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Population in 2012: 111,918 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 

Males: 56,341  (50.3%)
Females: 55,577  (49.7%)

Median resident age:  33.7 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 92614, 92626, 92627, 92646, 92660.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,656 (it was $50,732 in 2000)
Costa Mesa:

$62,656
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,243

Costa Mesa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $564,400 (it was $263,700 in 2000)
Costa Mesa:

$564,400
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $680,441; Detached houses: $762,442; Townhouses or other attached units: $532,874; In 2-unit structures: $575,378; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $595,582; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $512,483; Mobile homes: $66,363; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,163

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,486.

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  • White alone - 58,891 (52.6%)
  • Hispanic - 38,879 (34.7%)
  • Asian alone - 9,661 (8.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,976 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,719 (1.5%)
  • Other race alone - 559 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 140 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 85 (0.08%)

Races in Costa Mesa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Costa Mesa: 129.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.8%), Irish (7.8%), English (7.1%), Italian (4.4%), French (2.4%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles.

Population density: 7,161 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Costa Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Costa Mesa city:

  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

31,933 residents are foreign born (17.9% Latin America, 6.1% Asia).

This city:  28.9%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Costa Mesa, California as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Costa Mesa to the number of sex offenders is 1,191 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,401 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,696 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Santa Ana, CA (5.5 miles , pop. 337,977).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (39.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Central Coast, CA (1.5 miles) , Newport Beach, CA (1.9 miles ), Fountain Valley, CA (2.0 miles ), Huntington Beach, CA (2.3 miles ), Santa Ana, CA (2.4 miles ), San Joaquin Hills, CA (2.4 miles ), North Coast, CA (2.5 miles) , Newport Coast, CA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 57 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 1999: 59 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2001: 87 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $158,900
  • 2003: 85 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $262,800
  • 2005: 65 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2006: 80 buildings, average cost: $235,200
  • 2007: 38 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $272,400
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $253,200
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $216,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.66 N, Longitude: 117.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +24,034 (+21.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 19,934 (32.9%)

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Crime rates in Costa Mesa by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2421336011144
per 100,000 1.93.61.80.92.72.75.40.00.90.90.93.63.6
Rapes 22281442413030393927343032
per 100,000 20.725.312.437.737.027.027.135.535.824.530.827.028.4
Robberies 721559811211311912377120114938383
per 100,000 67.8140.086.9100.6102.0107.1111.070.1110.2103.584.274.673.7
Assaults 179203156149127154147142190162112114135
per 100,000 168.6183.3138.4133.9114.6138.6132.6129.3174.5147.1101.4102.5119.9
Burglaries 437554511516495596524509516516458524668
per 100,000 411.7500.2453.3463.7446.6536.2472.8463.4473.8468.5414.8471.0593.1
Thefts 2,2662,5952,6202,6652,7472,6922,4492,4262,5472,5572,4542,7433,050
per 100,000 2134.92343.22324.42394.82478.62422.12209.92208.82338.92321.42222.32465.62707.9
Auto thefts 484482425405448555407401304248282267361
per 100,000 456.0435.2377.0363.9404.2499.4367.3365.1279.2225.1255.4240.0320.5
Arson 1015161415121191214101424
per 100,000 9.413.514.212.613.510.89.98.211.012.79.112.621.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 209.8251.4207.0229.6234.2243.5226.7210.0230.7210.2196.1207.3234.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Costa Mesa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 198 (128 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

2.36

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Costa Mesa, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +11,600 (+11.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Costa Mesa-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Costa Mesa city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 11/9/1982, a category F2 tornado 16.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Costa Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 2204% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from Costa Mesa center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from Costa Mesa center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/1990 at 23:43:36, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.5 MS, 6.2 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.9 miles away from the city center, causing $12,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Lonnie Frisbee - Christian cleric, Spencer Kayden - Comedian, Alfunction - Heavy metal guitarist, Cara Heads - Weightlifter, Chris Senn (skateboarder) - Skateboarder, Ken Patterson - Baseball player, Matt Fuerbringer - Beach volleyball player, Zach Wells - Major League Soccer player (MetroStars, born: Feb 26, 1981).

