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, 2017)


Total Population 459
Daytime Population: Workers 298
Daytime Population: Residents 221
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 519
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 293
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,022
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $72,529
Average Household Income $134,953
Per Capita Income $69,975


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,139,951


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 113
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 0.87% 0.94%
Households 0.65% 0.75%
Families 0.63% 0.87%
Median Household Income   4.17%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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

The table below compares 90742 to the other 1,761 ZIP Codes 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 # 1533 13th
Population Density # 450 75th
Diversity Index # 1510 14th
Median Household Income # 596 66th
Per Capita Income # 96 95th

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