ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES

2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Although the American Community Survey (ACS) produces population, demographic and housing unit estimates, it is the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program that produces and disseminates the official estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns and estimates of housing units for states and counties.

 

 

Subject

Pacifica city, California

Estimate

Margin of Error

Percent

Percent Margin of Error

SEX AND AGE

 

 

 

 

Total population

38,665

+/-34

38,665

(X)

Male

18,676

+/-528

48.3%

+/-1.4

Female

19,989

+/-532

51.7%

+/-1.4

Under 5 years

1,983

+/-265

5.1%

+/-0.7

5 to 9 years

2,096

+/-316

5.4%

+/-0.8

10 to 14 years

2,408

+/-329

6.2%

+/-0.9

15 to 19 years

2,257

+/-247

5.8%

+/-0.6

20 to 24 years

2,247

+/-245

5.8%

+/-0.6

25 to 34 years

4,899

+/-483

12.7%

+/-1.3

35 to 44 years

5,110

+/-421

13.2%

+/-1.1

45 to 54 years

6,318

+/-419

16.3%

+/-1.1

55 to 59 years

3,211

+/-363

8.3%

+/-0.9

60 to 64 years

2,929

+/-341

7.6%

+/-0.9

65 to 74 years

3,211

+/-253

8.3%

+/-0.7

75 to 84 years

1,359

+/-239

3.5%

+/-0.6

85 years and over

637

+/-158

1.6%

+/-0.4

Median age (years)

41.8

+/-1.0

(X)

(X)

18 years and over

30,822

+/-432

79.7%

+/-1.1

21 years and over

29,617

+/-456

76.6%

+/-1.2

62 years and over

6,938

+/-419

17.9%

+/-1.1

65 years and over

5,207

+/-310

13.5%

+/-0.8

18 years and over

30,822

+/-432

30,822

(X)

Male

14,950

+/-438

48.5%

+/-1.3

Female

15,872

+/-468

51.5%

+/-1.3

65 years and over

5,207

+/-310

5,207

(X)

Male

2,268

+/-203

43.6%

+/-3.2

Female

2,939

+/-255

56.4%

+/-3.2

    RACE

 

 

 

 

Total population

38,665

+/-34

38,665

(X)

One race

35,247

+/-537

91.2%

+/-1.4

Two or more races

3,418

+/-543

8.8%

+/-1.4

 One race

35,247

+/-537

91.2%

+/-1.4

White

24,747

+/-932

64.0%

+/-2.4

Black or African American

1,027

+/-248

2.7%

+/-0.6

American Indian and Alaska Native

122

+/-100

0.3%

+/-0.3

Cherokee tribal grouping

2

+/-4

0.0%

+/-0.1

Chippewa tribal grouping

7

+/-15

0.0%

+/-0.1

Navajo tribal grouping

0

+/-25

0.0%

+/-0.1

Sioux tribal grouping

0

+/-25

0.0%

+/-0.1

Asian

7,446

+/-585

19.3%

+/-1.5

Asian Indian

119

+/-72

0.3%

+/-0.2

Chinese

2,310

+/-453

6.0%

+/-1.2

Filipino

3,584

+/-521

9.3%

+/-1.3

Japanese

344

+/-150

0.9%

+/-0.4

Korean

162

+/-107

0.4%

+/-0.3

Vietnamese

350

+/-147

0.9%

+/-0.4

Other Asian

577

+/-203

1.5%

+/-0.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

230

+/-158

0.6%

+/-0.4

Native Hawaiian

9

+/-15

0.0%

+/-0.1

Guamanian or Chamorro

95

+/-103

0.2%

+/-0.3

Samoan

69

+/-63

0.2%

+/-0.2

Other Pacific Islander

57

+/-58

0.1%

+/-0.1

Some other race

1,675

+/-553

4.3%

+/-1.4

Two or more races

3,418

+/-543

8.8%

+/-1.4

White and Black or African American

363

+/-192

0.9%

+/-0.5

White and American Indian and Alaska Native

332

+/-155

0.9%

+/-0.4

White and Asian

1,386

+/-283

3.6%

+/-0.7

Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native

10

+/-17

0.0%

+/-0.1

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races

 

 

 

 

Total population

38,665

+/-34

38,665

(X)

White

27,740

+/-804

71.7%

+/-2.1

Black or African American

1,859

+/-536

4.8%

+/-1.4

American Indian and Alaska Native

528

+/-206

1.4%

+/-0.5

Asian

9,605

+/-741

24.8%

+/-1.9

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

516

+/-270

1.3%

+/-0.7

Some other race

2,312

+/-641

6.0%

+/-1.7

HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE

 

 

 

 

Total population

38,665

+/-34

38,665

(X)

