Menlo Park, California Population 2020

34,949
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Menlo Park is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 34,949, it is the 224th largest city in California and the 1122nd largest city in the United States. Menlo Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 9.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,026 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Menlo Park has a population density of 3,491 people per square mile.

The average household income in Menlo Park is $226,517 with a poverty rate of 8.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,254 per month, and the median house value is $2.00 Mn. The median age in Menlo Park is 37.7 years, 37 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males.

Menlo Park Demographics

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

  • White: 68.61%
  • Asian: 13.53%
  • Other race: 5.82%
  • Two or more races: 5.38%
  • Black or African American: 4.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.24%
  • Native American: 0.85%
The current population of Menlo Park, California is 34,949, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,549.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,026.

Menlo Park, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,23768.61%
Asian4,58413.53%
Some Other Race1,9715.82%
Two or More Races1,8215.38%
Black or African American1,5494.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4191.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native2880.85%
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Menlo Park Population Pyramid 2020

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Menlo Park Median Age

37.7


Total

37


Male

38.8


Female

Menlo Park Adults

There are 25,475 adults, (4,755 of whom are seniors) in Menlo Park.

Menlo Park Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Menlo Park Sex Ratio

Female

17,433

51.47%

Male

16,436

48.53%

Menlo Park Households and Families

Menlo Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Menlo Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.4%28.6%
All58.6%41.4%
Male50.2%49.8%
Female48.7%51.3%
Non Family40.3%59.7%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,9362.7558.6
Married6,6403.3971.4
Non Family3,9411.5340.3
Female1,0543.1748.7
Male3013.1850.2

3.29

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Menlo Park Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9093.95%
9th to 12th Grade5692.47%
High School Graduate2,0088.73%
Some College2,36910.30%
Associates Degree1,1184.86%
Bachelors Degree6,46528.11%
Graduate Degree9,56441.58%
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Menlo Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,60214,43211,850
Asian3,3213,2822,786
Hispanic3,1452,088842
Black1,088895187
Other Race1,051548150
Multiple Races589589391
Islander27425540
Native American20715930

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.89%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$81,413$103,788$62,833
Less Than High School$25,179$26,488$21,083
High School Grad$32,635$31,875$38,350
Some College$34,289$38,512$31,961
Bachelors Degree$92,681$133,295$64,293
Graduate Degree$121,696$149,618$100,408

$81,413

Average Earnings

$103,788

Average Male

$62,833

Average Female

Menlo Park Language

Menlo Park Language by Age

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Menlo Park Language

67.16% of Menlo Park residents speak only English, while 32.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.75% of the population.

Menlo Park Poverty

Menlo Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,0761,0585.27%
Hispanic5,17381315.72%
Asian4,5153457.64%
Other1,93734417.76%
Black1,50522815.15%
Native28019670.00%
Multiple1,7701578.87%
Islander4194410.50%

8.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.76%

Male Poverty Rate

8.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Menlo Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Menlo Park is Native, with 70.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Menlo Park is White, with 5.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.55%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.86%
High School16.08%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed32.49%
Female Unemployed27.41%
Female Employed5.85%
Male Employed3.60%

Menlo Park Income

Menlo Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$147,824$226,517
Families$188,339$272,036
Married Families$223,967-
Non Families$73,795$129,300
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Menlo Park Marital Status

Menlo Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Menlo Park Married by Age and Sex

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Menlo Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Menlo Park Marital Status by Race

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Menlo Park Veterans

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1,038

Number of Veterans

963

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam265
Korea163
World War II127
First Gulf War104
Second Gulf War75
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Age Group Veterans
75+434
35 to 54231
55 to 64179
65 to 74173
18 to 3421
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7113.97%
Black24519.82%
Indian5620.00%
Hispanic511.39%
2 or More121.56%
Other110.78%
Asian30.09%

Menlo Park Veterans by Education

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18.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Menlo Park Employment Status

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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44.70%

Born in California

74.17%

Native Born

25.83%

Foreign Born

12.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.17% of Menlo Park residents were born in the United States, with 44.70% having been born in California. 12.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202034,9492000.58%
201934,7492000.58%
201834,5493631.06%
201734,1862000.59%
201633,9865791.73%
201533,4071750.53%
201433,2322030.61%
201333,0291990.61%
201232,8303771.16%
201132,4533721.16%
201032,0811,2960.41%
200030,7852,7450.94%
199028,0401,6020.59%
198026,438-388-0.15%
197026,826-131-0.05%
196026,95713,3707.09%
195013,58710,32915.35%
19403,2581,0043.75%
19302,2540.00%