Placentia, California Population 2022

52,082
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Placentia is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 52,082, it is the 181st largest city in California and the 841st largest city in the United States. Placentia is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually and its population has increased by 0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,049 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Placentia has a population density of 7,875 people per square mile.

The average household income in Placentia is $113,886 with a poverty rate of 7.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,856 per month, and the median house value is $653,400. The median age in Placentia is 37.4 years, 36.1 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Placentia Demographics

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

  • White: 66.09%
  • Asian: 16.17%
  • Two or more races: 8.26%
  • Other race: 5.92%
  • Black or African American: 2.48%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
The current population of Placentia, California is 52,082 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 52,049.

Placentia, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Placentia Population by Race

Placentia Population Pyramid 2022

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Placentia Median Age

36.8


Total

36.1


Male

37.2


Female

Placentia Adults

There are 39,277 adults, (7,215 of whom are seniors) in Placentia.

Placentia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Placentia Sex Ratio

Female

26,371

50.67%

Male

25,678

49.33%

Placentia Population by Age

Placentia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Placentia Household Types

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Placentia Households and Families

3.55

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

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Placentia Households by Type

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Placentia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Placentia Educational Attainment by Race

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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 67.52%.

Placentia Educational Attainment by Race

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$52,361

Average Earnings

$63,278

Average Male

$47,006

Average Female

Placentia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Placentia Language by Age

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Placentia Language

61.68% of Placentia residents speak only English, while 38.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.74% of the population.

Placentia Language

Placentia Poverty by Race

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7.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.93%

Male Poverty Rate

7.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Placentia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Placentia is Black, with 11.47% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.28%.

Placentia Poverty

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Placentia Poverty Rate by Education

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Placentia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Placentia Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Placentia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

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 55-64.

Placentia Marital Status by Race

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Placentia Marital Status

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1,876

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Placentia Veterans by War

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Placentia Veterans by Age

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Placentia Veterans by Race

Placentia Veterans by Education

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2.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Placentia Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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62.45%

Born in Placentia

75.71%

Native Born

24.29%

Foreign Born

9.47%

Non Citizen

14.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.71% of Placentia residents were born in the United States, with 62.45% having been born in California. 9.47% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Placentia Population by Year