South Gate, California Population 2020

93,645

South Gate is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 93,645, it is the 84th largest city in California and the 358th largest city in the United States. South Gate is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -0.80% 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 12,941 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Gate is $63,193 with a poverty rate of 18.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,125 per month, and the median house value is $375,900. The median age in South Gate is 31.6 years, 31.3 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males.

South Gate Demographics

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

  • White: 60.49%
  • Other race: 35.02%
  • Two or more races: 2.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.85%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of South Gate, California is 93,645, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 94,443.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 94,396.

South Gate, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White57,53060.49%
Some Other Race33,30835.02%
Two or More Races1,9662.07%
Black or African American8060.85%
Asian7110.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native5970.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1850.19%

South Gate Population Pyramid 2020

South Gate Median Age

31.6


Total

31.3


Male

32


Female

South Gate Adults

There are 68,727 adults, (8,770 of whom are seniors) in South Gate.

South Gate Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

South Gate Sex Ratio

Female

48,633

51.14%

Male

46,470

48.86%

South Gate Households and Families

South Gate Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

South Gate Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married52.2%47.8%
All42.2%57.8%
Female33.6%66.4%
Non Family31.3%68.7%
Male30%70%

42.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,9263.9742.2
Married12,1044.5752.2
Female5,1824.233.6
Non Family3,4261.3331.3
Male3,2144.1930

4.21

Average Family Size

3.97

Average Household Size

10.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

South Gate Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,02727.73%
9th to 12th Grade9,45216.35%
High School Graduate14,64825.34%
Some College9,39916.26%
Associates Degree2,9035.02%
Bachelors Degree3,8876.72%
Graduate Degree1,4912.58%

South Gate Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic54,09629,0844,372
Other Race20,27911,0871,609
White2,4682,159534
Multiple Races79662684
Black554449123
Asian494445331
Native American37220060
Islander14510616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,257$31,530$22,376
Less Than High School$21,850$26,823$15,228
High School Grad$28,778$32,970$21,411
Some College$31,807$36,219$28,248
Bachelors Degree$39,430$40,536$39,096
Graduate Degree$62,201$66,319$60,568

$28,257

Average Earnings

$31,530

Average Male

$22,376

Average Female

South Gate Language

South Gate Language by Age

South Gate Language

12.25% of South Gate residents speak only English, while 87.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 86.64% of the population.

South Gate Poverty

South Gate Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic90,20917,06418.92%
Other33,2836,77120.34%
White2,92539713.57%
Multiple1,93725813.32%
Black78921727.50%
Native59716527.64%
Islander1856535.14%
Asian697314.45%

18.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.44%

Male Poverty Rate

21.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Gate

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Islander, with 35.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Gate is Asian, with 4.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.93%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.59%
High School16.31%
Some College10.94%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.16%
Male Unemployed24.89%
Female Employed9.78%
Male Employed9.14%

South Gate Income

South Gate Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,246$63,193
Families$51,080$63,319
Married Families$62,379$74,852
Non Families$30,493$41,214

South Gate Marital Status

South Gate Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

South Gate Married by Age and Sex

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

South Gate Veterans

1,014

Number of Veterans

961

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam349
Second Gulf War309
First Gulf War257
World War II47
Korea35
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54301
65 to 74220
18 to 34186
75+154
55 to 64153
Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic7151.10%
White6951.67%
Other2501.02%
2 or More403.87%
Hawaiian2918.24%

$South Gate Veterans by Education

5.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Gate Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

South Gate Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.60%

Born in California

56.74%

Native Born

43.26%

Foreign Born

24.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

56.74% of South Gate residents were born in the United States, with 53.60% having been born in California. 24.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202093,645-399-0.42%
201994,044-399-0.42%
201894,443-554-0.58%
201794,997-399-0.42%
201695,396-327-0.34%
201595,7238920.94%
201494,831940.10%
201394,7371210.13%
201294,616100.01%
201194,6061680.18%
201094,438-1,937-0.20%
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%