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Laguna Hills, California - Basic Facts

The City of Laguna Hills had a population of 33,362 as of July 1, 2018. Laguna Hills 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 Laguna Hills is located at latitude 33.6125 and longitude -117.7128 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laguna Hills encompass a land area of 6.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 364 feet.

The City of Laguna Hills (GNIS ID: 2411596) 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 Hills is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laguna Hills: Laguna Hills Leisure World.

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Laguna Hills, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,362
Population in Households 32,862
Population in Familes 27,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density2 5,054
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $102,460
Average Household Income $148,369
Per Capita Income $51,445


Total Housing Units 11,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,722 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,667 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 552 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $723,127
Average Home Value $862,630


Total Households 11,389
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 8,434
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 1.17% 2.07%
Households 1.06% 2.03%
Families 1.07% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Laguna Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laguna Hills 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 # 249 84th
Population Density # 240 84th
Diversity Index # 707 53rd
Median Household Income # 204 87th
Per Capita Income # 231 85th

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