Whittier, CA Demographics

The total population of Whittier is estimated to be 86,459 with 42,559 males (49.22%) and 43,900 females (50.78%). There are 1,341 more females than males in Whittier.
The median household income in Whittier was $86,804 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 656(0.76%) from $86,148 in 2020. This income is 116.35% 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, Whittier sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $107,508. Overall, the median household income for the city of Whittier stands at $91,457.
In Whittier, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $51,904 for males and $32,221 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $68,520 for males and $54,635 for females.
In Whittier, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, American Indian and Alaska Native households have the highest median household income at $106,642, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $73,976.
In 2022, the population of Whittier was 84,496, a 0.98% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Whittier's population was 85,330, a decline of 1.93% compared to a population of 87,006 in 2020.
The median age in Whittier, CA is 37.4, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.00% were under the age of 15, 20.50% aged 15 to 29, 46.14% aged 30 to 64, 11.73% aged 65 to 84, and 2.63% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Whittier population: 43.52% are White, 1.08% are Black or African American, 1.40% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.65% are Asian, 0.21% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 37.47% are some other race and 11.67% are multiracial.