Kings County, California Population 2021

Kings County, California's estimated population is 156,056 with a growth rate of 1.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kings County, California is the 34th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 152,370 and has seen a growth of 2.42% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021156,0561,5581.01%
2020154,4981,5581.02%
2019152,9401,5581.03%
2018151,3821,7171.15%
2017149,6652830.19%
2016149,382-703-0.47%
2015150,0855900.39%
2014149,495-842-0.56%
2013150,337-654-0.43%
2012150,991-877-0.58%
2011151,868-502-0.33%
2010152,37050,90150.16%
1990101,46927,73137.61%
198073,7389,12814.13%
197064,61014,65629.34%
196049,9543,1866.81%
195046,76811,60032.98%
194035,1689,78338.54%
193025,3853,35415.22%
192022,0315,80135.74%
191016,2306,35964.42%
19009,8710.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.01%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
152,370
Growth (since 2010)
2.42%
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Kings County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White102,06267.73%
Some Other Race24,31916.14%
Black or African American9,6426.40%
Two or More Races6,1434.08%
Asian5,8173.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,4311.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2770.18%
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Kings County, California Population by Race

Kings County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Kings County, California Median Age

31.8


Total

32


Male

31.3


Female

Kings County, California Adults

There are 109,652 adults, (15,063 of whom are seniors) in Kings County, California.

Kings County, California Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Kings County, California Sex Ratio

Female

67,696

44.92%

Male

82,995

55.08%

Kings County, California Population by Age

Kings County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kings County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.8%36.2%
All52.3%47.7%
Non Family44.6%55.4%
Male40.2%59.8%
Female33.6%66.4%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kings County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,4523.1352.3
Married22,5383.763.8
Non Family10,0211.3344.6
Female7,4813.7533.6
Male3,4123.3140.2

3.54

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

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Kings County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,92612.84%
9th to 12th Grade12,83213.81%
High School Graduate23,48825.28%
Some College23,26025.03%
Associates Degree7,7808.37%
Bachelors Degree9,43010.15%
Graduate Degree4,2004.52%
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Kings County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kings County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic44,73625,2972,917
White34,86031,8308,007
Other Race14,4147,604567
Black6,7095,281843
Asian4,2083,7401,491
Multiple Races2,6722,287417
Native American1,498962102
Islander13810818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.43%.

Kings County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,527$39,845$27,912
Less Than High School$22,391$27,429$16,049
High School Grad$31,838$37,834$22,901
Some College$37,542$47,259$29,366
Bachelors Degree$56,425$63,054$46,804
Graduate Degree$76,636$103,667$69,583

$34,527

Average Earnings

$39,845

Average Male

$27,912

Average Female

Kings County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kings County, California Language by Age

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Kings County, California Language

58.53% of Kings County, California residents speak only English, while 41.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.65% of the population.

Kings County, California Language

Kings County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic75,06617,77423.68%
Other19,8264,46722.53%
White44,5854,3999.87%
Black6,4331,51023.47%
Multiple5,62080514.32%
Asian5,5875469.77%
Native2,02736117.81%
Islander23513055.32%

18.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.70%

Male Poverty Rate

19.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kings County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kings County, California is Islander, with 55.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kings County, California is Asian, with 9.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.24%.

Kings County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.83%
High School14.30%
Some College10.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.51%

Kings County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.25%
Male Unemployed30.70%
Female Employed8.83%
Male Employed8.47%

Kings County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kings County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,848$72,812
Families$60,314$74,294
Married Families$73,770$88,002
Non Families$41,370$61,167
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Income by Household Type

Kings County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kings County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Kings County, California 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 35-44.

Kings County, California Marital Status by Race

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Kings County, California Marital Status

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9,684

Number of Veterans

8,393

Male Veterans

1,291

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,957
First Gulf War2,930
Vietnam2,470
Korea424
World War II134

Kings County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,906
18 to 342,226
65 to 741,754
55 to 641,634
75+1,164

Kings County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,8339.65%
Hispanic1,8423.41%
Black1,06815.03%
Asian66314.82%
Other6523.73%
2 or More3229.42%
Indian1437.96%
Hawaiian31.61%

Kings County, California Veterans by Race

Kings County, California Veterans by Education

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5.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kings County, California Veterans by Education

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kings County, California Employment by Age

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Kings County, California Employment by Race

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Kings County, California 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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64.90%

Born in California

81.13%

Native Born

18.87%

Foreign Born

11.72%

Non Citizen

7.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.13% of Kings County, California residents were born in the United States, with 64.90% having been born in California. 11.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kings County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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