Mission Viejo, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mission Viejo, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mission Viejo had a population of 98,052 as of July 1, 2017. Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo is located at latitude 33.6093 and longitude -117.6565 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mission Viejo (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Mission Viejo (GNIS ID: 2411123) 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 Mission Viejo is located within Mission Viejo CCD of Orange County.

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

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Mission Viejo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 98,052
Daytime Population: Workers 36,973
Daytime Population: Residents 49,283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86,256
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 96,996
Population in Familes 83,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,056
Population Density2 5,563
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $103,653
Average Household Income $130,404
Per Capita Income $46,398


Total Housing Units 35,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,215 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,258 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 763 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $617,502
Average Home Value $645,367


Total Households 34,473
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 25,976
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 0.69% 0.71%
Households 0.52% 0.61%
Families 0.49% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Mission Viejo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mission Viejo 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 # 76 95th
Population Density # 206 86th
Diversity Index # 849 44th
Median Household Income # 158 90th
Per Capita Income # 270 82nd

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