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Huntington Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Huntington Beach had a population of 202,560 as of July 1, 2019. Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach is located at latitude 33.6603 and longitude -117.9992 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Huntington Beach encompass a land area of 26.93 sq. miles and a water area of 5.19 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Huntington Beach (GNIS ID: 2410811) 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 Huntington Beach is located within North Coast CCD of Orange County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Huntington Beach: Pacific Beach, Pacific City.

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Huntington Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Huntington Beach, CA Housing Affordability Index is 66
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

Huntington Beach, CA Wealth Index is 162
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 202,560
Population in Households 201,551
Population in Familes 157,898
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,009
Population Density 7,501
Diversity Index1 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $95,141
Average Household Income $126,834
Per Capita Income $49,007
Wealth Index3 162

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 82,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,357 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33,926 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,024 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $734,192
Housing Affordability Index2 66
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 78,283
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 50,975
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.64% 0.61%
Households 0.5% 0.5%
Families 0.56% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Huntington Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Huntington Beach 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 # 24 98th
Population Density # 118 92nd
Diversity Index # 798 48th
Median Household Income # 290 81st
Per Capita Income # 293 81st

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