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The City of Aliso Viejo had a population of 48,954 as of July 1, 2021. Aliso 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 Aliso Viejo is located at latitude 33.565 and longitude -117.7271 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aliso Viejo encompass a land area of 6.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Aliso Viejo 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 Aliso Viejo is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.


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Aliso Viejo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 48,954 (100%)
Population in Households 48,686 (99.5%)
Population in Families 38,987 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 268 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 7,075
Diversity Index2 68
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $116,732
Average Household Income $143,716
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $55,009
Wealth Index5 148
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 19,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,524 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,921 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 668 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $689,191
Average Home Value $747,480
Housing Affordability Index3 97
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,445
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 12,029
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.59% 0.44%
Households 0.42% 0.33%
Families 0.32% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
Owner Occupied HU   0.32%

Aliso Viejo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aliso Viejo to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 196 87th
Population Density # 131 91st
Median Household Income # 164 89th
Housing Affordability Index # 991 65th
Per Capita Income # 240 84th
Diversity Index # 714 53rd

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