Valley Center, California Population 2024

10,929

Valley Center is a city located in San Diego County California. Valley Center has a 2024 population of 10,929. Valley Center is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -3.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,320 in 2020.

The average household income in Valley Center is $136,342 with a poverty rate of 14.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Valley Center is 39.2 years, 36.8 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Valley Center Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Valley Center was:

  • White: 66.72%
  • Two or more races: 21.09%
  • Other race: 6.23%
  • Black or African American: 2.83%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
27.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
397.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.45% (-391)
The current population of Valley Center, California is 10,929 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,320.

Valley Center, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,29266.72%
Two or more races2,30521.09%
Other race6816.23%
Black or African American3092.83%
Asian2081.9%
Native American1341.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Valley Center Population by Race

Valley Center Population Pyramid 2024

Valley Center Median Age

39.2

Total

36.8

Male

41.1

Female

Valley Center Adults

There are 8,326 adults, (2,410 of whom are seniors) in Valley Center.

Valley Center Age Dependency

84.7

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Valley Center Sex Ratio

Female5,85153.54%
Male5,07846.46%

Valley Center Population by Age

Valley Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1213.4885.114.9
Married1,9543.6889.510.5
Non Family6171.5371.528.5
Female4315.138119
Male1194.398.31.7
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3.55

Average Family Size

3.48

Average Household Size

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Valley Center 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

Valley Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Valley Center Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.61%.

Valley Center Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,574

Average Earnings

$59,946

Average Male

$33,203

Average Female

Valley Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Valley Center Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Valley Center Language

74.45% of Valley Center residents speak only English, while 25.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.03% of the population.

Valley Center Language

Valley Center Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,96860815.32%
White5,4244929.07%
Black30927990.29%
Multiple2,2521094.84%
Other6126610.78%
Asian2084019.23%
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14.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.03%

Male Poverty Rate

17.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valley Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valley Center is Black, with 90.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valley Center is Multiple, with 4.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.2%.

Valley Center Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.06%
Some College11.77%
Bachelors or Greater11.54%
High School8.59%
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Valley Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.6%
Male Employed7.4%
Female Employed3.44%
Female Unemployed
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Valley Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Valley Center Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Valley Center Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Valley Center Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Valley Center Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Valley Center Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Valley Center Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

638

Number of Veterans

604

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

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Valley Center Veterans by War

count

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Valley Center Veterans by Age

count

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Valley Center Veterans by Race

Valley Center Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valley Center Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Valley Center Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Valley Center Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Valley Center 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

57.32%

Born in Valley Center

81.66%

Native Born

18.34%

Foreign Born

6.54%

Non Citizen

11.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.66% of Valley Center residents were born in the United States, with 57.32% having been born in California. 6.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Valley Center Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,929
202310,929
202210,929-506-4.43%
202111,4351151.02%
202011,3202432.19%
201911,0772,01822.28%
20189,059-783-7.96%
20179,842590.6%
20169,783-478-4.66%
201510,2613893.94%
20149,872-840-7.84%
201310,7121,25813.31%
20129,454730.78%
20119,3811041.12%
20109,277
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Valley Center Population by Year