Downey demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)9,12523291
Median age34.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%46%43%
Speak English31%56%79%
Speak Spanish61%29%13%
Downey, CA has a population of 113,223 and is the 249th largest city in the United States. The population density is 9,125 per sq mi which is 3827% higher than the California average and 9972% higher than the national average. The median age in Downey is 34 which is approximately 6% lower than the California average of 36. In Downey, 50% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 31% speak English and 61% speak Spanish. 59% of Downey residents were born in California, 6% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 34% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Downey is 3827% higher than California.
  • The median age in Downey is 6% lower than California.
  • In Downey 65.78% of the population is White.
  • In Downey 3.78% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Downey 7.14% of the population is Asian.

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Downey population breakdown by race

Black or African American3.78%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.26%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.20%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race2.81%4.62%3.06%
Other race20.04%13.28%4.75%
In Downey, 73.7% 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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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