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Population (year 2000): 108,724. Estimated population in July 2005: 109,830 (+1.0% change)
Males: 55,694 (51.2%), Females: 53,030 (48.8%)

Orange County

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Median resident age: 32.0 years
Median household income: $50,732 (year 2000)
Median house value: $273,100 (year 2000)

Costa Mesa, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Costa Mesa:

  • White Non-Hispanic (56.8%)
  • Hispanic (31.8%)
  • Other race (16.6%)
  • Two or more races (4.3%)
  • Vietnamese (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Japanese (1.2%)
  • Filipino (1.2%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.4%), Irish (9.4%), English (9.4%), Italian (5.0%), United States (3.8%), French (3.1%).Mesa, California

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Costa Mesa

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Costa Mesa city

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

29.2% Foreign born (19.3% Latin America, 6.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +11,600 (+11.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Ana, CA Santa (5.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (43.2 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Beach, CA Newport (3.5 miles Valley, CA (4.3 miles Fountain Ana, CA Santa (5.7 miles Beach, CA Huntington (6.3 miles Joaquin Hills, CA (6.3 miles San Coast, CA (7.3 miles Newport CA (8.2 miles Westminster, CA Irvine, (8.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 69 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 1997: 57 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 1999: 59 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2001: 87 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $158,900
  • 2003: 85 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $262,800

Latitude: 33.66 N, Longitude: 117.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 949

Costa Mesa, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (15.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.9%), Manufacturing (12.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.1%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +24,331 (+22.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,494 (27.9%)

Crime in Costa Mesa by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 2 4 2 1 3
    per 100,000 3.7 1.8 3.7 1.8 0.9 2.8
Rapes 29 22 28 14 42 41
    per 100,000 26.7 20.2 25.8 12.9 38.6 37.7
Robberies 106 72 155 98 112 113
    per 100,000 97.5 66.2 142.6 90.1 103.0 103.9
Assaults 180 179 203 156 149 127
    per 100,000 165.6 164.6 186.7 143.5 137.0 116.8
Burglaries 489 437 554 511 516 495
    per 100,000 449.8 401.9 509.5 470.0 474.6 455.3
Thefts 2,420 2,266 2,595 2,620 2,665 2,747
    per 100,000 2225.8 2084.2 2386.8 2409.8 2451.2 2526.6
Auto thefts 380 484 482 425 405 448
    per 100,000 349.5 445.2 443.3 390.9 372.5 412.1
225.2 209.8 260.7 223.3 235.8 238.3

Average climate in Costa Mesa, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Costa Mesa-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the Costa Mesa city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 11/9/1982, a category 2 tornado 17.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Zach Wells - Major League Soccer player (MetroStars, born: Feb 26, 1981).

Main business address for: PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), WNC HOUSING TAX CREDIT FUND III L P (OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS), EMULEX CORP /DE/ (COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), SYNTHETIC BLOOD INTERNATIONAL INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), WNC HOUSING TAX CREDIT FUND IV L P SERIES 2 (OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS), RESOURCES CONNECTION INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), IRVINE SENSORS CORP/DE/ (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), COMMERCE ENERGY GROUP INC (ELECTRIC SERVICES) and 9 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Costa Mesa:
  • COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA (301 VICTORIA STREET)
  • FAIRVIEW DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (2501 HARBOR BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Costa Mesa:
  • HOAG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PRESBYTERIAN (about 4 miles; NEWPORT BEACH, CA)
  • NEWPORT BAY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; NEWPORT BEACH, CA)
  • COASTAL COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; SANTA ANA, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Costa Mesa, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Costa Mesa:
  • JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT-ORANGE COUNTY (about 4 miles; SANTA ANA, CA; ID: SNA)
  • LOS ALAMITOS AAF (about 13 miles; LOS ALAMITOS, CA; ID: SLI)
  • LONG BEACH /DAUGHERTY FIELD/ (about 20 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; ID: LGB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Costa Mesa:
  • FULLERTON MUNI (about 15 miles; FULLERTON, CA; ID: FUL)
  • CORONA MUNI (about 27 miles; CORONA, CA; ID: AJO)
  • COMPTON/WOODLEY (about 27 miles; COMPTON, CA; ID: CPM)

