Soledad, California Population 2021

26,061
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Soledad is a city located in Monterey County California. With a 2020 population of 26,061, it is the 267th largest city in California and the 1482nd largest city in the United States . Soledad is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 1.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,738 in 2010. Soledad reached it's highest population of 26,459 in 2012. Spanning over 5 miles, Soledad has a population density of 5,816 people per square mile.

The average household income in Soledad is $77,825 with a poverty rate of 13.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,274 per month, and the median house value is $370,800. The median age in Soledad is 35.8 years, 37.6 years for males, and 31 years for females.

Soledad Demographics

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

  • White: 44.08%
  • Other race: 38.86%
  • Black or African American: 9.59%
  • Two or more races: 4.38%
  • Asian: 1.75%
  • Native American: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.36%
The current population of Soledad, California is 26,061 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,968.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,738.

Soledad, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,33144.08%
Some Other Race9,98938.86%
Black or African American2,4649.59%
Two or More Races1,1254.38%
Asian4491.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native2550.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander920.36%
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Soledad Population by Race

Soledad Population Pyramid $2021

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Soledad Median Age

35.8


Total

37.6


Male

31


Female

Soledad Adults

There are 19,905 adults, (1,553 of whom are seniors) in Soledad.

Soledad Age Dependency

40.1

Age Dependency Ratio

8.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Soledad Sex Ratio

Female

8,055

31.34%

Male

17,650

68.66%

Soledad Population by Age

Soledad Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Soledad Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family68%32%
Married65.1%34.9%
All62.2%37.8%
Male55%45%
Female49.4%50.6%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Soledad Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6744.662.2
Married2,1845.2365.1
Female5955.0349.4
Non Family5821.4568
Male3135.2355

5.05

Average Family Size

4.6

Average Household Size

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Soledad Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,78121.55%
9th to 12th Grade3,24918.52%
High School Graduate4,88727.86%
Some College3,36519.18%
Associates Degree1,0626.05%
Bachelors Degree8084.61%
Graduate Degree3922.23%
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Soledad Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Soledad Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic11,5985,949677
Other Race5,6392,393238
White2,6652,222389
Black2,2501,59859
2+ Races771601110
Asian41634816
Native American22116238
Islander92363

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 83.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 17.19%.

Soledad Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,541$24,077$27,639
Less Than 9th Grade$20,000$21,463$18,317
High School Graduate$25,677$24,923$26,585
Some College$27,634$22,889$38,219
Bachelors Degree$47,347$54,018$45,612
Graduate Degree$82,868$85,714$77,379

$25,541

Average Earnings

$24,077

Average Male

$27,639

Average Female

Soledad Earnings by Educational Attainment

Soledad Language by Age

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Soledad Language

38.63% of Soledad residents speak only English, while 61.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 57.91% of the population.

Soledad Language

Soledad Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,7832,04113.81%
Other8,8201,59318.06%
White1,55523815.31%

13.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.11%

Male Poverty Rate

15.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Soledad

The race most likely to be in poverty in Soledad is Other, with 18.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Soledad is Hispanic, with 13.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.85%.

Soledad Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.22%
High School11.24%
Some College3.72%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Soledad Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed13.39%
Female Employed6.36%
Male Employed4.03%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Soledad Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Soledad Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,472$77,825
Families$63,723$79,788
Married Families$73,853-
Non Families$30,625$50,978
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Income by Household Type

Soledad Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Soledad Married by Age and Sex

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Soledad Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Soledad Marital Status by Race

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Soledad Marital Status

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730

Number of Veterans

730

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam233
First Gulf War149
Second Gulf War64
World War II
Korea

Soledad Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64383
35 to 54206
65 to 7489
18 to 3436
75+16

Soledad Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4324.78%
2+ Races12515.39%
Hispanic1210.89%
Black1134.62%
Other Race280.41%
Asian286.64%
Native American41.65%

Soledad Veterans by Race

Soledad Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Soledad Veterans by Education

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33.5%

Labor Force Participation

32.5%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Soledad Employment by Age

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Soledad Employment by Race

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Soledad 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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61.29%

Born in Soledad

70.13%

Native Born

29.87%

Foreign Born

24.93%

Non Citizen

4.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.13% of Soledad residents were born in the United States, with 61.29% having been born in California. 24.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Soledad Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,061310.12%
202026,030310.12%
201925,999310.12%
201825,968-186-0.71%
201726,1545602.19%
201625,5947122.86%
201524,882-357-1.41%
201425,239-533-2.07%
201325,772-687-2.60%
201226,459680.26%
201126,3913641.40%
201026,0273,0121.24%
200023,01515,86912.41%
19907,1461,2181.89%
19805,9281,7063.45%
19704,2221,3854.06%
19602,8373961.51%
19502,4411,58010.98%
19408612673.78%
19305943772.55%
1890217814.78%
1880136-129-6.45%
18702650.00%

Soledad Population by Year