South Gate, California Population 2021

92,062
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South Gate is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 92,062, it is the 86th largest city in California and the 371st largest city in the United States. South Gate is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -2.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 94,396 in 2010. South Gate reached it's highest population of 96,375 in 2000. Spanning over 7 miles, South Gate has a population density of 12,722 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Gate is $65,785 with a poverty rate of 17.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,160 per month, and the median house value is $408,200. The median age in South Gate is 31.9 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

South Gate Demographics

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

  • White: 62.87%
  • Other race: 33.53%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of South Gate, California is 92,062, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 94,135.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 94,396.

South Gate, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59,50462.87%
Some Other Race31,73433.53%
Two or More Races1,4841.57%
Black or African American6460.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native5710.60%
Asian5200.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1830.19%
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South Gate Population by Race

South Gate Population Pyramid 2021

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South Gate Median Age

31.9


Total

31.4


Male

32.5


Female

South Gate Adults

There are 69,065 adults, (9,446 of whom are seniors) in South Gate.

South Gate Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

South Gate Sex Ratio

Female

47,816

50.52%

Male

46,826

49.48%

South Gate Population by Age

South Gate Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Gate Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.1%46.9%
All42.9%57.1%
Female34%66%
Non Family30.3%69.7%
Male30.2%69.8%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Gate Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,0713.9342.9
Married12,4804.5353.1
Female4,9324.1234
Non Family3,5471.3330.3
Male3,1124.1830.2

4.18

Average Family Size

3.93

Average Household Size

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South Gate Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15,46626.62%
9th to 12th Grade9,70516.71%
High School Graduate15,00125.82%
Some College9,64616.60%
Associates Degree2,7944.81%
Bachelors Degree4,1457.13%
Graduate Degree1,3382.30%
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South Gate Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Gate Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic54,68630,0674,536
Other Race19,71311,0471,465
White2,3311,937541
Multiple Races79359886
Black508420153
Asian385350259
Native American35920153
Islander15010517

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.27%.

South Gate Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,068$32,406$24,252
Less Than High School$24,428$28,945$16,793
High School Grad$30,259$34,598$22,480
Some College$31,621$34,644$27,800
Bachelors Degree$40,639$43,155$37,939
Graduate Degree$62,331$75,179$57,938

$30,068

Average Earnings

$32,406

Average Male

$24,252

Average Female

South Gate Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Gate Language by Age

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South Gate Language

11.67% of South Gate residents speak only English, while 88.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 87.46% of the population.

South Gate Language

South Gate Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic90,25415,65517.35%
Other31,6805,68017.93%
White2,67232612.20%
Native57116328.55%
Multiple1,4561268.65%
Black6198413.57%
Islander1836937.70%
Asian511367.05%

17.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.29%

Male Poverty Rate

18.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Gate

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Islander, with 37.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Asian, with 7.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.96%.

South Gate Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.60%
High School14.04%
Some College10.82%
Bachelors or Greater4.10%

South Gate Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.53%
Male Unemployed21.75%
Female Employed8.78%
Male Employed8.03%

South Gate Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Gate Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,321$65,785
Families$53,006$65,879
Married Families$62,992$76,553
Non Families$31,498$44,280
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Income by Household Type

South Gate Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

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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807

Number of Veterans

792

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam270
First Gulf War248
Second Gulf War214
World War II61
Korea45

South Gate Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54284
65 to 74165
75+161
55 to 64115
18 to 3482

South Gate Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic6040.92%
White5181.21%
Other2200.93%
2 or More414.39%
Hawaiian2214.67%
Black61.13%

South Gate Veterans by Race

South Gate Veterans by Education

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5.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Gate Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

9.6%

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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54.55%

Born in California

57.62%

Native Born

42.38%

Foreign Born

23.31%

Non Citizen

19.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.62% of South Gate residents were born in the United States, with 54.55% having been born in California. 23.31% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202192,062-691-0.74%
202092,753-691-0.74%
201993,444-691-0.73%
201894,135-713-0.75%
201794,848-397-0.42%
201695,245-352-0.37%
201595,5978560.90%
201494,741670.07%
201394,674970.10%
201294,577-14-0.01%
201194,5911570.17%
201094,434-1,941-0.20%
200096,37510,0911.11%
199086,28419,5002.59%
198066,7849,8751.61%
197056,9093,0780.56%
196053,8312,7150.52%
195051,11624,1716.61%
194026,9457,3133.22%
193019,6320.00%

South Gate Population by Year