Pomona, California Population 2020

152,405

Pomona is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. With a 2020 population of 152,405, it is the 37th largest city in California and the 173rd largest city in the United States. Pomona is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually and its population has increased by 2.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 149,058 in 2010. Pomona reached it's highest population of 152,659 in 2017. Spanning over 23 miles, Pomona has a population density of 6,631 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pomona is $70,761 with a poverty rate of 20.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,289 per month, and the median house value is $367,400. The median age in Pomona is 31.5 years, 30.3 years for males, and 33.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.

Pomona is located in Los Angeles County, California in the Pomona Valley region between the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire and about 30 miles due east of Los Angeles. The city is part of Great Los Angeles which has an estimated population of 18.8 million.

Diversity

The foreign-born population of Pomona is just over 34%. Among foreign-born populations, the most common places of birth are Mexico (72.4%) and El Salvador (4.4%). The city is considered fairly diverse for the area and has a Hispanic-majority population. The most common ancestries in Pomona are Mexican (53.6% of the population) and German (2.9%).

The Hispanic population of Pomona has grown from 65% in 2000 to more than 70% today. The non-Hispanic white population, meanwhile, has dropped from 17% to just 11% in the same period of time.

Population Growth

While Pomona has grown rapidly since it was settled, its population growth has slowed in the last twenty years and even went negative between 2000 and 2010 for the first time in its history. While Pomona has continued to grow in the last decade, its growth has been slow and is expected to remain fairly stable for the next decade.

Pomona was settled in the 1830s when the region was still part of Mexico. By 1848, the first Anglo-Americans settled in the area after California became part of the U.S. Coachella Valley water and the railroads reaching the region allowed it to thrive and become part of the region's growing citrus industry.

Pomona was named for the Roman goddess of fruit, Pomona, when a horticulturist won the contest to name the new city in 1875. Surprisingly, the city was named before any fruit trees were planted. The city was incorporated in 1888.

By the 1920s, the city was the Queen of the Citrus Belt and had one of the highest levels of income in the country. For most of its history, Pomona has grown very rapidly with a growth rate that has ranged from 13% to 89% in most decades between 1890 and 2000 with the exception of slowed growth in the 1980s.

Pomona Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 50.26%
  • Other race: 27.55%
  • Asian: 9.85%
  • Black or African American: 5.98%
  • Two or more races: 4.22%
  • Native American: 2.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Pomona, California is 152,405, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 152,361. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 149,058.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White76,64150.26%
Some Other Race42,00927.55%
Asian15,0219.85%
Black or African American9,1245.98%
Two or More Races6,4354.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,1192.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1450.10%

Pomona Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Pomona Ca Median Age

31.5


Total

30.3


Male

33.4


Female

Pomona Ca Adults

There are 113,254 adults, (15,491 of whom are seniors) in Pomona Ca.

Pomona Ca Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Pomona Ca Sex Ratio

Female

77,568

50.87%

Male

74,926

49.13%

Pomona Ca Households and Families

Pomona Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pomona Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.9%36.1%
All52.3%47.7%
Male43.1%56.9%
Non Family42.8%57.2%
Female39.6%60.4%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,1223.7752.3
Married18,7934.4463.9
Non Family8,9501.6442.8
Female7,8814.3739.6
Male3,4984.3543.1

4.19

Average Family Size

3.77

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pomona Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,49817.89%
9th to 12th Grade12,32013.36%
High School Graduate22,41824.31%
Some College18,74820.33%
Associates Degree5,8746.37%
Bachelors Degree11,94912.96%
Graduate Degree4,4054.78%

Pomona Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic60,70435,7885,403
Other Race23,44313,0881,759
White12,83311,4924,113
Asian10,6869,1464,862
Black6,4835,7041,596
Multiple Races3,2882,772669
Native American1,7391,080214
Islander1281132

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,300$32,067$24,390
Less Than High School$21,229$25,836$15,450
High School Grad$27,683$31,021$22,839
Some College$31,646$38,179$26,335
Bachelors Degree$45,742$52,774$41,025
Graduate Degree$62,163$61,094$62,535

$29,300

Average Earnings

$32,067

Average Male

$24,390

Average Female

Pomona Ca Language

Pomona Ca Language by Age

Pomona Ca Language

33.82% of Pomona Ca residents speak only English, while 66.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.12% of the population.

Pomona Ca Poverty

Pomona Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic107,32221,96420.47%
Other41,1918,74221.22%
White15,4202,72317.66%
Black8,6572,33727.00%
Asian14,3642,17315.13%
Multiple6,1831,04216.85%
Native3,10145914.80%
Islander135128.89%

20.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.59%

Male Poverty Rate

21.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pomona Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pomona Ca is Black, with 27.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pomona Ca is Islander, with 8.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.76%
High School14.86%
Some College11.33%
Bachelors or Greater8.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.05%
Male Unemployed25.43%
Female Employed9.83%
Male Employed9.44%

Pomona Ca Income

Pomona Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,115$70,761
Families$57,176$72,994
Married Families$68,943$85,143
Non Families$38,288$51,338

Pomona Ca Marital Status

Pomona Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Pomona Ca Married by Age and Sex

Pomona Ca 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 55-64.

Pomona Ca Marital Status by Race

Pomona Ca Veterans

3,464

Number of Veterans

3,179

Male Veterans

285

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,149
Second Gulf War931
First Gulf War549
Korea334
World War II58
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1513.78%
Hispanic1,3571.78%
Black7049.72%
Other3921.32%
Asian1371.07%
Indian582.76%
2 or More170.40%
Hawaiian53.62%

$Pomona Ca Veterans by Education

7.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pomona Ca Employment Status

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pomona Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.25%

Born in California

65.76%

Native Born

34.24%

Foreign Born

19.55%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

65.76% of Pomona Ca residents were born in the United States, with 57.25% having been born in California. 19.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020152,405220.01%
2019152,383220.01%
2018152,361-298-0.20%
2017152,659220.01%
2016152,637840.06%
2015152,5532280.15%
2014152,3251,1880.79%
2013151,1376530.43%
2012150,4848020.54%
2011149,6825990.40%
2010149,083-390-0.03%
2000149,47317,7501.27%
1990131,72338,9813.57%
198092,7425,3580.60%
197087,38420,2272.67%
196067,15731,7526.61%
195035,40511,8664.17%
194023,5392,7351.24%
193020,8047,2994.42%
192013,5053,2982.84%
191010,2074,6816.33%
19005,5261,8924.28%
18903,6340.00%