Hercules, California Population 2022

26,408
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Hercules is a city located in Contra Costa County California. With a 2020 population of 26,408, it is the 290th largest city in California and the 1737th largest city in the United States. Hercules is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 1.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,090 in 2020. Spanning over 20 miles, Hercules has a population density of 4,120 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hercules is $133,614 with a poverty rate of 5.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,592 per month, and the median house value is $564,600. The median age in Hercules is 41.2 years, 39.9 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Hercules Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Herculeswas:

  • Asian: 44.15%
  • White: 26.82%
  • Black or African American: 18.42%
  • Two or more races: 5.98%
  • Other race: 3.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.10%
The current population of Hercules, California is 26,408 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,090.

Hercules, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Hercules Population by Race

Hercules Population Pyramid 2022

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Hercules Median Age

41.7


Total

40.5


Male

42.6


Female

Hercules Adults

There are 21,039 adults, (4,249 of whom are seniors) in Hercules.

Hercules Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hercules Sex Ratio

Female

13,429

51.47%

Male

12,661

48.53%

Hercules Population by Age

Hercules Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hercules Household Types

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hercules Households and Families

3.36

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Hercules Households by Type

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Hercules Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hercules Educational Attainment by Race

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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 50.60%.

Hercules Educational Attainment by Race

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$60,990

Average Earnings

$63,802

Average Male

$56,338

Average Female

Hercules Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hercules Language by Age

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Hercules Language

52.96% of Hercules residents speak only English, while 47.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 21.50% of the population.

Hercules Language

Hercules Poverty by Race

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5.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.74%

Male Poverty Rate

6.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hercules

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hercules is White, with 6.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hercules is Hispanic, with 7.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.01%.

Hercules Poverty

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Hercules Poverty Rate by Education

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Hercules Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hercules Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Hercules Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

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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934

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Hercules Veterans by War

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Hercules Veterans by Age

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Hercules Veterans by Race

Hercules Veterans by Education

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3.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hercules Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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54.58%

Born in Hercules

66.56%

Native Born

33.44%

Foreign Born

7.60%

Non Citizen

25.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.56% of Hercules residents were born in the United States, with 54.58% having been born in California. 7.60% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Hercules Population by Year