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Whittier Population

Whittier is a city in California, State of United States, Whittier population in 2023 is estimated to be 86,354, covers city area of 14.66 sq mi (37.98 sq km), ranks ninety-fifth largest city in California State, three-hundred-ninety-sixth city in the United States. Whittier (/?hw?ti?r/) is a city in Southern California in Los Angeles County, incorporated in February 1898 and became a charter city in 1955. Whittier population as per 2020 census is 87,306 compared to 2010 population of 85,331 with the increase number of 1,975 people and growth of 2.3 percent. The city is named for the American Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

Below is the Whittier population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2021 *85,263-2.34
2022 *86,1711.04
2023 *86,3540.21
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Whittier Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Whittier population is 85,087, out of these 42,060 are male, 43,027 are female, The sex ratio of Whittier is 98. The median age of the Whittier population is 37.4, Whittier population by age are, under 18 years is 20,807, 16 years and over is 66,383, 18 years and over is 64,280, 21 years and over is 60,872, 65 years and over is 14,881. 49.4% are male, 50.6% are female, Population of Whittier by age percent-wise is, 24.5% are under 18 years old, 78.0% are 16 years and over, 75.5% are 18 years and over, 71.5% are 21 years and over, 14.5% are 65 years and over. There are total 27,798 housing units, The voting population of Whittier are 59,564, out of these 28,464 are male voters, 31,100 are female voters, 47.8% are male, 52.2% are female. Whittier population in 2022 is estimated to be 86,171, and in 2021 is estimated to be 85,263.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -55,5146.5%
5 - 96,3557.5%
10 - 145,9437.0%
15 - 195,4956.5%
20 - 246,2697.4%
25 - 3410,29112.1%
35 - 4413,00515.3%
45 - 549,72811.4%
55 - 595,5106.5%
60 - 644,6365.4%
65 - 746,4327.6%
75 - 844,2515.0%
85 and over1,6581.9%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Whittier Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Whittier by race are:

White Population

White population in Whittier, California are 44,487, percentage wise 52.3 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Whittier, California are 455, percentage wise 0.5 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Whittier, 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 Whittier are 3,960, percentage wise 4.7 percent are asians.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Whittier, California are 58,615. Percentage wise 68.9 percent are hispanics, out of these 49,849 are Mexican people, 403 are Puerto Ricans, 282 are Cubans, and 8,081 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race85,087Percent
Black or African American4550.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native9341.1%
Asian Population3,9604.7%
Hispanic or Latino58,61568.9%
Puerto Rican4030.5%
Other Hispanic or Latino8,081
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Whittier native population is 71,958, out of these 66,307 born in the California state and 4,949 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 13,129, out of these 8,413 are Naturalized US citizen, 206 are in Europe, 1,383 in Asia, 40 in Africa, 6,694 in Latin America and 90 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Whittier are 4,716, out of these 172 are from Europe, 590 are from Asia, 41 from Africa, 3,730 are from Latin America and 183 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence66,307
Born in other state in the United States4,949
Born outside the United States702
Puerto Rico91
U.S. Island Areas34
Born abroad of American parent(s)577
Foreign born
Born outside of United States13,129
Naturalized U.S. citizen8,413
Latin America6,694
Northern America90
Not a U.S. citizen4,716
Latin America3,730
Northern America183
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Whittier Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Whittier, California are 27,798, Occupied housing units are 26,884, Rental vacancy rate is 5. Percentage of occupancy is 97, 58.93% of houses are owner occupied and 37.79% of houses are renter occupied in Whittier. There are 68.85 percent of one-unit detached, 3.58 percent of one-units attached, 2.88 percent of two-unit houses, 2.81 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.49 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 26.23 percent are available with one vehicle, 34.56 percent are available with two vehicles, 30.80 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 5.12 percent are no vehicles available.

Total housing units27,798
Occupied housing units26,884
Occupied housing units percent97
Rental vacancy rate5
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached19,140
1-unit attached994
2 units800
3 or 4 units781
Mobile home137
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

Whittier Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Whittier, California is $627,200, Total number of Whittier rental homes or apartments are 10,504, occupied by Renter, The median value of Whittier average rental rate is $1,527.

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)627,200
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

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