Poway, California Population 2024

47,418

Poway is a city located in San Diego County California. Poway has a 2024 population of 47,418. Poway is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -2.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,779 in 2020.

The average household income in Poway is $170,679 with a poverty rate of 5.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Poway is 41.7 years, 40.5 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Poway Demographics

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

  • White: 62.72%
  • Asian: 13.45%
  • Two or more races: 11.54%
  • Other race: 8.28%
  • Black or African American: 2.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.49%
Land Area (mi²)
39.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,213.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.79% (-1,361)
The current population of Poway, California is 47,418 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 48,779.

Poway, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White30,56962.72%
Asian6,55313.45%
Two or more races5,62211.54%
Other race4,0368.28%
Black or African American1,4232.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2950.61%
Native American2390.49%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Poway Population by Race

Poway Population Pyramid 2024

Poway Median Age

41.7

Total

40.5

Male

43.5

Female

Poway Adults

There are 37,916 adults, (9,372 of whom are seniors) in Poway.

Poway Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Poway Sex Ratio

Female23,80648.85%
Male24,93151.15%

Poway Population by Age

Poway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,1592.9775.424.6
Married10,5173.3881.618.4
Non Family3,2591.3666.733.3
Female1,4753.4556.843.2
Male9083.2765.534.5
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3.24

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Poway 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

Poway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poway 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 61.94%.

Poway Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$68,344

Average Earnings

$85,300

Average Male

$52,340

Average Female

Poway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poway Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Poway Language

73.56% of Poway residents speak only English, while 26.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.73% of the population.

Poway Language

Poway Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28,7081,0793.76%
Hispanic7,95388511.13%
Other3,95161615.59%
Asian6,5354446.79%
Multiple5,5853666.55%
Black1,35729621.81%
Native239208.37%
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5.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.54%

Male Poverty Rate

7.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poway is Black, with 21.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poway is White, with 3.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.2%.

Poway Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.48%
High School9.64%
Some College5.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%
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Poway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed7.53%
Male Unemployed4.81%
Female Employed2.78%
Male Employed1.8%
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Poway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poway Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Poway Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Poway Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Poway Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,471

Number of Veterans

3,151

Male Veterans

320

Female Veterans

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Poway Veterans by War

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Poway Veterans by Age

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Poway Veterans by Race

Poway Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poway Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Poway Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Poway Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Poway 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

50.39%

Born in Poway

80.39%

Native Born

19.61%

Foreign Born

6.97%

Non Citizen

12.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.39% of Poway residents were born in the United States, with 50.39% having been born in California. 6.97% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202945,768-330-0.72%
202846,098-330-0.71%
202746,428-330-0.71%
202646,758-330-0.7%
202547,088-330-0.7%
202447,418-330-0.69%
202347,748-330-0.69%
202248,078-330-0.68%
202148,408-371-0.76%
202048,779-782-1.58%
201949,561-290-0.58%
201849,851-184-0.37%
201750,035-61-0.12%
201650,0961540.31%
201549,9422350.47%
201449,7073010.61%
201349,4064961.01%
201248,9105291.09%
201148,3814570.95%
201047,924-120-0.25%
200048,0444,52810.41%
199043,51611,07734.15%
198032,43923,017244.29%
19709,4227,501390.47%
19601,921
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Poway Population by Year