McKinleyville is a city located in Humboldt County California. With a 2020 population of 16,478, it is the 384th largest city in California and the 2735th largest city in the United States. McKinleyville is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually but its population has decreased by -1.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,645 in 2020. Spanning over 21 miles, McKinleyville has a population density of 789 people per square mile.
The average household income in McKinleyville is $72,159 with a poverty rate of 16.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $962 per month, and the median house value is $303,600. The median age in McKinleyville is 35 years, 34 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of McKinleyvillewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 72.55%.
92.03% of McKinleyville residents speak only English, while 7.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.00% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in McKinleyville is Multiple, with 37.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in McKinleyville is Hispanic, with 6.68% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.02%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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96.92% of McKinleyville residents were born in the United States, with 74.91% having been born in California. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.