Placentia, California Population 2021

50,623
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Placentia is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 50,623, it is the 177th largest city in California and the 779th largest city in the United States. Placentia is currently declining at a rate of -0.60% annually but its population has increased by 0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,533 in 2010. Placentia reached it's highest population of 52,202 in 2015. Spanning over 7 miles, Placentia has a population density of 7,654 people per square mile.

The average household income in Placentia is $113,886 with a poverty rate of 8.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,792 per month, and the median house value is $630,500. The median age in Placentia is 37.4 years, 36.1 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

Placentia Demographics

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

  • White: 71.09%
  • Asian: 17.07%
  • Other race: 5.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.61%
  • Black or African American: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of Placentia, California is 50,623, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,538.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 50,533.

Placentia, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,83571.09%
Asian8,84417.07%
Some Other Race2,7055.22%
Two or More Races1,8713.61%
Black or African American1,0291.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native3930.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1410.27%
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Placentia Population by Race

Placentia Population Pyramid 2021

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Placentia Median Age

37.4


Total

36.1


Male

38.6


Female

Placentia Adults

There are 39,640 adults, (7,438 of whom are seniors) in Placentia.

Placentia Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Placentia Sex Ratio

Female

26,172

50.51%

Male

25,646

49.49%

Placentia Population by Age

Placentia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Placentia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All65.3%34.7%
Female53.1%46.9%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Male46.3%53.7%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Placentia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,5833.0965.3
Married9,6633.5975.2
Non Family3,9301.4551.9
Female2,0143.5653.1
Male9763.8646.3

3.5

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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Placentia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4937.17%
9th to 12th Grade1,9965.74%
High School Graduate5,61116.15%
Some College8,10223.32%
Associates Degree2,8958.33%
Bachelors Degree8,88825.58%
Graduate Degree4,76313.71%
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Placentia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Placentia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,55615,0876,583
Hispanic11,4847,8411,905
Asian6,4146,0444,476
Other Race1,458831218
Multiple Races747676330
Black676672323
Native American29311736
Islander11111159

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.78%.

Placentia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,304$60,444$44,679
Less Than High School$23,507$26,330$17,527
High School Grad$36,662$43,568$26,339
Some College$45,007$50,730$40,920
Bachelors Degree$70,246$84,865$52,642
Graduate Degree$90,183$105,123$78,210

$50,304

Average Earnings

$60,444

Average Male

$44,679

Average Female

Placentia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Placentia Language by Age

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Placentia Language

62.34% of Placentia residents speak only English, while 37.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.31% of the population.

Placentia Language

Placentia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,1892,46712.22%
White20,2361,3346.59%
Other2,6982268.38%
Asian8,8022152.44%
Black1,01411411.24%
Multiple1,871743.96%
Native393215.34%

8.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.31%

Male Poverty Rate

8.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Placentia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Placentia is Hispanic, with 12.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Placentia is Asian, with 2.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.00%.

Placentia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.62%
High School7.89%
Some College5.56%
Bachelors or Greater2.80%

Placentia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.24%
Female Unemployed12.80%
Female Employed4.29%
Male Employed4.09%

Placentia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Placentia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$95,757$113,886
Families$106,481$125,449
Married Families$122,708-
Non Families$51,986$64,034
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Income by Household Type

Placentia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Placentia Married by Age and Sex

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Placentia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Placentia Marital Status by Race

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Placentia Marital Status

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1,920

Number of Veterans

1,795

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam758
Second Gulf War254
First Gulf War251
Korea215
World War II99

Placentia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+566
65 to 74539
55 to 64359
35 to 54285
18 to 34171

Placentia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4955.19%
Hispanic3222.31%
Asian1982.89%
Black9311.34%
2 or More636.89%
Other623.47%
Indian92.74%

Placentia Veterans by Race

Placentia Veterans by Education

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3.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Placentia Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Placentia Employment by Age

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Placentia Employment by Race

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Placentia 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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61.90%

Born in California

75.58%

Native Born

24.42%

Foreign Born

10.18%

Non Citizen

14.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.58% of Placentia residents were born in the United States, with 61.90% having been born in California. 10.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Placentia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202150,623-305-0.60%
202050,928-305-0.60%
201951,233-305-0.59%
201851,538-378-0.73%
201751,916-238-0.46%
201652,154-48-0.09%
201552,202940.18%
201452,10830.01%
201352,1052670.52%
201251,8383350.65%
201151,5035091.00%
201050,9944,5060.93%
200046,4885,2291.20%
199041,2596,2181.65%
198035,04113,0934.79%
197021,94816,08714.11%
19605,8614,17913.30%
19501,6822101.34%
19401,472-134-0.87%
19301,6060.00%

Placentia Population by Year