Poway, CA

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2022 Population
48,737
0.547% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0.24% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.93%
15.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$135,605
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$911,500
18.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Poway, CA had a population of 48.7k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $135,605. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Poway, CA declined from 49,005 to 48,737, a −0.547% decrease and its median household income grew from $119,847 to $135,605, a 13.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Poway, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.4%), Other (Hispanic) (7.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.71%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.83%).

None of the households in Poway, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93% of the residents in Poway, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Poway, CA are Bellus Academy-Poway (356 degrees awarded in 2022) and Poway Adult School (82 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Poway, CA was $911,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Poway, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Poway, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Poway, CA is home to a population of 48.7k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.5% of Poway, CA residents were born outside of the country (9.52k people).

In 2022, there were 4.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29k people) in Poway, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.51k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.81k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93%
2022 Citizenship
93.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93% of Poway, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Poway, CA was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Poway, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29k ± 1.08k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.51k ± 786
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.81k ± 971
16.6%
Hispanic Population
8.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29k people) in Poway, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.51k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.81k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.6% of the people in Poway, CA are hispanic (8.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Poway, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.52k people
19.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.61k people

As of 2022, 19.5% of Poway, CA residents (9.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Poway, CA was 19.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,318 ± 279
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    926 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    443 ± 124

Poway, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Poway, CA employs 23k people. The largest industries in Poway, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,400 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,203 people), and Educational Services (2,872 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($175,729), Manufacturing ($127,582), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($101,370).

Occupations

23k
2022 Value
± 1,149
−0.407%
1 Year decline
± 7.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Poway, CA declined at a rate of −0.407%, from 23.1k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Poway, CA, are Management Occupations (3,201 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,219 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,156 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Poway, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23k
2022 Value
± 1,149
−0.407%
1 Year decline
± 7.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Poway, CA declined at a rate of −0.407%, from 23.1k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Poway, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,400 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,203 people), and Educational Services (2,872 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Poway, CA, though some of these residents may live in Poway, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$83,169
Median earning men ± $7,220
$50,763
Median earning women ± $4,434

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($176,563), Manufacturing ($130,219), and Public Administration ($109,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($118,750), Manufacturing ($113,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,917).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Poway, CA awarded 438 degrees. The student population of Poway, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 41 male students and 505 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Poway, CA are White (194 and 44.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (142 and 32.4%), Two or More Races (37 and 8.45%), and Asian (32 and 7.31%).

The largest universities in Poway, CA by number of degrees awarded are Bellus Academy-Poway (356 and 81.3%) and Poway Adult School (82 and 18.7%).

The most popular majors in Poway, CA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (128 and 29.2%), Master Aesthetician (99 and 22.6%), and Barbering (51 and 11.6%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Poway, CA was $911,500 in 2022, which is 3.23 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $766,700 to $911,500, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Poway, CA is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Poway, CA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Poway, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Poway, CA is $135,605. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Poway, CA was Census Tract 170.45 with a value of $215,500, followed by Census Tract 170.53 and Census Tract 170.21, with respective values of $200,833 and $198,472.

Property

$911,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,227
$12,186
Median Property Taxes
±$610

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.4% of the housing units in Poway, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 170.45
  2. Census Tract 170.53
  3. Census Tract 170.21

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Poway, CA was Census Tract 170.45 with a value of $215,500, followed by Census Tract 170.53 and Census Tract 170.21, with respective values of $200,833 and $198,472.

The following map shows all of the places in Poway, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$135,605
Median Household Income
± $8,266
16.2k
Number of Households
± 793

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.2k households in Poway, CA grew to $135,605 from the previous year's value of $119,847.

The following chart displays the households in Poway, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Poway, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.98%)

In 2022, 69.7% of workers in Poway, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Poway, CA have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Poway, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Poway, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Poway, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Poway, CA (2.86k out of 48.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Poway, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96% of the population of Poway, CA has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see 1223 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1242 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1084 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,223 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Diego County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see an average of 1,223 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,242 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Diego County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.97%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Poway, CA grew by 6.48% from 3.73% to 3.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Poway, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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