Descanso, California Population 2024

1,425

Descanso is a city located in San Diego County California. Descanso has a 2024 population of 1,425. Descanso is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 1.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,398 in 2020.

The average household income in Descanso is $172,364 with a poverty rate of 0.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Descanso is 55.6 years, 56.3 years for males, and 52.8 years for females.

Descanso Demographics

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

  • White: 82.6%
  • Other race: 10.04%
  • Two or more races: 7.09%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
19.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
74.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.93% (27)
The current population of Descanso, California is 1,425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,398.

Descanso, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,17782.6%
Other race14310.04%
Two or more races1017.09%
Asian40.28%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Descanso Population by Race

Descanso Population Pyramid 2024

Descanso Median Age

55.6

Total

56.3

Male

52.8

Female

Descanso Adults

There are 1,217 adults, (317 of whom are seniors) in Descanso.

Descanso Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Descanso Sex Ratio

Female70749.61%
Male71850.39%

Descanso Population by Age

Descanso Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4892.9162.237.8
Married2883.5162.837.2
Non Family1431.4845.554.5
Female453.81000
Male132.381000
showing: 5 rows

3.05

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Descanso 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

Descanso Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Descanso Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Descanso Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,545

Average Earnings

$50,778

Average Male

$42,308

Average Female

Descanso Earnings by Educational Attainment

Descanso Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Descanso Language

89.64% of Descanso residents speak only English, while 10.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.07% of the population.

Descanso Language

Descanso Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,125110.98%
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0.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

Male Poverty Rate

1.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Descanso

The race most likely to be in poverty in Descanso is White, with 0.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Descanso is White, with 0.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.55%.

Descanso Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School2.51%
Less Than 9th Grade
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Descanso Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Descanso Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Descanso Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Descanso Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Descanso Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Descanso Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Descanso Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Descanso Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

58

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Descanso Veterans by War

count

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Descanso Veterans by Age

count

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Descanso Veterans by Race

Descanso Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Descanso Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Descanso Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Descanso Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Descanso 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

74.81%

Born in Descanso

90.74%

Native Born

9.26%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

9.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.74% of Descanso residents were born in the United States, with 74.81% having been born in California. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Descanso Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,425
20231,425
20221,425-170-10.66%
20211,59519714.09%
20201,398-170-10.84%
20191,568-76-4.62%
20181,644523.27%
20171,59230523.7%
20161,287-68-5.02%
20151,355503.83%
20141,305614.9%
20131,244-195-13.55%
20121,4391299.85%
20111,310-113-7.94%
20101,423
showing: 15 rows

Descanso Population by Year