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Fountain Valley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain Valley had a population of 57,437 as of July 1, 2019. Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley is located at latitude 33.7092 and longitude -117.9537 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain Valley encompass a land area of 9.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Fountain Valley (GNIS ID: 2410537) 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 Fountain Valley is located within North Coast CCD of Orange County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fountain Valley: Talbert.

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Fountain Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fountain Valley, CA Housing Affordability Index is 70
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fountain Valley, CA Wealth Index is 163
State of California Wealth Index is 123
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 57,437 (100%)
Population in Households 56,952 (99.2%)
Population in Families 49,390 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 485 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 6,332
Diversity Index2 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $93,780
Average Household Income $116,136
Per Capita Income $38,221
Wealth Index4 163

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,343 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,672 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 520 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $691,255
Housing Affordability Index3 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19,015
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 14,610
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.41% 0.4%
Households 0.21% 0.26%
Families 0.3% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Fountain Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Valley to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 165 89th
Population Density # 170 89th
Diversity Index # 658 57th
Median Household Income # 303 80th
Per Capita Income # 492 68th

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