Fountain Valley, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fountain Valley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain Valley had a population of 57,776 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.7106 and longitude -117.9511 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain Valley (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 57,776
Population in Households 57,311
Population in Familes 49,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 465
Population Density2 6,368
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $94,548
Average Household Income $117,247
Per Capita Income $38,972


Total Housing Units 19,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,450 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,696 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 498 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $695,856
Average Home Value $732,128


Total Households 19,146
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 14,713
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.54%
Households 0.32% 0.38%
Families 0.42% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Fountain Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Valley to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 163 89th
Population Density # 173 89th
Diversity Index # 649 57th
Median Household Income # 252 83rd
Per Capita Income # 427 72nd

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