South Gate, California Population 2024

90,754

South Gate is a city located in Los Angeles County California. South Gate has a 2024 population of 90,754. South Gate is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -1.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 92,434 in 2020.

The average household income in South Gate is $82,579 with a poverty rate of 13.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in South Gate is 33.7 years, 33.3 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

South Gate Demographics

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

  • Other race: 40.61%
  • White: 35.46%
  • Two or more races: 20.8%
  • Native American: 1.31%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
Land Area (mi²)
7.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
12,541.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.82% (-1,680)
The current population of South Gate, California is 90,754 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 92,434.

South Gate, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race37,51240.61%
White32,75735.46%
Two or more races19,21120.8%
Native American1,2081.31%
Black or African American9431.02%
Asian5830.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1670.18%
showing: 7 rows

Other race

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Gate Population by Race

South Gate Population Pyramid 2024

South Gate Median Age

33.7

Total

33.3

Male

34.2

Female

South Gate Adults

There are 69,444 adults, (10,428 of whom are seniors) in South Gate.

South Gate Age Dependency

56.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

South Gate Sex Ratio

Female46,85150.71%
Male45,53049.29%

South Gate Population by Age

South Gate Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,9203.8644.855.2
Married12,2414.454.245.8
Female4,8174.4337.962.1
Non Family3,9291.3128.871.2
Male2,9334.073862
showing: 5 rows

4.14

Average Family Size

3.86

Average Household Size

44.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Gate 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

South Gate Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Gate Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.62%.

South Gate Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,528

Average Earnings

$39,144

Average Male

$30,756

Average Female

South Gate Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Gate Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Gate Language

14.44% of South Gate residents speak only English, while 85.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 84.56% of the population.

South Gate Language

South Gate Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic87,78111,89413.55%
Other37,4105,12613.7%
Multiple19,1902,08610.87%
White2,26552123%
Native1,20816213.41%
Islander1678752.1%
Black909667.26%
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13.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.99%

Male Poverty Rate

15.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Gate

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Islander, with 52.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Black, with 7.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.37%.

South Gate Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.5%
High School11.1%
Some College10.01%
Bachelors or Greater4.17%
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South Gate Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.89%
Male Unemployed19.2%
Female Employed6.72%
Male Employed6.14%
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South Gate Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Gate Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Gate Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

South Gate Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Gate Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

854

Number of Veterans

643

Male Veterans

211

Female Veterans

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South Gate Veterans by War

count

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South Gate Veterans by Age

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South Gate Veterans by Race

South Gate Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Gate Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

South Gate Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Gate Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Gate 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

55.67%

Born in South Gate

58.39%

Native Born

41.61%

Foreign Born

21.4%

Non Citizen

20.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

58.39% of South Gate residents were born in the United States, with 55.67% having been born in California. 21.4% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202990,324-86-0.1%
202890,410-86-0.1%
202790,496-86-0.09%
202690,582-86-0.09%
202590,668-86-0.09%
202490,754-86-0.09%
202390,840-86-0.09%
202290,926-86-0.09%
202191,012-1,422-1.54%
202092,434-1,658-1.76%
201994,092-972-1.02%
201895,064-822-0.86%
201795,886-528-0.55%
201696,4141440.15%
201596,2704950.52%
201495,7753510.37%
201395,4246210.66%
201294,8032870.3%
201194,5161320.14%
201094,384-1,991-2.07%
200096,37510,09111.7%
199086,28419,50029.2%
198066,7849,87517.35%
197056,9093,0785.72%
196053,8312,7155.31%
195051,11624,17189.7%
194026,9457,31337.25%
193019,632
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South Gate Population by Year