Newport Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newport Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Newport Beach had a population of 91,166 as of July 1, 2018. Newport Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Newport Beach is located at latitude 33.5971 and longitude -117.8903 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newport Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.78 sq. miles and a water area of 29.17 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Newport Beach (GNIS ID: 2411250) 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 Newport Beach is located within Central Coast CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newport Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Newport Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 91,166
Population in Households 90,722
Population in Familes 64,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 444
Population Density2 3,834
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $127,529
Average Household Income $188,145
Per Capita Income $84,216


Total Housing Units 45,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,314 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,353 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,003 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $1,726,763
Average Home Value $1,652,672


Total Households 40,668
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 22,282
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 0.83% 0.76%
Households 0.59% 0.59%
Families 0.67% 0.68%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Newport Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport Beach 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 # 90 94th
Population Density # 339 78th
Diversity Index # 1212 20th
Median Household Income # 87 94th
Per Capita Income # 42 97th

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