Hawthorne, California Population 2020

86,215

Hawthorne is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 86,215, it is the 97th largest city in California and the 396th largest city in the United States. Hawthorne is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually but its population has increased by 2.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,293 in 2010. Hawthorne reached it's highest population of 87,835 in 2016. Spanning over 6 miles, Hawthorne has a population density of 14,174 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hawthorne is $67,042 with a poverty rate of 15.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,188 per month, and the median house value is $499,200. The median age in Hawthorne is 33.4 years, 32.2 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males.

Hawthorne Demographics

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

  • White: 31.18%
  • Other race: 27.59%
  • Black or African American: 24.43%
  • Asian: 8.00%
  • Two or more races: 7.58%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
The current population of Hawthorne, California is 86,215, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 86,965.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 84,293.

Hawthorne, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,24331.18%
Some Other Race24,10927.59%
Black or African American21,34324.43%
Asian6,9938.00%
Two or More Races6,6217.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native6530.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4080.47%

Hawthorne Population Pyramid 2020

Hawthorne Median Age

33.4


Total

32.2


Male

34.7


Female

Hawthorne Adults

There are 64,909 adults, (7,990 of whom are seniors) in Hawthorne.

Hawthorne Age Dependency

53.5

Age Dependency Ratio

14

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Hawthorne Sex Ratio

Female

44,628

51.08%

Male

42,742

48.92%

Hawthorne Households and Families

Hawthorne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hawthorne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married38.6%61.4%
All26.3%73.7%
Male22.2%77.8%
Female20.8%79.2%
Non Family17.8%82.2%

26.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,2812.9626.3
Married10,5613.9638.6
Non Family9,9571.2517.8
Female6,0573.6920.8
Male2,7063.7322.2

3.71

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hawthorne Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,39813.16%
9th to 12th Grade5,5419.86%
High School Graduate13,68824.35%
Some College13,45023.93%
Associates Degree4,0097.13%
Bachelors Degree8,68415.45%
Graduate Degree3,4466.13%

Hawthorne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic27,85617,1472,851
Black14,41413,3552,837
Other Race13,8868,1781,337
White6,5666,0702,754
Asian5,3504,7462,973
Multiple Races3,4412,717693
Native American32218267
Islander25322566

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,577$34,707$29,997
Less Than High School$22,199$25,251$18,022
High School Grad$28,571$31,497$23,448
Some College$32,356$35,846$31,132
Bachelors Degree$47,162$53,174$43,024
Graduate Degree$60,634$64,167$59,116

$31,577

Average Earnings

$34,707

Average Male

$29,997

Average Female

Hawthorne Language

Hawthorne Language by Age

Hawthorne Language

41.17% of Hawthorne residents speak only English, while 58.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 47.42% of the population.

Hawthorne Poverty

Hawthorne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic46,8098,35517.85%
Other24,0514,71119.59%
Black21,1743,19815.10%
White8,20397511.89%
Multiple6,61873611.12%
Asian6,93569810.06%
Islander4089523.28%
Native652192.91%

15.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.27%

Male Poverty Rate

16.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hawthorne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hawthorne is Islander, with 23.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hawthorne is Native, with 2.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.45%
High School13.67%
Some College9.87%
Bachelors or Greater7.98%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.96%
Male Unemployed18.18%
Male Employed8.36%
Female Employed7.99%

Hawthorne Income

Hawthorne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,948$67,042
Families$57,028$73,026
Married Families$71,554$85,195
Non Families$36,616$50,806

Hawthorne Marital Status

Hawthorne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Hawthorne Married by Age and Sex

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

Hawthorne Veterans

2,090

Number of Veterans

1,944

Male Veterans

146

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam652
Second Gulf War481
First Gulf War439
Korea161
World War II13
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54676
65 to 74460
75+412
55 to 64309
18 to 34233
Name Veterans % of Total
Black8805.41%
White6893.25%
Hispanic4621.38%
2 or More1914.49%
Other1811.09%
Asian1222.11%
Hawaiian165.52%
Indian112.25%

$Hawthorne Veterans by Education

10.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hawthorne Employment Status

70.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hawthorne Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.49%

Born in California

65.20%

Native Born

34.80%

Foreign Born

18.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

65.20% of Hawthorne residents were born in the United States, with 53.49% having been born in California. 18.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202086,215-375-0.43%
201986,590-375-0.43%
201886,965-495-0.57%
201787,460-375-0.43%
201687,835450.05%
201587,7909591.10%
201486,8319051.05%
201385,9265260.62%
201285,4004610.54%
201184,9396370.76%
201084,3021900.02%
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%