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.
|Population in Households||196,704|
|Population in Familes||153,620|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||970|
|Average Household Size||2.56|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||2.56%|
|Per Capita Income||1.6%|
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.
|Total Population||# 22||99th|
|Population Density1||# 124||92nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 797||47th|
|Median Household Income||# 253||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 246||84th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.