Downey, California Population 2024

106,662

Downey is a city located in Los Angeles County California. Downey has a 2024 population of 106,662. Downey is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -6.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 113,973 in 2020.

The average household income in Downey is $110,699 with a poverty rate of 9.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Downey is 36.5 years, 35.7 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Downey Demographics

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

  • White: 37%
  • Other race: 31.81%
  • Two or more races: 18.63%
  • Asian: 7.19%
  • Black or African American: 3.79%
  • Native American: 1.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
12.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,596.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.41% (-7,311)
The current population of Downey, California is 106,662 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 113,973.

Downey, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,83437%
Other race35,96231.81%
Two or more races21,06018.63%
Asian8,1327.19%
Black or African American4,2853.79%
Native American1,6041.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1750.15%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Downey Population by Race

Downey Population Pyramid 2024

Downey Median Age

36.5

Total

35.7

Male

37.3

Female

Downey Adults

There are 87,547 adults, (14,913 of whom are seniors) in Downey.

Downey Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Downey Sex Ratio

Female57,90951.22%
Male55,14348.78%

Downey Population by Age

Downey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All34,7883.2249.450.6
Married16,7603.8859.540.5
Non Family7,6721.335.464.6
Female6,7093.640.959.1
Male3,6473.5648.451.6
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3.62

Average Family Size

3.22

Average Household Size

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Downey 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

Downey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Downey Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.4%.

Downey Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,188

Average Earnings

$52,752

Average Male

$41,837

Average Female

Downey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Downey Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Downey Language

35.03% of Downey residents speak only English, while 64.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.8% of the population.

Downey Language

Downey Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic83,6587,7769.29%
Other35,7342,5067.01%
Multiple20,9892,12410.12%
White15,0101,52410.15%
Asian8,0906017.43%
Black4,12755613.47%
Native1,559432.76%
Islander16531.82%
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9.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.05%

Male Poverty Rate

10.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Downey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Downey is Black, with 13.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Downey is Islander, with 1.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.1%.

Downey Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.07%
High School8.56%
Some College6.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.29%
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Downey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.42%
Male Unemployed12.79%
Female Employed5.32%
Male Employed3.78%
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Downey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Downey Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Downey Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Downey Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Downey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Downey Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Downey Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,281

Number of Veterans

2,181

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

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Downey Veterans by War

count

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Downey Veterans by Age

count

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Downey Veterans by Race

Downey Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Downey Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Downey Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Downey Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Downey 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

61.94%

Born in Downey

68.39%

Native Born

31.61%

Foreign Born

11.77%

Non Citizen

19.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.39% of Downey residents were born in the United States, with 61.94% having been born in California. 11.77% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202998,482-1,636-1.63%
2028100,118-1,636-1.61%
2027101,754-1,636-1.58%
2026103,390-1,636-1.56%
2025105,026-1,636-1.53%
2024106,662-1,636-1.51%
2023108,298-1,636-1.49%
2022109,934-1,636-1.47%
2021111,570-2,403-2.11%
2020113,9733,5023.17%
2019110,471-1,140-1.02%
2018111,611-731-0.65%
2017112,342-411-0.36%
2016112,753-311-0.28%
2015113,064560.05%
2014113,0081400.12%
2013112,8682860.25%
2012112,5823990.36%
2011112,1834170.37%
2010111,7664,4434.14%
2000107,32315,87917.36%
199091,4448,84210.7%
198082,602-5,971-6.74%
197088,5736,0687.35%
196082,50573,105777.71%
19409,4008,300754.55%
19001,100863364.14%
1880237
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Downey Population by Year