Fountain Valley, California Population 2021

54,745
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Fountain Valley is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 54,745, it is the 168th largest city in California and the 716th largest city in the United States . Fountain Valley is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -1.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,313 in 2010. Fountain Valley reached it's highest population of 56,671 in 2014. Spanning over 9 miles, Fountain Valley has a population density of 6,035 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fountain Valley is $118,374 with a poverty rate of 7.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,034 per month, and the median house value is $734,800. The median age in Fountain Valley is 44.6 years, 43.7 years for males, and 45.4 years for females.

Fountain Valley Demographics

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

  • White: 54.17%
  • Asian: 35.84%
  • Two or more races: 5.06%
  • Other race: 3.70%
  • Black or African American: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
The current population of Fountain Valley, California is 54,745 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,663.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 55,313.

Fountain Valley, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,35254.17%
Asian20,07935.84%
Two or More Races2,8375.06%
Some Other Race2,0723.70%
Black or African American3770.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native1690.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1400.25%
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Fountain Valley Population by Race

Fountain Valley Population Pyramid $2021

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Fountain Valley Median Age

44.6


Total

43.7


Male

45.4


Female

Fountain Valley Adults

There are 45,001 adults, (10,990 of whom are seniors) in Fountain Valley.

Fountain Valley Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fountain Valley Sex Ratio

Female

28,823

51.45%

Male

27,203

48.55%

Fountain Valley Population by Age

Fountain Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fountain Valley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.3%22.7%
Female70.1%29.9%
All70.1%29.9%
Male55.4%44.6%
Non Family54.8%45.2%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fountain Valley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,4693.0170.1
Married11,2743.4677.3
Non Family4,2501.4154.8
Female1,8993.5270.1
Male1,0463.6155.4

3.4

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

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Fountain Valley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8384.55%
9th to 12th Grade2,0235.01%
High School Graduate6,59516.34%
Some College8,92022.09%
Associates Degree3,4258.48%
Bachelors Degree11,84529.34%
Graduate Degree5,72614.18%
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Fountain Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fountain Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,57718,8588,681
Asian14,61612,4707,040
Hispanic4,8563,9571,281
Other Race1,265891341
2+ Races1,178994429
Black304292202
Native American14314331
Islander10010014

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 66.45%.

Fountain Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,771$58,514$43,295
Less Than 9th Grade$29,250$36,816$23,352
High School Graduate$34,356$32,137$35,243
Some College$42,758$54,196$33,657
Bachelors Degree$62,500$70,685$57,375
Graduate Degree$93,479$107,378$75,541

$51,771

Average Earnings

$58,514

Average Male

$43,295

Average Female

Fountain Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fountain Valley Language by Age

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Fountain Valley Language

58.07% of Fountain Valley residents speak only English, while 41.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 28.37% of the population.

Fountain Valley Language

Fountain Valley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,6581,6896.85%
Asian20,0291,6808.39%
Hispanic8,5767178.36%
Multiple2,8252799.88%
Other2,03726913.21%
Black355205.63%
Islander14021.43%

7.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.42%

Male Poverty Rate

8.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fountain Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fountain Valley is Other, with 13.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fountain Valley is Islander, with 1.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.18%.

Fountain Valley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.72%
High School8.85%
Some College7.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%

Fountain Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.49%
Female Employed4.34%
Male Employed3.31%
Female Unemployed2.85%

Fountain Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fountain Valley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$93,075$118,374
Families$103,681$127,612
Married Families$115,556$139,362
Non Families$49,833$80,497
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Income by Household Type

Fountain Valley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fountain Valley Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Fountain Valley Marital Status by Race

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Fountain Valley Marital Status

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2,390

Number of Veterans

2,297

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,030
Second Gulf War259
First Gulf War253
Korea222
World War II45

Fountain Valley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74810
75+770
35 to 54391
55 to 64275
18 to 34144

Fountain Valley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9117.65%
Asian2991.83%
Hispanic2083.56%
Native American5535.03%
Black4914.58%
Other Race402.68%
2+ Races362.25%

Fountain Valley Veterans by Race

Fountain Valley Veterans by Education

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6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fountain Valley Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fountain Valley Employment by Age

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Fountain Valley Employment by Race

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Fountain Valley 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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50.32%

Born in Fountain Valley

69.31%

Native Born

30.69%

Foreign Born

7.10%

Non Citizen

23.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.31% of Fountain Valley residents were born in the United States, with 50.32% having been born in California. 7.10% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202154,745-306-0.56%
202055,051-306-0.55%
201955,357-306-0.55%
201855,663-388-0.69%
201756,051-372-0.66%
201656,423-220-0.39%
201556,643-28-0.05%
201456,671700.12%
201356,6012830.50%
201256,3183680.66%
201155,9504800.87%
201055,4704920.09%
200054,9781,2870.24%
199053,691-1,389-0.26%
198055,08023,1945.62%
197031,88629,81831.46%
19602,0680.00%

Fountain Valley Population by Year