Downey is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 114,871, it is the 58th largest city in California and the 280th largest city in the United States. Downey is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 114,355 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Downey has a population density of 9,258 people per square mile.
The average household income in Downey is $92,370 with a poverty rate of 8.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,569 per month, and the median house value is $582,500. The median age in Downey is 35.6 years, 34.4 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Downeywas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.27%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.70%.
34.00% of Downey residents speak only English, while 66.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 57.79% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Downey is Islander, with 19.39% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Downey is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.37%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Downey
68.67% of Downey residents were born in the United States, with 62.36% having been born in California. 11.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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