La Palma, California Population 2021

15,234
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La Palma is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 15,234, it is the 328th largest city in California and the 2292nd largest city in the United States. La Palma is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -2.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,568 in 2010. La Palma reached it's highest population of 15,846 in 2013. Spanning over 2 miles, La Palma has a population density of 8,542 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Palma is $127,043 with a poverty rate of 4.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,775 per month, and the median house value is $659,100. The median age in La Palma is 43.7 years, 42.6 years for males, and 44.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

La Palma Demographics

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

  • Asian: 46.87%
  • White: 40.02%
  • Two or more races: 4.71%
  • Black or African American: 4.60%
  • Other race: 2.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.21%
The current population of La Palma, California is 15,234, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,525.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,568.

La Palma, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian7,31446.87%
White6,24440.02%
Two or More Races7354.71%
Black or African American7184.60%
Some Other Race4592.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1020.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.21%
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La Palma Population by Race

La Palma Population Pyramid 2021

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La Palma Median Age

43.7


Total

42.6


Male

44.7


Female

La Palma Adults

There are 12,814 adults, (2,813 of whom are seniors) in La Palma.

La Palma Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

La Palma Sex Ratio

Female

7,886

50.54%

Male

7,718

49.46%

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
Married73.4%26.6%
Male72.1%27.9%
All67.7%32.3%
Female57.6%42.4%
Non Family52.7%47.3%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Palma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8203.2367.7
Married3,1653.7373.4
Non Family9051.352.7
Female5423.3657.6
Male2083.6772.1

3.59

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

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La Palma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2792.45%
9th to 12th Grade5775.06%
High School Graduate1,84916.21%
Some College2,27919.98%
Associates Degree9988.75%
Bachelors Degree3,62431.78%
Graduate Degree1,79915.77%
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La Palma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Palma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,5175,1643,435
White3,3393,2371,103
Hispanic1,7341,342419
Black513497287
Multiple Races432382245
Other Race27319969
Native American32329
Islander2222

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 62.26%.

La Palma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,040$59,209$47,870
Less Than High School$28,620$29,635$
High School Grad$35,925$37,331$31,641
Some College$43,793$48,768$38,125
Bachelors Degree$59,007$66,051$48,125
Graduate Degree$80,151$83,099$68,733

$53,040

Average Earnings

$59,209

Average Male

$47,870

Average Female

La Palma Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Palma Language by Age

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La Palma Language

53.60% of La Palma residents speak only English, while 46.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 27.57% of the population.

La Palma Language

La Palma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian7,3053244.44%
Hispanic3,0011324.40%
White3,9781072.69%
Islander102102100.00%
Other448398.71%
Multiple725334.55%
Black711182.53%

4.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.66%

Male Poverty Rate

5.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Palma

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Palma is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Palma is Black, with 2.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.50%.

La Palma Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.17%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%
Less Than High School3.39%
Some College2.72%

La Palma Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.07%
Male Employed2.10%
Female Employed0.84%
Male Unemployed0.00%

La Palma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Palma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$107,724$127,043
Families$125,849$135,357
Married Families$133,361-
Non Families$50,742$84,367
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Income by Household Type

La Palma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

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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669

Number of Veterans

613

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam301
First Gulf War156
Second Gulf War144
Korea107
World War II23

La Palma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74233
75+229
35 to 54143
18 to 3433
55 to 6431

La Palma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4378.43%
Hispanic934.42%
Asian911.48%
Black7012.28%
Other4012.12%
2 or More316.02%

La Palma Veterans by Race

La Palma Veterans by Education

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3.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Palma Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

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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52.47%

Born in California

65.64%

Native Born

34.36%

Foreign Born

9.61%

Non Citizen

24.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.64% of La Palma residents were born in the United States, with 52.47% having been born in California. 9.61% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,234-97-0.63%
202015,331-97-0.63%
201915,428-97-0.62%
201815,525-119-0.76%
201715,644-95-0.60%
201615,739-67-0.42%
201515,806-13-0.08%
201415,819-27-0.17%
201315,846890.56%
201215,757810.52%
201115,6761310.84%
201015,5451370.09%
200015,408160.01%
199015,392-7-0.00%
198015,3995,7124.74%
19709,6879,06531.60%
19606220.00%

La Palma Population by Year