Gardena, California Population 2021

58,907
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Gardena is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 58,907, it is the 153rd largest city in California and the 657th largest city in the United States . Gardena is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually but its population has increased by 0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,829 in 2010. Gardena reached it's highest population of 59,946 in 2015. Spanning over 6 miles, Gardena has a population density of 10,106 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gardena is $75,513 with a poverty rate of 13.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,309 per month, and the median house value is $474,700. The median age in Gardena is 41.3 years, 39.7 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Gardena Demographics

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

  • Asian: 24.90%
  • White: 24.60%
  • Black or African American: 22.53%
  • Other race: 21.29%
  • Two or more races: 4.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.65%
The current population of Gardena, California is 58,907 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,540.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,829.

Gardena, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian14,86824.90%
White14,69124.60%
Black or African American13,45422.53%
Some Other Race12,71321.29%
Two or More Races2,8904.84%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7061.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native3870.65%
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Gardena Population by Race

Gardena Population Pyramid $2021

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Gardena Median Age

41.3


Total

39.7


Male

42.8


Female

Gardena Adults

There are 48,049 adults, (10,044 of whom are seniors) in Gardena.

Gardena Age Dependency

57.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Gardena Sex Ratio

Female

31,085

52.06%

Male

28,624

47.94%

Gardena Population by Age

Gardena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gardena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.9%42.1%
All47.9%52.1%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Male39.5%60.5%
Female38%62%

47.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gardena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,6122.8647.9
Married9,2633.7457.9
Non Family6,8251.2840.7
Female3,4383.3738
Male1,0863.5839.5

3.54

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Gardena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0729.35%
9th to 12th Grade3,5868.24%
High School Graduate10,93225.11%
Some College9,84822.62%
Associates Degree4,0459.29%
Bachelors Degree8,07318.54%
Graduate Degree2,9826.85%
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Gardena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gardena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic14,8969,5751,651
Asian12,38411,3744,854
Black10,1799,2582,382
Other Race7,9484,910889
White4,6814,2861,547
2+ Races1,5761,465524
Islander389389152
Native American3431626

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.20%.

Gardena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,888$38,460$32,082
Less Than 9th Grade$21,765$24,794$16,221
High School Graduate$31,995$35,945$27,294
Some College$37,595$43,149$33,395
Bachelors Degree$49,470$53,625$46,773
Graduate Degree$63,911$61,034$66,875

$35,888

Average Earnings

$38,460

Average Male

$32,082

Average Female

Gardena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gardena Language by Age

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Gardena Language

45.96% of Gardena residents speak only English, while 54.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.33% of the population.

Gardena Language

Gardena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic23,3223,77816.20%
Other12,6262,34918.60%
Black13,1561,81313.78%
Asian14,7491,47510.00%
White5,39277014.28%
Multiple2,84833411.73%
Native387225.68%

13.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.42%

Male Poverty Rate

13.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gardena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardena is Other, with 18.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardena is Native, with 5.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.52%.

Gardena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.80%
High School12.67%
Some College10.20%
Bachelors or Greater7.20%

Gardena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed35.29%
Female Unemployed22.55%
Female Employed7.56%
Male Employed5.56%

Gardena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gardena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,447$75,513
Families$69,667$84,152
Married Families$81,217-
Non Families$40,159$54,370
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Income by Household Type

Gardena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gardena Married by Age and Sex

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Gardena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gardena Marital Status by Race

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Gardena Marital Status

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2,081

Number of Veterans

1,925

Male Veterans

156

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam861
Second Gulf War329
Korea223
First Gulf War172
World War II61

Gardena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+706
65 to 74642
55 to 64269
35 to 54254
18 to 34210

Gardena Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black6545.88%
White6375.38%
Asian5644.26%
Hispanic3201.85%
Other Race1531.65%
2+ Races321.74%
Native American277.87%
Islander143.60%

Gardena Veterans by Race

Gardena Veterans by Education

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9.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gardena Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Gardena Employment by Age

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Gardena Employment by Race

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Gardena 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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49.56%

Born in Gardena

63.49%

Native Born

36.51%

Foreign Born

16.58%

Non Citizen

19.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.49% of Gardena residents were born in the United States, with 49.56% having been born in California. 16.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gardena Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202158,907-211-0.36%
202059,118-211-0.36%
201959,329-211-0.35%
201859,540-331-0.55%
201759,871-2-0.00%
201659,873-73-0.12%
201559,9461030.17%
201459,843550.09%
201359,7884200.71%
201259,3682540.43%
201159,1142790.47%
201058,8351,0890.19%
200057,7467,8991.48%
199049,8474,6820.99%
198045,1654,1440.97%
197041,0215,0781.33%
196035,94321,5389.57%
195014,4058,4969.32%
19405,909-10,060-9.46%
193015,9690.00%

Gardena Population by Year