Seal Beach, California Population 2024

24,039

Seal Beach is a city located in Orange County California. Seal Beach has a 2024 population of 24,039. Seal Beach is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -4.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,183 in 2020.

The average household income in Seal Beach is $123,336 with a poverty rate of 6.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Seal Beach is 60.8 years, 56.9 years for males, and 64.2 years for females.

Seal Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 74.67%
  • Asian: 13.03%
  • Two or more races: 7.47%
  • Other race: 2.56%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
Land Area (mi²)
11.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,132.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.54% (-1,144)
The current population of Seal Beach, California is 24,039 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,183.

Seal Beach, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,70174.67%
Asian3,26413.03%
Two or more races1,8707.47%
Other race6412.56%
Black or African American3591.43%
Native American1830.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander280.11%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Seal Beach Population by Race

Seal Beach Population Pyramid 2024

Seal Beach Median Age

60.8

Total

56.9

Male

64.2

Female

Seal Beach Adults

There are 21,700 adults, (10,947 of whom are seniors) in Seal Beach.

Seal Beach Age Dependency

132.9

Age Dependency Ratio

101.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Seal Beach Sex Ratio

Female13,94855.69%
Male11,09844.31%

Seal Beach Population by Age

Seal Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,2031.8776.223.8
Non Family7,1171.1174.125.9
Married5,1042.7380.119.9
Female5962.6264.835.2
Male3863.4880.119.9
showing: 5 rows

2.75

Average Family Size

1.87

Average Household Size

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Seal Beach 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

Seal Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Seal Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 57.28%.

Seal Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$72,883

Average Earnings

$106,322

Average Male

$57,674

Average Female

Seal Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Seal Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Seal Beach Language

81.27% of Seal Beach residents speak only English, while 18.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.09% of the population.

Seal Beach Language

Seal Beach Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,3348334.81%
Asian3,24741712.84%
Hispanic3,0601775.78%
Other6219314.98%
Multiple1,860904.84%
Black355287.89%
Native1832111.48%
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6.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.47%

Male Poverty Rate

6.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Seal Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Seal Beach is Other, with 14.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Seal Beach is White, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.96%.

Seal Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.14%
High School9.45%
Some College6.77%
Bachelors or Greater4.64%
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Seal Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.34%
Female Unemployed8.37%
Female Employed1.39%
Male Employed0.82%
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Seal Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Seal Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Seal Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Seal Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Seal Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Seal Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,781

Number of Veterans

1,602

Male Veterans

179

Female Veterans

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Seal Beach Veterans by War

count

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Seal Beach Veterans by Age

count

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Seal Beach Veterans by Race

Seal Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Seal Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.6%

Labor Force Participation

41%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Seal Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Seal Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Seal Beach 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

51.33%

Born in Seal Beach

82.74%

Native Born

17.26%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

15.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.74% of Seal Beach residents were born in the United States, with 51.33% having been born in California. 2.24% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,569-294-1.29%
202822,863-294-1.27%
202723,157-294-1.25%
202623,451-294-1.24%
202523,745-294-1.22%
202424,039-294-1.21%
202324,333-294-1.19%
202224,627-294-1.18%
202124,921-262-1.04%
202025,1831,1314.7%
201924,052-211-0.87%
201824,263-178-0.73%
201724,441-149-0.61%
201624,590-24-0.1%
201524,614120.05%
201424,602310.13%
201324,571870.36%
201224,4841380.57%
201124,3461700.7%
201024,176190.08%
200024,157-941-3.75%
199025,098-877-3.38%
198025,9751,5346.28%
197024,44117,447249.46%
19606,9943,44196.85%
19503,5532,000128.78%
19401,55339734.34%
19301,15648772.8%
1920669
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Seal Beach Population by Year