National City is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 55,691, it is the 167th largest city in California and the 773rd largest city in the United States. National City is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -9.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 61,342 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, National City has a population density of 7,637 people per square mile.
The average household income in National City is $63,711 with a poverty rate of 16.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,266 per month, and the median house value is $428,800. The median age in National City is 34.2 years, 32 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of National Citywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.42%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.96%.
32.10% of National City residents speak only English, while 67.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 52.40% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in National City is Hispanic, with 18.62% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in National City is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.42%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in National City
63.08% of National City residents were born in the United States, with 46.95% having been born in California. 17.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.