South Gate, California Population 2022

92,392
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South Gate is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 92,392, it is the 87th largest city in California and the 389th largest city in the United States. South Gate is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -2.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 94,905 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, South Gate has a population density of 12,768 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Gate is $65,785 with a poverty rate of 15.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,211 per month, and the median house value is $438,100. The median age in South Gate is 31.9 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.5 years for females.

South Gate Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Gatewas:

  • White: 55.12%
  • Other race: 33.65%
  • Two or more races: 8.77%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Black or African American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of South Gate, California is 92,392 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 94,905.

South Gate, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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South Gate Population by Race

South Gate Population Pyramid 2022

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South Gate Median Age

32.3


Total

31.5


Male

33.1


Female

South Gate Adults

There are 70,003 adults, (9,846 of whom are seniors) in South Gate.

South Gate Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

South Gate Sex Ratio

Female

48,092

50.67%

Male

46,813

49.33%

South Gate Population by Age

South Gate Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Gate Household Types

44.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Gate Households and Families

4.21

Average Family Size

3.95

Average Household Size

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South Gate Households by Type

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South Gate Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Gate Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.35%.

South Gate Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,078

Average Earnings

$34,377

Average Male

$26,144

Average Female

South Gate Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Gate Language by Age

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South Gate Language

13.08% of South Gate residents speak only English, while 86.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 85.89% of the population.

South Gate Language

South Gate Poverty by Race

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15.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.76%

Male Poverty Rate

17.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Gate

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Islander, with 71.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Multiple, with 5.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.92%.

South Gate Poverty

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South Gate Poverty Rate by Education

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South Gate Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Gate Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

South Gate Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

South Gate Married by Age and Sex

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South Gate Marriage

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

South Gate Marital Status by Race

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South Gate Marital Status

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936

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

South Gate Veterans by War

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South Gate Veterans by Age

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South Gate Veterans by Race

South Gate Veterans by Education

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3.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Gate Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

South Gate Employment by Age

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South Gate Employment by Race

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South Gate 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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55.14%

Born in South Gate

57.91%

Native Born

42.09%

Foreign Born

21.37%

Non Citizen

20.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.91% of South Gate residents were born in the United States, with 55.14% having been born in California. 21.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Gate Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

South Gate Population by Year