San Fernando, California Population 2021

24,092
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San Fernando is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 24,092, it is the 278th largest city in California and the 1598th largest city in the United States . San Fernando is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually but its population has increased by 1.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,645 in 2010. San Fernando reached it's highest population of 24,708 in 2015. Spanning over 2 miles, San Fernando has a population density of 10,148 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Fernando is $76,814 with a poverty rate of 11.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,342 per month, and the median house value is $431,100. The median age in San Fernando is 35.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

San Fernando Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of San Fernando was:

  • White: 65.16%
  • Other race: 29.78%
  • Asian: 1.66%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Native American: 0.88%
  • Black or African American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of San Fernando, California is 24,092 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,437.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,645.

San Fernando, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,98665.16%
Some Other Race7,30629.78%
Asian4071.66%
Two or More Races4041.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native2170.88%
Black or African American2090.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%
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San Fernando Population by Race

San Fernando Population Pyramid $2021

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San Fernando Median Age

35.5


Total

34.9


Male

36.2


Female

San Fernando Adults

There are 18,604 adults, (2,691 of whom are seniors) in San Fernando.

San Fernando Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

San Fernando Sex Ratio

Female

12,256

49.95%

Male

12,279

50.05%

San Fernando Population by Age

San Fernando Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Fernando Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.7%41.3%
All54%46%
Male49%51%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female46.3%53.7%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Fernando Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5693.7254
Married3,7374.4358.7
Non Family1,2221.1948.1
Female8873.8146.3
Male7234.1749

4.13

Average Family Size

3.72

Average Household Size

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San Fernando Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,62222.42%
9th to 12th Grade2,26013.99%
High School Graduate4,62628.64%
Some College2,69816.70%
Associates Degree8725.40%
Bachelors Degree1,64910.21%
Graduate Degree4282.65%
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San Fernando Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Fernando Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic14,8049,0751,725
Other Race4,5492,774356
White821772245
Asian26322354
2+ Races25816019
Native American17511156
Black1561367
Islander666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

San Fernando Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,148$40,195$29,521
Less Than 9th Grade$31,223$37,623$19,375
High School Graduate$31,034$39,709$23,949
Some College$35,697$39,246$32,063
Bachelors Degree$42,336$41,439$44,517
Graduate Degree$63,182$68,047$56,350

$35,148

Average Earnings

$40,195

Average Male

$29,521

Average Female

San Fernando Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Fernando Language by Age

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San Fernando Language

19.90% of San Fernando residents speak only English, while 80.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 78.38% of the population.

San Fernando Language

San Fernando Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,7292,53311.14%
Other7,2346849.46%
White98714414.59%
Multiple4017819.45%
Asian407174.18%
Black205104.88%
Islander66100.00%

11.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.94%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Fernando

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Fernando is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Fernando is Asian, with 4.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.33%.

San Fernando Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.78%
High School8.57%
Some College6.46%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

San Fernando Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.23%
Male Unemployed19.42%
Male Employed5.70%
Female Employed4.16%

San Fernando Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Fernando Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,425$76,814
Families$68,083$83,185
Married Families$76,951-
Non Families$27,652$33,879
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Income by Household Type

San Fernando Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

San Fernando Married by Age and Sex

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San Fernando 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 45-54.

San Fernando Marital Status by Race

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San Fernando Marital Status

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422

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War135
Vietnam61
Korea58
First Gulf War53
World War II

San Fernando Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+117
55 to 6493
18 to 3473
35 to 5471
65 to 7468

San Fernando Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic3061.78%
White2902.38%
Other Race981.80%
Black1911.52%
2+ Races154.75%

San Fernando Veterans by Race

San Fernando Veterans by Education

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18.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Fernando Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

San Fernando Employment by Age

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San Fernando Employment by Race

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San Fernando 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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56.95%

Born in San Fernando

62.30%

Native Born

37.70%

Foreign Born

19.35%

Non Citizen

18.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.30% of San Fernando residents were born in the United States, with 56.95% having been born in California. 19.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Fernando Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,092-115-0.48%
202024,207-115-0.47%
201924,322-115-0.47%
201824,437-125-0.51%
201724,562-68-0.28%
201624,630-78-0.32%
201524,7083091.27%
201424,3993111.29%
201324,0883111.31%
201223,777350.15%
201123,742990.42%
201023,643790.03%
200023,5649840.43%
199022,5804,8492.45%
198017,7311,1600.68%
197016,5714780.29%
196016,0933,1712.22%
195012,9223,8283.58%
19409,0941,5271.86%
19307,5674,3638.97%
19203,2040.00%

San Fernando Population by Year