Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA

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2019 Population
181,545
0.304% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
37.5
1.08% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.3%
9.46% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$87,725
6.38% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$754,800
6.47% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
90,294
0.725% 1-year growth

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In 2019, Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 182k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $87,725. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA declined from 182,099 to 181,545, a −0.304% decrease and its median household income grew from $82,460 to $87,725, a 6.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.8%), White (Hispanic) (17.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.6%), Other (Hispanic) (9.34%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.02%). 37.7% of the households in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 88.7% of the residents in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are Orange Coast College (5,246 degrees awarded in 2019), Coastline Community College (3,078 degrees), and Vanguard University of Southern California (549 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was $754,800, and the homeownership rate was 47.5%. Most people in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 182k people, from which 88.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 59.7% of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (108k people).

In 2019, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.1k people) in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.1k White (Hispanic) and 28.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are Spanish (36,546 speakers), Vietnamese (11,750 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,483 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    92.1k ± 1.83k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    31.1k ± 1.97k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    28.4k ± 1.56k
28.3%
Hispanic Population
51.4k people

In 2019, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.1k people) in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.1k White (Hispanic) and 28.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28.3% of the people in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are hispanic (51.4k people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    36,546 speakers (21.3%)
  2. Vietnamese
    11,750 speakers (6.84%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,483 speakers (1.44%)

37.7% of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was Spanish. 21.3% of the overall population of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are native Spanish speakers. 6.84% speak Vietnamese and 1.44% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

59.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
108k people
24.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
45.3k people

As of 2019, 59.7% of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA residents (108k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was 24.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    15,374 ± 2,912 people
  2. Vietnam
    8,950 ± 2,265 people
  3. Philippines
    2,135 ± 1,128 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 15,374 Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA residents, followed by Vietnam with 8,950 and Philippines with 2,135.

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Citizenship

88.7%
2019 Citizenship
89.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 88.7% of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was 89.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,567 ± 292
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,566 ± 327
  3. Korea
    559 ± 118

Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA is $87,725. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $201,921, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $189,676 and $172,163.

Males in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,221. The income inequality in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA employs 90.3k people. The largest industries in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are Restaurants & Food Services (7,551 people), Construction (4,788 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,624 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($187,426), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($151,270), and Insurance carriers ($136,821).

Wages

Median Household Income

$87,725
2019 value
± $3,008
6.38%
1 Year Growth
± 4.09%

Households in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA have a median annual income of $87,725, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $82,460 in 2018, which represents a 6.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$83,969
Average Male Salary in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA
± $10,380
$65,221
Average Female Salary in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA
± $8,156

In 2019, full-time male employees in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA
  1. American Indian
    $109,904 ± $166,389
  2. White
    $67,915 ± $7,538
  3. Asian
    $66,158 ± $14,106

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.62 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA.

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Wage Distribution

0.476
2019 Wage GINI in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA
0.477
2018 Wage GINI in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA

In 2019, the income inequality in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.243% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $201,921, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $189,676 and $172,163.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA (18.5k out of 180k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    11,426 ± 892
  2. Hispanic
    7,729 ± 699
  3. Other
    3,436 ± 497

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

90.3k
2019 Value
0.725%
1 Year growth
± 0.725%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.725%, from 89.6k employees to 90.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, are Retail salespersons (2,752 people), Other managers (2,747 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,123 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (2,752 people), Other managers (2,747 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,123 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Interior designers (5.33 times higher than expected), Loan interviewers & clerks (5.18 times), and Fashion designers (5.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Insurance sales agents ($199,801), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($184,644), and Chief executives & legislators ($176,483).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

90.3k
2019 Value
0.725%
1 Year growth
± 0.725%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.725%, from 89.6k employees to 90.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, are Restaurants & Food Services (7,551 people), Construction (4,788 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,624 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, 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 Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (7,551 people), Construction (4,788 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,624 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of Sporting & athletic goods, & doll, toy & game manufacturing (4.6 times higher than expected), Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures (3.85 times), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing (3.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Software publishing ($187,426), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($151,270), and Insurance carriers ($136,821).

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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. $379B
  2. $199B
  3. $157B

In 2018, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $379B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($199B) and Mixed freight ($157B).

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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$2.18T
2018 Value in California
$5.17T
Projected 2045 Value in California
137% growth

In 2018, total outbound California trade was $2.18T. This is expected to increase 137% to $5.17T 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. $86.9B
  2. $47.9B
  3. $39.1B

In 2018, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $86.9B, followed by Arizona with $47.9B and Washington and $39.1B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 61.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.37%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for California
61.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA awarded 9,425 degrees. The student population of Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA is skewed towards men, with 17,362 male students and 16,351 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are White (3,262 and 36.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,531 and 28.3%), Asian (1,925 and 21.5%), and Black or African American (647 and 7.24%).

The largest universities in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Orange Coast College (5,246 and 55.7%), Coastline Community College (3,078 and 32.7%), and Vanguard University of Southern California (549 and 5.82%).

The most popular majors in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,755 and 29.2%), General Business Administration & Management (1,335 and 14.2%), and Office Management & Supervision (354 and 3.76%).

The median tuition costs in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA are $34,500 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

Most Common
  1. 300 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 938 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 860 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 300 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,246 degrees awarded
  2. 3,078 degrees awarded
  3. 549 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$34,500
Median Private

In 2019, the Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Orange Coast College with 5,246 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,026
Degrees Awarded to Men
4,399
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 5,026 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA, which is 1.14 times more than the 4,399 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,262 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,531 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,925 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Orange County (Central)--Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was White students. These 3,262 degrees mean that there were 1.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,531 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA was $754,800 in 2019, which is 3.14 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $708,900 to $754,800, a 6.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA is 47.5%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$754,800
2019 Median
± $11,922
$708,900
2018 Median
± $8,942

In 2019, the median property value in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA grew to to $754,800 from the previous year's value of $708,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, 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 Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$87,725
Median Household Income
± $3,008
65.2k
Number of Households
± 1,690

In 2019, the median household income of the 65.2k households in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA grew to $87,725 from the previous year's value of $82,460.

The following chart displays the households in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, 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 Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47.5%
2019 Homeownership
47.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 47.5% of the housing units in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.43% of the workforce in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.36%)

In 2019, 78.3% of workers in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.89%) and those who worked at home (7.36%).

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 Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.796% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in California see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California 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 in California
$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

9.31%
Uninsured
48.6%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
0.796%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, CA declined by 6.64% from 9.97% to 9.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley Cities PUMA, 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. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

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

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