Main business address for: PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), WNC HOUSING TAX CREDIT FUND III L P (OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS), EMULEX CORP /DE/ (COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), SYNTHETIC BLOOD INTERNATIONAL INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), WNC HOUSING TAX CREDIT FUND IV L P SERIES 2 (OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS), RESOURCES CONNECTION INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), IRVINE SENSORS CORP/DE/ (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), COMMERCE ENERGY GROUP INC (ELECTRIC SERVICES) and 9 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Costa Mesa:

  • COSTA MESA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1590 SCENIC AVENUE)
  • NEWPORT MESA DIALYSIS SERVICES (Dialysis Facility, 1175 BAKER STREET, SUITE B)
  • KINDNESS CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 3176 PULLMAN STREET, SUITE 102)
  • SEA CREST HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 2755 BRISTOL STREET, SUITE 275)
  • COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 301 VICTORIA STREET)
  • ENRICHING, INC II (Hospital, 2501 CHRISTOPHER LANE)
  • FAIRVIEW DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - State, 2501 HARBOR BOULEVARD)
  • IND OPTS-HARBOR VILLAGE V (Hospital, 2541 SANTA CATALINA #108)
  • IND OPTS-MARK LANE II (Hospital, 2516 MARK LANE)
  • STARTING POINT OF ORANGE COUNTY (Hospital, 350 WEST BAY ST)
  • FAIRVIEW DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 2501 HARBOR BOULEVARD)
  • MESA VERDE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 661 CENTER STREET)
  • NEWPORT SUBACUTE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2570 NEWPORT BLVD)
  • PORT BAY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2570 NEWPORT BLVD)
  • VICTORIA HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 340 VICTORIA STREET)

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Heliports located in Costa Mesa:


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Amtrak stations near Costa Mesa:

  • 5 miles: NEWPORT BEACH (NEWPORT TRANS. CENTER, 1550 AVOCADO AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: SANTA ANA (1000 E. SANTA ANA BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: IRVINE (15215 BARRANCA PKWY.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.cityofcostamesa.com

Colleges/Universities in Costa Mesa:

  • University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus (Full-time enrollment: 11,658; Location: 3100 Bristol Street, Suite 500; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Orange Coast College (FT enrollment: 9,797; Location: 2701 Fairview Road; Public; Website: www.orangecoastcollege.edu/)
  • Vanguard University of Southern California (FT enrollment: 1,407; Location: 55 Fair Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vanguard.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Pacific College (FT enrollment: 292; Location: 3160 Red Hill Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: pacific-college.com)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa (FT enrollment: 207; Location: 1534 Adams Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.paulmitchelltheschool.com)
  • James Albert School of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 64; Location: 1835 Newport Blvd Ste A102; Private, for-profit; Website: www.jamesalbertschool.com/)
  • Coast Community College District Office (Location: 1370 Adams Ave.; Public; Website: www.cccd.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Costa Mesa:

  • University of California-Irvine (about 5 miles; Irvine, CA; Full-time enrollment: 26,169)
  • Concordia University (about 7 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Santa Ana College (about 7 miles; Santa Ana, CA; FT enrollment: 4,647)
  • Golden West College (about 8 miles; Huntington Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 4,452)
  • Irvine Valley College (about 8 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 3,873)
  • Brandman University, Part of the Chapman University System (about 9 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Chapman University (about 10 miles; Orange, CA; FT enrollment: 5,621)

Biggest public high schools in Costa Mesa:

Private high schools in Costa Mesa:

