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Laguna Niguel, California - Basic Facts

The City of Laguna Niguel had a population of 67,275 as of July 1, 2019. Laguna Niguel 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 Niguel is located at latitude 33.5225 and longitude -117.7076 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laguna Niguel encompass a land area of 14.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 400 feet.

The City of Laguna Niguel (GNIS ID: 2411597) 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 Niguel is located within South Coast CCD of Orange County.


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Laguna Niguel, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Laguna Niguel, 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

Laguna Niguel, CA Wealth Index is 231
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 67,275 (100%)
Population in Households 67,006 (99.6%)
Population in Families 56,457 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 269 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 4,564
Diversity Index2 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $115,254
Average Household Income $160,778
Per Capita Income $60,525
Wealth Index4 231

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,438 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,847 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 987 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $845,962
Housing Affordability Index3 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,285
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 18,119
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 0.73% 0.68%
Households 0.49% 0.51%
Families 0.56% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Laguna Niguel, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laguna Niguel 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 # 136 91st
Population Density # 274 82nd
Diversity Index # 904 41st
Median Household Income # 147 90th
Per Capita Income # 156 90th

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