San Juan Capistrano, California Population 2021

35,929
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San Juan Capistrano is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 35,929, it is the 218th largest city in California and the 1095th largest city in the United States. San Juan Capistrano is currently growing at a rate of 0.03% annually and its population has increased by 3.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,593 in 2010. San Juan Capistrano reached it's highest population of 35,941 in 2016. Spanning over 14 miles, San Juan Capistrano has a population density of 2,490 people per square mile.

The average household income in San Juan Capistrano is $141,015 with a poverty rate of 8.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,002 per month, and the median house value is $720,200. The median age in San Juan Capistrano is 41.5 years, 40.6 years for males, and 42.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males.

San Juan Capistrano Demographics

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

  • White: 73.39%
  • Other race: 18.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Asian: 2.55%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of San Juan Capistrano, California is 35,929, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,902.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,593.

San Juan Capistrano, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,36473.39%
Some Other Race6,79618.92%
Two or More Races1,3983.89%
Asian9162.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native2540.71%
Black or African American1760.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.05%
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San Juan Capistrano Population by Race

San Juan Capistrano Population Pyramid 2021

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San Juan Capistrano Median Age

41.5


Total

40.6


Male

42.8


Female

San Juan Capistrano Adults

There are 27,194 adults, (6,512 of whom are seniors) in San Juan Capistrano.

San Juan Capistrano Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

San Juan Capistrano Sex Ratio

Female

18,670

51.97%

Male

17,252

48.03%

San Juan Capistrano Population by Age

San Juan Capistrano Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Juan Capistrano Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
Male75.6%24.4%
All74.4%25.6%
Non Family69.7%30.3%
Female62.3%37.7%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Juan Capistrano Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1412.9574.4
Married7,4123.6778
Non Family3,4921.2269.7
Female8973.5462.3
Male3403.5175.6

3.55

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

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San Juan Capistrano Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2349.17%
9th to 12th Grade1,6266.67%
High School Graduate4,94120.28%
Some College5,08820.88%
Associates Degree1,6396.73%
Bachelors Degree5,43122.29%
Graduate Degree3,41013.99%
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San Juan Capistrano Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Juan Capistrano Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,85714,1837,211
Hispanic8,0064,947801
Other Race3,6812,021128
Asian834773591
Multiple Races711596233
Native American23417918
Black14411936
Islander181818

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 Juan Capistrano Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,386$46,731$40,257
Less Than High School$21,813$32,309$12,828
High School Grad$30,980$31,916$26,908
Some College$41,728$41,453$42,131
Bachelors Degree$68,778$118,411$53,786
Graduate Degree$100,956$136,121$76,431

$43,386

Average Earnings

$46,731

Average Male

$40,257

Average Female

San Juan Capistrano Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Juan Capistrano Language by Age

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San Juan Capistrano Language

64.75% of San Juan Capistrano residents speak only English, while 35.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.95% of the population.

San Juan Capistrano Language

San Juan Capistrano Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,8411,69012.21%
Other6,7961,21217.83%
White19,9261,1295.67%
Black1726738.95%
Native2544919.29%
Multiple1,398402.86%
Asian916141.53%

8.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.00%

Male Poverty Rate

9.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Juan Capistrano

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Juan Capistrano is Black, with 38.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Juan Capistrano is Asian, with 1.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.93%.

San Juan Capistrano Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.58%
High School6.99%
Some College5.70%
Bachelors or Greater1.76%

San Juan Capistrano Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed14.45%
Female Unemployed7.64%
Female Employed5.75%
Male Employed4.42%

San Juan Capistrano Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Juan Capistrano Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$91,600$141,015
Families$102,814$164,327
Married Families$112,923-
Non Families$50,169$78,655
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Income by Household Type

San Juan Capistrano Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

San Juan Capistrano Married by Age and Sex

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San Juan Capistrano Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

San Juan Capistrano Marital Status by Race

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San Juan Capistrano Marital Status

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1,537

Number of Veterans

1,417

Male Veterans

120

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam474
First Gulf War208
World War II207
Korea154
Second Gulf War80

San Juan Capistrano Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+688
35 to 54366
65 to 74319
55 to 64136
18 to 3428

San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4096.93%
Hispanic1271.32%
2 or More9311.30%
Indian2410.26%
Asian111.30%

San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Race

San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Education

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11.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Juan Capistrano Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

San Juan Capistrano Employment by Age

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San Juan Capistrano Employment by Race

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San Juan Capistrano 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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57.06%

Born in California

78.57%

Native Born

21.43%

Foreign Born

12.13%

Non Citizen

9.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.57% of San Juan Capistrano residents were born in the United States, with 57.06% having been born in California. 12.13% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202135,92990.03%
202035,92090.03%
201935,91190.03%
201835,902200.06%
201735,882-59-0.16%
201635,94160.02%
201535,9351560.44%
201435,7792540.71%
201335,5254291.22%
201235,0962340.67%
201134,8623791.10%
201034,4836570.19%
200033,8267,6432.59%
199026,1837,2243.28%
198018,95915,17817.50%
19703,7812,66112.94%
19601,1207441.37%
1880376-1,084-6.56%
18601,4600.00%

San Juan Capistrano Population by Year