Downey, California Population 2022

114,871
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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.

Downey Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Downeywas:

  • White: 52.66%
  • Other race: 28.40%
  • Two or more races: 7.64%
  • Asian: 7.04%
  • Black or African American: 3.25%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Downey, California is 114,871 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 114,355.

Downey, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White58,58952.66%
Black or African American3,6183.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native9040.81%
Asian7,8337.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2140.19%
Some Other Race31,60028.40%
Two or More Races8,5057.64%
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Downey Population by Race

Downey Population Pyramid 2022

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Downey Median Age

35.5


Total

34.5


Male

36.7


Female

Downey Adults

There are 84,522 adults, (13,962 of whom are seniors) in Downey.

Downey Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Downey Sex Ratio

Female

56,971

51.20%

Male

54,292

48.80%

Downey Population by Age

Downey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Downey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.9%42.1%
All49%51%
Male43.8%56.2%
Non Family39.1%60.9%
Female38.2%61.8%

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Downey Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,4333.3149
Married17,1983.8657.9
Male3,0393.4543.8
Female6,5193.8438.2
Non Family6,6771.2939.1

3.67

Average Family Size

3.31

Average Household Size

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Downey Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,77310.45%
9th to 12th Grade5,9187.96%
High School Graduate18,78825.27%
Some College17,37723.37%
Associates Degree6,2128.36%
Bachelors Degree12,73617.13%
Graduate Degree5,5447.46%
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Downey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Downey Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian6,5256,0463,569
White12,50511,6643,909
Black2,4862,219676
2+ Races5,1894,2561,028
Native American544496105
Hispanic52,01339,9929,978
Islander958617
Other Race20,14914,9893,187

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%.

Downey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,724$46,014$35,929
Less Than 9th Grade$30,019$33,711$21,406
High School Graduate$32,711$39,331$27,612
Some College$41,513$48,988$34,670
Bachelors Degree$55,236$61,182$50,996
Graduate Degree$77,994$82,287$74,692

$40,724

Average Earnings

$46,014

Average Male

$35,929

Average Female

Downey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Downey Language by Age

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Downey Language

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.

Downey Language

Downey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1653219.39%
Black3,55161517.32%
White15,3301,3538.83%
Hispanic82,1356,8108.29%
Multiple8,4886978.21%
Asian7,8193854.92%
Native830344.10%
Other1,784NaN%

8.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.34%

Male Poverty Rate

9.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Downey

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%.

Downey Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.37%
High School7.51%
Some College6.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%

Downey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.24%
Male Unemployed16.35%
Female Employed4.43%
Female Unemployed26.82%

Downey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Downey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,974$97,019
Families$79,836$102,237
Married Families$92,677$114,369
Non Families$40,281$58,598
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Income by Household Type

Downey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Downey Married by Age and Sex

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Downey 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 35-44.

Downey Marital Status by Race

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Downey Marital Status

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2,459

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War383
First Gulf War719
Vietnam795
Korea105
World War II168

Downey Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34180
35 to 54740
55 to 64414
65 to 74659
75+466

Downey Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6753.75%
Black1686.13%
Native American71.28%
Asian1942.78%
Other Race2941.25%
2+ Races1212.04%
Hispanic1,1131.85%

Downey Veterans by Race

Downey Veterans by Education

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3.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Downey Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Downey Employment by Age

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Downey Employment by Race

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Downey 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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62.36%

Born in Downey

68.67%

Native Born

31.33%

Foreign Born

11.57%

Non Citizen

19.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Downey Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18802370.00%
19001,1008637.98%
19409,4008,3005.51%
196082,50573,10511.47%
197088,5736,0680.71%
198082,602-5,971-0.70%
199091,4448,8421.02%
2000107,32315,8791.61%
2010111,7724,4490.41%
2011112,0302580.23%
2012112,2882580.23%
2013112,5462580.23%
2014112,8042580.23%
2015113,0622580.23%
2016113,3202580.23%
2017113,5782580.23%
2018113,8362580.23%
2019114,0942580.23%
2020114,3552610.23%
2021114,6132580.23%
2022114,8712580.23%

Downey Population by Year