South Whittier, California Population 2021

60,357
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South Whittier is a city located in California. South Whittier has a 2020 population of 60,357. South Whittier is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,156 in 2010. South Whittier reached it's highest population of 60,357 in 2019.

The average household income in South Whittier is $87,172 with a poverty rate of 9.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,536 per month, and the median house value is $474,800. The median age in South Whittier is 33.4 years, 32.9 years for males, and 33.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males.

South Whittier Demographics

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

  • Other race: 47.70%
  • White: 41.02%
  • Asian: 5.48%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Native American: 1.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of South Whittier, California is 60,357, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,096.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,156.

South Whittier, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Some Other Race28,78947.70%
White24,75841.02%
Asian3,3075.48%
Two or More Races2,0283.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native7121.18%
Black or African American5620.93%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2010.33%
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South Whittier Population by Race

South Whittier Population Pyramid 2021

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South Whittier Median Age

33.4


Total

32.9


Male

33.9


Female

South Whittier Adults

There are 44,835 adults, (6,854 of whom are seniors) in South Whittier.

South Whittier Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

South Whittier Sex Ratio

Female

30,456

50.46%

Male

29,901

49.54%

South Whittier Population by Age

South Whittier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Whittier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
All65.2%34.8%
Non Family59.3%40.7%
Female55.5%44.5%
Male54.4%45.6%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Whittier Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4713.8865.2
Married9,0344.4971.1
Non Family2,8311.4759.3
Female2,6724.3955.5
Male9343.8754.4

4.23

Average Family Size

3.88

Average Household Size

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South Whittier Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,27511.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,2608.49%
High School Graduate12,96533.78%
Some College9,24824.10%
Associates Degree2,7697.21%
Bachelors Degree4,16910.86%
Graduate Degree1,6954.42%
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South Whittier Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic28,31721,8173,393
Other Race16,93012,8991,672
White6,5085,7591,082
Asian2,4872,2141,125
Multiple Races1,014932262
Native American44036033
Black36335792
Islander12211913

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.24%.

South Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,418$42,016$34,343
Less Than High School$26,933$31,505$19,509
High School Grad$33,425$39,838$29,589
Some College$41,179$47,536$36,042
Bachelors Degree$56,847$63,792$53,739
Graduate Degree$70,909$76,486$62,305

$38,418

Average Earnings

$42,016

Average Male

$34,343

Average Female

South Whittier Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Whittier Language by Age

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South Whittier Language

44.07% of South Whittier residents speak only English, while 55.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.59% of the population.

South Whittier Language

South Whittier Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic46,5884,6029.88%
Other28,7173,16211.01%
White8,01482610.31%
Asian3,2982176.58%
Multiple1,9981597.96%
Native712334.63%
Black533275.07%

9.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.34%

Male Poverty Rate

9.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Whittier

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Whittier is Other, with 11.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Whittier is Native, with 4.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.57%.

South Whittier Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.78%
High School10.08%
Some College5.44%
Bachelors or Greater2.76%

South Whittier Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed21.92%
Female Unemployed16.92%
Male Employed4.22%
Female Employed3.22%

South Whittier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Whittier Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,458$87,172
Families$77,170$92,256
Married Families$85,954$101,380
Non Families$41,340$53,938
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Income by Household Type

South Whittier Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

South Whittier Married by Age and Sex

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South Whittier Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Whittier Marital Status by Race

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South Whittier Marital Status

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1,620

Number of Veterans

1,487

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam594
Second Gulf War328
First Gulf War251
Korea137
World War II79

South Whittier Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74405
75+384
55 to 64340
35 to 54264
18 to 34227

South Whittier Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0935.72%
Hispanic7912.35%
Other3381.63%
2 or More604.69%
Black409.30%
Indian336.02%
Asian311.18%
Hawaiian2517.01%

South Whittier Veterans by Race

South Whittier Veterans by Education

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5.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Whittier Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

South Whittier Employment by Age

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South Whittier Employment by Race

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South Whittier 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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67.54%

Born in California

74.59%

Native Born

25.41%

Foreign Born

10.83%

Non Citizen

14.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.59% of South Whittier residents were born in the United States, with 67.54% having been born in California. 10.83% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202160,3570.00%
202060,3570.00%
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%
201158,0128561.50%
201057,1560.00%

South Whittier Population by Year