National City, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
56,345
0.881% 1-year decline
US Senator
N/AAlex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
N/ALaphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36
2.17% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
7.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,850
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$505,800
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,203

About

In 2022, National City, CA had a population of 56.3k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $59,850. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of National City, CA declined from 56,846 to 56,345, a −0.881% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,735 to $59,850, a 15.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in National City, CA are White (Hispanic) (33.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17%), Other (Hispanic) (16%), Two+ (Hispanic) (14.4%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%).

None of the households in National City, 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.

82.5% of the residents in National City, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in National City, CA are California Institute of Arts & Technology-National City (82 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in National City, CA was $505,800, and the homeownership rate was 32.8%.

Most people in National City, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in National City, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

National City, CA is home to a population of 56.3k people, from which 82.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 38.3% of National City, CA residents were born outside of the country (21.6k people).

In 2022, there were 1.99 times more White (Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in National City, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.59k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.02k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82.5%
2022 Citizenship
81.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 82.5% of National City, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in National City, CA was 81.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in National City, CA
  1. White (Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 1.54k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.59k ± 965
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    9.02k ± 1.14k
64.9%
Hispanic Population
36.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.99 times more White (Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in National City, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.59k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.02k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

64.9% of the people in National City, CA are hispanic (36.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

38.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
21.6k people
38.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22.1k people

As of 2022, 38.3% of National City, CA residents (21.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in National City, CA was 38.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    786 ± 224
  2. Vietnam
    637 ± 180
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    425 ± 142

National City, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of National City, CA employs 25.2k people. The largest industries in National City, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,804 people), Retail Trade (3,440 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,775 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,810), Public Administration ($56,733), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,879).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

25.2k
2022 Value
± 1,319

From 2021 to 2022, employment in National City, CA stayed at a rate of 0%, from 25.2k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in National City, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,787 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,722 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,216 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of National City, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.2k
2022 Value
± 1,319

From 2021 to 2022, employment in National City, CA stayed at a rate of 0%, from 25.2k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in National City, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,804 people), Retail Trade (3,440 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,775 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of National City, CA, though some of these residents may live in National City, 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

$35,537
Median earning men ± $2,026
$27,961
Median earning women ± $2,123

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,003), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,617), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,253).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($58,589), Construction ($58,221), and Public Administration ($55,815).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Civics

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

N/AAlex 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.
N/ALaphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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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Education

In 2022, universities in National City, CA awarded 82 degrees. The student population of National City, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 147 male students and 19 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in National City, CA are Two or More Races (27 and 32.9%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 23.2%), White (16 and 19.5%), and Asian (10 and 12.2%).

The largest universities in National City, CA by number of degrees awarded are California Institute of Arts & Technology-National City (82 and 100%).

The most popular majors in National City, CA are Computer & Computer Systems Technology (46 and 56.1%), Specific Applications Computer Programming (13 and 15.9%), and System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (12 and 14.6%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2015 in National City, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 166 (88.6% men and 11.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 166 students enrolled in National City, CA, 88.6% men and 11.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Two or More Races with 62 records, of which 14.5% were women and 85.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in National City, CA was Computer & Computer Systems Technology with 30 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
82 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California Institute of Arts & Technology-National City with 82 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 76 men were awarded degrees from institutions in National City, CA, which is 12.7 times more than the 6 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Two or More Races students. These 27 degrees mean that there were 1.42 times more degrees awarded to Two or More Races students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,124) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in National City, CA was $505,800 in 2022, which is 1.79 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $452,100 to $505,800, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in National City, CA is 32.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in National City, CA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in National City, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in National City, CA is $59,850. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in National City, CA was Census Tract 32.07 with a value of $113,548, followed by Census Tract 120.03 and Census Tract 121.01, with respective values of $92,212 and $90,286.

Property

$505,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,005
$5,722
Median Property Taxes
±$526

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Rent vs Own

32.8%
Homeownership
2022
74.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 32.8% of the housing units in National City, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 32.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 32.07
  2. Census Tract 120.03
  3. Census Tract 121.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in National City, CA was Census Tract 32.07 with a value of $113,548, followed by Census Tract 120.03 and Census Tract 121.01, with respective values of $92,212 and $90,286.

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

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Household Income

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$59,850
Median Household Income
± $4,711
17.4k
Number of Households
± 1,065

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.4k households in National City, CA grew to $59,850 from the previous year's value of $51,735.

The following chart displays the households in National City, 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 National City, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70%)
  2. Carpooled (15.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.4%)

In 2022, 70% of workers in National City, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.1%) and those who worked at home (5.4%).

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in National City, CA have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in National City, 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 National City, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in National City, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in National City, CA (7.76k out of 55.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in National City, 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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Health

87.6% of the population of National City, CA has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 31.1% on Medicaid, 8.57% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.94% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see 1223 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1242 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1084 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,223 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Diego County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see an average of 1,223 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,242 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
31.1%
Medicaid
8.57%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
2.94%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in National City, CA declined by 3.46% from 12.9% to 12.4%.

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