  • SYCAMORE TREE, THE (Students: 300; Location: 2179 MEYER PL; Grades: KG - 12)
  • GRACE EDUCATION (Students: 13; Location: 740 JOANN ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Costa Mesa:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Costa Mesa:

  • MARINERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 633; Location: 300 FISCHER AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 559; Location: 1021 BAKER ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 760 VICTORIA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOACHIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 1964 ORANGE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF ORANGE COUNTY (Students: 269; Location: 2350 CANYON DR; Grades: PK - 9)
  • PAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL - NEWPORT MESA (Students: 183; Location: 657 VICTORIA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SANIKU EAST WEST LANGUAGE SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 271 AVOCADO ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 2987 MESA VERDE DR E; Grades: KG - 6)
  • CHRISTIAN MONTESSORI SCHOOL-NEWPORT ELEMENTARY (Students: 65; Location: 381 UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI HARBOR-MESA SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 3025 DEODAR AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in Costa Mesa, map of school districts: NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED


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Notable locations in Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Golf Course (A), Mesa Verde Country Club (B), Mesa Verde Branch Orange County Public Library (C), Pacific Amphitheater (D), Costa Mesa Branch Orange County Public Library (E), Fairview Developmental Center (F), Schaefer Ambulance Service (G), Costa Mesa Fire Department Station 6 (H), Costa Mesa Fire Department Station 5 (I), Costa Mesa Fire Department Station 4 (J), Costa Mesa Fire Department Station 3 (K), Costa Mesa Fire Department Station 2 (L), Costa Mesa Fire Department Station 1 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westport Square Shopping Center (1), Stater Brothers Plaza Shopping Center (2), South Coast Plaza Shopping Center (3), Mesa Verde Shopping Center (4), Crystal Court Shopping Center (5), Traingle Square Shopping Center (6), Mesa Center Shopping Center (7), Hillgren Square Shopping Center (8), Costa Mesa Courtyards Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Costa Mesa include: Christ Lutheran Church (A), Fairview Community Church (B), Harbor Light Christian Church (C), Iglesia De Nazareno (D), Lighthouse Coastal Community Church (E), Saint Joachim Church (F), Saint John's Episcopal Church (G), Saint Mary Armenian Church (H), South Coast Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Costa Mesa include: LeBard Stadium (1), Harbor Rest Memorial Park (2), Te Winkle Park (3), Orange County Fairgrounds (4), Canyon Park (5), Marina View Park (6), Talbert Regional Park (7), Victoria Vista Park (8), Heller Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fish King The (Aquariums; 1599 Superior Ave Suite B2), Costa Mesa Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1870 Anaheim Avenue), Ski Bus Tours & Promotions (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 1525 Mac Arthur Boulevard), Big Daddy's Family Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2263 Fairview Road Suite A).

Hotels: Ana Mesa Suites (3597 Harbor Boulevard), Ali Baba Motel (2250 Newport Boulevard), Best Western Newport Mesa Inn (2642 Newport Boulevard), Beverly Heritage - Wyndham Garden Hotel Orange County Airport (3350 Avenue Of The Arts).

 
Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 41.1. This is worse than average.
City:

41.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0723. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0723
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.350. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.350
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.12. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.12
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 17.5. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.5
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 27.5. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 25.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 12.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.6
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Costa Mesa and their reported violations in the past:

AMBERWOOD MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-1997), St Public Notif issued (JUL-28-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and OCT-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1996 and MAY-21-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.1%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Costa Mesa, CA

People in group quarters in Costa Mesa in 2010:

  • 791 people in college/university student housing
  • 581 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 554 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 413 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 225 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 216 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 92 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 47 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 33 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Costa Mesa in 2000:

  • 840 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 703 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 484 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 381 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 260 people in nursing homes
  • 218 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 107 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 85 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 75 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in halfway houses
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 18 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in religious group quarters

Costa Mesa compared to California state average:

