National City, California Population 2022

55,691
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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.

National City Demographics

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

  • White: 58.62%
  • Asian: 17.72%
  • Two or more races: 9.07%
  • Other race: 8.47%
  • Black or African American: 5.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.45%
The current population of National City, California is 55,691 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 61,342.

National City, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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National City Population by Race

National City Population Pyramid 2022

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National City Median Age

33.9


Total

31.5


Male

36.5


Female

National City Adults

There are 48,929 adults, (8,523 of whom are seniors) in National City.

National City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

National City Sex Ratio

Female

30,205

49.24%

Male

31,137

50.76%

National City Population by Age

National City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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National City Household Types

32.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

National City Households and Families

3.82

Average Family Size

3.21

Average Household Size

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National City Households by Type

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National City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

National City Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

National City Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,445

Average Earnings

$32,129

Average Male

$25,522

Average Female

National City Earnings by Educational Attainment

National City Language by Age

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National City Language

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.

National City Language

National City Poverty by Race

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16.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.83%

Male Poverty Rate

19.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in National City

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%.

National City Poverty

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National City Poverty Rate by Education

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National City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

National City Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

National City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

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 45-54.

National City Marital Status by Race

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National City Marital Status

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3,061

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

National City Veterans by War

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National City Veterans by Age

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National City Veterans by Race

National City Veterans by Education

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5.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

National City Veterans by Education

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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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46.95%

Born in National City

63.08%

Native Born

36.92%

Foreign Born

17.75%

Non Citizen

19.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

National City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

National City Population by Year