National City, California Population 2021

61,638
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National City is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 61,638, it is the 144th largest city in California and the 621st largest city in the United States. National City is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 5.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,582 in 2010. National City reached it's highest population of 61,638 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, National City has a population density of 8,452 people per square mile.

The average household income in National City is $63,711 with a poverty rate of 18.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,163 per month, and the median house value is $402,000. The median age in National City is 34.2 years, 32 years for males, and 36.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.1 males.

National City Demographics

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

  • White: 64.64%
  • Asian: 18.55%
  • Other race: 8.00%
  • Black or African American: 4.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.51%
The current population of National City, California is 61,638, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 61,272.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,582.

National City, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,50964.64%
Asian11,33518.55%
Some Other Race4,8928.00%
Black or African American2,9464.82%
Two or More Races1,8192.98%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3110.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native3090.51%
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National City Population by Race

National City Population Pyramid 2021

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National City Median Age

34.2


Total

32


Male

36.4


Female

National City Adults

There are 48,546 adults, (8,177 of whom are seniors) in National City.

National City Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

National City Sex Ratio

Female

30,242

49.48%

Male

30,879

50.52%

National City Population by Age

National City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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National City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married44.2%55.8%
All35.4%64.6%
Male34.9%65.1%
Female29.5%70.5%
Non Family25.3%74.7%

35.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

National City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,6583.3335.4
Married7,4893.9644.2
Non Family4,4741.3625.3
Female3,4364.329.5
Male1,2594.0234.9

3.87

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

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National City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,29313.22%
9th to 12th Grade4,74811.86%
High School Graduate11,27428.16%
Some College9,85124.60%
Associates Degree3,1867.96%
Bachelors Degree4,26910.66%
Graduate Degree1,4173.54%
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National City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

National City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic23,93615,9411,645
Asian8,3846,8952,264
White5,1534,7541,303
Other Race3,0632,045274
Black1,9261,806383
Multiple Races851709140
Islander25722812
Native American23115221

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.00%.

National City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,100$31,757$25,641
Less Than High School$22,558$26,229$17,195
High School Grad$26,957$30,418$22,073
Some College$32,826$38,432$30,253
Bachelors Degree$32,242$32,379$32,010
Graduate Degree$55,492$64,655$41,750

$30,100

Average Earnings

$31,757

Average Male

$25,641

Average Female

National City Earnings by Educational Attainment

National City Language by Age

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National City Language

30.82% of National City residents speak only English, while 69.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 52.81% of the population.

National City Language

National City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic37,2977,54120.22%
Asian10,6651,59514.96%
Other4,22373417.38%
White5,03466413.19%
Black1,88132017.01%
Multiple1,67131118.61%
Native2114119.43%

18.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.49%

Male Poverty Rate

20.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in National City

The race most likely to be in poverty in National City is Hispanic, with 20.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in National City is White, with 13.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.23%.

National City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.55%
High School14.90%
Some College11.87%
Bachelors or Greater8.06%

National City Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.10%
Female Unemployed30.82%
Female Employed10.66%
Male Employed7.48%

National City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

National City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,119$63,711
Families$52,617$66,262
Married Families$64,246$73,954
Non Families$28,571$47,353
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Income by Household Type

National City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

National City Married by Age and Sex

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National City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

National City Marital Status by Race

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National City Marital Status

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2,885

Number of Veterans

2,642

Male Veterans

243

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War901
Vietnam880
First Gulf War844
Korea293
World War II104

National City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54841
75+607
55 to 64587
65 to 74520
18 to 34330

National City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7866.36%
Hispanic1,0673.88%
Asian4585.16%
Black35023.86%
Other1715.09%
2 or More858.47%
Indian3519.89%

National City Veterans by Race

National City Veterans by Education

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7.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

National City Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

National City Employment by Age

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National City Employment by Race

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National City Employment by Education

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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45.63%

Born in California

60.81%

Native Born

39.19%

Foreign Born

18.85%

Non Citizen

20.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.81% of National City residents were born in the United States, with 45.63% having been born in California. 18.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

National City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202161,6381220.20%
202061,5161220.20%
201961,3941220.20%
201861,2721890.31%
201761,0831160.19%
201660,9672460.41%
201560,7215890.98%
201460,1323560.60%
201359,7764070.69%
201259,3693270.55%
201159,0424180.71%
201058,6244,3640.78%
200054,260110.00%
199054,2495,4771.07%
198048,7725,5881.22%
197043,18410,4132.80%
196032,77111,5724.45%
195021,19910,8557.44%
194010,3443,0433.55%
19307,3014,1858.89%
19203,1161,3836.04%
19101,7336474.78%
19001,086-267-2.17%
18901,3531,10518.49%
18802480.00%

National City Population by Year