Redwood City, California Population 2021

85,565
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Redwood City is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 85,565, it is the 98th largest city in California and the 402nd largest city in the United States. Redwood City is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually but its population has increased by 11.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,815 in 2010. Redwood City reached it's highest population of 86,394 in 2017. Spanning over 35 miles, Redwood City has a population density of 4,441 people per square mile.

The average household income in Redwood City is $163,498 with a poverty rate of 9.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,355 per month, and the median house value is $1.25 Mn. The median age in Redwood City is 36.7 years, 35.7 years for males, and 38.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males.

Redwood City Demographics

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

  • White: 58.62%
  • Other race: 18.66%
  • Asian: 14.52%
  • Two or more races: 4.88%
  • Black or African American: 1.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.66%
The current population of Redwood City, California is 85,565, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 86,105.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,815.

Redwood City, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,28958.62%
Some Other Race16,00918.66%
Asian12,45714.52%
Two or More Races4,1854.88%
Black or African American1,4431.68%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8330.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native5680.66%
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Redwood City Population by Race

Redwood City Population Pyramid 2021

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Redwood City Median Age

36.7


Total

35.7


Male

38.3


Female

Redwood City Adults

There are 67,431 adults, (10,870 of whom are seniors) in Redwood City.

Redwood City Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Redwood City Sex Ratio

Female

43,066

50.20%

Male

42,718

49.80%

Redwood City Population by Age

Redwood City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Redwood City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.6%38.4%
All49.8%50.2%
Male39%61%
Female37.6%62.4%
Non Family37.4%62.6%

49.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Redwood City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,8292.7349.8
Married15,6433.3561.6
Non Family10,7851.4337.4
Female2,9463.8437.6
Male1,4553.539

3.29

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Redwood City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,9158.09%
9th to 12th Grade2,9384.83%
High School Graduate9,51115.65%
Some College9,58215.76%
Associates Degree3,3385.49%
Bachelors Degree15,57125.62%
Graduate Degree14,93324.57%
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Redwood City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,63228,63018,659
Hispanic18,50312,2833,202
Asian9,8519,4027,253
Other Race9,2725,521977
Multiple Races1,6671,541889
Black1,008910380
Islander545496218
Native American40427994

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.63%.

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,549$70,638$54,139
Less Than High School$26,620$29,446$21,470
High School Grad$32,606$39,054$30,489
Some College$44,769$53,369$37,459
Bachelors Degree$90,223$109,673$71,189
Graduate Degree$120,642$150,363$95,313

$62,549

Average Earnings

$70,638

Average Male

$54,139

Average Female

Redwood City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Redwood City Language by Age

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Redwood City Language

53.64% of Redwood City residents speak only English, while 46.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.34% of the population.

Redwood City Language

Redwood City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic29,9474,40514.71%
Other15,6672,21614.14%
White37,4012,1935.86%
Asian12,3615764.66%
Black1,34431023.07%
Multiple4,1092997.28%
Native55620336.51%
Islander8149711.92%

9.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.58%

Male Poverty Rate

9.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Redwood City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Redwood City is Native, with 36.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Redwood City is Asian, with 4.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.60%.

Redwood City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.77%
High School8.50%
Some College8.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.59%

Redwood City Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.49%
Male Unemployed9.58%
Female Employed4.64%
Male Employed4.06%

Redwood City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Redwood City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$117,123$163,498
Families$136,007$182,977
Married Families$167,047$209,064
Non Families$87,771$119,037
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Income by Household Type

Redwood City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Redwood City Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Redwood City Marital Status

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2,601

Number of Veterans

2,437

Male Veterans

164

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam849
Second Gulf War500
First Gulf War338
Korea324
World War II128

Redwood City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+672
65 to 74661
35 to 54549
55 to 64497
18 to 34222

Redwood City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1025.11%
Hispanic2731.25%
Asian2081.95%
Black938.20%
Hawaiian7912.87%
2 or More562.68%
Indian4410.60%
Other190.17%

Redwood City Veterans by Race

Redwood City Veterans by Education

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8.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Redwood City Veterans by Education

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70.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Redwood City Employment by Age

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Redwood City Employment by Race

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Redwood City 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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47.69%

Born in California

65.98%

Native Born

34.02%

Foreign Born

19.66%

Non Citizen

14.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.98% of Redwood City residents were born in the United States, with 47.69% having been born in California. 19.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Redwood City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202185,565-180-0.21%
202085,745-180-0.21%
201985,925-180-0.21%
201886,105-289-0.33%
201786,3941,1011.29%
201685,293190.02%
201585,2742,5333.06%
201482,7411,7072.11%
201381,0341,8462.33%
201279,1881,2181.56%
201177,9709601.25%
201077,0101,6080.21%
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%

Redwood City Population by Year