La Palma, California Population 2022

15,583
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La Palma is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 15,583, it is the 394th largest city in California and the 2876th largest city in the United States. La Palma is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually and its population has increased by 0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,581 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, La Palma has a population density of 8,738 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Palma is $127,043 with a poverty rate of 6.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,863 per month, and the median house value is $686,800. The median age in La Palma is 43.7 years, 42.6 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.

La Palma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Palmawas:

  • Asian: 49.16%
  • White: 35.56%
  • Two or more races: 6.82%
  • Black or African American: 4.68%
  • Other race: 3.46%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of La Palma, California is 15,583 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,581.

La Palma, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,56735.56%
Black or African American7324.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.33%
Asian7,69749.16%
Some Other Race5423.46%
Two or More Races1,0686.82%
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La Palma Population by Race

La Palma Population Pyramid 2022

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La Palma Median Age

44.1


Total

42.5


Male

45.5


Female

La Palma Adults

There are 12,793 adults, (3,026 of whom are seniors) in La Palma.

La Palma Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

La Palma Sex Ratio

Female

8,142

52.00%

Male

7,515

48.00%

La Palma Population by Age

La Palma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Palma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.1%29.9%
All64.3%35.7%
Male63.5%36.5%
Female59.6%40.4%
Non Family49.1%50.9%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Palma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9433.1664.3
Married3,1943.7470.1
Male2113.7863.5
Female4563.159.6
Non Family1,0821.3549.1

3.58

Average Family Size

3.16

Average Household Size

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La Palma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3092.68%
9th to 12th Grade4864.22%
High School Graduate2,05917.88%
Some College2,14418.62%
Associates Degree1,17210.18%
Bachelors Degree3,49830.38%
Graduate Degree1,84516.03%
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La Palma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Palma Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,7435,3823,396
Black491472241
2+ Races599519273
Other Race294242100
White3,1012,9861,026
Hispanic1,8561,550500
Native American34348

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.13%.

La Palma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,584$62,530$51,235
Less Than 9th Grade$51,625$53,558$
High School Graduate$37,477$36,551$40,865
Some College$47,982$54,138$39,314
Bachelors Degree$58,952$66,031$44,432
Graduate Degree$80,942$80,526$82,125

$57,584

Average Earnings

$62,530

Average Male

$51,235

Average Female

La Palma Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Palma Language by Age

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La Palma Language

52.00% of La Palma residents speak only English, while 48.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 29.14% of the population.

La Palma Language

La Palma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native51917.65%
Hispanic3,1122608.35%
Multiple1,057777.28%
Black723486.64%
Asian7,6884786.22%
White3,5531163.26%
Other137NaN%

6.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.04%

Male Poverty Rate

8.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Palma

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Palma is Native, with 17.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Palma is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.09%.

La Palma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.55%
High School15.10%
Some College3.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.95%

La Palma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.27%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed2.30%
Female Unemployed18.18%

La Palma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Palma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$108,363$125,135
Families$124,891$135,448
Married Families$132,826-
Non Families$42,378$81,852
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Income by Household Type

La Palma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

La Palma Married by Age and Sex

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La Palma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

La Palma Marital Status by Race

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La Palma Marital Status

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648

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War171
First Gulf War222
Vietnam240
Korea100
World War II17

La Palma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3441
35 to 54205
55 to 6437
65 to 74179
75+186

La Palma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4098.60%
Black529.27%
Asian851.32%
Other Race6519.06%
2+ Races375.47%
Hispanic1245.78%

La Palma Veterans by Race

La Palma Veterans by Education

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5.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Palma Veterans by Education

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

La Palma Employment by Age

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La Palma Employment by Race

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La Palma 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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51.43%

Born in La Palma

64.09%

Native Born

35.91%

Foreign Born

9.06%

Non Citizen

26.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.09% of La Palma residents were born in the United States, with 51.43% having been born in California. 9.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

La Palma Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19606220.00%
19709,6879,06531.60%
198015,3995,7124.74%
199015,392-7-0.00%
200015,408160.01%
201015,5681600.10%
201115,56910.01%
201215,57010.01%
201315,57110.01%
201415,57210.01%
201515,57310.01%
201615,57410.01%
201715,57510.01%
201815,57610.01%
201915,57710.01%
202015,58140.03%
202115,58210.01%
202215,58310.01%

La Palma Population by Year