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Costa Mesa is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 112,784 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Costa Mesa is the 54th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Costa Mesa are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Costa Mesa is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Costa Mesa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Costa Mesa who work in sales jobs (13.58%), management occupations (12.04%) and office and administrative support (11.93%).
Of important note, Costa Mesa is also a city of artists. Costa Mesa has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Costa Mesa’s character.
Also of interest is that Costa Mesa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another interesting thing about Costa Mesa, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Costa Mesa citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.84% of adults in Costa Mesa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Costa Mesa in 2010 was $33,342, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,368 for a family of four. However, Costa Mesa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Costa Mesa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Costa Mesa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Costa Mesa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Costa Mesa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Costa Mesa include German, Irish, English, Italian and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Costa Mesa's cultural character, accounting for 24.15% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Costa Mesa is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|COSTA MESA INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||40,505|
|COSTA MESA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||39.10%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||60.90%|
|TYPE OF COSTA MESA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||39.42%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.22%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||14.18%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||35.18%|
|SIZE OF COSTA MESA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.44%|
|AGE OF COSTA MESA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.32%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||41.61%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||50.31%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||1.76%|
|COSTA MESA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$766,605|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,856|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $66,000||3.66%|
|$66,001 - $132,000||1.51%|
|$132,001 - $264,000||1.47%|
|$264,001 - $396,000||3.23%|
|$396,001 - $528,000||9.80%|
|$528,001 - $660,000||16.18%|
|$660,001 - $990,000||40.77%|
|$990,001 - $1,320,000||17.19%|
|PEOPLE OF COSTA MESA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.73%|
|5 TO 17||14.66%|
|18 TO 24||10.38%|
|25 TO 34||20.30%|
|35 TO 54||28.93%|
|55 TO 64||10.01%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.98%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||85.44%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$66,491|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,342|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||15.11%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (10.84%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.57%)
Real estate (4.17%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.49%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.24%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.38%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||19.51%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.81%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||35.36%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (12.82%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (62.13%)
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