Costa Mesa, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Costa Mesa (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Harbor-Adams Branch, Costa Mesa Branch, 600 Anton Blvd - Ust. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Costa Mesa Albertsons Branch, South Coast Branch, Costa Mesa 17th Street Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Citibank, National Association: 234 East 17th Street Branch, 695 Town Center Drive Branch, 2700 Harbor Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Pacific Mercantile Bank: Costa Mesa Branch, at 949 South Coast Drive, 3rd. Floor, Internet Banking Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,017.8 mil, Deposits: $863.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific Mercantile Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Mesa Verde Branch, Costa Mesa - Harbor Center Branch, Costa Mesa Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Harbor Boulevard Branch, Harbor And Wilson, Costa Mesa Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Beach Business Bank: Orange County Office Branch at 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 150, branch established on 2010/02/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $305.0 mil, Deposits: $251.1 mil, headquarters in Manhattan Beach, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • E*TRADE Savings Bank: Costa Mesa Branch at 3200 Bristol Street, Suite 120, branch established on 2007/03/05. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,677.9 mil, Deposits: $1,504.6 mil, headquarters in Arlington, VA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • California Bank & Trust: Costa Mesa Branch at 3420 Bristol Street, branch established on 1975/01/29. Info updated 2009/07/20: Bank assets: $10,894.1 mil, Deposits: $9,193.9 mil, headquarters in San Diego, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • 8 other banks with 8 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Costa Mesa, California:

  • La Quinta Inn 4541, 1515 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (714) 957-5841, Fax: (714) 432-7159
  • Wyndham Garden Hotel - Orange Co Airport, 3350 Ave Of The Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (714) 751-5100
  • Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (714) 540-2500
  • Costa Mesa Marriott Suites, 500 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (714) 957-1100, Fax: (714) 966-8495
  • Comfort Inn, 2430 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (949) 631-7840, Fax: (949) 548-3720
  • Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (714) 540-7000, Fax: (714) 540-9176
  • Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, 3131 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (714) 557-3000, Fax: (714) 957-8185
  • Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa/Newport Beach, 325 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 , Phone: (714) 549-0300, Fax: (714) 662-0828
  • 11 other hotels and motels
All 19 fire-safe hotels and motels in Costa Mesa, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Costa Mesa travel time to work - commute


Costa Mesa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Costa Mesa city (based on Orange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.78%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) Church Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim Estimate
Adherents61.2%4.7%3.8%3.4%3.1%
Congregations5.6%2.6%10.6%1.2%1.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.6%2.0%1.8%1.7%15.7%
Congregations7.1%3.5%1.1%3.4%63.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
Orange County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 147
Orange County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 434
Orange County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,438
Here:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 36$297,123$99,0412$3,505
Other Government Administration 76$532,622$84,09815$23,663
Police Protection - Officers 153$1,592,754$124,92210$19,326
Police - Other 71$450,263$76,10132$81,303
Firefighters 117$1,239,220$127,0994$13,729
Fire - Other 9$76,609$102,1454$5,026
Streets and Highways 42$299,643$85,6128$11,172
Solid Waste Management 4$22,570$67,7100$0
Sewerage 1$5,032$60,3840$0
Parks and Recreation 36$210,766$70,255102$99,121
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$56,182$84,2730$0
Other and Unallocable 22$145,108$79,1503$4,501
Totals for Government 575$4,927,892$102,843180$261,346

Costa Mesa government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $1,245,000 ($11.12)
    Police Protection: $267,000 ($2.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000 ($2.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $191,000 ($1.71)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $37,422,000 ($334.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,691,000 ($158.07)
    Regular Highways: $8,157,000 ($72.88)
    Central Staff Services: $8,042,000 ($71.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,070,000 ($54.24)
    Financial Administration: $5,951,000 ($53.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,519,000 ($31.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,370,000 ($21.18)
    Health - Other: $948,000 ($8.47)
    Sewerage: $395,000 ($3.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,256,000 ($11.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,301,000 ($11.62)
    General Public Building: $1,280,000 ($11.44)
    Financial Administration: $1,187,000 ($10.61)
    General - Other: $733,000 ($6.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $262,000 ($2.34)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($1.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $32,000 ($0.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.04)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,586,000 ($657.50)

