Living in Costa Mesa, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Costa Mesa SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
8

Costa Mesa, CA Crime Report

4,136
Total Crimes
3,616.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
40.82%
Above National Average

Costa Mesa, CA Cost Of Living

166
Costa Mesa's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average

Costa Mesa, California Info Snack

Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census.
Population
113,198
Unemployment
4.8%
Poverty
13.0%
Median Home
$707,600
Median Income
$79,207
Median Rent
$1,786

Costa Mesa, CA Photos

Rankings for Costa Mesa in California

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Map Of Costa Mesa, CA

Population over time in Costa Mesa

Year Population % Change
2017 113,198 0.2%
2016 112,930 0.4%
2015 112,439 0.1%
2014 112,377 0.7%
2013 111,635 0.7%
2012 110,871 0.5%
2011 110,322 0.5%
2010 109,796 0.4%
2009 109,316 -
Crime/100k Costa Mesa CA USA
Violent Crime 300.8 447.4 368.9
Murder 2.6 4.4 5.0
Robbery 96.2 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 136.4 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 3315.9 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 450.3 416.2 376.0
Larceny 2601.5 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 264.1 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Costa Mesa

White
49.8% (56,364)
African American
1.8% (2,092)
American Indian
0.2% (187)
Asian
8.3% (9,410)
Hawaiian
0.6% (713)
Other
0.4% (440)
Two Or More
2.7% (3,097)
Hispanic
36.1% (40,895)
Race Costa Mesa CA USA
White 49.8% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 1.8% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 8.3% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 36.1% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Costa Mesa, California

Less than $10,000
4.7% (531,508)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.8% (313,771)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.5% (734,618)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.7% (761,662)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.8% (1,109,654)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.7% (1,895,050)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.7% (1,545,954)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.9% (2,137,899)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.2% (1,047,010)
$200,000 or more
11.0% (1,242,669)
Income Costa Mesa CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.7% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.8% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.5% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.7% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.8% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.7% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.7% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.9% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.2% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 11.0% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Costa Mesa

Female
49.6% (56,171)
Male
50.4% (57,027)
Gender Costa Mesa CA USA
Female 49.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Costa Mesa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (9,055)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (6,791)
High School / GED
17.0% (19,243)
Some College
21.0% (23,771)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (7,923)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (31,695)
Master's Degree
9.0% (10,187)
Professional Degree
3.0% (3,395)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,131)
Education Costa Mesa CA USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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