Seal Beach, California Population 2021

23,588
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Seal Beach is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 23,588, it is the 283rd largest city in California and the 1632nd largest city in the United States . Seal Beach is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -2.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,168 in 2010. Seal Beach reached it's highest population of 25,975 in 1980. Spanning over 12 miles, Seal Beach has a population density of 2,092 people per square mile.

The average household income in Seal Beach is $109,743 with a poverty rate of 5.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,907 per month, and the median house value is $371,600. The median age in Seal Beach is 58.5 years, 55.1 years for males, and 61.1 years for females.

Seal Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Seal Beach was:

  • White: 79.71%
  • Asian: 11.06%
  • Two or more races: 4.40%
  • Black or African American: 2.32%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
The current population of Seal Beach, California is 23,588 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,050.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,168.

Seal Beach, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,29379.71%
Asian2,67711.06%
Two or More Races1,0654.40%
Black or African American5622.32%
Some Other Race4531.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander770.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.32%
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Seal Beach Population by Race

Seal Beach Population Pyramid $2021

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Seal Beach Median Age

58.5


Total

55.1


Male

61.1


Female

Seal Beach Adults

There are 21,109 adults, (9,657 of whom are seniors) in Seal Beach.

Seal Beach Age Dependency

111.4

Age Dependency Ratio

84.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27

Child Dependency Ratio

Seal Beach Sex Ratio

Female

12,989

53.66%

Male

11,215

46.34%

Seal Beach Population by Age

Seal Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Seal Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female78.2%21.8%
Married78.2%21.8%
All75.6%24.4%
Non Family73.7%26.3%
Male63.6%36.4%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Seal Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5421.9175.6
Non Family6,4661.1573.7
Married5,0562.778.2
Female7482.7578.2
Male2723.2263.6

2.69

Average Family Size

1.91

Average Household Size

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Seal Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4262.11%
9th to 12th Grade6113.03%
High School Graduate2,46612.22%
Some College4,84824.03%
Associates Degree1,9439.63%
Bachelors Degree6,08730.18%
Graduate Degree3,79118.79%
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Seal Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Seal Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,84614,2807,510
Asian2,4072,2471,356
Hispanic2,0561,810727
2+ Races491449122
Black423400148
Other Race32324494
Native American777723
Islander616123

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.34%.

Seal Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$65,205$84,683$50,212
Less Than 9th Grade$47,625$$41,964
High School Graduate$49,596$75,442$25,962
Some College$46,719$70,000$30,632
Bachelors Degree$76,885$84,583$62,888
Graduate Degree$97,684$132,500$79,185

$65,205

Average Earnings

$84,683

Average Male

$50,212

Average Female

Seal Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Seal Beach Language by Age

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Seal Beach Language

83.29% of Seal Beach residents speak only English, while 16.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.16% of the population.

Seal Beach Language

Seal Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,9798484.99%
Asian2,6552127.98%
Hispanic2,9121204.12%
Multiple1,065908.45%
Islander775470.13%
Black541315.73%
Other406204.93%

5.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.03%

Male Poverty Rate

6.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Seal Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Seal Beach is Islander, with 70.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Seal Beach is Hispanic, with 4.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.76%.

Seal Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.04%
High School8.06%
Some College5.82%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%

Seal Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed17.86%
Female Unemployed11.25%
Female Employed2.29%
Male Employed0.47%

Seal Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Seal Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,852$109,743
Families$112,341$154,049
Married Families$126,105-
Non Families$41,479$67,061
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Income by Household Type

Seal Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Seal Beach Married by Age and Sex

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Seal Beach 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 35-44.

Seal Beach Marital Status by Race

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Seal Beach Marital Status

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2,058

Number of Veterans

1,950

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam844
Korea398
World War II236
First Gulf War125
Second Gulf War78

Seal Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,095
65 to 74594
55 to 64231
35 to 54108
18 to 3430

Seal Beach Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,70610.06%
Asian1707.01%
Black10423.96%
Hispanic884.16%
Islander3646.75%
2+ Races315.05%
Native American1114.29%

Seal Beach Veterans by Race

Seal Beach Veterans by Education

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6.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Seal Beach Veterans by Education

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48.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Seal Beach Employment by Age

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Seal Beach Employment by Race

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Seal Beach 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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50.76%

Born in Seal Beach

84.45%

Native Born

15.55%

Foreign Born

3.10%

Non Citizen

12.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.45% of Seal Beach residents were born in the United States, with 50.76% having been born in California. 3.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Seal Beach Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,588-154-0.65%
202023,742-154-0.64%
201923,896-154-0.64%
201824,050-159-0.66%
201724,209-191-0.78%
201624,400-75-0.31%
201524,475-31-0.13%
201424,506-31-0.13%
201324,537810.33%
201224,4561360.56%
201124,3202110.88%
201024,109-48-0.02%
200024,157-941-0.38%
199025,098-877-0.34%
198025,9751,5340.61%
197024,44117,44713.33%
19606,9943,4417.01%
19503,5532,0008.63%
19401,5533973.00%
19301,1564875.62%
19206690.00%

Seal Beach Population by Year