Statistic Downey California National
Population 111,263 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 8,967 256 91
Median age 35.5 36.0 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 50% 52% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 46% 46% 43%
Speak English 34% 56% 79%
Speak Spanish 58% 29% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Downey is 3403% higher than California
  • The median age in Downey is 1% lower than California
  • In Downey 52.66% of the population is White
  • In Downey 3.25% of the population is Black
  • In Downey 7.04% of the population is Asian

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      Downey population breakdown by race

      Race Downey California National
      White 52.66% 61.26% 73.35%
      Black 3.25% 5.85% 12.63%
      Asian 7.04% 13.85% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.81% 0.74% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.19% 0.39% 0.18%
      Mixed race 7.64% 4.62% 3.06%
      Other race 28.40% 13.28% 4.75%
      In Downey, 74.2% 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 Downey, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).