Madera, California Population 2024

68,420

Madera is a city located in Madera County California. Madera has a 2024 population of 68,420. It is also the county seat of Madera County.Madera is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 2.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,461 in 2020.

The average household income in Madera is $83,001 with a poverty rate of 27.7%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Madera is 29.2 years, 28.8 years for males, and 29.9 years for females.

Madera Demographics

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

  • Other race: 41.54%
  • White: 35.44%
  • Two or more races: 16.66%
  • Black or African American: 3.16%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Native American: 1.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
16.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,189.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.95% (1,959)
The current population of Madera, California is 68,420 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 66,461.

Madera, California Population 2024

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Madera Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race27,74541.54%
White23,66635.44%
Two or more races11,12416.66%
Black or African American2,1123.16%
Asian1,2061.81%
Native American8801.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander510.08%
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Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Madera Population by Race

Madera Population Pyramid 2024

Madera Median Age

29.2

Total

28.8

Male

29.9

Female

Madera Adults

There are 45,240 adults, (5,797 of whom are seniors) in Madera.

Madera Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Madera Sex Ratio

Female34,15751.15%
Male32,62748.85%

Madera Population by Age

Madera Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,8713.9150.649.4
Married8,1384.3162.837.2
Female3,7164.3930.269.8
Non Family3,1281.4650.449.6
Male1,8895.2838.361.7
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4.2

Average Family Size

3.91

Average Household Size

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Madera Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Madera Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Madera Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 51.11%.

Madera Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,200

Average Earnings

$34,761

Average Male

$28,824

Average Female

Madera Earnings by Educational Attainment

Madera Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Madera Language

38.35% of Madera residents speak only English, while 61.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 59.46% of the population.

Madera Language

Madera Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic53,57315,25328.47%
Other27,2689,16433.61%
Multiple11,1053,02427.23%
White7,8151,66621.32%
Asian1,19863052.59%
Black2,02153426.42%
Native85928232.83%
Islander511223.53%
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27.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.36%

Male Poverty Rate

28.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Madera

The race most likely to be in poverty in Madera is Asian, with 52.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Madera is White, with 21.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.84%.

Madera Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.07%
High School19.15%
Some College15.95%
Bachelors or Greater7.49%
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Madera Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.88%
Male Unemployed28.93%
Male Employed15.48%
Female Employed15.07%
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Madera Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Madera Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Madera Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Madera Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Madera Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Madera Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Madera Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,611

Number of Veterans

1,310

Male Veterans

301

Female Veterans

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Madera Veterans by War

count

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Madera Veterans by Age

count

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Madera Veterans by Race

Madera Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Madera Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

12.8%

Unemployment Rate

Madera Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Madera Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Madera 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

66.13%

Born in Madera

72.5%

Native Born

27.5%

Foreign Born

19.52%

Non Citizen

7.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.5% of Madera residents were born in the United States, with 66.13% having been born in California. 19.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Madera Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202969,3451850.27%
202869,1601850.27%
202768,9751850.27%
202668,7901850.27%
202568,6051850.27%
202468,4201850.27%
202368,2351850.27%
202268,0501850.27%
202167,8651,4042.11%
202066,4613270.49%
201966,1344650.71%
201865,6696390.98%
201765,0307311.14%
201664,2994690.73%
201563,8304290.68%
201463,4014270.68%
201362,9742440.39%
201262,7304310.69%
201162,2993010.49%
201061,99818,79143.49%
200043,20713,92647.56%
199029,2817,54934.74%
198021,7325,68835.45%
197016,0441,61411.19%
196014,4303,93337.47%
195010,4974,04062.57%
19406,4571,79238.41%
19304,6651,22135.45%
19203,4441,04043.26%
19102,4041,454153.05%
1890950733337.79%
1880217
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Madera Population by Year