La Palma, California Population 2024

14,829

La Palma is a city located in Los Angeles County and Orange County California. La Palma has a 2024 population of 14,829. La Palma is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -4.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,559 in 2020.

The average household income in La Palma is $147,259 with a poverty rate of 6.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in La Palma is 44.4 years, 43.8 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

La Palma Demographics

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

  • Asian: 50.64%
  • White: 31.4%
  • Two or more races: 8.77%
  • Black or African American: 4.55%
  • Other race: 4.39%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,328.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.69% (-730)
The current population of La Palma, California is 14,829 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,559.

La Palma, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian7,86050.64%
White4,87431.4%
Two or more races1,3628.77%
Black or African American7064.55%
Other race6814.39%
Native American390.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Asian

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

La Palma Population by Race

La Palma Population Pyramid 2024

La Palma Median Age

44.4

Total

43.8

Male

45.1

Female

La Palma Adults

There are 12,530 adults, (3,111 of whom are seniors) in La Palma.

La Palma Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

La Palma Sex Ratio

Female8,22853.01%
Male7,29446.99%

La Palma Population by Age

La Palma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,0853.0566.933.1
Married3,1473.572.627.4
Non Family1,1551.3853.346.7
Female5843.596733
Male1994.0255.844.2

3.48

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Palma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2912.56%
9th to 12th Grade2402.11%
High School Graduate1,81816.02%
Some College2,20519.43%
Associates Degree1,0889.59%
Bachelors Degree3,71932.77%
Graduate Degree1,98817.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Palma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Palma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian5,8425,7003,607
White2,9272,8551,050
Hispanic1,7991,482627
2+ Races731605358
Black492492249
Other Race428346164
Native American20200

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.74%.

La Palma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$64,506$69,131$58,134
Less Than 9th Grade$57,542$0$0
High School Graduate$34,817$41,429$32,500
Some College$51,858$57,038$44,931
Bachelors Degree$66,325$71,563$60,984
Graduate Degree$105,815$112,598$105,543

$64,506

Average Earnings

$69,131

Average Male

$58,134

Average Female

La Palma Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Palma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Palma Language

50.05% of La Palma residents speak only English, while 49.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 31.96% of the population.

La Palma Language

La Palma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian7,8475386.86%
White3,4612136.15%
Hispanic2,9551143.86%
Black7058912.62%
Native391025.64%
Multiple1,32560.45%

6.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.36%

Male Poverty Rate

6.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Palma

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Palma is Native, with 25.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Palma is Multiple, with 0.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.55%.

La Palma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.23%
Less Than 9th Grade7.53%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%
Some College4.62%

La Palma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed14.42%
Male Unemployed7.51%
Male Employed2.84%
Female Employed1.66%

La Palma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Palma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$113,398$147,259
Families$125,162$167,933
Married Families$144,023$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,008$70,426

mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Palma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

La Palma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Palma 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 55-64.

La Palma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Palma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

562

Number of Veterans

507

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam228
Second Gulf War150
First Gulf War137
Korea68
World War II7

La Palma Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74171
35 to 54158
75+142
18 to 3447
55 to 6444

La Palma Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3578.53%
Asian871.35%
Hispanic653.09%
2+ Races505.92%
Black427.42%
Other Race265.42%

La Palma Veterans by Race

La Palma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Palma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

La Palma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Palma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Palma 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

50.8%

Born in La Palma

64.37%

Native Born

35.63%

Foreign Born

8.71%

Non Citizen

26.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.37% of La Palma residents were born in the United States, with 50.8% having been born in California. 8.71% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,916-183-1.3%
202814,099-182-1.27%
202714,281-183-1.27%
202614,464-182-1.24%
202514,646-183-1.23%
202414,829-182-1.21%
202315,011-183-1.2%
202215,194-194-1.26%
202115,388-171-1.1%
202015,559300.19%
201915,529-137-0.87%
201815,666-114-0.72%
201715,780-75-0.47%
201615,855-27-0.17%
201515,882190.12%
201415,863160.1%
201315,847770.49%
201215,7701110.71%
201115,6591150.74%
201015,5441360.88%
200015,408160.1%
199015,392-7-0.05%
198015,3995,71258.97%
19709,6879,0651457.4%
196062200%
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La Palma Population by Year