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Aliso Viejo, California - Basic Facts

The City of Aliso Viejo had a population of 48,733 as of July 1, 2016. Aliso Viejo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aliso Viejo is located at latitude 33.5792 and longitude -117.7289 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aliso Viejo (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Aliso Viejo (GNIS ID: 2409683) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Aliso Viejo is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aliso Viejo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Aliso Viejo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,733
Population in Households 48,473
Population in Familes 38,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 260
Population Density1 7,043
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 18,379
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 11,999
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,570 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,809 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 594 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $529,917
Average Home Value $561,645


Median Household Income $100,695
Average Household Income $120,748
Per Capita Income $46,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.03%
Households 0.7% 0.84%
Families 0.54% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Aliso Viejo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aliso Viejo to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 192 87th
Population Density1 # 131 91st
Diversity Index2 # 715 53rd
Median Household Income # 143 91st
Per Capita Income # 217 86th

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