Demographics


Huntington Beach At-A-Glance

City Population 189,707 (2012 Estimate)

  • Fourth largest city in Orange County Sixteenth largest city in California

More than 16 million beach visitors each year

Total employed in all industries -104,385

5-mile Radius Population:

  • Beach Boulevard & Edinger Avenue - 526,000
  • Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street - 261,678

Traffic Count:

  • I-405 Freeway - 250,000 vehicles/day
  • Beach & Edinger - 94,000 vehicles/day
  • Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street - 43,000 vehicles/day
  • Traffic Counts Map

Accolades:

2011 Award of Excellence Winner from the Orange County Business Council's "Turning Red Tape into Rec Carpet" Program

2011 Orange County Register Annual Reader Survey

  • Best Beach
  • Second Best City to Live In
  • Best Parade – Fourth of July
  • Best Place to Walk/Jog/Bike

Best Family Beach, Orange County Parenting Magazine 3rd Annual Readers Choice Awards (September 2005)

Eighth-Lowest Crime Rate Among Large U.S. Cities – Federal Bureau of Investigation (July 2004)

“Sixth Best City In The Nation For Women,” Ladies Home Journal Survey (2002)

Demographics 2011

The City of Huntington Beach has a diverse local population and abundant resources to support all industries and businesses.  The following demographic information gives a brief City overview.  All information, unless otherwise designated, comes from Claritas, a demographic service company.

 

Categories 2012 Estimates

Population

189,707

Households

74,379

Family Households

48,312

Total Housing Units

75,769

Occupied Units

73,937

      Owner Occupied

61.62%

      Renter Occupied

38.38%

Households by Income

$500,000+

1.29%

$200,000 - $499,999

6.68%

$150,000 - $199,999

7.46%

$100,000 - $149,999

20.7%

$75,000 - $99,000

15.5%

$50,000 - $74,999

18.79%

$35,000 - $ 49,999

11.55%

$25,000 - $34,999

6.71%

$15,000 - $24,999

5.78%

Less Than $15,000

5.53%

Median Household Income

$77,642

Average Household Income

$99,098

Per Capita Income

$39,340



Categories 2011 Estimates

Median Age

39.09

Average Age

39.10

Total employed – 16+ years old

104,385

Employed Civilians

64.23%

Unemployed Civilians

5.23%

Armed Forces

0.18%

Not in Labor Force

30.36%

Age Distribution

 

0 - 9

11.67%

10 - 17

9.42%

18 - 24

7.8%

25 - 34

14.90%

35 - 44

15.23%

45 - 54

15.94%

55 - 64

12.28%

65 - 74

7.05%

75 - 84

4.17%

85 and older

1.56%

Education (Population over 25 years)

 

Less than 9th Grade

2.96%

Some High School, No Diploma

4.09%

High School Graduate or GED

17.69%

Some College

26.39%

Associate Degree Only

9.51%

Bachelor Degree Only

25.38%

Graduate Degree

9.14%

Professional School Degree

3.49%

Doctorate Degree

1.35%


Jobs and Employment*

 

Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
122,700

115,200

7,500

6.1%

*Source: Employment Development Department, State of California May 2012

 

Major Corporate Employers

 

Company

The Boeing Company

Quiksilver

Cambro Manufacturing

Verizon

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

C & D Aerospace

Huntington Beach Hospital

Fisher & Paykel

Rainbow Environmental Services

Home Depot USA

Huntington Valley Healthcare

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

Cleveland Golf

Walmart

Source: Chamber Of Commerce, Community Overview, 2011

                      

 Home Depot    Business Building

 

Employment Top Industries

 

Sales/Related

14.35%

Management

13.73%

Office/Admin Support

13.37%

Business/Financial Ops

6.28%

EDU/Training/Library

5.98%

Healthcare Practitioner/Tec

4.84%

Construction/Extraction

4.44%

Food Prep/Service
4.22%
Production
3.67%
Architect/Engineer
3.58%

Source: Claritas, Inc. Demographics Report 2010

Other links of interest

Caled.org

census.gov

Cal State Fullerton

ocregister.com

EconData.Net

HBPD.org

 

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