Madera County, California Population 2024

165,387

Madera County, California's estimated 2024 population is 165,387 with a growth rate of 1.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Madera County, California is the 32nd largest county in California. The 2010 population was 151,006 and has seen a growth of 9.52% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029178,0322,5291.44%
2028175,5032,5291.46%
2027172,9742,5291.48%
2026170,4452,5291.51%
2025167,9162,5291.53%
2024165,3872,5291.55%
2023162,8582,5291.58%
2022160,3291,3630.86%
2021158,9662,6211.68%
2020156,345-372-0.24%
2019156,7173440.22%
2018156,3731,2940.83%
2017155,0791,3850.9%
2016153,6942460.16%
2015153,448910.06%
2014153,3572,0621.36%
2013151,295-225-0.15%
2012151,520-165-0.11%
2011151,6856790.45%
2010151,00600%
199088,09024,97439.57%
198063,11621,59752.02%
197041,5191,0512.6%
196040,4683,5049.48%
195036,96413,65058.55%
194023,3146,15035.83%
193017,1644,96140.65%
192012,2033,83545.83%
19108,3682,00431.49%
19006,364-171,668-96.43%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.55% (2,529)
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Madera County
County Seat
2020 Population
156,345
Area
2137 mi²
Density
77 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
5.78% (9,042)

Madera County, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White77,22049.11%
Other race46,52729.59%
Two or more races23,55014.98%
Black or African American4,0912.6%
Asian3,6752.34%
Native American2,0461.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1340.09%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Madera County, California Population by Race

Madera County, California Population Pyramid 2024

Madera County, California Median Age

34.4

Total

33.6

Male

35.1

Female

Madera County, California Adults

There are 114,371 adults, (22,292 of whom are seniors) in Madera County, California.

Madera County, California Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Madera County, California Sex Ratio

Female80,04350.9%
Male77,20049.1%

Madera County, California Population by Age

Madera County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All43,8573.4365.534.5
Married23,6863.874.225.8
Non Family9,7331.467.632.4
Female6,8714.3943.456.6
Male3,5674.744.755.3

3.82

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Madera County, California Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,37016.53%
9th to 12th Grade11,31011.42%
High School Graduate22,91023.13%
Some College23,94724.18%
Associates Degree7,5217.59%
Bachelors Degree11,49711.61%
Graduate Degree5,4905.54%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Madera County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Madera County, California Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic50,86128,1044,599
White39,11635,92710,157
Other Race25,89412,3041,596
2+ Races12,6839,0392,198
Black2,9862,396576
Asian2,5591,888789
Native American1,3651,052130
Islander878730

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 34.48%.

Madera County, California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,148$41,834$30,293
Less Than 9th Grade$26,028$29,543$18,075
High School Graduate$37,410$46,513$24,255
Some College$36,846$46,955$30,556
Bachelors Degree$61,817$70,077$56,270
Graduate Degree$83,307$82,135$83,750

$36,148

Average Earnings

$41,834

Average Male

$30,293

Average Female

Madera County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Madera County, California Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Madera County, California Language

54.35% of Madera County, California residents speak only English, while 45.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 42.52% of the population.

Madera County, California Language

Madera County, California Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic90,64721,85224.11%
Other44,20112,93829.27%
White48,1165,67311.79%
Multiple22,6404,95621.89%
Asian3,4591,36739.52%
Black2,95958619.8%
Native1,87544323.63%
Islander1212016.53%

20.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.95%

Male Poverty Rate

21.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Madera County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Madera County, California is Asian, with 39.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Madera County, California is White, with 11.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.01%.

Madera County, California Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.92%
High School14.95%
Some College12.47%
Bachelors or Greater6.83%

Madera County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.41%
Male Unemployed22.33%
Female Employed10.09%
Male Employed9.75%

Madera County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Madera County, California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$73,543$94,764
Families$79,066$100,275
Married Families$91,601$113,805
Non Families$40,188$60,885

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Madera County, California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Madera County, California Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Madera 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 45-54.

Madera County, California Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Madera County, California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,225

Number of Veterans

5,631

Male Veterans

594

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam2,057
Second Gulf War1,503
First Gulf War1,019
Korea513
World War II47

Madera County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,613
35 to 541,563
75+1,486
55 to 641,026
18 to 34537

Madera County, California Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4,2797.18%
Hispanic1,6462.67%
Other Race7042.28%
2+ Races6614.19%
Black37311.16%
Native American16510.78%
Asian401.38%
Islander33.33%

Madera County, California Veterans by Race

Madera County, California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Madera County, California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Madera County, California Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Madera County, California Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Madera County, California 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

68.27%

Born in Madera County, California

79.68%

Native Born

20.32%

Foreign Born

13.2%

Non Citizen

7.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.68% of Madera County, California residents were born in the United States, with 68.27% having been born in California. 13.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Madera County, California Place of Birth

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