Pacifica, California Population 2021

38,130
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Pacifica is a city located in San Mateo County California. With a 2020 population of 38,130, it is the 211th largest city in California and the 1031st largest city in the United States . Pacifica is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually but its population has increased by 2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,234 in 2010. Pacifica reached it's highest population of 39,309 in 2015. Spanning over 13 miles, Pacifica has a population density of 3,011 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pacifica is $145,686 with a poverty rate of 4.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,414 per month, and the median house value is $882,800. 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 Pacifica was:

  • White: 62.86%
  • Asian: 20.68%
  • Two or more races: 7.86%
  • Other race: 3.80%
  • Black or African American: 2.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.95%
  • Native American: 0.37%
The current population of Pacifica, California is 38,130 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,754.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,234.

Pacifica, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,50762.86%
Asian8,06320.68%
Two or More Races3,0647.86%
Some Other Race1,4803.80%
Black or African American9622.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7621.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1460.37%
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Pacifica Population by Race

Pacifica Population Pyramid $2021

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Pacifica Median Age

42.5


Total

40.7


Male

44.2


Female

Pacifica Adults

There are 31,508 adults, (6,654 of whom are seniors) in Pacifica.

Pacifica Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Pacifica Sex Ratio

Female

19,306

49.52%

Male

19,678

50.48%

Pacifica Population by Age

Pacifica Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pacifica Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
Male72.3%27.7%
All70.7%29.3%
Female66.5%33.5%
Non Family53.7%46.3%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pacifica Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,7502.8270.7
Married7,4253.2980.7
Non Family4,0971.4853.7
Female1,4063.8366.5
Male8223.5572.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Pacifica Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5211.81%
9th to 12th Grade7702.68%
High School Graduate5,03417.53%
Some College6,61323.03%
Associates Degree2,6569.25%
Bachelors Degree8,06728.09%
Graduate Degree5,05617.61%
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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
White16,03415,5367,537
Asian6,1615,8602,936
Hispanic4,5074,0661,710
2+ Races1,3971,301821
Other Race978837369
Black770751346
Islander474473109
Native American1187814

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 99.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 58.77%.

Pacifica Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$64,113$71,407$60,877
Less Than 9th Grade$33,214$44,500$21,705
High School Graduate$44,119$49,428$42,072
Some College$54,326$63,730$47,090
Bachelors Degree$76,785$82,466$68,804
Graduate Degree$95,422$118,052$84,076

$64,113

Average Earnings

$71,407

Average Male

$60,877

Average Female

Pacifica Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pacifica Language by Age

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Pacifica Language

73.79% of Pacifica residents speak only English, while 26.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 14.05% of the population.

Pacifica Language

Pacifica Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,1547493.72%
Hispanic7,2036729.33%
Asian8,0192743.42%
Multiple3,0091254.15%
Other1,479724.87%
Black952444.62%
Native1452718.62%
Islander76210.13%

4.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.08%

Male Poverty Rate

5.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pacifica

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pacifica is Native, with 18.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pacifica is Islander, with 0.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.73%.

Pacifica Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.33%
High School6.62%
Some College4.84%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Pacifica Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.36%
Male Unemployed15.93%
Female Employed2.03%
Male Employed1.92%

Pacifica Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pacifica Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$125,500$145,686
Families$140,047$161,026
Married Families$156,437$175,503
Non Families$76,788$100,892
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Income by Household Type

Pacifica Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

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 Over 65, 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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1,982

Number of Veterans

1,815

Male Veterans

167

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam879
Second Gulf War263
First Gulf War212
Korea175
World War II39

Pacifica Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74625
75+499
35 to 54358
55 to 64347
18 to 34153

Pacifica Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5127.40%
Asian2714.02%
Hispanic1933.66%
Black15819.34%
2+ Races261.56%
Other Race151.29%

Pacifica Veterans by Race

Pacifica Veterans by Education

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5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pacifica Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

3.2%

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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59.86%

Born in Pacifica

79.45%

Native Born

20.55%

Foreign Born

4.56%

Non Citizen

15.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.45% of Pacifica residents were born in the United States, with 59.86% having been born in California. 4.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pacifica Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,130-208-0.54%
202038,338-208-0.54%
201938,546-208-0.54%
201838,754-245-0.63%
201738,999-268-0.68%
201639,267-42-0.11%
201539,3092350.60%
201439,0743520.91%
201338,7223871.01%
201238,3354911.30%
201137,8444501.20%
201037,394-996-0.26%
200038,3907200.19%
199037,6708040.22%
198036,8668460.23%
197036,02015,0255.55%
196020,9950.00%

Pacifica Population by Year