Sunset Beach, CA 90742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 90742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sunset Beach, CA 90742

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 364
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Orange County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.719, Longitude -118.07
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sunset Beach, CA 90742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 451
Population in Households 451
Population in Familes 289
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,492
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (49.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,092,233


Median Household Income $70,741
Average Household Income $129,302
Per Capita Income $69,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.87%
Households 0.47% 0.66%
Families 0.43% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.

Sunset Beach, CA 90742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 90742 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 1534 13th
Population Density1 # 472 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 1496 15th
Median Household Income # 559 68th
Per Capita Income # 77 96th

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