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Laguna Hills, California - Basic Facts

The City of Laguna Hills had a population of 31,811 as of July 1, 2017. Laguna Hills 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 Laguna Hills is located at latitude 33.5915 and longitude -117.6994 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laguna Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 364 feet.

The City of Laguna Hills (GNIS ID: 2411596) 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 Laguna Hills is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laguna Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Laguna Hills, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,811
Daytime Population: Workers 21,920
Daytime Population: Residents 16,061
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 31,296
Population in Familes 26,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 515
Population Density2 4,819
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $97,468
Average Household Income $141,394
Per Capita Income $48,898


Total Housing Units 11,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,027 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,773 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 573 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $670,506
Average Home Value $728,942


Total Households 10,801
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 8,047
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.84%
Households 0.47% 0.77%
Families 0.56% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Laguna Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laguna Hills to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 255 83rd
Population Density # 258 83rd
Diversity Index # 705 54th
Median Household Income # 203 87th
Per Capita Income # 227 85th

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