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Aliso Viejo, California - Basic Facts

The City of Aliso Viejo had a population of 49,449 as of July 1, 2017. 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 33.5792 and longitude -117.7289 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aliso Viejo (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2409683) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aliso Viejo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Aliso Viejo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,449
Daytime Population: Workers 21,224
Daytime Population: Residents 21,982
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,206
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 49,182
Population in Familes 39,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 267
Population Density2 7,146
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $102,652
Average Household Income $127,007
Per Capita Income $48,632


Total Housing Units 19,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,698 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,917 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $541,574
Average Home Value $580,513


Total Households 18,615
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 12,163
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 1.06% 0.95%
Households 0.78% 0.77%
Families 0.65% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Aliso Viejo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aliso Viejo to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 192 87th
Population Density # 131 91st
Diversity Index # 714 53rd
Median Household Income # 164 89th
Per Capita Income # 232 85th

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