Redwood City, California Population 2024

76,893

Redwood City is a city located in San Mateo County California. Redwood City has a 2024 population of 76,893. It is also the county seat of San Mateo County. Redwood City is currently declining at a rate of -2.3% annually and its population has decreased by -8.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,131 in 2020.

The average household income in Redwood City is $211,981 with a poverty rate of 6.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Redwood City is 37.1 years, 36 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Redwood City Demographics

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

  • White: 47.07%
  • Other race: 17.33%
  • Asian: 16.86%
  • Two or more races: 13.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.06%
  • Native American: 1.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.99%
Land Area (mi²)
19.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,976.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.6% (-7,238)
The current population of Redwood City, California is 76,893 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 84,131.

Redwood City, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White39,10347.07%
Other race14,40117.33%
Asian14,00416.86%
Two or more races11,38413.7%
Black or African American1,7112.06%
Native American1,6551.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander8190.99%

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Redwood City Population by Race

Redwood City Population Pyramid 2024

Redwood City Median Age

37.1

Total

36

Male

38.3

Female

Redwood City Adults

There are 65,162 adults, (10,824 of whom are seniors) in Redwood City.

Redwood City Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Redwood City Sex Ratio

Female41,63450.11%
Male41,44349.89%

Redwood City Population by Age

Redwood City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All29,9932.7147.652.4
Married16,0663.3358.641.4
Non Family10,0401.3435.864.2
Female2,6323.83763
Male1,2553.5325.174.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

47.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Redwood City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8146.44%
9th to 12th Grade2,9795.03%
High School Graduate9,58116.18%
Some College8,23413.91%
Associates Degree3,1395.3%
Bachelors Degree15,93526.91%
Graduate Degree15,53426.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White26,07925,31716,896
Hispanic18,23312,9013,635
Asian11,07210,6478,905
Other Race8,9405,9751,518
2+ Races6,1664,9172,108
Black1,2111,132584
Native American1,02866189
Islander597582234

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.43%.

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$77,110$83,852$68,997
Less Than 9th Grade$33,618$35,098$30,036
High School Graduate$35,697$40,605$33,049
Some College$56,692$62,039$51,136
Bachelors Degree$112,617$126,662$94,357
Graduate Degree$144,638$182,412$112,367

$77,110

Average Earnings

$83,852

Average Male

$68,997

Average Female

Redwood City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Redwood City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Redwood City Language

54.63% of Redwood City residents speak only English, while 45.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.78% of the population.

Redwood City Language

Redwood City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic29,6872,6849.04%
White32,4121,7105.28%
Other14,2181,2889.06%
Multiple11,2586045.37%
Asian13,9095543.98%
Black1,5871348.44%
Native1,6251217.45%
Islander819141.71%

6.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.42%

Male Poverty Rate

7.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Redwood City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Redwood City is Other, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Redwood City is Islander, with 1.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.97%.

Redwood City Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.1%
Some College6.48%
High School6.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%

Redwood City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed16.56%
Female Employed4.24%
Male Unemployed2.49%
Male Employed2%

Redwood City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Redwood City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$145,620$211,981
Families$164,255$239,535
Married Families$199,706$-999,999,999
Non Families$107,756$146,847

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Redwood City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Redwood City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Redwood City 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.

Redwood City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Redwood City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,740

Number of Veterans

1,655

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam634
First Gulf War298
Second Gulf War186
Korea179
World War II18

Redwood City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74541
75+511
35 to 54338
55 to 64309
18 to 3441

Redwood City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,3624.16%
Hispanic1720.81%
2+ Races1382.01%
Asian970.83%
Islander8311.91%
Black362.69%
Other Race210.2%
Native American30.27%

Redwood City Veterans by Race

Redwood City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Redwood City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Redwood City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Redwood City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Redwood City 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

49.92%

Born in Redwood City

67.88%

Native Born

32.12%

Foreign Born

18.17%

Non Citizen

13.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.88% of Redwood City residents were born in the United States, with 49.92% having been born in California. 18.17% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202967,845-1,810-2.6%
202869,655-1,809-2.53%
202771,464-1,810-2.47%
202673,274-1,809-2.41%
202575,083-1,810-2.35%
202476,893-1,809-2.3%
202378,702-1,810-2.25%
202280,512-1,010-1.24%
202181,522-2,609-3.1%
202084,131-721-0.85%
201984,8522490.29%
201884,6033560.42%
201784,247-56-0.07%
201684,3034730.56%
201583,8301,5411.87%
201482,2891,3581.68%
201380,9311,4971.88%
201279,4341,2251.57%
201178,2091,1671.51%
201077,0421,6402.18%
200075,4029,33014.12%
199066,07211,12120.24%
198054,951-735-1.32%
197055,6869,39620.3%
196046,29020,74681.22%
195025,54413,091105.12%
194012,4533,49138.95%
19308,9624,942122.94%
19204,0201,57864.62%
19102,44278947.73%
19001,653815.15%
18901,57218913.67%
18801,38365690.23%
187072700%
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Redwood City Population by Year