Descanso demographics profile

StatisticDescansoCaliforniaNational
Population1,28738,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6723291
Median age51.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)74%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1822%46%43%
Speak English94%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%
Descanso, CA has a population of 1,287 and is the 13,608th largest city in the United States. The population density is 67 per sq mi which is 71% lower than the California average and 26% lower than the national average. The median age in Descanso is 52 which is approximately 44% higher than the California average of 36. In Descanso, 74% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 71% of Descanso residents were born in California, 25% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Descanso is 71% lower than California.
  • The median age in Descanso is 44% higher than California.
  • In Descanso 97.05% of the population is White.
  • In Descanso 0.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Descanso 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Descanso population breakdown by race

RaceDescansoCaliforniaNational
White97.05%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American0.00%5.85%12.63%
Asian0.00%13.85%5.22%
American Indian2.95%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race0.00%4.62%3.06%
Other race0.00%13.28%4.75%
In Descanso, 12.2% 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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Source: The Descanso, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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