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Seal Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Seal Beach had a population of 25,123 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Seal Beach is located at latitude 33.7519 and longitude -118.0732 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seal Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.74 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Seal Beach (GNIS ID: 2411851) 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 Seal Beach is located within North Coast CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seal 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 Seal Beach: Bay City.

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


Total Population 25,123
Population in Households 24,878
Population in Familes 16,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 245
Population Density1 2,224
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 13,471
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 6,145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,997 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,474 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,424 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $346,693
Average Home Value $487,475


Median Household Income $52,564
Average Household Income $91,340
Per Capita Income $49,199
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.81%
Households 0.54% 0.76%
Families 0.47% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Seal Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seal 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 # 296 81st
Population Density1 # 570 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1058 30th
Median Household Income # 840 45th
Per Capita Income # 190 88th

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