Redwood City, California Population 2022

85,788
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Redwood City is a city located in San Mateo County California. It is also the county seat of San Mateo County. With a 2020 population of 85,788, it is the 101st largest city in California and the 437th largest city in the United States. Redwood City is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 1.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,292 in 2020. Spanning over 35 miles, Redwood City has a population density of 4,453 people per square mile.

The average household income in Redwood City is $163,498 with a poverty rate of 7.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,427 per month, and the median house value is $1.42 Mn. The median age in Redwood City is 36.7 years, 35.7 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Redwood City Demographics

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

  • White: 55.87%
  • Other race: 17.41%
  • Asian: 15.84%
  • Two or more races: 7.98%
  • Black or African American: 1.49%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.61%
The current population of Redwood City, California is 85,788 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 84,292.

Redwood City, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,22055.87%
Black or African American1,2581.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native6820.81%
Asian13,38515.84%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5140.61%
Some Other Race14,71617.41%
Two or More Races6,7437.98%
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Redwood City Population by Race

Redwood City Population Pyramid 2022

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Redwood City Median Age

36.8


Total

35.1


Male

38.9


Female

Redwood City Adults

There are 66,245 adults, (10,931 of whom are seniors) in Redwood City.

Redwood City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Redwood City Sex Ratio

Female

42,367

50.13%

Male

42,151

49.87%

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
Married57.9%42.1%
All47.5%52.5%
Female37.5%62.5%
Non Family36.5%63.5%
Male31.2%68.8%

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Redwood City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,1752.7547.5
Married15,6673.3557.9
Male1,2233.7231.2
Female3,0143.7937.5
Non Family10,2711.4136.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Redwood City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2267.03%
9th to 12th Grade3,1135.18%
High School Graduate9,34715.54%
Some College8,95214.88%
Associates Degree3,0345.04%
Bachelors Degree16,12426.80%
Graduate Degree15,35725.53%
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Redwood City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian10,68010,3178,211
White28,31227,43018,419
Black859835396
Islander409405180
2+ Races3,0552,5901,158
Hispanic18,53212,5033,464
Native American47726474
Other Race8,8095,2281,100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 99.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.88%.

Redwood City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,683$71,215$54,145
Less Than 9th Grade$27,345$30,630$21,473
High School Graduate$31,170$35,261$29,026
Some College$48,302$58,750$34,494
Bachelors Degree$99,112$112,066$79,425
Graduate Degree$119,307$152,599$95,664

$63,683

Average Earnings

$71,215

Average Male

$54,145

Average Female

Redwood City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Redwood City Language by Age

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Redwood City Language

53.34% of Redwood City residents speak only English, while 46.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.44% of the population.

Redwood City Language

Redwood City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native66733450.07%
Black1,16515913.65%
Hispanic30,2553,46311.45%
White35,7072,1115.91%
Multiple6,6673324.98%
Asian13,2485043.80%
Islander501122.40%
Other1,433NaN%

7.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.24%

Male Poverty Rate

7.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Redwood City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Redwood City is Native, with 50.07% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.59%.

Redwood City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.78%
High School6.56%
Some College8.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%

Redwood City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.06%
Male Unemployed9.28%
Female Employed4.75%
Female Unemployed14.93%

Redwood City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Redwood City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$123,294$169,149
Families$137,470$188,321
Married Families$168,264$215,538
Non Families$95,547$122,832
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Income by Household Type

Redwood City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

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 55-64, 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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2,354

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War450
First Gulf War377
Vietnam733
Korea286
World War II103

Redwood City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34211
35 to 54523
55 to 64441
65 to 74553
75+626

Redwood City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8534.76%
Black12212.53%
Native American357.23%
Asian1381.23%
Islander8519.27%
Other Race180.17%
2+ Races1033.03%
Hispanic3111.43%

Redwood City Veterans by Race

Redwood City Veterans by Education

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8.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Redwood City Veterans by Education

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71.4%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

3.2%

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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49.15%

Born in Redwood City

67.07%

Native Born

32.93%

Foreign Born

19.02%

Non Citizen

13.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.07% of Redwood City residents were born in the United States, with 49.15% having been born in California. 19.02% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18707270.00%
18801,3836566.64%
18901,5721891.29%
19001,653810.50%
19102,4427893.98%
19204,0201,5785.11%
19308,9624,9428.35%
194012,4533,4913.34%
195025,54413,0917.45%
196046,29020,7466.13%
197055,6869,3961.87%
198054,951-735-0.13%
199066,07211,1211.86%
200075,4029,3301.33%
201076,8151,4130.19%
201177,5637480.97%
201278,3117480.96%
201379,0597480.96%
201479,8077480.95%
201580,5557480.94%
201681,3037480.93%
201782,0517480.92%
201882,7997480.91%
201983,5477480.90%
202084,2927450.89%
202185,0407480.89%
202285,7887480.88%

Redwood City Population by Year