South Gate, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
92,381
0.993% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.7
1.2% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
4.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,188
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$578,900
23.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, South Gate, CA had a population of 92.4k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $67,188. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Gate, CA declined from 93,308 to 92,381, a −0.993% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,647 to $67,188, a 12.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Gate, CA are Other (Hispanic) (40.4%), White (Hispanic) (32.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (20.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in South Gate, 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.

78.6% of the residents in South Gate, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Advanced College (21 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2022, the median property value in South Gate, CA was $578,900, and the homeownership rate was 44.8%.

Most people in South Gate, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.3 minutes. The average car ownership in South Gate, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

South Gate, CA is home to a population of 92.4k people, from which 78.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 41.6% of South Gate, CA residents were born outside of the country (38.4k people).

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in South Gate, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k White (Hispanic) and 19k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

78.6%
2022 Citizenship
78.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 78.6% of South Gate, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Gate, CA was 78.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Gate, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    37.3k ± 2.36k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    30.4k ± 1.91k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    19k ± 2.43k
95.3%
Hispanic Population
88k people

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in South Gate, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k White (Hispanic) and 19k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

95.3% of the people in South Gate, CA are hispanic (88k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

41.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
38.4k people
42.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
39.3k people

As of 2022, 41.6% of South Gate, CA residents (38.4k 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 South Gate, CA was 42.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    299 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    249 ± 128
  3. Vietnam
    183 ± 106

South Gate, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Gate, CA employs 43.3k people. The largest industries in South Gate, CA are Manufacturing (5,936 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,984 people), and Retail Trade (4,898 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($111,953), Public Administration ($45,965), and Finance & Insurance ($45,955).

Occupations

43.3k
2022 Value
± 1,608
0.901%
1 Year growth
± 5.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Gate, CA grew at a rate of 0.901%, from 43k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Gate, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,160 people), Production Occupations (4,824 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,112 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Gate, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.3k
2022 Value
± 1,608
0.901%
1 Year growth
± 5.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Gate, CA grew at a rate of 0.901%, from 43k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Gate, CA, are Manufacturing (5,936 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,984 people), and Retail Trade (4,898 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Gate, CA, though some of these residents may live in South Gate, 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

$36,927
Median earning men ± $1,578
$29,466
Median earning women ± $1,276

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,497), Public Administration ($52,910), and Information ($47,341).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($61,750), Public Administration ($45,747), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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

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Alex 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.
Laphonza 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 2021, universities in South Gate, CA awarded 21 degrees. The student population of South Gate, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 58 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Gate, CA are Hispanic or Latino (9 and 42.9%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 38.1%), Asian (2 and 9.52%), and Unknown (1 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in South Gate, CA by number of degrees awarded are Advanced College (21 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Gate, CA was $578,900 in 2022, which is 2.05 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $470,200 to $578,900, a 23.1% increase. The homeownership rate in South Gate, CA is 44.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Gate, CA have an average commute time of 32.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Gate, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Gate, CA is $67,188. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in South Gate, CA was Census Tract 5359.02 with a value of $84,020, followed by Census Tract 5357.02 and Census Tract 5358.02, with respective values of $80,690 and $78,571.

Property

$578,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,234
$10,705
Median Property Taxes
±$582

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Gate, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in South Gate, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

44.8%
Homeownership
2022
75.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.8% of the housing units in South Gate, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in South Gate, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5359.02
  2. Census Tract 5357.02
  3. Census Tract 5358.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Gate, CA was Census Tract 5359.02 with a value of $84,020, followed by Census Tract 5357.02 and Census Tract 5358.02, with respective values of $80,690 and $78,571.

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

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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.
$67,188
Median Household Income
± $2,680
23.9k
Number of Households
± 1,110

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.9k households in South Gate, CA grew to $67,188 from the previous year's value of $59,647.

The following chart displays the households in South Gate, 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 South Gate, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.6%)
  2. Carpooled (16.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.17%)

In 2022, 69.6% of workers in South Gate, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.3%) and those who worked at home (6.17%).

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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Commute Time

32.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Gate, CA have a longer commute time (32.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.2% of the workforce in South Gate, 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 South Gate, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Gate, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Gate, CA (12.6k out of 92k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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

86.3% of the population of South Gate, CA has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 38.1% on Medicaid, 7.1% on Medicare, 6.83% on non-group plans, and 0.178% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles 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 26.4% under 18 years, 25.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.7%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
38.1%
Medicaid
7.1%
Medicare
6.83%
Non-Group
0.178%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Gate, CA declined by 6.13% from 14.6% to 13.7%.

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

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