Costa Mesa, CA

112,825 Population
15.7 square miles 7,186.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
Ranked 58th Highest in CA
Population Density
7,186.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
37.0%
was 35.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
29.2%
was 23.5%
Ranked 56th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
20.7%
was 19.8%
Ranked 101st Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
9.5%
was 10.1%
Ranked 122nd Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.5
was 4.5
Ranked 7th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
11.6%
was 13.6%
Ranked 62nd Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$70,438
was $72,128
Ranked 55th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.3
43.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.9
was 0.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
340.2
was 223.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,162.1
was 3,159.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
40,027
was 45,111
Ranked 59th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,749
was $1,645
Ranked 33rd Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
197
was 36
 
Occupied Housing Units
38,127
was 42,871
 
Homeownership Rate
36.8%
was 36.1%
Ranked 129th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
84
was 36
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,545.7
was 2,869.0
Ranked 35th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
7.3%
was 7.6%
Ranked 98th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
113
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 2.6
Ranked 81st Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.7
was 0.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.8
was 0.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.3%
was 95.9%
Ranked 115th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.8%
Ranked 105th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
96.1%
was 97.9%
Ranked 102nd Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
81.2%
was 83.8%
Ranked 83rd Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.3%
was 40.3%
Ranked 54th Highest in CA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
92.7%
was 93.8%
 
Debt Service Ratio
2.3%
was 3.6%
 
Revenue
 
$124,476,858
$120,941,625
 
Expenditure
 
$120,991,769
$121,081,892
 
Revenue per Capita
$1,104
was $1,078
 
Expenditure per Capita
$1,073
was $1,079
 

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