Nipomo, California Population 2022

18,468
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Nipomo is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. With a 2020 population of 18,468, it is the 367th largest city in California and the 2485th largest city in the United States. Nipomo is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 1.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,176 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Nipomo has a population density of 1,243 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nipomo is $104,506 with a poverty rate of 7.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,605 per month, and the median house value is $582,300. The median age in Nipomo is 39.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Nipomo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Nipomowas:

  • White: 75.07%
  • Two or more races: 11.86%
  • Other race: 7.01%
  • Asian: 3.36%
  • Black or African American: 1.36%
  • Native American: 1.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Nipomo, California is 18,468 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,176.

Nipomo, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,65075.07%
Black or African American2471.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native2071.14%
Asian6113.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.20%
Some Other Race1,2747.01%
Two or More Races2,15711.86%
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Nipomo Population by Race

Nipomo Population Pyramid 2022

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Nipomo Median Age

37.3


Total

35.7


Male

37.9


Female

Nipomo Adults

There are 13,677 adults, (2,774 of whom are seniors) in Nipomo.

Nipomo Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Nipomo Sex Ratio

Female

8,830

48.56%

Male

9,352

51.44%

Nipomo Population by Age

Nipomo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nipomo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All69.2%30.8%
Male66.8%33.2%
Non Family64.8%35.2%
Female30.5%69.5%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nipomo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4883.3169.2
Married3,4293.6180.7
Male2654.2766.8
Female9053.8230.5
Non Family8891.3564.8

3.5

Average Family Size

3.31

Average Household Size

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Nipomo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0308.76%
9th to 12th Grade6895.86%
High School Graduate3,02825.75%
Some College2,75023.39%
Associates Degree1,37911.73%
Bachelors Degree1,91016.24%
Graduate Degree9728.27%
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Nipomo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nipomo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian404391160
White6,3626,0552,221
Native American1057521
Hispanic4,7333,334493
Black22422423
Other Race87255258
2+ Races71971941
Islander3636

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.60%.

Nipomo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,653$48,004$38,778
Less Than 9th Grade$33,819$35,291$24,844
High School Graduate$34,504$34,420$34,649
Some College$47,768$64,671$39,811
Bachelors Degree$69,212$86,573$45,750
Graduate Degree$54,457$61,023$51,853

$41,653

Average Earnings

$48,004

Average Male

$38,778

Average Female

Nipomo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nipomo Language by Age

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Nipomo Language

66.13% of Nipomo residents speak only English, while 33.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.72% of the population.

Nipomo Language

Nipomo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2477128.74%
Native2074019.32%
Hispanic8,9607298.14%
White8,1905426.62%
Asian611111.80%
Other118NaN%
Multiple2,157884.08%

7.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.51%

Male Poverty Rate

9.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nipomo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nipomo is Black, with 28.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nipomo is Multiple, with 4.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.33%.

Nipomo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade1.51%
High School4.72%
Some College9.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%

Nipomo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.69%
Male Unemployed12.56%
Female Employed3.65%
Female Unemployed24.35%

Nipomo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nipomo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,423$109,448
Families$88,985$104,346
Married Families$110,890-
Non Families$66,531$88,182
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Income by Household Type

Nipomo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Nipomo Married by Age and Sex

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Nipomo 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 55-64.

Nipomo Marital Status by Race

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Nipomo Marital Status

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920

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War147
First Gulf War106
Vietnam556
Korea
World War II35

Nipomo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3427
35 to 54180
55 to 64143
65 to 74382
75+188

Nipomo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8307.62%
Black156.70%
Asian184.35%
Other Race555.70%
2+ Races20.20%
Hispanic1622.85%

Nipomo Veterans by Race

Nipomo Veterans by Education

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3.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nipomo Veterans by Education

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58.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Nipomo Employment by Age

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Nipomo Employment by Race

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Nipomo 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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71.76%

Born in Nipomo

83.36%

Native Born

16.64%

Foreign Born

9.45%

Non Citizen

7.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.36% of Nipomo residents were born in the United States, with 71.76% having been born in California. 9.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nipomo Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201016,7140.00%
201116,8601460.87%
201217,0061460.87%
201317,1521460.86%
201417,2981460.85%
201517,4441460.84%
201617,5901460.84%
201717,7361460.83%
201817,8821460.82%
201918,0281460.82%
202018,1761480.82%
202118,3221460.80%
202218,4681460.80%

Nipomo Population by Year