Redwood City, California Population 2020

88,314

Redwood City is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 88,314, it is the 93rd largest city in California and the 387th largest city in the United States. Redwood City is currently growing at a rate of 1.21% annually and its population has increased by 14.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,815 in 2010. Spanning over 35 miles, Redwood City has a population density of 4,584 people per square mile.

The average household income in Redwood City is $147,533 with a poverty rate of 9.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,148 per month, and the median house value is $1.13 Mn. The median age in Redwood City is 36.6 years, 35.7 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.7 males.

Redwood City Demographics

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

  • White: 57.89%
  • Other race: 19.44%
  • Asian: 14.35%
  • Two or more races: 4.83%
  • Black or African American: 1.89%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.74%
The current population of Redwood City, California is 88,314, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 86,200.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,815.

Redwood City, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,33357.89%
Some Other Race16,56519.44%
Asian12,22814.35%
Two or More Races4,1144.83%
Black or African American1,6131.89%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7370.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native6270.74%

Redwood City Population Pyramid 2020

Redwood City Median Age

36.6


Total

35.7


Male

38.2


Female

Redwood City Adults

There are 66,267 adults, (10,545 of whom are seniors) in Redwood City.

Redwood City Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Redwood City Sex Ratio

Female

42,467

49.83%

Male

42,750

50.17%

Redwood City Households and Families

Redwood City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Redwood City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.8%39.2%
All50.5%49.5%
Non Family40.3%59.7%
Male39.9%60.1%
Female37.5%62.5%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,1572.7750.5
Married15,4013.460.8
Non Family10,4321.4240.3
Female3,0003.8737.5
Male1,3243.7239.9

3.34

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Redwood City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8988.18%
9th to 12th Grade3,4325.73%
High School Graduate9,24615.44%
Some College9,96916.65%
Associates Degree3,6166.04%
Bachelors Degree14,74724.63%
Graduate Degree13,97023.33%

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,24827,38617,414
Hispanic19,38912,6143,079
Other Race9,7405,884905
Asian9,4468,9426,957
Multiple Races1,6061,510845
Black1,1691,047381
Islander437385182
Native American42326170

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.65%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,273$63,938$50,611
Less Than High School$25,043$27,783$18,953
High School Grad$32,487$38,308$30,371
Some College$41,334$49,640$32,145
Bachelors Degree$87,543$102,867$70,571
Graduate Degree$106,389$128,529$86,968

$57,273

Average Earnings

$63,938

Average Male

$50,611

Average Female

Redwood City Language

Redwood City Language by Age

Redwood City Language

51.74% of Redwood City residents speak only English, while 48.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.10% of the population.

Redwood City Poverty

Redwood City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic31,2175,12216.41%
Other16,1892,90117.92%
White35,7771,9015.31%
Asian12,1075854.83%
Multiple4,0123107.73%
Black1,52630319.86%
Native62118028.99%
Islander7148812.32%

9.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.84%

Male Poverty Rate

10.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Redwood City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Redwood City is Native, with 28.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Redwood City is Asian, with 4.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.68%
High School10.97%
Some College8.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.59%
Male Unemployed8.57%
Female Employed6.12%
Male Employed3.82%

Redwood City Income

Redwood City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$107,469$147,533
Families$125,747$167,342
Married Families$154,992$190,820
Non Families$76,892$101,048

Redwood City Marital Status

Redwood City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Redwood City Married by Age and Sex

Redwood City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Redwood City Marital Status by Race

Redwood City Veterans

2,790

Number of Veterans

2,649

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam910
Second Gulf War464
First Gulf War391
Korea375
World War II166
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74752
75+684
35 to 54675
55 to 64444
18 to 34235
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2305.55%
Hispanic3151.39%
Asian2322.30%
Black15311.81%
Hawaiian6012.05%
2 or More532.73%
Indian408.62%
Other220.19%

$Redwood City Veterans by Education

8.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Redwood City Employment Status

71%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Redwood City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.84%

Born in California

65.86%

Native Born

34.14%

Foreign Born

19.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

65.86% of Redwood City residents were born in the United States, with 47.84% having been born in California. 19.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202088,3141,0571.21%
201987,2571,0571.23%
201886,200-185-0.21%
201786,3851,0571.24%
201685,328100.01%
201585,3182,5253.05%
201482,7931,7182.12%
201381,0751,8642.35%
201279,2111,2321.58%
201177,9799611.25%
201077,0181,6160.21%
200075,4029,3301.33%
199066,07211,1211.86%
198054,951-735-0.13%
197055,6869,3961.87%
196046,29020,7466.13%
195025,54413,0917.45%
194012,4533,4913.34%
19308,9624,9428.35%
19204,0201,5785.11%
19102,4427893.98%
19001,653810.50%
18901,5721891.29%
18801,3836566.64%
18707270.00%