Santa Monica, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Santa Monica?

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There are 92,828 residents in Santa Monica, with a median age of 41.4. Of this, 49.41% are males and 50.59% are females. US-born citizens make up 74.45% of the resident pool in Santa Monica, while non-US-born citizens account for 17.18%. Additionally, 8.37% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 78,153 people in Santa Monica currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 92,828 1.3%
Male Population 45,863 1.3%
Female Population 46,965 1.4%
Male population 49.41%
Female population 50.59%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41.4 2.2%
Citizen US Born 69,114 0.5%
Citizen not US Born 15,944 6.7%
Not Citizen 7,770 -1.8%
Citizen US Born 74.45%
Citizen not US Born 17.18%
Not Citizen 8.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 803 7.9%
Moved from Same County 9,263 6.5%
Moved from Same State 918 -24.6%
Moved from Different State 2,701 9.3%
Same House as Last Year 78,153 0.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.87%
Moved from Same County 10.09%
Moved from Same State 1%
Moved from Different State 2.94%
Same House as Last Year 85.1%

What are the employment statistics in Santa Monica?

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White-collar workers make up 94.05% of the working population in Santa Monica, while blue-collar employees account for 5.95%. There are also 9,653 entrepreneurs in Santa Monica (18.87% of the workforce); 32,200 workers employed in private companies (62.94%); and 5,121 people working in governmental institutions (10.01%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 48,114 -0.5%
Blue Collar 3,044 16.7%
White Collar 94.05%
Blue Collar 5.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 9,653 -1.3%
Private Companies 32,200 0.5%
Governmental Workers 5,121 4.5%
Not for Profit Companies 4,184 -1.2%
Self Employees 18.87%
Private Companies 62.94%
Governmental Workers 10.01%
Not for Profit Companies 8.18%

How many households are there in Santa Monica?

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There are a total of 46,664 households in Santa Monica, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 41.54% of these Santa Monica households, while non-family units account for the remaining 58.46%. Additionally, 16.68% of households have children and 83.32% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 46,664 2.1%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.5%
Family Households 19,382 1.4%
Non-family Households 27,282 2.6%
Family Households 41.54%
Non-family Households 58.46%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 7,782 -1.2%
Households without Children 38,882 2.8%
Households with Children 16.68%
Households without Children 83.32%

What are the median and average incomes in Santa Monica?

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The average annual household income in Santa Monica is $158,034, while the median household income sits at $99,847 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $134,812, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $101,293. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $57,228 and $51,060, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $158,034 4.2%
Median Household Income $99,847 1.6%
People below Poverty Level 9,664 5.9%
People above Poverty Level 81,333 1.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Santa Monica?

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There are 52,522 housing units in Santa Monica, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1966. Of the 46,664 occupied housing units in Santa Monica, 28.54% are owner-occupied, while 71.46% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.87% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $1,497,300. In general, housing costs reach $2,212 per month in Santa Monica.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 52,522 2.1%
Median Year Built 1966 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 7,372 -0.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 4,689 -1.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 8,063 7.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 9,540 5.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 10,577 1.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,659 -4.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,746 1.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,570 -4.1%
Built between 2010 and 2019 2,225 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 81 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 46,664 2.1%
Owner Occupied 13,320 4.4%
Renter Occupied 33,344 1.2%
Owner Occupied 28.54%
Renter Occupied 71.46%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 8,774 2.1%
Without Mortgage 4,546 9.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $1,497,300 -0.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $1,450,200 9.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,212 6.1%
With Mortgage 65.87%
Without Mortgage 34.13%

What is the level of education in Santa Monica?

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Approximately 11.83% of the population in Santa Monica holds a high school degree (that's 9,348 residents), while 13.84% have attained a college certificate (13,635 locals) and 38% have a bachelor's degree (30,016 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,293 0.7%
Some High School 9,348 1.7%
Some College 13,635 3.9%
Associate Degree 4,734 13.2%
Bachelor's Degree 30,016 0.5%
Graduate Degree 21,670 1.3%
No High School 2.9%
Some High School 11.83%
Some College 13.84%
Associate Degree 5.99%
Bachelor's Degree 38%
Graduate Degree 27.43%

What is the marital status of Santa Monica residents?

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A total of 35,029 people in Santa Monica have never been married (which represents 43.04% of the total population), while 32,871 of them are wedded (40.39%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 944 (1.16%) and 9,837 (12.09%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 35,029 3.5%
Married 32,871 0.1%
Separated 944 -7.2%
Widowed 3,642 1.7%
Divorced 9,837 0.6%
Never Married 43.04%
Married 40.39%
Separated 1.16%
Widowed 4.48%
Divorced 12.09%

What are the most common means of transportation in Santa Monica?

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The top three means of transportation people in Santa Monica use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 31,489 residents commute by car, 2,978 prefer going to work by walking and 1,788 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 31,489 -7.4%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,214 -1.5%
Subway or Elevated 69 N/A
Railroad 136 -2.2%
Bicycle 1,788 4.8%
Motorcycle 89 -51.9%
TaxiCab 289 11.2%
Walk 2,978 -8.0%

What is the median and average household income in Santa Monica by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
90401 7,482 4,678 $90,682.00 $146,888.00
90402 12,046 4,906 $139,667.00 $304,203.00
90403 24,525 13,164 $113,204.00 $161,030.00
90404 23,460 10,562 $74,591.00 $119,465.00
90405 27,367 14,247 $97,010.00 $143,622.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 90401 90402 90403 90404 90405