Downey, CA

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2020 Population
111,263
0.943% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.5
0.281% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
8.38%
5.23% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$75,974
0.127% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$582,500
2.32% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Downey, CA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $75,974. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Downey, CA declined from 112,322 to 111,263, a −0.943% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,878 to $75,974, a 0.127% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Downey, CA are White (Hispanic) (44.9%), Other (Hispanic) (26%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.07%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%).

None of the households in Downey, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.4% of the residents in Downey, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Downey, CA are Downey Adult School (498 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Downey, CA was $582,500, and the homeownership rate was 49%.

Most people in Downey, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Downey, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Downey, CA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 33.3% of Downey, CA residents were born outside of the country (37.6k people).

In 2018, there were 1.73 times more White (Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Downey, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.3k Other (Hispanic) and 16.3k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.4%
2020 Citizenship
87.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.4% of Downey, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Downey, CA was 87.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Downey, CA
  1. White (Hispanic)
    50.6k ± 2.21k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    29.3k ± 1.88k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 1.14k
73.9%
Hispanic Population
83.4k people

In 2018, there were 1.73 times more White (Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Downey, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.3k Other (Hispanic) and 16.3k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

73.9% of the people in Downey, CA are hispanic (83.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Downey, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

33.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
37.6k people
33.6%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
38.1k people

As of 2018, 33.3% of Downey, CA residents (37.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Downey, CA was 33.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    783 ± 194
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    620 ± 336
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    383 ± 127

Downey, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Downey, CA employs 54.8k people. The largest industries in Downey, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,448 people), Manufacturing (6,426 people), and Retail Trade (5,843 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,642), Public Administration ($69,466), and Information ($63,102).

Occupations

54.8k
2020 Value
± 1,935
−1.33%
1 Year decline
± 4.85%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Downey, CA declined at a rate of −1.33%, from 55.5k employees to 54.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Downey, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,215 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,521 people), and Management Occupations (4,838 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Downey, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

54.8k
2020 Value
± 1,935
−1.33%
1 Year decline
± 4.85%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Downey, CA declined at a rate of −1.33%, from 55.5k employees to 54.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Downey, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,448 people), Manufacturing (6,426 people), and Retail Trade (5,843 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Downey, CA, though some of these residents may live in Downey, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,732
Median earning men ± $2,350
$34,188
Median earning women ± $1,721

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($77,375), Information ($72,969), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,703).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,563), Information ($54,048), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,289).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Downey, CA awarded 498 degrees. The student population of Downey, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 243 male students and 887 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Downey, CA are Hispanic or Latino (399 and 80.1%), followed by Asian (41 and 8.23%), Black or African American (21 and 4.22%), and White (20 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Downey, CA by number of degrees awarded are Downey Adult School (498 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Downey, CA are Medical Assistant (191 and 38.4%), Medical Insurance Specialist (93 and 18.7%), and Pharmacy Technician (71 and 14.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Downey, CA was $582,500 in 2020, which is 2.53 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $569,300 to $582,500, a 2.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Downey, CA is 49%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Downey, CA have an average commute time of 32.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Downey, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Downey, CA is $75,974. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Downey, CA was Census Tract 5507 with a value of $111,212, followed by Census Tract 5506.02 and Census Tract 5515.02, with respective values of $90,156 and $86,703.

Property

$582,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,277
$16,391
Median Property Taxes
±$938

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Downey, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Downey, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49%
Homeownership
2020
75.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 49% of the housing units in Downey, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5507
  2. Census Tract 5506.02
  3. Census Tract 5515.02

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Downey, CA was Census Tract 5507 with a value of $111,212, followed by Census Tract 5506.02 and Census Tract 5515.02, with respective values of $90,156 and $86,703.

The following map shows all of the places in Downey, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,974
Median Household Income
± $2,234
33.4k
Number of Households
± 1,470

In 2020, the median household income of the 33.4k households in Downey, CA grew to $75,974 from the previous year's value of $75,878.

The following chart displays the households in Downey, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Downey, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.72%)

In 2020, 78.3% of workers in Downey, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (3.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Downey, CA have a longer commute time (32.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Downey, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Downey, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Downey, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.38% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Downey, CA (9.25k out of 110k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Downey, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.7% of the population of Downey, CA has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 7.33% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.373% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1374 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1116 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 276 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1,374 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
7.33%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.373%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Downey, CA declined by 21.5% from 14.4% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Downey, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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