Walnut Creek, California Population 2020

70,569

Walnut Creek is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 70,569, it is the 126th largest city in California and the 526th largest city in the United States. Walnut Creek is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 9.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 64,173 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Walnut Creek has a population density of 3,572 people per square mile.

The average household income in Walnut Creek is $132,660 with a poverty rate of 6.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,939 per month, and the median house value is $758,500. The median age in Walnut Creek is 48.4 years, 45.4 years for males, and 51 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Walnut Creek Demographics

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

  • White: 75.34%
  • Asian: 14.76%
  • Two or more races: 5.42%
  • Other race: 2.20%
  • Black or African American: 1.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.17%
The current population of Walnut Creek, California is 70,569, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 69,825.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 64,173.

Walnut Creek, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,98875.34%
Asian10,18314.76%
Two or More Races3,7405.42%
Some Other Race1,5162.20%
Black or African American1,3121.90%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1500.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native1180.17%

Walnut Creek Population Pyramid 2020

Walnut Creek Median Age

48.4


Total

45.4


Male

51


Female

Walnut Creek Adults

There are 57,556 adults, (20,050 of whom are seniors) in Walnut Creek.

Walnut Creek Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

53.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Walnut Creek Sex Ratio

Female

36,941

53.53%

Male

32,066

46.47%

Walnut Creek Households and Families

Walnut Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Walnut Creek Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All64.2%35.8%
Male59.2%40.8%
Non Family54.2%45.8%
Female44.2%55.8%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,1052.1964.2
Married15,2442.975.6
Non Family13,2581.2154.2
Female1,9172.9844.2
Male6862.9559.2

2.86

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Walnut Creek Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6331.17%
9th to 12th Grade7821.45%
High School Graduate4,9949.26%
Some College8,25815.32%
Associates Degree3,9177.27%
Bachelors Degree20,22937.52%
Graduate Degree15,10028.01%

Walnut Creek Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,12038,44425,619
Asian8,1948,0406,198
Hispanic4,1463,7122,112
Multiple Races1,7401,6601,106
Other Race1,143973591
Black985884495
Islander11011050
Native American767629

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 75.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,889$89,321$54,665
Less Than High School$23,617$$15,509
High School Grad$32,466$34,231$32,158
Some College$44,284$50,288$37,467
Bachelors Degree$76,342$101,440$62,193
Graduate Degree$93,701$131,290$73,016

$69,889

Average Earnings

$89,321

Average Male

$54,665

Average Female

Walnut Creek Language

Walnut Creek Language by Age

Walnut Creek Language

73.52% of Walnut Creek residents speak only English, while 26.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.85% of the population.

Walnut Creek Poverty

Walnut Creek Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,0112,5145.35%
Hispanic6,68779811.93%
Asian10,1446065.97%
Multiple3,7352366.32%
Other1,46920814.16%
Black1,1411008.76%
Native1181815.25%

6.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.04%

Male Poverty Rate

6.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walnut Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walnut Creek is Native, with 15.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walnut Creek is White, with 5.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.14%
High School12.19%
Some College6.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed24.75%
Female Unemployed7.44%
Male Employed3.56%
Female Employed3.37%

Walnut Creek Income

Walnut Creek Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$96,851$132,660
Families$136,729$169,338
Married Families$153,769-
Non Families$62,206$80,991

Walnut Creek Marital Status

Walnut Creek Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Walnut Creek Married by Age and Sex

Walnut Creek Marriage

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

Walnut Creek Marital Status by Race

Walnut Creek Veterans

4,299

Number of Veterans

3,970

Male Veterans

329

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,140
Korea875
World War II859
First Gulf War371
Second Gulf War249
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9238.82%
Hispanic1553.32%
Black14213.04%
Asian1201.41%
2 or More894.43%
Hawaiian1715.45%
Indian810.53%

$Walnut Creek Veterans by Education

4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walnut Creek Employment Status

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Walnut Creek 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

45.37%

Born in California

76.87%

Native Born

23.13%

Foreign Born

8.60%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.87% of Walnut Creek residents were born in the United States, with 45.37% having been born in California. 8.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202070,5693720.53%
201970,1973720.53%
201869,8252180.31%
201769,6073720.54%
201669,2354700.68%
201568,7651,2271.82%
201467,5386981.04%
201366,8401,2921.97%
201265,5487121.10%
201164,8365130.80%
201064,323270.00%
200064,2963,7270.60%
199060,5696,5361.15%
198054,03314,1893.09%
197039,84429,94114.94%
19609,9037,48315.13%
19502,4208424.37%
19401,5785644.52%
19301,0144766.54%
19205384444.46%
1880940.00%