Huntington Beach, CA

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2020 Population
199,778
0.24% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
43.2
1.89% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.87%
2.26% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$97,469
2.55% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$803,400
4.19% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
105,795
0.76% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Huntington Beach, CA had a population of 200k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $97,469. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Huntington Beach, CA declined from 200,259 to 199,778, a −0.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $95,046 to $97,469, a 2.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Huntington Beach, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.4%), Other (Hispanic) (6.93%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.55%).

None of the households in Huntington Beach, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.7% of the residents in Huntington Beach, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Huntington Beach, CA are Golden West College (115126) (5,977 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Huntington Beach, CA was $803,400, and the homeownership rate was 56.6%.

Most people in Huntington Beach, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntington Beach, CA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Huntington Beach, CA is home to a population of 200k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 16.2% of Huntington Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (32.4k people).

In 2020, there were 4.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Huntington Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2020 Citizenship
94.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.7% of Huntington Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Huntington Beach, CA was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Huntington Beach, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 2.69k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    25.4k ± 1.72k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    16.8k ± 1.47k
19.1%
Hispanic Population
38.1k people

In 2020, there were 4.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Huntington Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.1% of the people in Huntington Beach, CA are hispanic (38.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
32.4k people
16.6%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
33.3k people

As of 2018, 16.2% of Huntington Beach, CA residents (32.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Huntington Beach, CA was 16.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,563 ± 441
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,659 ± 341
  3. Korea
    1,201 ± 362

Huntington Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Huntington Beach, CA employs 106k people. The largest industries in Huntington Beach, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,976 people), Manufacturing (11,268 people), and Retail Trade (11,168 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($91,825), Utilities ($86,181), and Finance & Insurance ($81,533).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

106k
2020 Value
± 2,625
−0.76%
1 Year decline
± 3.38%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Huntington Beach, CA declined at a rate of −0.76%, from 107k employees to 106k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntington Beach, CA, are Management Occupations (14,563 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,974 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,991 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntington Beach, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

106k
2020 Value
± 2,625
−0.76%
1 Year decline
± 3.38%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Huntington Beach, CA declined at a rate of −0.76%, from 107k employees to 106k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntington Beach, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,976 people), Manufacturing (11,268 people), and Retail Trade (11,168 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntington Beach, CA, though some of these residents may live in Huntington Beach, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$61,998
Median earning men ± $2,331
$42,924
Median earning women ± $1,712

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($100,166), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,287), and Manufacturing ($85,701).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($80,638), Wholesale Trade ($67,578), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,427).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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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. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

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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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

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. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

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

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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.

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 was 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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In 2020, universities in Huntington Beach, CA awarded 5,977 degrees. The student population of Huntington Beach, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 4,756 male students and 6,640 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Huntington Beach, CA are Asian (1,881 and 32.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,848 and 32.1%), White (1,596 and 27.7%), and Two or More Races (273 and 4.74%).

The largest universities in Huntington Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are Golden West College (115126) (5,977 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Huntington Beach, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,205 and 53.6%), Biological & Physical Sciences (503 and 8.42%), and Humanistic Studies (473 and 7.91%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 11,396 students enrolled in Huntington Beach, CA, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,910 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,672 degree-majors awarded
  2. 503 degree-majors awarded
  3. 473 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Huntington Beach, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,672 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
5,977 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Golden West College (115126) with 5,977 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 2,321 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Huntington Beach, CA, which is 0.635 times less than the 3,656 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 1,881 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,848 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($82) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,917) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Huntington Beach, CA was $803,400 in 2020, which is 3.5 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $771,100 to $803,400, a 4.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntington Beach, CA is 56.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Huntington Beach, CA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Huntington Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Huntington Beach, CA is $97,469. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Huntington Beach, CA was Census Tract 993.08 with a value of $197,181, followed by Census Tract 992.38 and Census Tract 992.39, with respective values of $151,125 and $149,500.

Property

$803,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,372
$43,944
Median Property Taxes
±$1,382

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Huntington Beach, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Huntington Beach, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.6%
Homeownership
2020
73.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56.6% of the housing units in Huntington Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 993.08
  2. Census Tract 992.38
  3. Census Tract 992.39

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntington Beach, CA was Census Tract 993.08 with a value of $197,181, followed by Census Tract 992.38 and Census Tract 992.39, with respective values of $151,125 and $149,500.

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

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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.
$97,469
Median Household Income
± $2,609
77.6k
Number of Households
± 2,137

In 2020, the median household income of the 77.6k households in Huntington Beach, CA grew to $97,469 from the previous year's value of $95,046.

The following chart displays the households in Huntington 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Huntington Beach, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.67%)

In 2020, 77.7% of workers in Huntington Beach, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.67%).

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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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntington Beach, CA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.35% of the workforce in Huntington Beach, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

7.87% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntington Beach, CA (15.7k out of 199k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntington 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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94.7% of the population of Huntington Beach, CA has health coverage, with 52.5% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.791% 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 Orange County, CA see 1012 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (1027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 870 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 344 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,012 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, CA

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 1,012 patients per year. This represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (1,027 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.35%
Uninsured
52.5%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
0.791%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntington Beach, CA grew by 4.86% from 5.1% to 5.35%.

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

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