Demographics of Walnut, California

Walnut is so cool. “The area was once predominantly white. Upper-middle-class Asian immigrants have settled in Walnut, where they now form the majority of the population.”

As of the census of 2000, there were 30,004 people, 8,260 households, and 7,582 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,290.0/km² (3,340.5/mi²). There were 8,395 housing units at an average density of 360.9/km² (934.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.75% Asian, 28.37% White, 4.20% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 7.65% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. 19.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,260 households out of which 50.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.2% were non-families. 5.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $81,015, and the median income for a family was $82,977. Males had a median income of $51,944 versus $36,197 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,196. 6.5% of the population and 5.8% of families were below the poverty line. 7.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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There are also computer companies in Walnut (like ViewSonic) that I haven’t explored. It’s a small city (most people think Walnut Creek when I say Walnut), but it’s home to Mt. SAC which is the largest community college in California.

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