Seal Beach, CA

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2020 Population
24,268
0.264% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
59.4
1.54% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.2%
9.36% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,596
5.44% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$417,700
12.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Seal Beach, CA had a population of 24.3k people with a median age of 59.4 and a median household income of $72,596. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Seal Beach, CA grew from 24,204 to 24,268, a 0.264% increase and its median household income grew from $68,852 to $72,596, a 5.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Seal Beach, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), White (Hispanic) (8.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.98%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%).

None of the households in Seal 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.

97.7% of the residents in Seal Beach, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Seal Beach, CA was $417,700, and the homeownership rate was 76.4%.

Most people in Seal Beach, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Seal Beach, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Seal Beach, CA is home to a population of 24.3k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 15.1% of Seal Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (3.66k people).

In 2020, there were 6.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Seal Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.56k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2020 Citizenship
96.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.7% of Seal Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Seal Beach, CA was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Seal Beach, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 605
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.56k ± 328
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 382
11.8%
Hispanic Population
2.85k people

In 2020, there were 6.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Seal Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.56k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.8% of the people in Seal Beach, CA are hispanic (2.85k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

15.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.66k people
15.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.76k people

As of 2020, 15.1% of Seal Beach, CA residents (3.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seal Beach, CA was 15.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    689 ± 161
  2. Korea
    300 ± 93
  3. World War II
    212 ± 96

Seal Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Seal Beach, CA employs 9.14k people. The largest industries in Seal Beach, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,336 people), Educational Services (1,235 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (964 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($190,365), Public Administration ($103,750), and Wholesale Trade ($103,409).

Occupations

9.14k
2020 Value
± 647
−5.78%
1 Year decline
± 9.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Seal Beach, CA declined at a rate of −5.78%, from 9.7k employees to 9.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seal Beach, CA, are Management Occupations (1,309 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,111 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,097 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seal Beach, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.14k
2020 Value
± 647
−5.78%
1 Year decline
± 9.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Seal Beach, CA declined at a rate of −5.78%, from 9.7k employees to 9.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seal Beach, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,336 people), Educational Services (1,235 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (964 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seal Beach, CA, though some of these residents may live in Seal 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

$87,106
Median earning men ± $10,371
$52,307
Median earning women ± $5,817

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($118,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,300), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($105,703).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($163,239), Information ($100,469), and Manufacturing ($91,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in California. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. $405B
  2. $159B
  3. $155B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $405B, followed by Mixed freight ($159B) and Pharmaceuticals ($155B).

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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$2.21T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
109% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.21T. This is expected to increase 109% 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. $84.4B
  2. $44.8B
  3. $40.6B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $84.4B, followed by Arizona with $44.8B and Ohio and $40.6B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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 52 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 18, 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 52 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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 Seal Beach, CA was $417,700 in 2020, which is 1.82 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $371,600 to $417,700, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Seal Beach, CA is 76.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Seal Beach, CA have an average commute time of 33 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Seal Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Seal Beach, CA is $72,596. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Seal Beach, CA was Census Tract 1100.12 with a value of $144,250, followed by Census Tract 1100.07 and Census Tract 995.04, with respective values of $135,202 and $120,605.

Property

$417,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$38,655
$9,586
Median Property Taxes
±$655

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 Seal Beach, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.4%
Homeownership
2020
71.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.4% of the housing units in Seal Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1100.12
  2. Census Tract 1100.07
  3. Census Tract 995.04

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seal Beach, CA was Census Tract 1100.12 with a value of $144,250, followed by Census Tract 1100.07 and Census Tract 995.04, with respective values of $135,202 and $120,605.

The following map shows all of the places in Seal 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.
$72,596
Median Household Income
± $7,759
12.6k
Number of Households
± 767

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.6k households in Seal Beach, CA grew to $72,596 from the previous year's value of $68,852.

The following chart displays the households in Seal 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 Seal 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 (78.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (4.91%)

In 2020, 78.4% of workers in Seal Beach, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (4.91%).

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

33 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seal Beach, CA have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.58% of the workforce in Seal 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 Seal Beach, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seal Beach, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seal Beach, CA (1.25k out of 24.1k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 75+.

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

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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97.6% of the population of Seal Beach, CA has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 7.28% on Medicaid, 31.9% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.98% 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 999 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 999 patients per year. This represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1,012 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 14.3% under 18 years, 10.6% between 18 and 34 years, 32.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 42.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.6% were men and 56.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

2.41%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
7.28%
Medicaid
31.9%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seal Beach, CA declined by 15% from 2.84% to 2.41%.

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

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