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

7,062

+/-809

18.3%

+/-2.1

Mexican

3,524

+/-632

9.1%

+/-1.6

Puerto Rican

376

+/-196

1.0%

+/-0.5

Cuban

83

+/-61

0.2%

+/-0.2

Other Hispanic or Latino

3,079

+/-538

8.0%

+/-1.4

Not Hispanic or Latino

31,603

+/-815

81.7%

+/-2.1

White alone

20,592

+/-894

53.3%

+/-2.3

Black or African American alone

994

+/-253

2.6%

+/-0.7

American Indian and Alaska Native alone

85

+/-93

0.2%

+/-0.2

Asian alone

7,274

+/-566

18.8%

+/-1.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone

171

+/-129

0.4%

+/-0.3

 

 

Subject

Pacifica city, California

Estimate

Margin of Error

Percent

Percent Margin of Error

Some other race alone

160

+/-148

0.4%

+/-0.4

Two or more races

2,327

+/-419

6.0%

+/-1.1

Two races including Some other race

30

+/-28

0.1%

+/-0.1

Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races

2,297

+/-417

5.9%

+/-1.1

Total housing units

14,732

+/-341

(X)

(X)

CITIZEN, VOTING AGE POPULATION

 

 

 

 

Citizen, 18 and over population

28,904

+/-576

28,904

(X)

Male

13,989

+/-456

48.4%

+/-1.4

Female

14,915

+/-517

51.6%

+/-1.4

 

Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a margin of error. The value shown here is the 90 percent margin of error. The margin of error can be interpreted roughly as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate minus the margin of error and the estimate plus the margin of error (the lower and upper confidence bounds) contains the true value. In addition to sampling variability, the ACS estimates are subject to nonsampling error (for a discussion of nonsampling variability, see Accuracy of the Data). The effect of nonsampling error is not represented in these tables.

While the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data generally reflect the February 2013 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) definitions of metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas; in certain instances the names, codes, and boundaries of the principal cities shown in ACS tables may differ from the OMB definitions due to differences in the effective dates of the geographic entities.

Estimates of urban and rural population, housing units, and characteristics reflect boundaries of urban areas defined based on Census 2010 data. As a result, data for urban and rural areas from the ACS do not necessarily reflect the results of ongoing urbanization.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Explanation of Symbols:

 

  1. An '**' entry in the margin of error column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute a standard error and thus the margin of error. A statistical test is not appropriate.
  2. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
  3. An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
  4. An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
  5. An '***' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
  6. An '*****' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
  7. An 'N' entry in the estimate and margin of error columns indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
  8. An '(X)' means that the estimate is not applicable or not available.

2010

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Pacifica had a population of 37,234. The population density was 2,941.1 people per square mile (1,135.6/km²). The racial makeup of Pacifica was 24,166 (64.9%) White, 976 (2.6%) African American, 206 (0.6%) Native American, 7,230 (19.4%) Asian, 315 (0.8%) Pacific Islander, 1,703 (4.6%) from other races, and 2,638 (7.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,243 persons (16.8%).

The Census reported that 37,052 people (99.5% of the population) lived in households, 64 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 118 (0.3%) were institutionalized.

There were 13,967 households, out of which 4,511 (32.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 7,385 (52.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,592 (11.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 709 (5.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 869 (6.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 237 (1.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 3,126 households (22.4%) were made up of individuals and 1,098 (7.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65. There were 9,686 families (69.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.12.

The population was spread out with 7,707 people (20.7%) under the age of 18, 2,842 people (7.6%) aged 18 to 24, 10,011 people (26.9%) aged 25 to 44, 12,155 people (32.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 4,519 people (12.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

There were 14,523 housing units at an average density of 1,147.2 per square mile (442.9/km²), of which 9,545 (68.3%) were owner-occupied, and 4,422 (31.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.8%. 26,567 people (71.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 10,485 people (28.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 38,390 people, 13,994 households, and 9,655 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,038.9 people per square mile (1,173.6/km²). There were 14,245 housing units at an average density of 1,127.6 per square mile (435.5/km²).


There were 13,994 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,737, and the median income for a family was $78,361 (these figures had risen to $82,000 and $102,463 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[8]). Males had a median income of $50,761 versus $40,261 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,183. About 1.2% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

The oldest person to ever live in Pacifica is Rose G. Rosenthal who was born on April 8, 1901, and died December 27, 2008.
The Reverend Herschell Harkins Memorial pier was constructed in 1973 and was designed to carry sewage piping out to sea. It was closed in 1992 due to corrosion of some of the structure. Since then the pier has been repaired and is a well known fishing spot; on July 8–9, 1995, over 1,000 salmon were caught from the pier.