Hawthorne, California Population 2021

84,862
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Hawthorne is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 84,862, it is the 100th largest city in California and the 409th largest city in the United States. Hawthorne is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually but its population has increased by 0.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,293 in 2010. Hawthorne reached it's highest population of 87,685 in 2016. Spanning over 6 miles, Hawthorne has a population density of 13,951 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hawthorne is $72,342 with a poverty rate of 15.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,261 per month, and the median house value is $564,300. The median age in Hawthorne is 33.2 years, 32.3 years for males, and 34 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Hawthorne Demographics

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

  • White: 36.23%
  • Other race: 26.26%
  • Black or African American: 24.87%
  • Asian: 7.70%
  • Two or more races: 3.90%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.40%
The current population of Hawthorne, California is 84,862, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 86,671.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 84,293.

Hawthorne, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,56036.23%
Some Other Race22,87826.26%
Black or African American21,66024.87%
Asian6,7107.70%
Two or More Races3,3993.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native5530.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3470.40%
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Hawthorne Population by Race

Hawthorne Population Pyramid 2021

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Hawthorne Median Age

33.2


Total

32.3


Male

34


Female

Hawthorne Adults

There are 64,767 adults, (7,774 of whom are seniors) in Hawthorne.

Hawthorne Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

13.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Hawthorne Sex Ratio

Female

44,500

51.09%

Male

42,607

48.91%

Hawthorne Population by Age

Hawthorne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hawthorne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married38.4%61.6%
All27.3%72.7%
Male24.9%75.1%
Female20.8%79.2%
Non Family19.5%80.5%

27.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hawthorne Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,0332.9827.3
Married10,9413.9738.4
Non Family9,9581.2819.5
Female5,6893.7820.8
Male2,4453.5824.9

3.74

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

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Hawthorne Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,92712.27%
9th to 12th Grade5,72810.15%
High School Graduate13,80624.46%
Some College13,38423.71%
Associates Degree4,0187.12%
Bachelors Degree8,89315.75%
Graduate Degree3,6926.54%
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Hawthorne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hawthorne Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic28,49417,8763,063
Black14,65613,5892,999
Other Race13,3268,0361,242
White7,1066,5782,988
Asian5,0694,5652,971
Multiple Races1,8371,586541
Native American24814635
Islander24221361

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.61%.

Hawthorne Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,960$37,110$30,530
Less Than High School$22,640$26,362$18,625
High School Grad$30,440$32,459$23,648
Some College$36,054$38,705$32,306
Bachelors Degree$51,021$55,432$43,956
Graduate Degree$60,783$64,233$59,420

$32,960

Average Earnings

$37,110

Average Male

$30,530

Average Female

Hawthorne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hawthorne Language by Age

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Hawthorne Language

39.20% of Hawthorne residents speak only English, while 60.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.67% of the population.

Hawthorne Language

Hawthorne Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic47,6338,35317.54%
Other22,8173,96517.38%
Black21,4922,95113.73%
White8,9071,12312.61%
Asian6,64774111.15%
Multiple3,39037611.09%
Islander3477120.46%
Native552498.88%

15.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.18%

Male Poverty Rate

16.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hawthorne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hawthorne is Islander, with 20.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hawthorne is Native, with 8.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.56%.

Hawthorne Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.50%
High School14.14%
Some College9.66%
Bachelors or Greater8.57%

Hawthorne Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.01%
Male Unemployed20.33%
Male Employed7.89%
Female Employed7.83%

Hawthorne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hawthorne Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,215$72,342
Families$60,535$78,515
Married Families$74,825$89,576
Non Families$37,755$55,708
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Income by Household Type

Hawthorne Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Hawthorne Married by Age and Sex

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Hawthorne 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 45-54.

Hawthorne Marital Status by Race

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Hawthorne Marital Status

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2,112

Number of Veterans

1,983

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam619
Second Gulf War548
First Gulf War379
Korea140
World War II16

Hawthorne Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54640
65 to 74481
55 to 64376
75+351
18 to 34264

Hawthorne Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black8064.86%
White8003.33%
Hispanic4721.39%
Asian1873.44%
Other1420.90%
2 or More1315.79%
Hawaiian3613.79%
Indian102.48%

Hawthorne Veterans by Race

Hawthorne Veterans by Education

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9.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hawthorne Veterans by Education

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Hawthorne Employment by Age

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Hawthorne Employment by Race

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Hawthorne 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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52.70%

Born in California

64.37%

Native Born

35.63%

Foreign Born

19.52%

Non Citizen

16.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.37% of Hawthorne residents were born in the United States, with 52.70% having been born in California. 19.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hawthorne Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202184,862-603-0.71%
202085,465-603-0.70%
201986,068-603-0.70%
201886,671-637-0.73%
201787,308-377-0.43%
201687,685160.02%
201587,6699291.07%
201486,7408771.02%
201385,8635040.59%
201285,3594370.51%
201184,9226270.74%
201084,2951830.02%
200084,11212,7631.66%
199071,34914,9122.37%
198056,4373,1330.57%
197053,30420,2694.90%
196033,03516,7197.31%
195016,3168,0537.04%
19408,2631,6672.28%
19306,5960.00%

Hawthorne Population by Year