Rancho Cucamonga, California Population 2021

178,119
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Rancho Cucamonga is a city located in San Bernardino County California. With a 2020 population of 178,119, it is the 27th largest city in California and the 147th largest city in the United States . Rancho Cucamonga is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 7.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 165,269 in 2010. Rancho Cucamonga reached it's highest population of 178,119 in 2021. Spanning over 40 miles, Rancho Cucamonga has a population density of 4,440 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rancho Cucamonga is $108,525 with a poverty rate of 7.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,777 per month, and the median house value is $495,800. The median age in Rancho Cucamonga is 35.9 years, 34.1 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Rancho Cucamonga is located in San Bernardino County, California 37 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles. Rancho Cucamonga is the 7th largest city in the Inland Empire, a large metropolitan area in Southern California comsisting of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and the 19th largest city in Southern California.

Diversity

Rancho Cucamonga has a foreign-born population of 20.6%. The city's high Asian population is part of a growing trend across the Inland Empire where Asian-American communities represent the fastest growing group. Growing communities include Cambodians, Laotians, Hmong, Indonesians, and Thai. Filipinos represent the largest Asian community in the Inland Empire.

Population Growth

Rancho Cucamonga has grown rapidly in recent years. Its 2019 population of 177,500 is up about 39% from 2000. In 1980, shortly after incorporating, Rancho Cucamonga had a population of just 55,000 which grew to 101,500 by 1990. The city's steady growth is expected to continue in the next decade as the Inland Empire is expected to grow faster than coastal areas of California.

In the 18th century, the land of Rancho Cucamonga was incorporated into the Mission System under Father Junipero Serra and, after many decades of struggle for control of the region, it eventually came under the control of the governor of Mexico. It was during this time period that Spain's control of much of the region weakened and Mexico won independence, expanding into Baja California and Southern California. In 1839, a large area called Cucamonga was granted to a Spanish native of Los Angeles and smuggler who developed California's first winery on the land. In 1846, American forces entered California and it became a state in 1850 but Southern California was at the time described as a "random collection of adobes." By 1887, irrigation tunnels were created and the Santa Fe Railroad was extended into the region.

Rancho Cucamonga was formed in 1977 when the unincorporated communities of Cucamonga, Alta Loma, and Etiwanda voted to incorporate together.

Rancho Cucamonga Demographics

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

  • White: 59.70%
  • Asian: 12.99%
  • Black or African American: 10.00%
  • Other race: 9.88%
  • Two or more races: 6.56%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of Rancho Cucamonga, California is 178,119 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 177,345.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 165,269.

Rancho Cucamonga, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White105,30359.70%
Asian22,90512.99%
Black or African American17,63510.00%
Some Other Race17,4339.88%
Two or More Races11,5736.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native9480.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5820.33%
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Rancho Cucamonga Population by Race

Rancho Cucamonga Population Pyramid $2021

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Rancho Cucamonga Median Age

35.9


Total

34.1


Male

38


Female

Rancho Cucamonga Adults

There are 134,547 adults, (20,989 of whom are seniors) in Rancho Cucamonga.

Rancho Cucamonga Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rancho Cucamonga Sex Ratio

Female

89,441

50.71%

Male

86,938

49.29%

Rancho Cucamonga Population by Age

Rancho Cucamonga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rancho Cucamonga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.2%27.8%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family49.9%50.1%
Male48.2%51.8%
Female44.9%55.1%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rancho Cucamonga Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All56,5663.0661.5
Married31,6333.6672.2
Non Family13,3081.2649.9
Female8,1763.4644.9
Male3,4493.5848.2

3.51

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

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Rancho Cucamonga Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8303.25%
9th to 12th Grade6,1245.20%
High School Graduate22,61219.20%
Some College31,38826.65%
Associates Degree12,29610.44%
Bachelors Degree25,14621.35%
Graduate Degree16,39013.92%
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Rancho Cucamonga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rancho Cucamonga Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White47,61845,56417,135
Hispanic39,58133,7209,126
Asian15,80014,8739,594
Black11,69010,8134,522
Other Race11,5789,5962,574
2+ Races4,8894,5631,800
Native American64041865
Islander37534079

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.72%.

Rancho Cucamonga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,754$59,284$40,909
Less Than 9th Grade$25,053$36,805$19,507
High School Graduate$35,670$42,915$27,210
Some College$44,712$55,532$35,609
Bachelors Degree$60,591$68,291$53,725
Graduate Degree$83,614$95,986$73,532

$49,754

Average Earnings

$59,284

Average Male

$40,909

Average Female

Rancho Cucamonga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rancho Cucamonga Language by Age

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Rancho Cucamonga Language

67.15% of Rancho Cucamonga residents speak only English, while 32.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.46% of the population.

Rancho Cucamonga Language

Rancho Cucamonga Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic64,7985,7508.87%
White63,1523,9546.26%
Asian22,7751,9838.71%
Other17,1131,89211.06%
Black16,9061,5339.07%
Multiple11,5539638.34%
Native85319322.63%
Islander5828614.78%

7.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.83%

Male Poverty Rate

8.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rancho Cucamonga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rancho Cucamonga is Native, with 22.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rancho Cucamonga is White, with 6.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.18%.

Rancho Cucamonga Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.13%
High School9.20%
Some College7.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%

Rancho Cucamonga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.51%
Male Unemployed19.85%
Female Employed3.66%
Male Employed3.09%

Rancho Cucamonga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rancho Cucamonga Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,953$108,525
Families$98,985$117,572
Married Families$113,293$134,170
Non Families$56,940$70,097
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Income by Household Type

Rancho Cucamonga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rancho Cucamonga Married by Age and Sex

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Rancho Cucamonga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rancho Cucamonga Marital Status by Race

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Rancho Cucamonga Marital Status

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6,998

Number of Veterans

6,263

Male Veterans

735

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,646
First Gulf War1,379
Second Gulf War1,273
Korea260
World War II181

Rancho Cucamonga Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,076
35 to 541,737
55 to 641,264
75+1,147
18 to 34774

Rancho Cucamonga Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,3876.51%
Hispanic1,8203.81%
Black6854.93%
Other Race4383.27%
Asian2261.32%
2+ Races1602.59%
Native American7411.28%
Islander285.47%

Rancho Cucamonga Veterans by Race

Rancho Cucamonga Veterans by Education

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3.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rancho Cucamonga Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rancho Cucamonga Employment by Age

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Rancho Cucamonga Employment by Race

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Rancho Cucamonga 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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64.33%

Born in Rancho Cucamonga

80.07%

Native Born

19.93%

Foreign Born

7.05%

Non Citizen

12.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.07% of Rancho Cucamonga residents were born in the United States, with 64.33% having been born in California. 7.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rancho Cucamonga Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021178,1192580.15%
2020177,8612580.15%
2019177,6032580.15%
2018177,3454240.24%
2017176,9211,1390.65%
2016175,7821,5790.91%
2015174,2039830.57%
2014173,2202,4051.41%
2013170,8158560.50%
2012169,9592,0311.21%
2011167,9281,7021.02%
2010166,22638,4832.67%
2000127,74326,3342.34%
1990101,40946,1596.26%
198055,25049,45025.28%
19705,8001,3002.57%
19604,5006000.72%
19403,9000.00%

Rancho Cucamonga Population by Year