Whittier demographics profile

StatisticWhittierCaliforniaNational
Population86,63038,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5,91423291
Median age36.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Speak English58%56%79%
Speak Spanish37%29%13%
Whittier, CA has a population of 86,630 and is the 384th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,914 per sq mi which is 2445% higher than the California average and 6427% higher than the national average. The median age in Whittier is 36 which is approximately 1% higher than the California average of 36. In Whittier, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 58% speak English and 37% speak Spanish. 72% of Whittier residents were born in California, 9% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 18% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Whittier is 2445% higher than California.
  • The median age in Whittier is 1% higher than California.
  • In Whittier 56.83% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Whittier 1.57% of the population is African American.
  • In Whittier 4.91% of the population is Asian.

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Whittier population breakdown by race

RaceWhittierCaliforniaNational
Caucasian56.83%61.26%73.35%
African American1.57%5.85%12.63%
Asian4.91%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.32%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.16%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race3.25%4.62%3.06%
Other race32.96%13.28%4.75%
In Whittier, 68.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Whittier age breakdown

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Source: The Whittier, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).