San Juan Capistrano, California Population 2024

33,764

San Juan Capistrano is a city located in Orange County California. San Juan Capistrano has a 2024 population of 33,764. San Juan Capistrano is currently declining at a rate of -1.15% annually and its population has decreased by -4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,180 in 2020.

The average household income in San Juan Capistrano is $163,359 with a poverty rate of 9.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in San Juan Capistrano is 42.4 years, 42.2 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

San Juan Capistrano Demographics

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

  • White: 64.86%
  • Two or more races: 16.23%
  • Other race: 13.76%
  • Asian: 3.94%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
14.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,339.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.03% (-1,416)
The current population of San Juan Capistrano, California is 33,764 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 35,180.

San Juan Capistrano, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,76464.86%
Two or more races5,69816.23%
Other race4,82813.76%
Asian1,3833.94%
Native American2150.61%
Black or African American2110.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

San Juan Capistrano Population by Race

San Juan Capistrano Population Pyramid 2024

San Juan Capistrano Median Age

42.4

Total

42.2

Male

42.5

Female

San Juan Capistrano Adults

There are 26,987 adults, (6,459 of whom are seniors) in San Juan Capistrano.

San Juan Capistrano Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

San Juan Capistrano Sex Ratio

Female18,18551.81%
Male16,91448.19%

San Juan Capistrano Population by Age

San Juan Capistrano Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,7692.9676.423.6
Married7,2233.6281.118.9
Non Family3,0941.2474.425.6
Female1,0343.2162.337.7
Male4183.744555
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3.46

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

San Juan Capistrano Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

San Juan Capistrano Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Juan Capistrano Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.04%.

San Juan Capistrano Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,707

Average Earnings

$59,502

Average Male

$44,279

Average Female

San Juan Capistrano Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Juan Capistrano Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

San Juan Capistrano Language

64.23% of San Juan Capistrano residents speak only English, while 35.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.92% of the population.

San Juan Capistrano Language

San Juan Capistrano Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,3951,96414.66%
Multiple5,6971,23721.71%
White18,5441,0945.9%
Other4,78668514.31%
Black2035929.06%
Asian1,376282.03%
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9.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.94%

Male Poverty Rate

11.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Juan Capistrano

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Juan Capistrano is Black, with 29.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Juan Capistrano is Asian, with 2.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.96%.

San Juan Capistrano Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.21%
High School9.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%
Some College5.18%
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San Juan Capistrano Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed13.67%
Male Unemployed6.79%
Male Employed4.55%
Female Employed2.91%
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San Juan Capistrano Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Juan Capistrano Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

San Juan Capistrano Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

San Juan Capistrano Married by Age and Sex

male

female

San Juan Capistrano 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 45-54.

San Juan Capistrano Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

San Juan Capistrano Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,356

Number of Veterans

1,230

Male Veterans

126

Female Veterans

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San Juan Capistrano Veterans by War

count

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San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Age

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San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Race

San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

San Juan Capistrano Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

San Juan Capistrano Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

San Juan Capistrano 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

58.47%

Born in San Juan Capistrano

78.61%

Native Born

21.39%

Foreign Born

10.42%

Non Citizen

10.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.61% of San Juan Capistrano residents were born in the United States, with 58.47% having been born in California. 10.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Juan Capistrano Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202931,804-392-1.22%
202832,196-392-1.2%
202732,588-392-1.19%
202632,980-392-1.17%
202533,372-392-1.16%
202433,764-392-1.15%
202334,156-392-1.13%
202234,548-392-1.12%
202134,940-240-0.68%
202035,180-803-2.23%
201935,983-57-0.16%
201836,040-44-0.12%
201736,084-18-0.05%
201636,1021050.29%
201535,9971940.54%
201435,8033230.91%
201335,4804021.15%
201235,0782950.85%
201134,7833300.96%
201034,4536271.85%
200033,8267,64329.19%
199026,1837,22438.1%
198018,95915,178401.43%
19703,7812,661237.59%
19601,120744197.87%
1880376-1,084-74.25%
18601,460
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San Juan Capistrano Population by Year