Poway, California Population 2022

49,047
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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.

Poway Demographics

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

  • White: 70.02%
  • Asian: 12.35%
  • Other race: 7.84%
  • Two or more races: 6.74%
  • Black or African American: 2.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.38%
The current population of Poway, California is 49,047 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 49,780.

Poway, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Poway Population by Race

Poway Population Pyramid 2022

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Poway Median Age

41.4


Total

38.6


Male

44.4


Female

Poway Adults

There are 38,240 adults, (9,155 of whom are seniors) in Poway.

Poway Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Poway Sex Ratio

Female

24,872

49.96%

Male

24,908

50.04%

Poway Population by Age

Poway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poway Household Types

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Poway Households and Families

3.38

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

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Poway Households by Type

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Poway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poway 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 islander people with a rate of 68.94%.

Poway Educational Attainment by Race

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$59,416

Average Earnings

$75,195

Average Male

$47,844

Average Female

Poway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poway Language by Age

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Poway Language

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.

Poway Language

Poway Poverty by Race

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4.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.40%

Male Poverty Rate

6.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poway

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%.

Poway Poverty

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Poway Poverty Rate by Education

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Poway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poway Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Poway Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

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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3,881

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Poway Veterans by War

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Poway Veterans by Age

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Poway Veterans by Race

Poway Veterans by Education

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1.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poway Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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49.54%

Born in Poway

81.01%

Native Born

18.99%

Foreign Born

6.25%

Non Citizen

12.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Poway Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Poway Population by Year