Tustin, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tustin, California - Basic Facts

The City of Tustin had a population of 82,275 as of July 1, 2017. Tustin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tustin is located at latitude 33.7309 and longitude -117.8106 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tustin (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Tustin (GNIS ID: 2412117) 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 Tustin is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tustin 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 Tustin: Tustin City.

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


Total Population 82,275
Daytime Population: Workers 42,487
Daytime Population: Residents 40,985
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 83,472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 81,742
Population in Familes 67,598
Population in Group Qrtrs 533
Population Density2 7,394
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $77,464
Average Household Income $105,098
Per Capita Income $34,678


Total Housing Units 28,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,554 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,334 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,155 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $607,274
Average Home Value $645,704


Total Households 26,888
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 19,142
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.23% 1.02%
Households 0.94% 0.85%
Families 0.95% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Tustin, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tustin 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 # 105 93rd
Population Density # 123 92nd
Diversity Index # 170 89th
Median Household Income # 386 75th
Per Capita Income # 525 65th

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