Palermo, California Population 2024

5,516

Palermo is a city located in Butte County California. Palermo has a 2024 population of 5,516. Palermo is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,204 in 2020.

The average household income in Palermo is $74,029 with a poverty rate of 21.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Palermo is 40.6 years, 40.5 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Palermo Demographics

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

  • White: 68.42%
  • Two or more races: 12.31%
  • Other race: 9.14%
  • Black or African American: 3.97%
  • Native American: 3.97%
  • Asian: 2.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
29.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
189.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6% (312)
The current population of Palermo, California is 5,516 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,204.

Palermo, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,77468.42%
Two or more races67912.31%
Other race5049.14%
Black or African American2193.97%
Native American2193.97%
Asian1212.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Palermo Population by Race

Palermo Population Pyramid 2024

Palermo Median Age

40.6

Total

40.5

Male

41.6

Female

Palermo Adults

There are 4,285 adults, (1,157 of whom are seniors) in Palermo.

Palermo Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Palermo Sex Ratio

Female2,56446.48%
Male2,95253.52%

Palermo Population by Age

Palermo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0882.6366.133.9
Married9983.4575.224.8
Non Family6431.157.942.1
Male2243.0568.831.3
Female223347.152.9
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3.19

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palermo 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

Palermo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palermo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.64%.

Palermo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,245

Average Earnings

$34,737

Average Male

$33,892

Average Female

Palermo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palermo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Palermo Language

80.13% of Palermo residents speak only English, while 19.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.3% of the population.

Palermo Language

Palermo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,40757816.97%
Hispanic1,21738731.8%
Multiple67931346.1%
Other50420741.07%
Asian1213831.4%
Native219198.68%
Black219115.02%
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21.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.56%

Male Poverty Rate

22.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palermo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palermo is Multiple, with 46.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palermo is Black, with 5.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.74%.

Palermo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.36%
Some College18%
Less Than 9th Grade14.53%
Bachelors or Greater12.84%
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Palermo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed62.32%
Male Unemployed32.11%
Male Employed6.15%
Female Employed1.68%
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Palermo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palermo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palermo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Palermo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Palermo 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 20-34.

Palermo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palermo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

342

Number of Veterans

334

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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Palermo Veterans by War

count

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Palermo Veterans by Age

count

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Palermo Veterans by Race

Palermo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palermo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Palermo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Palermo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Palermo 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

78.7%

Born in Palermo

90.45%

Native Born

9.55%

Foreign Born

5.98%

Non Citizen

3.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.45% of Palermo residents were born in the United States, with 78.7% having been born in California. 5.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Palermo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,516
20235,516
20225,5161292.39%
20215,3871833.52%
20205,204-191-3.54%
20195,395-149-2.69%
20185,544-169-2.96%
20175,713-70-1.21%
20165,783-112-1.9%
20155,8954768.78%
20145,419-99-1.79%
20135,5183216.18%
20125,1974228.84%
20114,775-607-11.28%
20105,382
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Palermo Population by Year