Placer County, California Population 2020

Placer County, California's estimated population is 385,565 with a growth rate of 1.65% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Placer County, California is the 22nd largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018393,1497,5841.97%
2017385,5656,2771.65%
2016379,2886,2301.67%
2015373,0583,7321.01%
2014369,3263,8811.06%
2013365,4455,1681.43%
2012360,2773,9651.11%
2011356,3126,2861.80%
2010350,026177,230102.57%
1990172,79655,54947.38%
1980117,24739,94151.67%
197077,30620,30835.63%
196056,99815,34936.85%
195041,64913,54148.17%
194028,1083,64014.88%
193024,4685,88431.66%
192018,5843471.90%
191018,2372,45115.53%
190015,7866854.54%
189015,1018696.11%
188014,2322,87525.31%
187011,357-1,913-14.42%
186013,2700.00%

Placer County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White313,63682.52%
Asian27,5357.24%
Two or More Races18,0604.75%
Some Other Race11,9203.14%
Black or African American6,1971.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,8900.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8390.22%

Placer County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Placer County, California Median Age

41.9


Total

40.5


Male

43.3


Female

Placer County, California Adults

There are 294,358 adults, (71,099 of whom are seniors) in Placer County, California.

Placer County, California Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Placer County, California Sex Ratio

Female

194,566

51.19%

Male

185,511

48.81%

Placer County, California Households and Families

Placer County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Placer County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All71.6%28.4%
Male59.1%40.9%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female52.1%47.9%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All140,6612.6771.6
Married80,9353.2582.5
Non Family42,3291.2757.9
Female11,9893.3952.1
Male5,4083.3359.1

3.2

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Placer County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6042.11%
9th to 12th Grade8,7993.31%
High School Graduate48,28918.19%
Some College70,55126.57%
Associates Degree29,89511.26%
Bachelors Degree68,63925.85%
Graduate Degree33,70612.70%

Placer County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White204,803197,34080,044
Hispanic29,74524,6186,959
Asian19,50718,31111,070
Multiple Races7,3556,8552,859
Other Race7,1415,2961,486
Black4,1983,9891,478
Native American1,3021,161273
Islander581531150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,952$63,803$42,461
Less Than High School$27,129$30,457$20,873
High School Grad$36,828$42,741$28,878
Some College$44,591$55,910$36,985
Bachelors Degree$72,099$89,466$54,809
Graduate Degree$86,718$102,662$75,452

$52,952

Average Earnings

$63,803

Average Male

$42,461

Average Female

Placer County, California Language

Placer County, California Language by Age

Placer County, California Language

85.06% of Placer County, California residents speak only English, while 14.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.63% of the population.

Placer County, California Poverty

Placer County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White276,13819,6437.11%
Hispanic51,9086,93513.36%
Other11,7542,00817.08%
Asian27,3051,6376.00%
Multiple17,8691,2687.10%
Black5,99682013.68%
Native1,86636919.77%
Islander80518923.48%

8.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.56%

Male Poverty Rate

8.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Placer County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Placer County, California is Islander, with 23.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Placer County, California is Asian, with 6.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.64%
High School10.12%
Some College7.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.76%
Female Unemployed17.25%
Female Employed4.01%
Male Employed3.78%

Placer County, California Income

Placer County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$84,357$109,020
Families$103,298$125,710
Married Families$113,641$136,870
Non Families$43,654$65,819

Placer County, California Marital Status

Placer County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Placer County, California Married by Age and Sex

Placer 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.

Placer County, California Marital Status by Race

Placer County, California Veterans

26,333

Number of Veterans

24,497

Male Veterans

1,836

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,549
First Gulf War4,693
Second Gulf War3,662
Korea3,161
World War II1,337
Name Veterans % of Total
White23,5859.54%
Hispanic1,7995.08%
Black70314.82%
2 or More6616.94%
Asian6533.06%
Indian33724.89%
Other2933.43%
Hawaiian10116.40%

$Placer County, California Veterans by Education

6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Placer County, California Employment Status

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Placer County, California 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

64.60%

Born in California

89.04%

Native Born

10.96%

Foreign Born

3.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.04% of Placer County, California residents were born in the United States, with 64.60% having been born in California. 3.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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