La Quinta, California Population 2021

42,316
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La Quinta is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 42,316, it is the 202nd largest city in California and the 927th largest city in the United States. La Quinta is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 12.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,467 in 2010. La Quinta reached it's highest population of 42,316 in 2021. Spanning over 36 miles, La Quinta has a population density of 1,200 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Quinta is $120,884 with a poverty rate of 11.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,449 per month, and the median house value is $398,200. The median age in La Quinta is 47.9 years, 45.6 years for males, and 50 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.6 males.

La Quinta Demographics

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

  • White: 77.92%
  • Other race: 12.93%
  • Asian: 3.52%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Black or African American: 1.97%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of La Quinta, California is 42,316, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,464.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,467.

La Quinta, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,00677.92%
Some Other Race5,31112.93%
Asian1,4443.52%
Two or More Races1,4253.47%
Black or African American8091.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander260.06%
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La Quinta Population by Race

La Quinta Population Pyramid 2021

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La Quinta Median Age

47.9


Total

45.6


Male

50


Female

La Quinta Adults

There are 33,056 adults, (10,662 of whom are seniors) in La Quinta.

La Quinta Age Dependency

83.4

Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

La Quinta Sex Ratio

Female

20,370

49.59%

Male

20,706

50.41%

La Quinta Population by Age

La Quinta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Quinta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All73.8%26.2%
Non Family69.7%30.3%
Male52.7%47.3%
Female38.3%61.7%

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Quinta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,9482.5773.8
Married8,9542.9983.3
Non Family4,8691.269.7
Female1,4294.0438.3
Male6963.6852.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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La Quinta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3254.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,4594.86%
High School Graduate6,04820.14%
Some College7,96626.52%
Associates Degree2,3657.87%
Bachelors Degree6,82622.73%
Graduate Degree4,04713.47%
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La Quinta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Quinta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,85819,2368,979
Hispanic8,0846,2981,156
Other Race3,1362,450320
Asian1,154885440
Multiple Races500426167
Black454409105
Native American2323

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 white people with a rate of 45.22%.

La Quinta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,046$54,036$39,215
Less Than High School$25,979$26,540$24,016
High School Grad$31,882$37,151$26,489
Some College$43,381$52,992$37,319
Bachelors Degree$64,412$78,846$56,167
Graduate Degree$87,705$111,111$63,701

$45,046

Average Earnings

$54,036

Average Male

$39,215

Average Female

La Quinta Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Quinta Language by Age

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La Quinta Language

73.09% of La Quinta residents speak only English, while 26.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.67% of the population.

La Quinta Language

La Quinta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,1822,10514.84%
White23,5351,5866.74%
Other5,30459611.24%
Asian1,42748934.27%
Black80928234.86%
Multiple1,37915511.24%

11.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.30%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Quinta

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Quinta is Black, with 34.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Quinta is White, with 6.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.06%.

La Quinta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.20%
High School14.94%
Some College8.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%

La Quinta Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.66%
Male Unemployed13.75%
Female Employed7.75%
Male Employed4.10%

La Quinta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Quinta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,839$120,884
Families$98,906$142,684
Married Families$116,534-
Non Families$45,239$66,384
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Income by Household Type

La Quinta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

La Quinta Married by Age and Sex

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La Quinta 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 Quinta Marital Status by Race

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La Quinta Marital Status

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2,278

Number of Veterans

2,245

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,192
Korea330
First Gulf War166
Second Gulf War150
World War II119

La Quinta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,060
65 to 74732
55 to 64304
35 to 54149
18 to 3433

La Quinta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1167.91%
Hispanic2442.49%
Black7211.45%
Other531.39%
2 or More192.90%
Asian100.85%
Indian834.78%

La Quinta Veterans by Race

La Quinta Veterans by Education

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2.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Quinta Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

La Quinta Employment by Age

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La Quinta Employment by Race

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La Quinta 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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53.32%

Born in California

84.49%

Native Born

15.51%

Foreign Born

6.62%

Non Citizen

8.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.49% of La Quinta residents were born in the United States, with 53.32% having been born in California. 6.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Quinta Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202142,3162840.68%
202042,0322840.68%
201941,7482840.68%
201841,4642840.69%
201741,1804030.99%
201640,7775681.41%
201540,2094671.18%
201439,7426231.59%
201339,1196251.62%
201238,4943520.92%
201138,1424721.25%
201037,67013,9764.75%
200023,69412,4797.77%
199011,2157,88712.92%
19803,3280.00%

La Quinta Population by Year