Occidental, California Population 2024

931

Occidental is a city located in Sonoma County California. Occidental has a 2024 population of 931. Occidental is currently declining at a rate of -6.53% annually but its population has increased by 6.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 876 in 2020.

The average household income in Occidental is $163,756 with a poverty rate of 8.48%. The median age in Occidental is 60.3 years: 61.4 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.

Occidental Demographics

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

  • White: 71.44%
  • Other race: 17.15%
  • Two or more races: 9.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
187.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.28% (55)
The current population of Occidental, California is 931 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 876.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White75871.44%
Other race18217.15%
Two or more races979.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander161.51%
Black or African American80.75%
Native American00%
Asian00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Occidental Population by Race

Occidental Population Pyramid 2024

Occidental Median Age

60.3

Total

61.4

Male

50.6

Female

Occidental Adults

There are 958 adults, (300 of whom are seniors) in Occidental.

Occidental Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Occidental Sex Ratio

Female46944.2%
Male59255.8%

Occidental Population by Age

Occidental Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5501.9363.836.2
Non Family2901.1244.855.2
Married2422.8783.916.1
Female182.221000
Male0000

2.47

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Occidental Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree313.31%
Bachelors Degree39542.2%
Graduate Degree20922.33%
High School Graduate939.94%
Less Than 9th Grade242.56%
Some College18419.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Occidental Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Occidental Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White687687483
Other Race13013090
2+ Races775323
Hispanic67430
Black888
Islander880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Occidental Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,806$33,910$0
Graduate Degree$101,071$114,250$76,429
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$55,556$38,625$0
Some College$38,060$38,707$0

$55,556

Average Earnings

$38,625

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Occidental Earnings by Educational Attainment

Occidental Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Occidental Language

89.32% of Occidental residents speak only English, while 10.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.89% of the population.

Occidental Language

Occidental Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other1824524.73%
White732354.78%
Black88100%
Multiple9722.06%

8.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.25%

Male Poverty Rate

11.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Occidental

The race most likely to be in poverty in Occidental is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Occidental is Multiple, with 2.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.22%.

Occidental Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.35%
Some College10.7%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Occidental Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.79%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed4.37%
Female Unemployed0%

Occidental Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Occidental Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$237,526
Households$86,042$163,756
Married Families$203,889$-999,999,999
Non Families$75,119$66,809

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Occidental Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Occidental Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Occidental Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Occidental Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Occidental Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

29

Number of Veterans

29

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam29
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Occidental Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+17
65 to 7412
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Occidental Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White172.31%
2+ Races1215.58%

Occidental Veterans by Race

Occidental Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Occidental Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Occidental Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Occidental Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Occidental Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

49.58%

Born in Occidental

86.99%

Native Born

13.01%

Foreign Born

4.52%

Non Citizen

8.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.99% of Occidental residents were born in the United States, with 49.58% having been born in California. 4.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Occidental Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024931-65-6.53%
2023996-65-6.13%
20221,061-65-5.77%
20211,12625028.54%
2020876536.44%
2019823-10-1.2%
2018833-59-6.61%
2017892-6-0.67%
2016898-261-22.52%
20151,15940.35%
20141,155-230-16.61%
20131,385141.02%
20121,3711078.47%
20111,26414913.36%
20101,11500%

Occidental Population by Year