Demographics

Conveniently located in the center of San Diego County, Poway enjoys a sunny climate, clean air, a pristine lake, and ecological reserves. Poway has carefully planned for balancing growth with quality living, offering an ideal place in which to prosper. It's the way California was meant to be.

Poway is a family-oriented community offering a wide variety of housing, shopping, and recreation opportunities. Visit Lake Poway, the state-of-the-art library, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, the Community Center, Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Sportsplex USA, and historical Old Poway Park. Experience the friendly spirit of the "City in the Country."

Demographics
Population
  • Total Population: 48,929
Area
  • Total Area: 39.1 square miles
Education
Poway Unified School District is nationally recognized as one of the finest in the state. Poway has a local community college education center and is close to many major universities and regional community colleges.

Age
  • Median Age: 37.5 years
Age Groups
Age Group
Percentage
0-20 31.67%
21-44 28.61%
45-64 29.31%
65+ 10.42%

Ethnic Breakdown
Ethnicity Percentage
White 73%
Hispanic 13%
Asian / Other
12%
Black 2%

College Education
Education
Percentage
Some college / no degree
27.1%
Associate degree
8.8%
Bachelor degree
24.8%
Graduate / Ph.D.
1.6%

Household Income
Income Amount
Median Income
$74,256
Less than $15,000
789
$15,000 to $29,999
1,488
$30,000 to $44,999
2,010
$45,000 to $59,999
1,936
$60,000 to $74,999
1,894
$75,000 to $99,999
2,513
$100,000 to $124,999
1,881
$125,000 or more
3,535

Weather
Category Value
Average Rainfall
15.4 inches
Average Temperature in January
55°F
Average Temperature in August
76°F

Housing
Category Value
Housing Units
16,302
Persons per Household
3.16
Median Single Family Home Average Resale Price
$475,000

Major Employers
Company Employees
Poway Unified School District
3,518
Geico Direct
1,500
Pomerado Hospital
743
Cohu, Inc. (including Delta and BMS)
650
Sysco Food Services of San Diego
456
Digirad Corp.
434
First American Credco
416
Walmart 340
City of Poway
310
Mitchell Repair Information Co.
265
Costco 264
Neal Electric Corporation
260
HM Electronics, Inc.
249
Target 230

Sources: SANDAG, Weatherbase.com, DQNews, City of Poway, Claritas