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0.66% growth
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1.46% growth
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3.43% growth


The economy of Costa Mesa, CA employs 61,784 people. The economy of Costa Mesa, CA is specialized in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 2; 1.59; and 1.53 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Costa Mesa, CA are Retail trade (6,776), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (6,626), and Accommodation & Food Service (6,583), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,792), Finance & Insurance ($53,727), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,663).

Median household income in Costa Mesa, CA is $66,459. Males in Costa Mesa, CA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,217. The income inequality of Costa Mesa, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Costa Mesa, CA. In Orange County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,992. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Costa Mesa, CA is home to a population of 112,377 people, from which 84.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Costa Mesa, CA is composed of 56,935 White residents (50.7%), 40,102 Hispanic residents (35.7%), 10,148 Asian residents (9%), 2,576 Two+ residents (2.29%), and 1,728 Black residents (1.54%). The most common foreign languages in Costa Mesa, CA are Spanish (30,095 speakers), Vietnamese (1,643 speakers), and Tagalog (1,284 speakers), but compared to other places, Costa Mesa, CA has a relative high number of Japanese (949 speakers), Vietnamese (1,643 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (398 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Costa Mesa, CA awarded 11,521 degrees. The student population of Costa Mesa, CA is skewed towards females, with 5,051 male students and 6,470 female students. Most students in Costa Mesa, CA are Hispanic or Latino (3,128 and 27.2%), followed by White (3,072 and 26.7%), Unknown (2,152 and 18.7%), and Asian (1,431 and 12.4%). The largest universities in Costa Mesa, CA by number of graduates are University of Phoenix-California (6,609 and 57.4%), Orange Coast College (3,700 and 32.1%), and Vanguard University of Southern California (624 and 5.42%). The most popular majors in Costa Mesa, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,823 and 15.8%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (719 and 6.24%), and Registered Nursing (534 and 4.64%). The median tuition costs in Costa Mesa, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,980 and $29,980 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Costa Mesa, CA is $606,900, which is 3.12 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $586,800 to $606,900, a 3.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Costa Mesa, CA is 38.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Costa Mesa, CA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Costa Mesa, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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