Laguna Beach, CA

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2020 Population
22,991
0.195% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
51.2
0.967% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
6.23%
1.42% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$128,099
1.45% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$1.87M
5.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
11,775
2.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Laguna Beach, CA had a population of 23k people with a median age of 51.2 and a median household income of $128,099. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Laguna Beach, CA declined from 23,036 to 22,991, a −0.195% decrease and its median household income declined from $129,983 to $128,099, a −1.45% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laguna Beach, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.98%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.88%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.82%).

None of the households in Laguna 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.

96.5% of the residents in Laguna Beach, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laguna Beach, CA are Laguna College of Art and Design (148 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Laguna Beach, CA was $1.87M, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%.

Most people in Laguna Beach, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Laguna Beach, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Laguna Beach, CA is home to a population of 23k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.1% of Laguna Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.79k people).

In 2020, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Laguna Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k White (Hispanic) and 915 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
95.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Laguna Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Laguna Beach, CA was 95.4%, 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)
    19.2k ± 682
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 347
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    915 ± 402
8.19%
Hispanic Population
1.88k people

In 2020, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Laguna Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k White (Hispanic) and 915 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.19% of the people in Laguna Beach, CA are hispanic (1.88k people).

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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

12.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.79k people
13.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.03k people

As of 2020, 12.1% of Laguna Beach, CA residents (2.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laguna Beach, CA was 13.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    644 ± 181
  2. Korea
    180 ± 116
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    157 ± 82

Laguna Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Laguna Beach, CA employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Laguna Beach, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,706 people), Retail Trade (1,187 people), and Educational Services (1,056 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($220,100), Utilities ($199,091), and Finance & Insurance ($156,429).

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

11.8k
2020 Value
± 892
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 9.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Laguna Beach, CA grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 11.5k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laguna Beach, CA, are Management Occupations (2,975 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,407 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,122 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laguna Beach, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.8k
2020 Value
± 892
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 9.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Laguna Beach, CA grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 11.5k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laguna Beach, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,706 people), Retail Trade (1,187 people), and Educational Services (1,056 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$91,536
Median earning men ± $18,950
$54,541
Median earning women ± $7,827

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($220,425), Public Administration ($187,292), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($152,865).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($128,194), Public Administration ($87,417), and Information ($82,102).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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.

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 Laguna Beach, CA awarded 148 degrees. The student population of Laguna Beach, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 222 male students and 560 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laguna Beach, CA are White (65 and 47.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 20.6%), Asian (27 and 19.9%), and Two or More Races (8 and 5.88%).

The largest universities in Laguna Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are Laguna College of Art and Design (148 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Laguna Beach, CA are Game & Interactive Media Design (43 and 29.1%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (33 and 22.3%), and General Fine Studio Arts (31 and 20.9%).

The median tuition cost in Laguna Beach, CA for private four year colleges is $32,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Laguna Beach, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 782 (28.4% men and 71.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 782 students enrolled in Laguna Beach, CA, 28.4% men and 71.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 375 records, of which 74.1% were women and 25.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majors awarded
  2. 33 degree-majors awarded
  3. 25 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laguna Beach, CA was Game & Interactive Media Design with 34 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
148 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laguna College of Art and Design with 148 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 58 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laguna Beach, CA, which is 0.644 times less than the 90 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 65 degrees mean that there were 2.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($32,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,971) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Laguna Beach, CA was $1.87M in 2020, which is 8.16 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $1.77M to $1.87M, a 5.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Laguna Beach, CA is 63.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Laguna Beach, CA have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Laguna Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Laguna Beach, CA is $128,099. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Laguna Beach, CA was Census Tract 423.05 with a value of $197,500, followed by Census Tract 626.20 and Census Tract 626.19, with respective values of $153,269 and $120,500.

Property

$1.87M
Median Property Value 2020
±$149,513
$6,400
Median Property Taxes
±$552

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

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

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Rent vs Own

63.5%
Homeownership
2020
75.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.5% of the housing units in Laguna Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 423.05
  2. Census Tract 626.20
  3. Census Tract 626.19

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laguna Beach, CA was Census Tract 423.05 with a value of $197,500, followed by Census Tract 626.20 and Census Tract 626.19, with respective values of $153,269 and $120,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Laguna 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.
$128,099
Median Household Income
± $17,458
10.1k
Number of Households
± 754

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Laguna Beach, CA declined from $128,099 from the previous year's value of $129,983.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laguna 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (67.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.9%)
  3. Carpooled (4.91%)

In 2020, 67.5% of workers in Laguna Beach, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.9%) 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

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laguna Beach, CA have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.28% of the workforce in Laguna 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laguna Beach, CA (1.43k out of 23k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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97.6% of the population of Laguna Beach, CA has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 4.36% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 26.8% on non-group plans, and 0.387% 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 17.8% under 18 years, 13.4% between 18 and 34 years, 44.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

2.36%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
4.36%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
26.8%
Non-Group
0.387%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laguna Beach, CA declined by 30.3% from 3.38% to 2.36%.

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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