Madera is a city located in Madera County California. It is also the county seat of Madera County. With a 2020 population of 67,186, it is the 137th largest city in California and the 609th largest city in the United States. Madera is currently growing at a rate of 0.72% annually and its population has increased by 1.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,224 in 2020. Spanning over 16 miles, Madera has a population density of 4,114 people per square mile.
The average household income in Madera is $60,748 with a poverty rate of 26.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,079 per month, and the median house value is $237,500. The median age in Madera is 28.6 years, 27.6 years for males, and 30.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Maderawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 57.14%.
38.62% of Madera residents speak only English, while 61.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 58.65% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Madera is Asian, with 38.39% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Madera is Multiple, with 5.86% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.64%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Madera
71.93% of Madera residents were born in the United States, with 65.41% having been born in California. 19.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.