East Palo Alto, California Population 2024

27,355

East Palo Alto is a city located in San Mateo County California. East Palo Alto has a 2024 population of 27,355. East Palo Alto is currently declining at a rate of -1.84% annually and its population has decreased by -8.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,931 in 2020.

The average household income in East Palo Alto is $136,345 with a poverty rate of 12.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Palo Alto is 34.3 years, 34.1 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

East Palo Alto Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Palo Alto was:

  • White: 30.89%
  • Other race: 29.89%
  • Black or African American: 12.96%
  • Two or more races: 11.9%
  • Asian: 5.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 5.3%
  • Native American: 3.39%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
10,851.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.61% (-2,576)
The current population of East Palo Alto, California is 27,355 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,931.

East Palo Alto, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,12030.89%
Other race8,82429.89%
Black or African American3,82512.96%
Two or more races3,51311.9%
Asian1,6725.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,5645.3%
Native American1,0023.39%
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White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

East Palo Alto Population by Race

East Palo Alto Population Pyramid 2024

East Palo Alto Median Age

34.3

Total

34.1

Male

35.2

Female

East Palo Alto Adults

There are 22,746 adults, (2,819 of whom are seniors) in East Palo Alto.

East Palo Alto Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

East Palo Alto Sex Ratio

Female15,08151.09%
Male14,43948.91%

East Palo Alto Population by Age

East Palo Alto Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,9983.6647.752.3
Married4,0724.4255.644.4
Non Family1,9231.413862
Female1,4664.463862
Male5373.7549.250.8
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4.11

Average Family Size

3.66

Average Household Size

47.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Palo Alto 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

East Palo Alto Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Palo Alto Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 60.01%.

East Palo Alto Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,583

Average Earnings

$49,300

Average Male

$39,651

Average Female

East Palo Alto Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Palo Alto Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Palo Alto Language

34.32% of East Palo Alto residents speak only English, while 65.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 52.05% of the population.

East Palo Alto Language

East Palo Alto Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,9892,41013.4%
Other8,8245796.56%
Black3,8253659.54%
Islander1,56434421.99%
White3,3823008.87%
Native1,00219619.56%
Multiple3,4981965.6%
Asian1,6721368.13%
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12.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.87%

Male Poverty Rate

13.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Palo Alto

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Palo Alto is Islander, with 21.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Palo Alto is Multiple, with 5.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.3%.

East Palo Alto Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.99%
Some College10.84%
Bachelors or Greater9.68%
High School6.53%
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East Palo Alto Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed49.24%
Female Unemployed13.08%
Female Employed5.67%
Male Employed4.34%
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East Palo Alto Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Palo Alto Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Palo Alto Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

East Palo Alto Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Palo Alto 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 55-64.

East Palo Alto Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Palo Alto Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

416

Number of Veterans

361

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

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East Palo Alto Veterans by War

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East Palo Alto Veterans by Age

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East Palo Alto Veterans by Race

East Palo Alto Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Palo Alto Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

East Palo Alto Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Palo Alto Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Palo Alto 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

46.89%

Born in East Palo Alto

59.45%

Native Born

40.55%

Foreign Born

23.03%

Non Citizen

17.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.45% of East Palo Alto residents were born in the United States, with 46.89% having been born in California. 23.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Palo Alto Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,785-514-2.03%
202825,299-514-1.99%
202725,813-514-1.95%
202626,327-514-1.91%
202526,841-514-1.88%
202427,355-514-1.84%
202327,869-514-1.81%
202228,383-514-1.78%
202128,897-1,034-3.45%
202029,9315451.85%
201929,386-239-0.81%
201829,625-34-0.11%
201729,659230.08%
201629,636430.15%
201529,5931970.67%
201429,3962280.78%
201329,1682931.01%
201228,8753771.32%
201128,4982780.99%
201028,220-1,286-4.36%
200029,5066,05525.82%
199023,4515,26028.92%
198018,191-536-2.86%
197018,727
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East Palo Alto Population by Year