Rowland Heights, California Population 2024

44,504

Rowland Heights is a city located in Los Angeles County and Orange County California. Rowland Heights has a 2024 population of 44,504. Rowland Heights is currently declining at a rate of -2.95% annually and its population has decreased by -10.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,914 in 2020.

The average household income in Rowland Heights is $113,161 with a poverty rate of 9.85%. The median age in Rowland Heights is 44 years: 42.8 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Rowland Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rowland Heights was:

  • Asian: 60.46%
  • Other race: 18.64%
  • White: 12.62%
  • Two or more races: 6.07%
  • Black or African American: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
Land Area (mi²)
13.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,403.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.84% (-5,410)
The current population of Rowland Heights, California is 44,504 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 49,914.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian28,54160.46%
Other race8,80018.64%
White5,96012.62%
Two or more races2,8646.07%
Black or African American4881.03%
Native American4420.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1140.24%

Asian

Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rowland Heights Population by Race

Rowland Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Rowland Heights Median Age

44

Total

42.8

Male

45.1

Female

Rowland Heights Adults

There are 38,741 adults, (9,879 of whom are seniors) in Rowland Heights.

Rowland Heights Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowland Heights Sex Ratio

Female23,87450.57%
Male23,33549.43%

Rowland Heights Population by Age

Rowland Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,8223.1766.333.7
Married8,8723.5372.227.8
Non Family2,7431.345446
Female2,2343.7459.240.8
Male9733.6963.236.8

3.43

Average Family Size

3.17

Average Household Size

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rowland Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,3106.54%
Associates Degree2,9848.45%
Bachelors Degree9,53426.99%
Graduate Degree3,4369.73%
High School Graduate8,83625.02%
Less Than 9th Grade2,8858.17%
Some College5,33515.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rowland Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rowland Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian22,23919,64710,528
Hispanic9,2496,9651,377
Other Race5,5423,906645
White2,8792,648856
2+ Races1,7671,441343
Black422416118
Native American40137376
Islander1021028

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.34%.

Rowland Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$50,403$56,022$45,154
Graduate Degree$80,278$82,241$75,909
High School Graduate$34,741$39,884$29,151
Less Than 9th Grade$29,947$34,030$20,692
Overall$44,524$49,138$39,068
Some College$46,011$50,692$40,063

$44,524

Average Earnings

$49,138

Average Male

$39,068

Average Female

Rowland Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rowland Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rowland Heights Language

24.63% of Rowland Heights residents speak only English, while 75.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 52.85% of the population.

Rowland Heights Language

Rowland Heights Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian28,4322,5779.06%
Hispanic14,1141,54910.97%
Other8,7421,25214.32%
White3,13832110.23%
Multiple2,8641946.77%
Black48612225.1%
Native442306.79%

9.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rowland Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rowland Heights is Black, with 25.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowland Heights is Multiple, with 6.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19%.

Rowland Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.59%
High School11.77%
Some College8.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.37%

Rowland Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed16.62%
Male Unemployed13.56%
Male Employed3.47%
Female Employed3.26%

Rowland Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rowland Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$91,198$119,146
Households$85,842$113,161
Married Families$103,190$130,379
Non Families$42,446$63,149

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rowland Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rowland Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rowland Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rowland Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rowland Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

978

Number of Veterans

908

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam349
First Gulf War173
Second Gulf War169
Korea69
World War II33

Rowland Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+382
65 to 74259
35 to 54150
55 to 64122
18 to 3465

Rowland Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Asian3891.62%
White2985.8%
Hispanic2652.49%
2+ Races1085.46%
Other Race871.32%
Native American6415.96%
Black327.58%

Rowland Heights Veterans by Race

Rowland Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowland Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Rowland Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rowland Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rowland Heights 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

39.53%

Born in Rowland Heights

44.88%

Native Born

55.12%

Foreign Born

20.37%

Non Citizen

34.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

44.88% of Rowland Heights residents were born in the United States, with 39.53% having been born in California. 20.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rowland Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202444,504-1,352-2.95%
202345,856-1,353-2.87%
202247,209-1,556-3.19%
202148,765-1,149-2.3%
202049,914-433-0.86%
201950,347-255-0.5%
201850,602300.06%
201750,5722910.58%
201650,281-159-0.32%
201550,440-1,157-2.24%
201451,5971,3342.65%
201350,263-290-0.57%
201250,553-110-0.22%
201150,6631,6703.41%
201048,99300%

Rowland Heights Population by Year