Hercules, California Population 2021

27,604
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Hercules is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 27,604, it is the 255th largest city in California and the 1393rd largest city in the United States. Hercules is currently growing at a rate of 2.46% annually and its population has increased by 14.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,060 in 2010. Hercules reached it's highest population of 27,604 in 2021. Spanning over 20 miles, Hercules has a population density of 4,307 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hercules is $133,614 with a poverty rate of 4.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,201 per month, and the median house value is $561,600. The median age in Hercules is 41.2 years, 39.9 years for males, and 42 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males.

Hercules Demographics

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

  • Asian: 45.30%
  • White: 29.20%
  • Black or African American: 15.12%
  • Two or more races: 5.67%
  • Other race: 4.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.10%
The current population of Hercules, California is 27,604, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,612.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,060.

Hercules, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian11,60345.30%
White7,48029.20%
Black or African American3,87315.12%
Two or More Races1,4535.67%
Some Other Race1,0324.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1490.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.10%
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Hercules Population by Race

Hercules Population Pyramid 2021

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Hercules Median Age

41.2


Total

39.9


Male

42


Female

Hercules Adults

There are 20,615 adults, (3,880 of whom are seniors) in Hercules.

Hercules Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hercules Sex Ratio

Female

13,231

51.65%

Male

12,385

48.35%

Hercules Population by Age

Hercules Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hercules Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All81.6%18.4%
Non Family76.1%23.9%
Female72.6%27.4%
Male68.2%31.8%

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hercules Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4023.0481.6
Married5,0003.5386.9
Non Family1,8711.1776.1
Female1,0973.5972.6
Male4344.1468.2

3.44

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

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Hercules Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9495.15%
9th to 12th Grade4502.44%
High School Graduate2,93615.93%
Some College4,06922.08%
Associates Degree2,05611.16%
Bachelors Degree5,35029.04%
Graduate Degree2,61614.20%
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Hercules Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hercules Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian8,6707,9344,200
White3,7883,6261,614
Black2,6862,6211,345
Hispanic2,4661,993478
Multiple Races796796308
Other Race704572202
Islander14914934
Native American26248

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 black people with a rate of 50.07%.

Hercules Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,616$61,598$58,815
Less Than High School$31,250$40,833$20,278
High School Grad$40,765$49,286$24,808
Some College$50,313$51,525$45,525
Bachelors Degree$74,222$76,457$71,979
Graduate Degree$91,451$87,311$91,970

$60,616

Average Earnings

$61,598

Average Male

$58,815

Average Female

Hercules Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hercules Language by Age

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Hercules Language

50.42% of Hercules residents speak only English, while 49.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 25.68% of the population.

Hercules Language

Hercules Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian11,5944053.49%
White4,8892735.58%
Hispanic4,0152636.55%
Black3,8692406.20%
Other988434.35%
Multiple1,44570.48%

4.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.92%

Male Poverty Rate

5.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hercules

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hercules is Hispanic, with 6.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hercules is Multiple, with 0.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.27%.

Hercules Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School7.77%
Less Than High School7.08%
Some College4.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.65%

Hercules Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed14.08%
Female Unemployed13.09%
Female Employed3.13%
Male Employed2.81%

Hercules Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hercules Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$117,018$133,614
Families$124,144$139,663
Married Families$138,056-
Non Families$63,533$94,650
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Income by Household Type

Hercules Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Hercules Married by Age and Sex

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Hercules Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hercules Marital Status by Race

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Hercules Marital Status

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850

Number of Veterans

807

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam346
First Gulf War206
Second Gulf War83
Korea62
World War II3

Hercules Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+245
35 to 54198
55 to 64196
65 to 74179
18 to 3432

Hercules Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3265.59%
Asian2963.09%
Black2066.73%
Hispanic892.94%
2 or More222.07%

Hercules Veterans by Race

Hercules Veterans by Education

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3.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hercules Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Hercules Employment by Age

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Hercules Employment by Race

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Hercules 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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52.64%

Born in California

66.47%

Native Born

33.53%

Foreign Born

7.51%

Non Citizen

26.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.47% of Hercules residents were born in the United States, with 52.64% having been born in California. 7.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hercules Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,6046642.46%
202026,9406642.53%
201926,2766642.59%
201825,6121070.42%
201725,505890.35%
201625,4161450.57%
201525,2712330.93%
201425,0382340.94%
201324,8042330.95%
201224,5712250.92%
201124,3461990.82%
201024,1474,6592.17%
200019,4882,6591.48%
199016,82910,86610.93%
19805,9635,71137.22%
1970252-58-2.05%
1960310-33-1.01%
19503430.00%
1940343-49-1.33%
1930392190.50%
1920373942.95%
19102790.00%

Hercules Population by Year