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Downey Population

Downey is a city located in Southeast Los Angeles County in California, State of United States, is 13 mi southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Downey population in 2023 is estimated to be 112,998, covers city area of 12.57 sq mi (32.55 sq km), ranks fifty-seventh largest city in California State, two-hundred-sixty-third city in the United States. Pico Rivera lies to the northeast, Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk to the east, and Paramount and Bellflower are to the south. Downey population as per 2020 census is 114,355 compared to 2010 population of 111,772 with the increase number of 2,583 people and growth of 2.3 percent.

Below is the Downey population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2021 *111,637-2.377
2022 *112,6320.87
2023 *112,9980.32
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Downey Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Downey population is 111,127, out of these 55,324 are male, 55,803 are female, The sex ratio of Downey is 99. The median age of the Downey population is 36.6, Downey population by age are, under 18 years is 25,283, 16 years and over is 89,027, 18 years and over is 85,844, 21 years and over is 80,334, 65 years and over is 17,395. 49.8% are male, 50.2% are female, Population of Downey by age percent-wise is, 22.8% are under 18 years old, 80.1% are 16 years and over, 77.2% are 18 years and over, 72.3% are 21 years and over, 12.4% are 65 years and over. There are total 34,011 housing units, The voting population of Downey are 70,818, out of these 34,021 are male voters, 36,797 are female voters, 48.0% are male, 52.0% are female. Downey population in 2022 is estimated to be 112,632, and in 2021 is estimated to be 111,637.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -56,4045.8%
5 - 97,5936.8%
10 - 147,3296.6%
15 - 197,7277.0%
20 - 247,6246.9%
25 - 3416,35514.7%
35 - 4413,56012.2%
45 - 5418,74416.9%
55 - 596,2905.7%
60 - 645,6855.1%
65 - 748,8998.0%
75 - 843,6033.2%
85 and over1,3141.2%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Downey Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Downey by race are:

White Population

White population in Downey, California are 67,098, percentage wise 60.4 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Downey, California are 2,997, percentage wise 2.7 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Downey, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Downey are 7,128, percentage wise 6.4 percent are asians, out of these 527 are Asian Indians, 388 are Chinese, 1,881 are Filipinos, 3,664 are Korean, 175 are Vietnamese and 493 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Downey, California are 87,453. Percentage wise 78.7 percent are hispanics, out of these 62,818 are Mexican people, 287 are Puerto Ricans, 2,671 are Cubans, and 21,677 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race111,127Percent
Black or African American2,9972.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native1500.1%
Asian Population7,1286.4%
Asian Indian5270.5%
Other Asian Population493
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1620.1%
Hispanic or Latino87,45378.7%
Puerto Rican2870.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino21,677
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Downey native population is 72,726, out of these 67,230 born in the California state and 4,898 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 38,401, out of these 23,317 are Naturalized US citizen, 1,011 are in Europe, 4,663 in Asia, 379 in Africa, 17,264 in Latin America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Downey are 15,084, out of these 81 are from Europe, 889 are from Asia, 83 from Africa, 13,997 are from Latin America and 34 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence67,230
Born in other state in the United States4,898
Born outside the United States598
Puerto Rico0
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)598
Foreign born
Born outside of United States38,401
Naturalized U.S. citizen23,317
Latin America17,264
Northern America0
Not a U.S. citizen15,084
Latin America13,997
Northern America34
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Downey Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Downey, California are 34,011, Occupied housing units are 32,073, Rental vacancy rate is 6. Percentage of occupancy is 94, 43.81% of houses are owner occupied and 50.49% of houses are renter occupied in Downey. There are 57.05 percent of one-unit detached, 5.80 percent of one-units attached, 3.80 percent of two-unit houses, 1.09 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.26 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 23.82 percent are available with one vehicle, 35.22 percent are available with two vehicles, 32.20 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 3.07 percent are no vehicles available. Total number of Downey rental homes or apartments are 17,172, occupied by Renter, The median value of Downey average rental rate is $1,670.

Total housing units34,011
Occupied housing units32,073
Occupied housing units percent94
Rental vacancy rate6
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached19,402
1-unit attached1,974
2 units1,293
3 or 4 units372
Mobile home430
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Downey Housing Market

Downey Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Downey, California is $619,800

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000
$50,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $199,999
$200,000 to $299,999
$300,000 to $499,999
$500,000 to $999,999
$1,000,000 or more
Median (dollars)619,800
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

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