Pacifica, California Population 2022

38,922
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Pacifica is a city located in San Mateo County California. With a 2020 population of 38,922, it is the 220th largest city in California and the 1149th largest city in the United States. Pacifica is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 0.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,640 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Pacifica has a population density of 3,074 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pacifica is $145,686 with a poverty rate of 4.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,535 per month, and the median house value is $943,500. The median age in Pacifica is 42.5 years, 40.7 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Pacifica Demographics

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

  • White: 60.34%
  • Asian: 21.01%
  • Two or more races: 8.46%
  • Other race: 5.28%
  • Black or African American: 2.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.74%
  • Native American: 0.52%
The current population of Pacifica, California is 38,922 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 38,640.

Pacifica, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,33060.34%
Black or African American1,0252.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native2010.52%
Asian8,12321.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6741.74%
Some Other Race2,0415.28%
Two or More Races3,2698.46%
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Pacifica Population by Race

Pacifica Population Pyramid 2022

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Pacifica Median Age

42.9


Total

40.6


Male

45.2


Female

Pacifica Adults

There are 31,259 adults, (7,144 of whom are seniors) in Pacifica.

Pacifica Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pacifica Sex Ratio

Female

19,164

49.57%

Male

19,499

50.43%

Pacifica Population by Age

Pacifica Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pacifica Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
Male70.7%29.3%
All69.2%30.8%
Female67.7%32.3%
Non Family48.3%51.7%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pacifica Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,8192.7869.2
Married7,5203.2280.5
Male8503.2670.7
Female1,4043.8167.7
Non Family4,0451.5248.3

3.2

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Pacifica Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5762.00%
9th to 12th Grade7792.70%
High School Graduate4,65816.17%
Some College6,61322.96%
Associates Degree2,7299.48%
Bachelors Degree8,35529.01%
Graduate Degree5,09017.67%
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Pacifica Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pacifica Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races1,4841,335814
White16,17215,7477,936
Black801780391
Asian6,2435,9122,925
Hispanic4,2763,7271,548
Other Race1,3401,093337
Islander438436100
Native American18011931

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 99.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 54.85%.

Pacifica Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$66,959$73,445$62,154
Less Than 9th Grade$40,875$43,942$30,592
High School Graduate$49,383$50,854$45,234
Some College$52,229$63,364$46,401
Bachelors Degree$78,814$84,627$70,285
Graduate Degree$94,451$108,738$83,281

$66,959

Average Earnings

$73,445

Average Male

$62,154

Average Female

Pacifica Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pacifica Language by Age

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Pacifica Language

72.50% of Pacifica residents speak only English, while 27.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 14.04% of the population.

Pacifica Language

Pacifica Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2002010.00%
Hispanic7,0835808.19%
White19,7097964.04%
Multiple3,2051093.40%
Asian8,0882703.34%
Islander67420.30%
Other84NaN%

4.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.76%

Male Poverty Rate

4.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pacifica

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pacifica is Native, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pacifica is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.26%.

Pacifica Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.48%
High School5.88%
Some College4.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

Pacifica Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.72%
Male Unemployed17.79%
Female Employed2.19%
Female Unemployed8.68%

Pacifica Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pacifica Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$130,466$147,900
Families$144,953$164,009
Married Families$162,961-
Non Families$78,011$102,396
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Income by Household Type

Pacifica Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Pacifica Married by Age and Sex

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Pacifica Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pacifica Marital Status by Race

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Pacifica Marital Status

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1,869

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War322
First Gulf War204
Vietnam755
Korea115
World War II71

Pacifica Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34200
35 to 54315
55 to 64392
65 to 74547
75+415

Pacifica Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3797.03%
Black14417.10%
Asian2744.10%
Islander193.59%
Other Race311.98%
2+ Races221.22%
Hispanic1733.43%

Pacifica Veterans by Race

Pacifica Veterans by Education

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8.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pacifica Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Pacifica Employment by Age

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Pacifica Employment by Race

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Pacifica 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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58.95%

Born in Pacifica

79.08%

Native Born

20.92%

Foreign Born

4.86%

Non Citizen

16.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.08% of Pacifica residents were born in the United States, with 58.95% having been born in California. 4.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pacifica Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
196020,9950.00%
197036,02015,0255.55%
198036,8668460.23%
199037,6708040.22%
200038,3907200.19%
201037,234-1,156-0.31%
201137,3751410.38%
201237,5161410.38%
201337,6571410.38%
201437,7981410.37%
201537,9391410.37%
201638,0801410.37%
201738,2211410.37%
201838,3621410.37%
201938,5031410.37%
202038,6401370.36%
202138,7811410.36%
202238,9221410.36%

Pacifica Population by Year