Huntington Beach is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 200,641 people and 42 constituent neighborhoods, Huntington Beach is the 23rd largest community in California.
Huntington Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Huntington Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Huntington Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Huntington Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington Beach who work in management occupations (14.31%), sales jobs (12.54%), and office and administrative support (12.46%).
Also of interest is that Huntington Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Huntington Beach is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Huntington Beach a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Huntington Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Huntington Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.32% of adults in Huntington Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Huntington Beach in 2010 was $45,597, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,388 for a family of four. However, Huntington Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Huntington Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Huntington Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huntington Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Huntington Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Huntington Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Huntington Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.61%.
The most common language spoken in Huntington Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.