Gardena, California Population 2024

57,087

Gardena is a city located in Los Angeles County California. Gardena has a 2024 population of 57,087. Gardena is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -6.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,875 in 2020.

The average household income in Gardena is $94,651 with a poverty rate of 11.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gardena is 40.1 years, 39.1 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Gardena Demographics

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

  • Asian: 24.56%
  • Other race: 21.71%
  • Black or African American: 19.81%
  • White: 18.68%
  • Two or more races: 14.13%
  • Native American: 1.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
9,793.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.22% (-3,788)
The current population of Gardena, California is 57,087 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 60,875.

Gardena, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian14,82924.56%
Other race13,10821.71%
Black or African American11,95919.81%
White11,27818.68%
Two or more races8,53414.13%
Native American6121.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander570.09%
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Asian

Other race

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gardena Population by Race

Gardena Population Pyramid 2024

Gardena Median Age

40.1

Total

39.1

Male

40.8

Female

Gardena Adults

There are 48,332 adults, (9,947 of whom are seniors) in Gardena.

Gardena Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gardena Sex Ratio

Female31,48652.15%
Male28,89147.85%

Gardena Population by Age

Gardena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All20,7582.874951
Married9,2013.6360.139.9
Non Family6,4371.340.859.2
Female3,5833.4640.659.4
Male1,5373.4536.263.8
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3.44

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gardena 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

Gardena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gardena 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 42.8%.

Gardena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,050

Average Earnings

$46,797

Average Male

$36,709

Average Female

Gardena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gardena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gardena Language

45.2% of Gardena residents speak only English, while 54.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.13% of the population.

Gardena Language

Gardena Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic25,5162,4149.46%
Asian14,7411,84712.53%
Black11,6991,39911.96%
Other12,9101,2749.87%
Multiple8,4648459.98%
White4,81264313.36%
Native612365.88%
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11.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.71%

Male Poverty Rate

10.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gardena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardena is White, with 13.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardena is Native, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.49%.

Gardena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.15%
High School13.84%
Some College8.64%
Bachelors or Greater7.72%
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Gardena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.61%
Female Unemployed25.47%
Male Employed6.51%
Female Employed5.73%
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Gardena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gardena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gardena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gardena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gardena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gardena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gardena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,780

Number of Veterans

1,529

Male Veterans

251

Female Veterans

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Gardena Veterans by War

count

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Gardena Veterans by Age

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Gardena Veterans by Race

Gardena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gardena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Gardena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gardena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gardena 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

49.45%

Born in Gardena

61.87%

Native Born

38.13%

Foreign Born

17.27%

Non Citizen

20.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.87% of Gardena residents were born in the United States, with 49.45% having been born in California. 17.27% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202952,697-878-1.64%
202853,575-878-1.61%
202754,453-878-1.59%
202655,331-878-1.56%
202556,209-878-1.54%
202457,087-878-1.51%
202357,965-878-1.49%
202258,843-878-1.47%
202159,721-1,154-1.9%
202060,8751,8603.15%
201959,015-499-0.84%
201859,514-388-0.65%
201759,902-152-0.25%
201660,054-8-0.01%
201560,0621430.24%
201459,9191970.33%
201359,7223250.55%
201259,3973150.53%
201159,0822540.43%
201058,8281,0821.87%
200057,7467,89915.85%
199049,8474,68210.37%
198045,1654,14410.1%
197041,0215,07814.13%
196035,94321,538149.52%
195014,4058,496143.78%
19405,909-10,060-63%
193015,969
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Gardena Population by Year