Poway, CA

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Population

49,874

0.401% growth

Poverty Rate

6.75%


Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$102,338

3.52% growth

Number of Employees

23,514

0.127% decline

Median Property Value

$620,500

6.41% growth

About

In 2017, Poway, CA had a population of 49.9k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $102,338. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Poway, CA grew from 49,675 to 49,874, a 0.401% increase and its median household income grew from $98,859 to $102,338, a 3.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Poway, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.9%), White (Hispanic) (12.5%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.24%). N/A% of the people in Poway, CA speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Poway, CA are Bellus Academy-Poway (323 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Poway, CA is $620,500, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Poway, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Poway, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Poway, CA employs 23.5k people. The largest industries in Poway, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,088 people), Manufacturing (2,849 people), and Retail Trade (2,752 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,783), Manufacturing ($94,250), and Information ($89,087).

Median household income in Poway, CA is $102,338. Males in Poway, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Poway, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$102,338

2017 value

± $4,136

3.52%

1 Year Growth

± 6.43%

Households in Poway, CA have a median annual income of $102,338, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $98,859 in 2016, which represents a 3.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Poway, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 170.45

  2. Census Tract 170.53

  3. Census Tract 170.44

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Poway, CA was Census Tract 170.45 with a value of $150,391, followed by Census Tract 170.53 and Census Tract 170.44, with respective values of $145,052 and $141,595.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Poway, CA (3.33k out of 49.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,390 ± 332

  2. Hispanic

    1,351 ± 274

  3. Asian

    263 ± 125

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

23.5k

2017 Value

± 1,017

-0.127%

1 Year decline

± 6.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Poway, CA declined at a rate of -0.127%, from 23.5k employees to 23.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Poway, CA, are Management Occupations (3,715 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,776 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,677 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Poway, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Poway, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,715 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,776 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,677 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Poway, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.76 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.88 times), and Legal Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Poway, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($112,891), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($99,296), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($94,143).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.5k

2017 Value

± 1,017

-0.127%

1 Year decline

± 6.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Poway, CA declined at a rate of -0.127%, from 23.5k employees to 23.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Poway, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,088 people), Manufacturing (2,849 people), and Retail Trade (2,752 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Poway, CA, though some of these residents may live in Poway, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Poway, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,088 people), Manufacturing (2,849 people), and Retail Trade (2,752 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Poway, CA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.88 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.31 times), and Information (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Poway, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($104,783), Manufacturing ($94,250), and Information ($89,087).

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Domestic Trade

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. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

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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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

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. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

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

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Health

95.2% of the population of Poway, CA has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 9% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 2.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Poway, CA see 1274 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.235% decrease from the previous year (1277 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1174 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 317 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,274 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see an average of 1,274 patients per year. This represents a 0.235% decrease from the previous year (1,277 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.76%

Uninsured

56.5%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

9%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

2.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Poway, CA declined by 1.13% from 4.82% to 4.76%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Poway, CA is home to a population of 49.9k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.1% of Poway, CA residents were born outside of the country (10k people).

In 2017, there were 4.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.8k people) in Poway, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.42k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.23k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Poway, CA was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Poway, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Poway, CA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10k people

18.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.02k people

As of 2017, 20.1% of Poway, CA residents (10k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Poway, CA was 18.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

93.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of Poway, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Poway, CA was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Poway, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    31.8k ± 1.14k

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    6.42k ± 714

  3. White (Hispanic)

    6.23k ± 1.06k

In 2017, there were 4.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.8k people) in Poway, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.42k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.23k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,317 ± 234

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    855 ± 237

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    640 ± 149

Poway, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Poway, CA awarded 323 degrees. The student population of Poway, CA is skewed towards women, with 46 male students and 341 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Poway, CA are White (148 and 45.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (78 and 24.1%), Two or More Races (37 and 11.5%), and Asian (23 and 7.12%).

The largest universities in Poway, CA by number of degrees awarded are Bellus Academy-Poway (323 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Poway, CA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (86 and 26.6%), Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (45 and 13.9%), and General Cosmetology (35 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Poway, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Poway, CA was Make-Up Artist with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Poway, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

323 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Poway, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bellus Academy-Poway with 323 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

32

Degrees Awarded to Men

291

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 32 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Poway, CA, which is 0.11 times less than the 291 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    148 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    37 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Poway, CA were to White students. These 148 degrees mean that there were 1.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 78 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Poway, CA was $620,500 in 2017, which is 2.7 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $583,100 to $620,500, a 6.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Poway, CA is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Poway, CA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Poway, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$620,500

2017 Median

± $14,413

$583,100

2016 Median

± $14,147

In 2017, the median property value in Poway, CA grew to to $620,500 from the previous year's value of $583,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Poway, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Poway, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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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.

$102,338

Median Household Income

± $4,136

15.8k

Number of Households

± 728

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Poway, CA grew to $102,338 from the previous year's value of $98,859.

The following chart displays the households in Poway, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Poway, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Poway, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Poway, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Poway, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Poway, CA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Poway, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Poway, CA was Drove Alone (80.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.1%) and those who Worked At Home (7.25%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Poway, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Poway, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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