Demographics

The 2015 United States Census reported that Arvin had a population of 20,328. The racial makeup of Arvin was 17,154 (84.4%) White, 235 (1.2%) African American, 98 (1.5%) Native American, 82 (0.4%) Asian, 91 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 2,285 (11.2%) from other races, and 383 (1.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,809 persons (92.5%).

The population was spread out with, 8,408 people (41.3%) under the age of 19, 7,839 people (38.6%) aged 20 to 44, 3,221 people (15.8%) aged 45 to 64, 860 people (0.04%) aged 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23.7 years. Population was predominately males at 10,579 (52.0%) in comparison to females at 9,749 (48.0%).

Most recent housing demographics are consistent with 2010 Census; were 4,859 households, out of which 3,024 (71.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,803 (66.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 646 (15.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 355 (8.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 291 (6.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 24 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 303 households (7.2%) were made up of individuals and 125 (3.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.48. There were 3,804 families (90.0% of all households); the average family size was 4.59.

There were 4,533 occupied housing units, of which 2,085 (46.0%) were owner-occupied, and 2,448 (54.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%.

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