Downey, CA Demographics

The total population of Downey is estimated to be 113,052 with 55,143 males (48.78%) and 57,909 females (51.22%). There are 2,766 more females than males in Downey.
The median household income in Downey was $84,281 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 1,808(2.10%) from $86,089 in 2020. This income is 112.97% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Downey sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $104,413. Overall, the median household income for the city of Downey stands at $85,089.
In Downey, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $47,010 for males and $31,925 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $55,946 for males and $50,776 for females.
In Downey, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Black or African American households have the highest median household income at $140,389, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $77,945.
In 2022, the population of Downey was 109,934, a 1.47% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Downey's population was 111,570, a decline of 2.11% compared to a population of 113,973 in 2020.
The median age in Downey, CA is 35.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.16% were under the age of 15, 21.70% aged 15 to 29, 45.74% aged 30 to 64, 11.59% aged 65 to 84, and 1.81% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Downey population: 44.93% are White, 3.56% are Black or African American, 1.06% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.72% are Asian, 0.22% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 30.51% are some other race and 13% are multiracial.