South Whittier, California Population 2024

56,150

South Whittier is a city located in Los Angeles County and Orange County California. South Whittier has a 2024 population of 56,150. South Whittier is currently declining at a rate of -1.09% annually and its population has decreased by -4.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,616 in 2020.

The average household income in South Whittier is $110,980 with a poverty rate of 7.71%. The median age in South Whittier is 34 years: 33.5 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

South Whittier Demographics

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

  • Other race: 44.89%
  • White: 32.31%
  • Two or more races: 13.7%
  • Asian: 6.44%
  • Native American: 1.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.35%
Land Area (mi²)
5.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
10,519.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.21% (-2,466)
The current population of South Whittier, California is 56,150 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 58,616.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race25,75744.89%
White18,53832.31%
Two or more races7,86413.7%
Asian3,6936.44%
Native American8281.44%
Black or African American5020.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2010.35%

Other race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Whittier Population by Race

South Whittier Population Pyramid 2024

South Whittier Median Age

34

Total

33.5

Male

34.9

Female

South Whittier Adults

There are 43,456 adults, (6,244 of whom are seniors) in South Whittier.

South Whittier Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

South Whittier Sex Ratio

Female28,64149.91%
Male28,74250.09%

South Whittier Population by Age

South Whittier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,2343.7365.434.6
Married8,5824.575.324.7
Non Family2,9631.445347
Female2,3953.9756.143.9
Male1,2943.4745.654.4

4.18

Average Family Size

3.73

Average Household Size

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Whittier Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3,0068.13%
Associates Degree2,8927.83%
Bachelors Degree4,36911.82%
Graduate Degree2,1485.81%
High School Graduate11,79931.93%
Less Than 9th Grade3,76710.19%
Some College8,97324.28%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Whittier Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic27,52121,6343,533
Other Race15,55311,6821,269
White5,6454,9811,072
2+ Races4,6843,9241,072
Asian2,8032,5991,565
Native American503423125
Black377359182
Islander10610612

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.83%.

South Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$63,700$75,969$61,344
Graduate Degree$82,163$91,979$74,438
High School Graduate$42,333$50,231$35,990
Less Than 9th Grade$33,554$39,023$23,422
Overall$47,679$53,820$41,904
Some College$48,971$58,855$42,029

$47,679

Average Earnings

$53,820

Average Male

$41,904

Average Female

South Whittier Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Whittier Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Whittier Language

40.12% of South Whittier residents speak only English, while 59.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 53.96% of the population.

South Whittier Language

South Whittier Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic45,0992,6315.83%
Other25,7381,4895.79%
White6,7921,13216.67%
Asian3,68749213.34%
Multiple7,7394335.6%
Native82815318.48%
Black502479.36%

7.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.39%

Male Poverty Rate

8.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Whittier

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Whittier is Native, with 18.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Whittier is Multiple, with 5.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.16%.

South Whittier Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.73%
High School7.66%
Some College6.85%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%

South Whittier Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed24.32%
Female Unemployed19.88%
Female Employed3.74%
Male Employed2.7%

South Whittier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Whittier Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$102,589$117,624
Households$94,149$110,980
Married Families$116,335$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,075$69,248

mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Whittier Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

South Whittier Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Whittier 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 35-44.

South Whittier Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Whittier Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,299

Number of Veterans

1,201

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War441
Vietnam372
First Gulf War246
Korea97
World War II23

South Whittier Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74347
35 to 54288
18 to 34286
75+277
55 to 64101

South Whittier Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7124.82%
Hispanic6732.03%
Other Race2361.24%
2+ Races1713.15%
Asian923.06%
Native American426.32%
Black349.02%
Islander127.89%

South Whittier Veterans by Race

South Whittier Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Whittier Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

South Whittier Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Whittier Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Whittier 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

70.05%

Born in South Whittier

75.56%

Native Born

24.44%

Foreign Born

10.51%

Non Citizen

13.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.56% of South Whittier residents were born in the United States, with 70.05% having been born in California. 10.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Whittier Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202456,150-616-1.09%
202356,766-617-1.08%
202257,383-1,417-2.41%
202158,8001840.31%
202058,616-1,741-2.88%
201960,3572610.43%
201860,096960.16%
201760,0006871.16%
201659,313-45-0.08%
201559,3581,0301.77%
201458,328-838-1.42%
201359,1668551.47%
201258,3112990.52%
201158,0128561.5%
201057,15600%

South Whittier Population by Year