Hercules, California Population 2024

25,532

Hercules is a city located in Contra Costa County California. Hercules has a 2024 population of 25,532. Hercules is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -1.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,009 in 2020.

The average household income in Hercules is $150,083 with a poverty rate of 4.7%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hercules is 42.6 years, 42.1 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Hercules Demographics

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

  • Asian: 41.71%
  • White: 22.4%
  • Black or African American: 19.52%
  • Two or more races: 8.41%
  • Other race: 6.9%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
6.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,983.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.83% (-477)
The current population of Hercules, California is 25,532 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,009.

Hercules, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian10,86241.71%
White5,83322.4%
Black or African American5,08419.52%
Two or more races2,1898.41%
Other race1,7976.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2691.03%
Native American70.03%
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Asian

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Hercules Population by Race

Hercules Population Pyramid 2024

Hercules Median Age

42.6

Total

42.1

Male

43

Female

Hercules Adults

There are 20,889 adults, (4,601 of whom are seniors) in Hercules.

Hercules Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hercules Sex Ratio

Female13,77452.89%
Male12,26747.11%

Hercules Population by Age

Hercules Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,9902.898020
Married5,0253.6383.616.4
Non Family2,4371.1476.823.2
Female1,2343.1673.726.3
Male2943.7271.428.6
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3.45

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hercules 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

Hercules Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hercules Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Hercules Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$69,176

Average Earnings

$75,750

Average Male

$58,927

Average Female

Hercules Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hercules Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hercules Language

53.99% of Hercules residents speak only English, while 46.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.67% of the population.

Hercules Language

Hercules Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,0614258.4%
Asian10,8592882.65%
Multiple2,17222110.17%
Hispanic4,0871824.45%
White4,5051473.26%
Other1,7941206.69%
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4.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.4%

Male Poverty Rate

6.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hercules

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hercules is Multiple, with 10.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hercules is Asian, with 2.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.26%.

Hercules Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School9.36%
Some College8.61%
Less Than 9th Grade4.71%
Bachelors or Greater2.52%
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Hercules Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed19.73%
Female Unemployed13.68%
Female Employed6.28%
Male Employed1.17%
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Hercules Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hercules Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hercules Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Hercules Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hercules 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 35-44.

Hercules Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hercules Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

926

Number of Veterans

695

Male Veterans

231

Female Veterans

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Hercules Veterans by War

count

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Hercules Veterans by Age

count

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Hercules Veterans by Race

Hercules Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hercules Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hercules Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hercules Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hercules 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

53.86%

Born in Hercules

67.69%

Native Born

32.31%

Foreign Born

7.1%

Non Citizen

25.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.69% of Hercules residents were born in the United States, with 53.86% having been born in California. 7.1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hercules Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,562-194-0.78%
202824,756-194-0.78%
202724,950-194-0.77%
202625,144-194-0.77%
202525,338-194-0.76%
202425,532-194-0.75%
202325,726-194-0.75%
202225,920-194-0.74%
202126,1141050.4%
202026,009-252-0.96%
201926,261620.24%
201826,1991310.5%
201726,0683211.25%
201625,7474351.72%
201525,3122711.08%
201425,0412390.96%
201324,8022631.07%
201224,5391920.79%
201124,3472070.86%
201024,1404,65223.87%
200019,4882,65915.8%
199016,82910,866182.22%
19805,9635,7112266.27%
1970252-58-18.71%
1960310-33-9.62%
1950343
1940343-49-12.5%
1930392195.09%
19203739433.69%
1910279
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Hercules Population by Year