Gardena is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 61,467, it is the 155th largest city in California and the 690th largest city in the United States. Gardena is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 0.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 61,027 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Gardena has a population density of 10,545 people per square mile.
The average household income in Gardena is $75,513 with a poverty rate of 13.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,377 per month, and the median house value is $519,000. The median age in Gardena is 41.3 years, 39.7 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gardenawas:
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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 islander people with a rate of 41.54%.
45.46% of Gardena residents speak only English, while 54.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.11% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardena is Hispanic, with 14.03% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardena is Multiple, with 7.04% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.04%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Gardena
62.58% of Gardena residents were born in the United States, with 49.24% having been born in California. 16.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.