Prunedale, California Population 2024

18,330

Prunedale is a city located in Monterey County, San Benito County, Santa Clara County, and Santa Cruz County California. Prunedale has a 2024 population of 18,330. Prunedale is currently declining at a rate of -2.76% annually and its population has decreased by -10.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,560 in 2020.

The average household income in Prunedale is $147,356 with a poverty rate of 8.77%. The median age in Prunedale is 39.1 years: 40.1 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Prunedale Demographics

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

  • White: 52.48%
  • Other race: 24.48%
  • Two or more races: 14.9%
  • Asian: 5.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.7%
  • Native American: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
46.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
397.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.85% (-2,230)
The current population of Prunedale, California is 18,330 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,560.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,16652.48%
Other race4,74224.48%
Two or more races2,88714.9%
Asian1,1345.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3001.55%
Black or African American1360.7%
Native American70.04%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Prunedale Population by Race

Prunedale Population Pyramid 2024

Prunedale Median Age

39.1

Total

40.1

Male

37.4

Female

Prunedale Adults

There are 14,140 adults, (3,451 of whom are seniors) in Prunedale.

Prunedale Age Dependency

81.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Prunedale Sex Ratio

Female10,06951.98%
Male9,30348.02%

Prunedale Population by Age

Prunedale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,5933.4679.720.3
Married3,6723.8582.417.6
Non Family1,0861.6778.521.5
Female4993.7763.736.3
Male3364.5576.823.2

3.71

Average Family Size

3.46

Average Household Size

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prunedale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade9517.52%
Associates Degree1,69013.37%
Bachelors Degree1,84214.57%
Graduate Degree1,2079.55%
High School Graduate3,01923.88%
Less Than 9th Grade1,51411.98%
Some College2,41819.13%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prunedale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prunedale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,0755,8072,036
Hispanic4,8642,836492
Other Race2,6601,425141
2+ Races1,6361,317258
Asian867801360
Islander20110915
Black828225
Native American770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.52%.

Prunedale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,964$53,050$87,768
Graduate Degree$101,734$131,607$94,299
High School Graduate$44,035$44,949$41,422
Less Than 9th Grade$33,326$37,785$26,031
Overall$49,364$54,234$45,109
Some College$53,906$68,621$40,776

$49,364

Average Earnings

$54,234

Average Male

$45,109

Average Female

Prunedale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prunedale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prunedale Language

53.26% of Prunedale residents speak only English, while 46.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.12% of the population.

Prunedale Language

Prunedale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic9,5067948.35%
Other4,74059512.55%
Multiple2,75142615.49%
White7,3424065.53%
Asian1,13417615.52%

8.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.83%

Male Poverty Rate

10.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prunedale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prunedale is Asian, with 15.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prunedale is White, with 5.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.29%.

Prunedale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.41%
Some College8.96%
High School8.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.58%

Prunedale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed16.23%
Female Employed5.4%
Male Employed1.13%
Female Unemployed0%

Prunedale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prunedale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$115,665$144,464
Households$106,150$147,356
Married Families$117,596$-999,999,999
Non Families$67,273$135,959

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prunedale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Prunedale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prunedale 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 45-54.

Prunedale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prunedale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

734

Number of Veterans

676

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam427
First Gulf War169
World War II64
Korea60
Second Gulf War13

Prunedale Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74292
75+246
55 to 64130
35 to 5466
18 to 340

Prunedale Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6077.55%
Hispanic1051.85%
Other Race561.81%
2+ Races543.19%
Islander104.98%
Native American7100%

Prunedale Veterans by Race

Prunedale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prunedale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Prunedale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prunedale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prunedale 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

65.31%

Born in Prunedale

77.51%

Native Born

22.49%

Foreign Born

14.86%

Non Citizen

7.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.51% of Prunedale residents were born in the United States, with 65.31% having been born in California. 14.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prunedale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202418,330-521-2.76%
202318,851-521-2.69%
202219,372-521-2.62%
202119,893-667-3.24%
202020,5602331.15%
201920,3277433.79%
201819,584-1,344-6.42%
201720,9281,3006.62%
201619,6286963.68%
201518,9323581.93%
201418,574-367-1.94%
201318,941-236-1.23%
201219,1772391.26%
201118,9381,3787.85%
201017,56000%

Prunedale Population by Year