Wasco, California Population 2021

30,300
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Wasco is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 30,300, it is the 239th largest city in California and the 1278th largest city in the United States. Wasco is currently growing at a rate of 2.69% annually and its population has increased by 18.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,545 in 2010. Wasco reached it's highest population of 30,300 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Wasco has a population density of 3,227 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wasco is $49,980 with a poverty rate of 21.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $756 per month, and the median house value is $168,500. The median age in Wasco is 29.7 years, 30.4 years for males, and 27.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 144.3 males.

Wasco Demographics

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

  • White: 81.11%
  • Other race: 8.61%
  • Black or African American: 6.06%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Wasco, California is 30,300, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,915.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,545.

Wasco, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,05681.11%
Some Other Race2,3408.61%
Black or African American1,6496.06%
Two or More Races7642.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1930.71%
Asian1610.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.11%
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Wasco Population by Race

Wasco Population Pyramid 2021

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Wasco Median Age

29.7


Total

30.4


Male

27.3


Female

Wasco Adults

There are 20,058 adults, (1,820 of whom are seniors) in Wasco.

Wasco Age Dependency

49.1

Age Dependency Ratio

10

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wasco Sex Ratio

Female

11,130

40.93%

Male

16,063

59.07%

Wasco Population by Age

Wasco Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wasco Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.1%27.9%
All60%40%
Male59.7%40.3%
Female45.2%54.8%
Non Family36.2%63.8%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wasco Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9603.6260
Married3,3624.1672.1
Female1,3373.9445.2
Non Family8641.0336.2
Male3973.759.7

3.95

Average Family Size

3.62

Average Household Size

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Wasco Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,98724.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,08818.70%
High School Graduate5,37232.53%
Some College2,74016.59%
Associates Degree7544.57%
Bachelors Degree4282.59%
Graduate Degree1460.88%
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Wasco Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wasco Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic12,5076,418353
White2,1031,665159
Other Race1,45869870
Black1,405983
Multiple Races46127541
Asian14410625
Native American1348312
Islander234

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 17.36%.

Wasco Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,815$30,616$15,702
Less Than High School$17,541$23,989$11,659
High School Grad$26,159$31,388$14,468
Some College$30,926$35,385$27,688
Bachelors Degree$50,250$50,708$46,442
Graduate Degree$64,054$67,273$51,667

$23,815

Average Earnings

$30,616

Average Male

$15,702

Average Female

Wasco Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wasco Language by Age

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Wasco Language

28.26% of Wasco residents speak only English, while 71.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 69.38% of the population.

Wasco Language

Wasco Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,3084,33322.44%
Other2,22039517.79%
White1,62826816.46%
Multiple3899223.65%
Native1385539.86%
Black453183.97%
Asian961717.71%

21.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.24%

Male Poverty Rate

25.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wasco

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wasco is Native, with 39.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wasco is Black, with 3.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.56%.

Wasco Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.01%
Some College15.18%
High School14.43%
Bachelors or Greater1.00%

Wasco Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed22.89%
Female Unemployed20.64%
Female Employed16.25%
Male Employed7.63%

Wasco Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wasco Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,250$49,980
Families$42,655$52,428
Married Families$49,554-
Non Families$17,700$24,440
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Income by Household Type

Wasco Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wasco Married by Age and Sex

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Wasco 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 55-64.

Wasco Marital Status by Race

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Wasco Marital Status

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491

Number of Veterans

457

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam175
First Gulf War97
Second Gulf War51
World War II35
Korea18

Wasco Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74159
35 to 54154
75+75
55 to 6452
18 to 3451

Wasco Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3001.90%
Hispanic1831.18%
Black1378.31%
Other372.15%
Indian117.38%
2 or More61.04%

Wasco Veterans by Race

Wasco Veterans by Education

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15.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wasco Veterans by Education

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43.9%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wasco Employment by Age

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Wasco Employment by Race

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Wasco 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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64.55%

Born in California

71.78%

Native Born

28.22%

Foreign Born

20.42%

Non Citizen

7.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.78% of Wasco residents were born in the United States, with 64.55% having been born in California. 20.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wasco Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,3007952.69%
202029,5057952.77%
201928,7107952.85%
201827,9151,0603.95%
201726,8555332.02%
201626,3221610.62%
201526,161-40-0.15%
201426,2012921.13%
201325,9094381.72%
201225,471-374-1.45%
201125,8451620.63%
201025,6834,4201.91%
200021,2638,8515.53%
199012,4122,7992.59%
19809,6131,3441.52%
19708,2691,4281.91%
19606,8411,2492.04%
19505,5920.00%

Wasco Population by Year