Laguna Beach, CA

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Population

23,224

0.0862% growth

Poverty Rate

6.6%


Median Age

50.4


Median Household Income

$117,586

17% growth

Number of Employees

11,734

0.617% growth

Median Property Value

$1.57M

13% growth

About

In 2017, Laguna Beach, CA had a population of 23.2k people with a median age of 50.4 and a median household income of $117,586. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Laguna Beach, CA grew from 23,204 to 23,224, a 0.0862% increase and its median household income grew from $100,506 to $117,586, a 17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laguna Beach, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.67%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.65%). N/A% of the people in Laguna Beach, CA speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laguna Beach, CA are Laguna College of Art and Design (125 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Laguna Beach, CA is $1.57M, and the homeownership rate is 62.5%. Most people in Laguna Beach, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Laguna Beach, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Laguna Beach, CA employs 11.7k people. The largest industries in Laguna Beach, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,043 people), Retail Trade (1,469 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,258 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($187,750), Public Administration ($126,458), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($118,932).

Median household income in Laguna Beach, CA is $117,586. Males in Laguna Beach, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Laguna Beach, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$117,586

2017 value

± $11,504

17%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Laguna Beach, CA have a median annual income of $117,586, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $100,506 in 2016, which represents a 17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laguna Beach, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 626.20

  2. Census Tract 423.05

  3. Census Tract 626.19

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laguna Beach, CA was Census Tract 626.20 with a value of $165,464, followed by Census Tract 423.05 and Census Tract 626.19, with respective values of $156,875 and $110,865.

The following map shows all of the places in Laguna Beach, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laguna Beach, CA (1.53k out of 23.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,292 ± 243

  2. Hispanic

    132 ± 124

  3. Asian

    111 ± 125

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laguna Beach, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.7k

2017 Value

± 817

0.617%

1 Year growth

± 9.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laguna Beach, CA grew at a rate of 0.617%, from 11.7k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laguna Beach, CA, are Management Occupations (2,435 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,860 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,168 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laguna Beach, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Laguna Beach, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,435 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,860 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,168 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laguna Beach, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.28 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.34 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Laguna Beach, CA, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($202,729), Protective Service Occupations ($200,341), and Legal Occupations ($159,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.7k

2017 Value

± 817

0.617%

1 Year growth

± 9.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laguna Beach, CA grew at a rate of 0.617%, from 11.7k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laguna Beach, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,043 people), Retail Trade (1,469 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,258 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laguna Beach, CA, though some of these residents may live in Laguna Beach, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Laguna Beach, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,043 people), Retail Trade (1,469 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,258 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laguna Beach, CA has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.17 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.49 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Laguna Beach, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($187,750), Public Administration ($126,458), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($118,932).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.3% of the population of Laguna Beach, CA has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 3.36% on Medicaid, 18.7% on Medicare, 26.6% on non-group plans, and 0.233% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Laguna Beach, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Laguna Beach, CA see 1053 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.284% decrease from the previous year (1056 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 923 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,053 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 1,053 patients per year. This represents a 0.284% decrease from the previous year (1,056 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.74%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

3.36%

Medicaid

18.7%

Medicare

26.6%

Non-Group

0.233%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laguna Beach, CA declined by 26.2% from 6.42% to 4.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Laguna Beach, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Laguna Beach, CA is home to a population of 23.2k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.3% of Laguna Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (3.09k people).

In 2017, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Laguna Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k White (Hispanic) and 1.06k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Laguna Beach, CA was 50.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Laguna Beach, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Laguna Beach, CA residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.09k people

13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.01k people

As of 2017, 13.3% of Laguna Beach, CA residents (3.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laguna Beach, CA was 13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of Laguna Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Laguna Beach, CA was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laguna Beach, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    19.1k ± 649

  2. White (Hispanic)

    1.55k ± 387

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.06k ± 409

In 2017, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Laguna Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k White (Hispanic) and 1.06k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Laguna Beach, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    501 ± 129

  2. Korea

    170 ± 121

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    147 ± 78

Laguna Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Laguna Beach, CA awarded 125 degrees. The student population of Laguna Beach, CA is skewed towards women, with 234 male students and 455 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laguna Beach, CA are White (62 and 50.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (23 and 18.9%), Unknown (16 and 13.1%), and Asian (10 and 8.2%).

The largest universities in Laguna Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are Laguna College of Art and Design (125 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Laguna Beach, CA are General Fine Studio Arts (33 and 26.4%), Game & Interactive Media Design (28 and 22.4%), and Graphic Design (24 and 19.2%).

The median tuition costs in Laguna Beach, CA are $29,800 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laguna Beach, CA was Graphic Design with 24 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Laguna Beach, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

125 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,800

Median Private

In 2017, the Laguna Beach, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laguna College of Art and Design with 125 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

52

Degrees Awarded to Men

73

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 52 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laguna Beach, CA, which is 0.712 times less than the 73 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    62 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Laguna Beach, CA were to White students. These 62 degrees mean that there were 2.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laguna Beach, CA was $1.57M in 2017, which is 6.84 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $1.39M to $1.57M, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Laguna Beach, CA is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Laguna Beach, CA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Laguna Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.57M

2017 Median

± $107,496

$1.39M

2016 Median

± $163,725

In 2017, the median property value in Laguna Beach, CA grew to to $1.57M from the previous year's value of $1.39M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Laguna Beach, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Laguna Beach, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$117,586

Median Household Income

± $11,504

10.5k

Number of Households

± 705

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Laguna Beach, CA grew to $117,586 from the previous year's value of $100,506.

The following chart displays the households in Laguna Beach, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Laguna Beach, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Laguna Beach, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%

2017 Homeownership

60.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.5% of the housing units in Laguna Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Laguna Beach, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laguna Beach, CA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Laguna Beach, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    15.7%

  3. Carpooled

    3.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Laguna Beach, CA was Drove Alone (75.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (15.7%) and those who Carpooled (3.78%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Laguna Beach, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laguna Beach, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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