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Costa Mesa city, California

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Costa Mesa city, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 113,003
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 113,003
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 110,078
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 111,918
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 109,960
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 4,153
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 25.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 38.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $749,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,883
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $577
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,857
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 40,986
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 38.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 95.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 90.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 40.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 72.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 530,564
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 409,897
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,541,442
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,815,534
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $34,092
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $84,138
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $41,136
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 15,768
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,874
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,050
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,231
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,662
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 961
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 13,901
Population per square mile, 2010 7,024.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 15.65
FIPS Code 0616532
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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