Mission Viejo, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mission Viejo, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mission Viejo had a population of 96,506 as of July 1, 2016. Mission 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 Mission Viejo is located at latitude 33.6093 and longitude -117.6565 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mission Viejo (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Mission Viejo (GNIS ID: 2411123) 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 Mission Viejo is located within Mission Viejo CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mission 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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Mission Viejo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 96,506
Population in Households 95,476
Population in Familes 82,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,030
Population Density1 5,475
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 33,967
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 25,612
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,804 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,163 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 976 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $609,862
Average Home Value $627,490


Median Household Income $101,854
Average Household Income $123,915
Per Capita Income $44,153
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.75%
Households 0.36% 0.62%
Families 0.35% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Mission Viejo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mission 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 # 76 95th
Population Density1 # 205 87th
Diversity Index2 # 849 44th
Median Household Income # 137 91st
Per Capita Income # 261 83rd

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