Walnut Creek, California Population 2022

71,317
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Walnut Creek is a city located in Contra Costa County California. With a 2020 population of 71,317, it is the 129th largest city in California and the 566th largest city in the United States. Walnut Creek is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 1.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,127 in 2020. Spanning over 20 miles, Walnut Creek has a population density of 3,610 people per square mile.

The average household income in Walnut Creek is $141,473 with a poverty rate of 5.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,247 per month, and the median house value is $814,900. The median age in Walnut Creek is 47.8 years, 45.1 years for males, and 50.4 years for females.

Walnut Creek Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Walnut Creekwas:

  • White: 68.63%
  • Asian: 18.09%
  • Two or more races: 7.87%
  • Black or African American: 2.44%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.31%
The current population of Walnut Creek, California is 71,317 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 70,127.

Walnut Creek, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,92568.63%
Black or African American1,7032.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native2170.31%
Asian12,63218.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2680.38%
Some Other Race1,5972.29%
Two or More Races5,4947.87%
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Walnut Creek Population by Race

Walnut Creek Population Pyramid 2022

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Walnut Creek Median Age

48.3


Total

44.7


Male

51.9


Female

Walnut Creek Adults

There are 58,964 adults, (21,228 of whom are seniors) in Walnut Creek.

Walnut Creek Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

56.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Walnut Creek Sex Ratio

Female

36,853

52.77%

Male

32,983

47.23%

Walnut Creek Population by Age

Walnut Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Walnut Creek Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All63.9%36.1%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Male46.6%53.4%
Female43.9%56.1%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Walnut Creek Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,1632.1463.9
Married15,4142.8175.7
Male9142.8646.6
Female1,8943.0543.9
Non Family13,9411.2254.7

2.78

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Walnut Creek Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5420.97%
9th to 12th Grade7641.37%
High School Graduate4,5968.25%
Some College7,97014.31%
Associates Degree3,7336.70%
Bachelors Degree20,78737.32%
Graduate Degree17,30631.07%
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Walnut Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walnut Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian10,1349,8597,668
White37,69137,27626,089
Other Race1,2751,186785
2+ Races2,6912,5051,522
Black1,2641,224710
Hispanic4,6684,2022,339
Islander23720898
Native American164164

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.67%.

Walnut Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$77,476$98,272$61,836
Less Than 9th Grade$37,083$$
High School Graduate$31,134$31,646$27,480
Some College$44,817$55,865$40,517
Bachelors Degree$81,160$104,399$68,264
Graduate Degree$100,548$122,154$81,292

$77,476

Average Earnings

$98,272

Average Male

$61,836

Average Female

Walnut Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walnut Creek Language by Age

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Walnut Creek Language

73.17% of Walnut Creek residents speak only English, while 26.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.62% of the population.

Walnut Creek Language

Walnut Creek Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2173717.05%
Hispanic6,8106088.93%
White44,1682,1874.95%
Asian12,5596164.90%
Multiple5,4782654.84%
Black1,519624.08%
Islander26310.38%
Other150NaN%

5.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.90%

Male Poverty Rate

5.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walnut Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walnut Creek is Native, with 17.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walnut Creek is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.65%.

Walnut Creek Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.80%
High School13.85%
Some College7.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.32%

Walnut Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.62%
Male Unemployed6.97%
Female Employed2.85%
Female Unemployed9.47%

Walnut Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walnut Creek Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$108,689$150,186
Families$145,141$186,801
Married Families$161,991-
Non Families$72,316$99,738
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Income by Household Type

Walnut Creek Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Walnut Creek Married by Age and Sex

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Walnut Creek 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 45-54.

Walnut Creek Marital Status by Race

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Walnut Creek Marital Status

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3,875

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War317
First Gulf War264
Vietnam1,405
Korea986
World War II376

Walnut Creek Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3458
35 to 54402
55 to 64315
65 to 74983
75+2,117

Walnut Creek Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1737.56%
Black15710.79%
Native American4827.27%
Asian1010.96%
Islander2711.39%
2+ Races36911.08%
Hispanic4428.86%

Walnut Creek Veterans by Race

Walnut Creek Veterans by Education

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4.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walnut Creek Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Walnut Creek Employment by Age

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Walnut Creek Employment by Race

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Walnut Creek 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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44.77%

Born in Walnut Creek

76.22%

Native Born

23.78%

Foreign Born

8.51%

Non Citizen

15.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.22% of Walnut Creek residents were born in the United States, with 44.77% having been born in California. 8.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Walnut Creek Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
1880940.00%
19205384444.46%
19301,0144766.54%
19401,5785644.52%
19502,4208424.37%
19609,9037,48315.13%
197039,84429,94114.94%
198054,03314,1893.09%
199060,5696,5361.15%
200064,2963,7270.60%
201064,173-123-0.02%
201164,7685950.93%
201265,3635950.92%
201365,9585950.91%
201466,5535950.90%
201567,1485950.89%
201667,7435950.89%
201768,3385950.88%
201868,9335950.87%
201969,5285950.86%
202070,1275990.86%
202170,7225950.85%
202271,3175950.84%

Walnut Creek Population by Year