Pacifica, California Population 2024

35,241

Pacifica is a city located in San Mateo County California. Pacifica has a 2024 population of 35,241. Pacifica is currently declining at a rate of -1.78% annually and its population has decreased by -8.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,496 in 2020.

The average household income in Pacifica is $178,485 with a poverty rate of 5.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pacifica is 43.2 years, 42.2 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Pacifica Demographics

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

  • White: 57.58%
  • Asian: 21.51%
  • Two or more races: 11.36%
  • Other race: 5%
  • Black or African American: 2.23%
  • Native American: 1.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.16%
Land Area (mi²)
12.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,783.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.46% (-3,255)
The current population of Pacifica, California is 35,241 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 38,496.

Pacifica, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,90857.58%
Asian8,18621.51%
Two or more races4,32111.36%
Other race1,9025%
Black or African American8482.23%
Native American4431.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4401.16%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pacifica Population by Race

Pacifica Population Pyramid 2024

Pacifica Median Age

43.2

Total

42.2

Male

44.6

Female

Pacifica Adults

There are 30,710 adults, (7,262 of whom are seniors) in Pacifica.

Pacifica Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pacifica Sex Ratio

Female19,01549.98%
Male19,03350.02%

Pacifica Population by Age

Pacifica Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,9382.7168.531.5
Married7,7533.1578.821.2
Non Family4,1411.450.449.6
Female1,4023.8460.539.5
Male6423.3877.322.7
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3.15

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pacifica Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pacifica Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pacifica Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.7%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 54.31%.

Pacifica Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$79,613

Average Earnings

$86,645

Average Male

$71,348

Average Female

Pacifica Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pacifica Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pacifica Language

73.12% of Pacifica residents speak only English, while 26.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 13.66% of the population.

Pacifica Language

Pacifica Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,3029254.79%
Hispanic6,8835307.7%
Asian8,1734855.93%
Multiple4,2512696.33%
Native4428920.14%
Other1,901723.79%
Black740466.22%
Islander440102.27%
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5.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.49%

Male Poverty Rate

5.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pacifica

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pacifica is Native, with 20.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pacifica is Islander, with 2.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.19%.

Pacifica Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.27%
High School8.68%
Some College5.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%
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Pacifica Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed22.75%
Female Unemployed5.18%
Female Employed2.94%
Male Employed1.13%
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Pacifica Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pacifica Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pacifica Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pacifica Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pacifica 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 35-44.

Pacifica Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pacifica Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,596

Number of Veterans

1,432

Male Veterans

164

Female Veterans

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Pacifica Veterans by War

count

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Pacifica Veterans by Age

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Pacifica Veterans by Race

Pacifica Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pacifica Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pacifica Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pacifica Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pacifica 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

58.33%

Born in Pacifica

78.1%

Native Born

21.9%

Foreign Born

4.98%

Non Citizen

16.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.1% of Pacifica residents were born in the United States, with 58.33% having been born in California. 4.98% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202932,051-638-1.95%
202832,689-638-1.91%
202733,327-638-1.88%
202633,965-638-1.84%
202534,603-638-1.81%
202435,241-638-1.78%
202335,879-638-1.75%
202236,517-638-1.72%
202137,155-1,341-3.48%
202038,496510.13%
201938,445-358-0.92%
201838,803-170-0.44%
201738,973-166-0.42%
201639,139-74-0.19%
201539,2132400.62%
201438,9732950.76%
201338,6784021.05%
201238,2765051.34%
201137,7713831.02%
201037,388-1,002-2.61%
200038,3907201.91%
199037,6708042.18%
198036,8668462.35%
197036,02015,02571.56%
196020,995
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Pacifica Population by Year