National City, California Population 2020

61,653
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National City is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 61,653, it is the 150th largest city in California and the 618th largest city in the United States. National City is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 5.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,582 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, National City has a population density of 8,454 people per square mile.

The average household income in National City is $61,809 with a poverty rate of 19.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,134 per month, and the median house value is $365,800. The median age in National City is 33.6 years, 30.8 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.0 males.

National City Demographics

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

  • White: 62.33%
  • Asian: 19.43%
  • Other race: 8.83%
  • Black or African American: 5.32%
  • Two or more races: 3.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.51%
The current population of National City, California is 61,653, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 61,431.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,582.

National City, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,95762.33%
Asian11,83419.43%
Some Other Race5,3808.83%
Black or African American3,2375.32%
Two or More Races1,8373.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3430.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native3080.51%
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National City Population Pyramid 2020

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National City Median Age

33.6


Total

30.8


Male

35.9


Female

National City Adults

There are 48,119 adults, (7,643 of whom are seniors) in National City.

National City Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

National City Sex Ratio

Female

30,292

49.74%

Male

30,604

50.26%

National City Households and Families

National City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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National City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married43.9%56.1%
Male37.8%62.2%
All34.8%65.2%
Female27.7%72.3%
Non Family24.4%75.6%

34.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4783.3934.8
Married7,3514.0543.9
Non Family4,3121.3624.4
Female3,5834.3127.7
Male1,2323.9437.8

3.9

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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National City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,32413.64%
9th to 12th Grade4,74012.14%
High School Graduate10,53226.98%
Some College9,59524.58%
Associates Degree3,0447.80%
Bachelors Degree4,64011.88%
Graduate Degree1,1662.99%
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National City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic23,69515,4091,811
Asian8,4637,1822,376
White4,2603,9201,078
Other Race3,2851,995299
Black2,1631,941468
Multiple Races826686143
Islander28325528
Native American21210911

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.08%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,210$31,938$24,982
Less Than High School$21,140$25,466$15,592
High School Grad$26,690$30,600$20,583
Some College$31,620$36,043$29,057
Bachelors Degree$35,823$37,879$33,684
Graduate Degree$57,108$65,583$41,950

$29,210

Average Earnings

$31,938

Average Male

$24,982

Average Female

National City Language

National City Language by Age

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National City Language

30.30% of National City residents speak only English, while 69.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 52.83% of the population.

National City Poverty

National City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic37,6888,50722.57%
Asian11,0981,79616.18%
Other4,76896120.16%
White4,35150311.56%
Multiple1,78643624.41%
Black2,24532214.34%
Native2334418.88%
Islander326226.75%

19.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.03%

Male Poverty Rate

22.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in National City

The race most likely to be in poverty in National City is Multiple, with 24.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in National City is Islander, with 6.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.55%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.83%
High School14.26%
Some College13.45%
Bachelors or Greater9.80%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.26%
Male Unemployed36.01%
Female Employed12.04%
Male Employed8.48%

National City Income

National City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,032$61,809
Families$51,028$63,814
Married Families$59,849$71,639
Non Families$29,075$45,705
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National City Marital Status

National City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

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 Veterans

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3,060

Number of Veterans

2,782

Male Veterans

278

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,050
First Gulf War935
Vietnam915
Korea210
World War II121
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54860
55 to 64731
65 to 74566
18 to 34458
75+445
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7496.46%
Hispanic1,2414.46%
Asian5446.03%
Black45124.20%
Other2115.54%
2 or More686.33%
Indian2714.06%
Hawaiian103.09%

National City Veterans by Education

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6.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

National City Employment Status

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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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45.38%

Born in California

60.21%

Native Born

39.79%

Foreign Born

19.42%

Non Citizen

20.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.21% of National City residents were born in the United States, with 45.38% having been born in California. 19.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202061,6531110.18%
201961,5421110.18%
201861,4312820.46%
201761,1491110.18%
201661,0382640.43%
201560,7746061.01%
201460,1683690.62%
201359,7994150.70%
201259,3843390.57%
201159,0454190.71%
201058,6264,3660.78%
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%