Fountain Valley, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fountain Valley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain Valley had a population of 57,420 as of July 1, 2016. Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley is located at latitude 33.7106 and longitude -117.9511 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Fountain Valley (GNIS ID: 2410537) 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 Fountain Valley is located within North Coast CCD of Orange County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fountain Valley: Talbert.

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Fountain Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57,420
Population in Households 56,954
Population in Familes 49,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 466
Population Density1 6,329
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 19,079
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 14,640
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,569 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,509 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 626 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $640,813
Average Home Value $647,548


Median Household Income $84,954
Average Household Income $106,299
Per Capita Income $35,460
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.78%
Households 0.37% 0.62%
Families 0.48% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Fountain Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Valley 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 # 163 89th
Population Density1 # 171 89th
Diversity Index2 # 638 58th
Median Household Income # 251 84th
Per Capita Income # 431 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.