Los Banos is a city located in Merced County California. With a 2020 population of 47,444, it is the 202nd largest city in California and the 933rd largest city in the United States. Los Banos is currently growing at a rate of 2.06% annually and its population has increased by 4.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,532 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Los Banos has a population density of 4,748 people per square mile.
The average household income in Los Banos is $80,011 with a poverty rate of 13.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,253 per month, and the median house value is $315,500. The median age in Los Banos is 30.1 years, 29.8 years for males, and 30.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Los Banoswas:
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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 islander people with a rate of 39.44%.
46.75% of Los Banos residents speak only English, while 53.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.47% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Los Banos is Native, with 23.66% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Banos is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.32%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Los Banos
71.97% of Los Banos residents were born in the United States, with 62.20% having been born in California. 16.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.