Placentia, California Population 2024

53,381

Placentia is a city located in Orange County California. Placentia has a 2024 population of 53,381. Placentia is currently growing at a rate of 1.36% annually and its population has increased by 3.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,723 in 2020.

The average household income in Placentia is $135,297 with a poverty rate of 8.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Placentia is 38.2 years, 37.6 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Placentia Demographics

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

  • White: 54.13%
  • Asian: 17.53%
  • Two or more races: 17.29%
  • Other race: 7.87%
  • Black or African American: 2.73%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,071.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.21% (1,658)
The current population of Placentia, California is 53,381 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 51,723.

Placentia, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28,03754.13%
Asian9,07917.53%
Two or more races8,95417.29%
Other race4,0767.87%
Black or African American1,4142.73%
Native American1860.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander510.1%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Placentia Population by Race

Placentia Population Pyramid 2024

Placentia Median Age

38.2

Total

37.6

Male

38.8

Female

Placentia Adults

There are 39,609 adults, (7,514 of whom are seniors) in Placentia.

Placentia Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Placentia Sex Ratio

Female26,31650.81%
Male25,48149.19%

Placentia Population by Age

Placentia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,6283.0863.336.7
Married9,5353.697327
Non Family3,9381.3251.848.2
Female2,1873.2849.450.6
Male9683.745.554.5
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3.51

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Placentia 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

Placentia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Placentia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.13%.

Placentia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$57,404

Average Earnings

$68,787

Average Male

$47,852

Average Female

Placentia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Placentia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Placentia Language

60.8% of Placentia residents speak only English, while 39.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.71% of the population.

Placentia Language

Placentia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic18,2242,31112.68%
Multiple8,8781,21613.7%
White20,6901,2135.86%
Asian9,0155345.92%
Other3,9802155.4%
Black1,393815.81%
Islander502244%
Native18663.23%
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8.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.71%

Male Poverty Rate

9.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Placentia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Placentia is Islander, with 44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Placentia is Native, with 3.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.66%.

Placentia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.42%
High School8.73%
Some College6.44%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
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Placentia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.49%
Male Unemployed13.58%
Female Employed4.18%
Male Employed3.43%
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Placentia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Placentia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Placentia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Placentia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Placentia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Placentia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,531

Number of Veterans

1,433

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

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Placentia Veterans by War

count

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Placentia Veterans by Age

count

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Placentia Veterans by Race

Placentia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Placentia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Placentia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Placentia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Placentia 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

61.32%

Born in Placentia

75.26%

Native Born

24.74%

Foreign Born

10.57%

Non Citizen

14.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.26% of Placentia residents were born in the United States, with 61.32% having been born in California. 10.57% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202956,9567151.27%
202856,2417151.29%
202755,5267151.3%
202654,8117151.32%
202554,0967151.34%
202453,3817151.36%
202352,6667151.38%
202251,9517151.4%
202151,236-487-0.94%
202051,7231270.25%
201951,596-428-0.82%
201852,024-396-0.76%
201752,420-261-0.5%
201652,681230.04%
201552,6582000.38%
201452,4581020.19%
201352,3564190.81%
201251,9375631.1%
201151,3744370.86%
201050,9374,4499.57%
200046,4885,22912.67%
199041,2596,21817.74%
198035,04113,09359.65%
197021,94816,087274.48%
19605,8614,179248.45%
19501,68221014.27%
19401,472-134-8.34%
19301,606
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Placentia Population by Year