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Laguna Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Laguna Beach had a population of 24,276 as of July 1, 2017. Laguna Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laguna Beach is located at latitude 33.5429 and longitude -117.7625 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laguna Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Laguna Beach (GNIS ID: 2411595) 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 Laguna Beach is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laguna Beach: Lagona, Laguna.

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Laguna Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,276
Daytime Population: Workers 15,164
Daytime Population: Residents 11,480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,644
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 24,176
Population in Familes 16,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 2,730
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $112,554
Average Household Income $174,348
Per Capita Income $81,695


Total Housing Units 13,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,661 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,718 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,888 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,143,924


Total Households 11,379
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 6,131
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 0.9% 0.89%
Households 0.69% 0.75%
Families 0.77% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Laguna Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laguna Beach 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 # 313 79th
Population Density # 509 66th
Diversity Index # 1315 13th
Median Household Income # 107 93rd
Per Capita Income # 42 97th

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