Poway is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 49,047, it is the 194th largest city in California and the 903rd largest city in the United States. Poway is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually but its population has decreased by -1.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,780 in 2020. Spanning over 39 miles, Poway has a population density of 1,255 people per square mile.
The average household income in Poway is $137,971 with a poverty rate of 4.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,630 per month, and the median house value is $716,300. The median age in Poway is 40.9 years, 38.8 years for males, and 43.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Powaywas:
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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 islander people with a rate of 68.94%.
75.65% of Poway residents speak only English, while 24.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.32% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Poway is Hispanic, with 10.80% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Poway is Multiple, with 2.49% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.44%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Poway
81.01% of Poway residents were born in the United States, with 49.54% having been born in California. 6.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.