-52-0.15%
201833,629-139-0.41%
201733,768-163-0.48%
201633,931-37-0.11%
201533,968410.12%
201433,927-35-0.10%
201333,9621320.39%
201233,8301960.58%
201133,6342980.89%
201033,336-1,774-0.52%
200035,1103,2140.96%
199031,89621,29411.64%
198010,6025,8578.37%
19704,7453,55914.87%
19601,1860.00%

Dana Point Population by Year