Amtrak stations near Costa Mesa:
  • 5 miles: NEWPORT BEACH (NEWPORT TRANS. CENTER, 1550 AVOCADO AVE.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: SANTA ANA (1000 E. SANTA ANA BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: ANAHEIM (2150 KATELLA AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 95 $578,210 $73,037 15 $19,178
Judicial and Legal 4 $39,385 $118,155 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 157 $1,339,919 $102,414 10 $12,970
Financial Administration 36 $262,087 $87,362 1 $1,103
Police - Other 70 $327,063 $56,067 25 $36,274
Other and Unallocable 20 $115,119 $69,071 2 $3,310
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $39,790 $68,211 1 $4,010
Parks and Recreation 40 $200,586 $60,175 122 $95,651
Sewerage 8 $44,893 $67,339 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 5 $24,199 $58,077 1 $1,337
Streets and Highways 37 $234,549 $76,069 7 $7,572
Fire - Other 8 $45,296 $67,944 4 $3,534
Firefighters 102 $948,303 $111,565 0 $0
Totals for Government 589 $4,199,399 $85,556 188 $184,939
Colleges/Universities in Costa Mesa:
  • ORANGE COAST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 13,224; Location: 2701 FAIRVIEW ROAD; Public; Website: www.occ.cccd.edu)
  • VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (FT enrollment: 1,379; Location: 55 FAIR DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vanguard.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCH-ORANGE CNTY (FT enrollment: 263; Location: 3420 S BRISTOL ST; Private, for-profit; Website: FIDM.COM)
  • PACIFIC COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 180; Location: 3160 RED HILL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MASSAGE THERAPY INC (Location: 2156 NEWPORT BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTERS (Location: 3070 BRISTOL ST; Private, for-profit)
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INST FOR BIOENERGETIC ANALYSIS (Location: 150 PAULARINO AVE STE 277; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • HELI STREAM INC (Location: 3000 AIRWAY AVE STE 350; Private, for-profit)
  • NTMA TRAINING CENTER-ORANGE COUNTY (Location: 3036 ENTERPRISE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Costa Mesa:
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAMPUS (about 5 miles; FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA; Full-time enrollment: 18,075)
  • COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA; FT enrollment: 2,940)
  • SANTA ANA COLLEGE (about 8 miles; SANTA ANA, CA; FT enrollment: 12,082)
  • GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE (about 8 miles; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA; FT enrollment: 7,000)
  • CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY-ACADEMIC CENTERS (about 10 miles; ORANGE, CA; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; ORANGE, CA; FT enrollment: 3,757)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-FULLERTON (about 11 miles; FULLERTON, CA; FT enrollment: 22,345)
Public high schools in Costa Mesa:
  • COSTA MESA HIGH (Students: 1,924; Location: 2650 FAIRVIEW ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • ESTANCIA HIGH (Students: 1,320; Location: 2323 PLACENTIA AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MONTE VISTA HIGH (ALTER.) (Students: 156; Location: 380 MONTE VISTA AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BACK BAY HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 99; Location: 390 MONTE VISTA AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ORANGE COAST MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 2701 FAIRVIEW ROAD; Grades: 11 - 12)
Private high school in Costa Mesa:
  • GIANT STEP LEARNING CENTER (Students: 59; Location: 758 SAINT CLAIR STREET; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Costa Mesa:
  • O.C. COMMUNITY HOME EDUCATION PROGRAM (Students: 1,655; Location: 2910 REDHILL AVE. SUITE 200; Grades: KG - 12)
  • TEWINKLE (CHARLES W.) MIDDLE (Students: 1,175; Location: 3224 CALIFORNIA AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JUVENILE HALL/COMMUNITY (Students: 1,139; Location: 200 KALMUS DR.; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DAVIS (MAUDE B.) ELEMENTARY (Students: 847; Location: 1050 ARLINGTON DR.; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • REA (EVERETT A.) ELEMENTARY (Students: 771; Location: 601 HAMILTON ST.; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • KAISER (HEINZ) ELEMENTARY (Students: 762; Location: 2130 SANTA ANA AVE.; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • WILSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 636; Location: 801 W. WILSON; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WHITTIER ELEMENTARY (Students: 607; Location: 1800 N. WHITTIER AVE.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 600; Location: 200 KALMUS DR.; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ADAMS ELEMENTARY (Students: 555; Location: 2850 CLUBHOUSE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Costa Mesa:
  • MARINERS CHRISTIAN (Students: 617; Location: 300 FISHER AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 1021 BAKER STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 386; Location: 760 VICTORIA STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOACHIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 1964 ORANGE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 270; Location: 2987 MESA VERDE DR EAST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • PAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 220; Location: 657 VICTORIA ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • THE WALDORF SCH OF ORANGE CO (Students: 204; Location: 2350 CANYON DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • VINEYARD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 102 EAST BAKER STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NEWPORT HARBOR MONTESSORI CNTR (Students: 190; Location: 425 EAST 18TH STREET; Grades: PK - 1)
  • PARK PRIVATE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 261 MONTE VISTA AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)

Notable locations in Costa Mesa: Mesa Verde Country Club (A), Costa Mesa Golf Course (B), Mesa Verde Branch Orange County Public Library (C), Costa Mesa Branch Orange County Public Library (D), Pacific Amphitheater (E).

Shopping Centers: Westport Square Shopping Center (1), Hillgren Square Shopping Center (2), Harbor Shopping Center (3), Traingle Square Shopping Center (4), Mesa Center Shopping Center (5), Mesa Verde Shopping Center (6), Stater Brothers Plaza Shopping Center (7).

Parks in Costa Mesa include: Estancia Park (1), Heller Park (2), Lindbergh School Park (3), Pinkley Park (4), Fairview Park (5), Suburbia Park (6), Civic Center Park (7), Wimbleton Park (8), Wilson Street Park (9).


Costa Mesa compared to California state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Costa Mesa:
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNR (1480 AM; 5 kW; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Costa Mesa:
  • KDLE (103.1 FM; NEWPORT BEACH, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC.)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KALI-FM (106.3 FM; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: KALI-FM, INC.)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KPFK (90.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC)
TV broadcast stations around Costa Mesa:
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)

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