Costa Mesa Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Costa Mesa Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
113,003

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
14.5%
18 - 24:
9.1%
25 - 34:
20.1%
35 - 54:
28.8%
55 - 64:
10.4%
Over 65 Years:
11.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
6.9%
6.9%
High School Graduates
85.2%
85.2%
College Graduated
40.3%
40.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Costa Mesa
$41,136
$41,136
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Costa Mesa
$84,138
$84,138
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
11.9%

Employment Industries in Costa Mesa

 
Retail
11.6%
11.6%
Accommodation
10.5%
10.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
10.0%
10.0%
Healthcare
9.3%
9.3%
Manufacturing
8.7%
8.7%
Education
7.4%
7.4%
Administration
6.8%
6.8%
Construction
6.4%
6.4%
Other
5.7%
5.7%
Finance
5.6%
5.6%
Real estate
3.8%
3.8%
Wholesale
3.3%
3.3%
Arts
3.2%
3.2%
Transportation
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
50.1%
50.1%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
35.6%
35.6%
Asian
8.4%
8.4%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.3%
3.3%
Black or African American
1.8%
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.7%
0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
11.8%
11.8%
Irish
9.1%
9.1%
English
8.0%
8.0%
Italian
5.6%
5.6%
French
2.3%
2.3%
European
1.9%
1.9%
Polish
1.8%
1.8%
Scottish
1.8%
1.8%
Swedish
1.6%
1.6%
Norwegian
1.3%
1.3%
Dutch
1.2%
1.2%
Russian
1.2%
1.2%
British
0.7%
0.7%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
Hungarian
0.5%
0.5%
Scandinavian
0.5%
0.5%
Danish
0.5%
0.5%
Czech
0.4%
0.4%
Canadian
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
61.2%
61.2%
Spanish
28.8%
28.8%
Vietnamese
1.9%
1.9%
Tagalog
1.0%
1.0%
Chinese
1.0%
1.0%
Japanese
0.6%
0.6%
Langs. of India
0.6%
0.6%
Persian
0.6%
0.6%
French
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Pacific Island languages
0.4%
0.4%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
Portuguese
0.3%
0.3%
Arabic
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
Scandinavian languages
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Costa Mesa Residents:
25.0%