East Palo Alto demographics profile

StatisticEast Palo AltoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)11,64423291
Median age29.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1856%46%43%
Speak English27%56%79%
Speak Spanish59%29%13%
East Palo Alto, CA has a population of 29,353 and is the 1,461st largest city in the United States. The population density is 11,644 per sq mi which is 4911% higher than the California average and 12752% higher than the national average. The median age in East Palo Alto is 29 which is approximately 19% lower than the California average of 36. In East Palo Alto, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 27% speak English and 59% speak Spanish. 47% of East Palo Alto residents were born in California, 11% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 42% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in East Palo Alto is 4911% higher than California.
  • The median age in East Palo Alto is 19% lower than California.
  • In East Palo Alto 37.96% of the population is White.
  • In East Palo Alto 12.43% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In East Palo Alto 3.73% of the population is Asian.

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East Palo Alto population breakdown by race

RaceEast Palo AltoCaliforniaNational
Black or African American12.43%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.43%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian9.88%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.17%4.62%3.06%
Other race31.39%13.28%4.75%
In East Palo Alto, 63.5% 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 East Palo Alto, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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