Huntington Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Huntington Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Huntington Beach had a population of 197,674 as of July 1, 2016. Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach is located at latitude 33.6906 and longitude -118.0093 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Huntington Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.93 sq. miles and a water area of 5.19 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Huntington Beach (GNIS ID: 2410811) 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 Huntington Beach is located within North Coast CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach: Pacific Beach, Pacific City.

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Huntington Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 197,674
Population in Households 196,704
Population in Familes 153,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 970
Population Density1 7,339
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 76,699
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 49,770
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80,749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,239 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,460 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,050 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $681,668
Average Home Value $704,501


Median Household Income $84,872
Average Household Income $115,404
Per Capita Income $44,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.76%
Households 0.41% 0.65%
Families 0.44% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Huntington Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Huntington Beach 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 # 22 99th
Population Density1 # 124 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 797 47th
Median Household Income # 253 83rd
Per Capita Income # 246 84th

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