Poway, California Population 2021

48,817
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Poway is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 48,817, it is the 186th largest city in California and the 811th largest city in the United States . Poway is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually but its population has increased by 2.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,811 in 2010. Poway reached it's highest population of 49,915 in 2016. Spanning over 39 miles, Poway has a population density of 1,249 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poway is $137,971 with a poverty rate of 6.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,627 per month, and the median house value is $686,400. The median age in Poway is 40.9 years, 38.8 years for males, and 43.3 years for females.

Poway Demographics

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

  • White: 74.10%
  • Asian: 11.65%
  • Other race: 5.92%
  • Two or more races: 5.65%
  • Black or African American: 1.58%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Poway, California is 48,817 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 49,576.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,811.

Poway, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,83074.10%
Asian5,78811.65%
Some Other Race2,9435.92%
Two or More Races2,8085.65%
Black or African American7861.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native4720.95%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander740.15%
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Poway Population by Race

Poway Population Pyramid $2021

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Poway Median Age

40.9


Total

38.8


Male

43.3


Female

Poway Adults

There are 37,933 adults, (8,387 of whom are seniors) in Poway.

Poway Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Poway Sex Ratio

Female

25,447

51.20%

Male

24,254

48.80%

Poway Population by Age

Poway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poway Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All74.3%25.7%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Female59.4%40.6%
Male39.5%60.5%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Poway Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,9463.0874.3
Married10,4093.4781.9
Non Family3,0601.4165.8
Female1,6503.1959.4
Male8274.0539.5

3.38

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

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Poway Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5144.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,4564.24%
High School Graduate4,77513.91%
Some College6,85419.97%
Associates Degree3,1729.24%
Bachelors Degree10,46530.48%
Graduate Degree6,09317.75%
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Poway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poway Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,29222,19712,041
Hispanic4,9043,6031,355
Asian4,5174,0382,475
Other Race1,8201,111436
2+ Races1,0851,016580
Black592557124
Native American23213039
Islander747435

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 54.79%.

Poway Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,719$72,297$43,706
Less Than 9th Grade$21,197$34,464$16,660
High School Graduate$33,750$37,759$27,203
Some College$41,798$49,985$37,676
Bachelors Degree$77,341$96,233$60,905
Graduate Degree$95,822$118,889$76,528

$54,719

Average Earnings

$72,297

Average Male

$43,706

Average Female

Poway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poway Language by Age

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Poway Language

73.94% of Poway residents speak only English, while 26.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.70% of the population.

Poway Language

Poway Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,7191,4364.53%
Hispanic8,5751,02111.91%
Asian5,7723496.05%
Native47225954.87%
Other2,9212578.80%
Multiple2,7781284.61%
Black755648.48%

6.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.87%

Male Poverty Rate

7.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poway is Native, with 54.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poway is White, with 4.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.92%.

Poway Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.92%
High School8.81%
Some College5.73%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%

Poway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.88%
Male Unemployed16.70%
Female Employed3.80%
Male Employed2.71%

Poway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poway Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$107,902$137,971
Families$122,742$151,224
Married Families$136,885-
Non Families$54,811$74,986
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Income by Household Type

Poway Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Poway Married by Age and Sex

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Poway Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Poway Marital Status by Race

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Poway Marital Status

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3,993

Number of Veterans

3,488

Male Veterans

505

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,467
First Gulf War1,242
Second Gulf War1,025
Korea246
World War II68

Poway Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64949
35 to 54905
65 to 74899
75+816
18 to 34424

Poway Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,16611.13%
Hispanic3656.46%
Black32548.87%
Asian2645.51%
2+ Races1097.78%
Other Race904.20%
Islander3952.70%

Poway Veterans by Race

Poway Veterans by Education

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1.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poway Veterans by Education

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62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Poway Employment by Age

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Poway Employment by Race

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Poway 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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48.31%

Born in Poway

79.95%

Native Born

20.05%

Foreign Born

7.35%

Non Citizen

12.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.95% of Poway residents were born in the United States, with 48.31% having been born in California. 7.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Poway Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202148,817-253-0.52%
202049,070-253-0.51%
201949,323-253-0.51%
201849,576-226-0.45%
201749,802-113-0.23%
201649,915380.08%
201549,8772280.46%
201449,6492720.55%
201349,3773800.78%
201248,9973750.77%
201148,6226711.40%
201047,951-93-0.02%
200048,0444,5280.99%
199043,51611,0772.98%
198032,43923,01713.16%
19709,4227,50117.24%
19601,9210.00%

Poway Population by Year