Fountain Valley, California Population 2024

54,910

Fountain Valley is a city located in Orange County California. Fountain Valley has a 2024 population of 54,910. Fountain Valley is currently declining at a rate of -0.92% annually and its population has decreased by -3.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,967 in 2020.

The average household income in Fountain Valley is $136,402 with a poverty rate of 6.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fountain Valley is 44.3 years, 41.8 years for males, and 46.2 years for females.

Fountain Valley Demographics

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

  • White: 43.95%
  • Asian: 37.44%
  • Two or more races: 11.05%
  • Other race: 5.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.93%
  • Black or African American: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.45%
Land Area (mi²)
9.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,053.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.61% (-2,057)
The current population of Fountain Valley, California is 54,910 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 56,967.

Fountain Valley, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,94443.95%
Asian21,24837.44%
Two or more races6,27411.05%
Other race3,0825.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander5280.93%
Black or African American4250.75%
Native American2530.45%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Fountain Valley Population by Race

Fountain Valley Population Pyramid 2024

Fountain Valley Median Age

44.3

Total

41.8

Male

46.2

Female

Fountain Valley Adults

There are 45,815 adults, (11,289 of whom are seniors) in Fountain Valley.

Fountain Valley Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fountain Valley Sex Ratio

Female28,27649.82%
Male28,47850.18%

Fountain Valley Population by Age

Fountain Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,9062.9765.934.1
Married10,7893.5577.122.9
Non Family5,1391.3748.951.1
Female1,8263.646040
Male1,1523.5945.554.5
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3.47

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fountain Valley 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

Fountain Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fountain Valley 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 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.5%.

Fountain Valley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,978

Average Earnings

$67,985

Average Male

$48,640

Average Female

Fountain Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fountain Valley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fountain Valley Language

55.04% of Fountain Valley residents speak only English, while 44.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 30.53% of the population.

Fountain Valley Language

Fountain Valley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian21,2121,5097.11%
White21,6791,3996.45%
Hispanic9,6208518.85%
Other3,08031610.26%
Multiple6,2232774.45%
Native2533011.86%
Islander528163.03%
Black408122.94%
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6.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.66%

Male Poverty Rate

7.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fountain Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fountain Valley is Native, with 11.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fountain Valley is Black, with 2.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.73%.

Fountain Valley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.82%
Some College7.65%
High School7.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.34%
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Fountain Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.57%
Female Unemployed10.5%
Female Employed4.3%
Male Employed2.06%
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Fountain Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fountain Valley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fountain Valley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fountain Valley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fountain Valley 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 45-54.

Fountain Valley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fountain Valley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,842

Number of Veterans

1,822

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Fountain Valley Veterans by War

count

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Fountain Valley Veterans by Age

count

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Fountain Valley Veterans by Race

Fountain Valley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fountain Valley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Fountain Valley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fountain Valley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fountain Valley 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

49.68%

Born in Fountain Valley

68.19%

Native Born

31.81%

Foreign Born

8.12%

Non Citizen

23.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.19% of Fountain Valley residents were born in the United States, with 49.68% having been born in California. 8.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fountain Valley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202952,360-510-0.96%
202852,870-510-0.96%
202753,380-510-0.95%
202653,890-510-0.94%
202554,400-510-0.93%
202454,910-510-0.92%
202355,420-510-0.91%
202255,930-510-0.9%
202156,440-527-0.93%
202056,9671,2652.27%
201955,702-421-0.75%
201856,123-418-0.74%
201756,541-283-0.5%
201656,824-68-0.12%
201556,8921030.18%
201456,7892150.38%
201356,5743870.69%
201256,1873830.69%
201155,8044190.76%
201055,3854070.74%
200054,9781,2872.4%
199053,691-1,389-2.52%
198055,08023,19472.74%
197031,88629,8181441.88%
19602,068
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Fountain Valley Population by Year