Costa Mesa government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,397,000 ($30.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,302,000 ($11.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $436,000 ($3.90)
    Regular Highways: $367,000 ($3.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $287,000 ($2.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,770,000 ($15.82)
    Highways: $506,000 ($4.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,038,000 ($27.14)
    Rents: $2,557,000 ($22.85)
    Interest Earnings: $2,382,000 ($21.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $372,000 ($3.32)
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000 ($0.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,197,000 ($162.59)
    All Other: $6,106,000 ($54.56)
    Highways: $2,047,000 ($18.29)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,615,000 ($345.03)
    Property: $18,856,000 ($168.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,465,000 ($48.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,675,000 ($32.84)
    Other License: $1,417,000 ($12.66)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $912,000 ($8.15)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $677,000 ($6.05)

Costa Mesa government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,360,000 ($280.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,260,000 ($261.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,465,000 ($39.90)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,365,000 ($21.13)

Costa Mesa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,700,000 ($95.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,200,000 ($725.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,610,000 ($23.32)

5.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
California average:

5.75%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($728 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.12%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.91% ($54,756 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.47% ($51,018)
from San Diego County, CA  0.32% ($52,882)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.43% ($46,009 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  1.20% ($52,293)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.40% ($46,220)

Strongest AM radio stations in Costa Mesa:

  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNR (1480 AM; 5 kW; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Costa Mesa:

  • KDLE (103.1 FM; NEWPORT BEACH, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC.)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KALI-FM (106.3 FM; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: KALI-FM, INC.)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Costa Mesa:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Costa Mesa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 109
Total length: 1,516 meters (4,974ft)
Total costs: $19,106,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,824,372
Total average daily truck traffic: 349,667

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 46
  • 1970-1979: 37
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 16
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Costa Mesa, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Costa Mesa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 186 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Costa Mesa, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 900 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Costa Mesa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Costa Mesa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 140 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED181$451,650452$377,7171,724$331,62188$246,2846$802,587179$338,5754$137,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$426,40961$379,326190$344,91311$161,3180$019$311,3934$74,393
APPLICATIONS DENIED48$461,566107$387,628509$386,66923$220,4904$1,853,25096$350,1988$37,576
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN36$451,49998$373,577342$360,20018$236,6410$048$300,6711$35,090
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$412,84717$361,724101$363,1435$203,1680$07$411,3430$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 26 tracts in Costa Mesa, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED46$402,36710$461,990
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$431,5815$463,004
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$422,2965$322,234
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$349,5441$486,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$432,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 237
  • Hazardous Condition: 165
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Costa Mesa


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Costa Mesa, CA

Most common first names in Costa Mesa, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John47272.1 years
Robert38369.8 years
William36374.0 years
Mary34379.0 years
James28369.7 years
George24474.8 years
Helen23379.9 years
Charles21375.4 years
Margaret18978.7 years
Joseph18572.3 years
Most common last names in Costa Mesa, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16674.6 years
Johnson11574.2 years
Brown9475.5 years
Miller7472.0 years
Wilson6675.8 years
Moore6373.2 years
Anderson6076.0 years
Jones5871.5 years
Davis5474.6 years
Nelson5271.0 years
Businesses in Costa Mesa, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness4Kincaid1
7-Eleven10Kmart1
ALDO1Kroger1
AT&T1La Quinta1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture3
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Albertsons1Macy's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Ann Taylor3Marshalls1
Apple Store1McDonald's5
AutoZone1Motel 62
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity2
Banana Republic1New Balance6
Baskin-Robbins2Nike12
Bath & Body Works1Nordstrom2
Best Western1Office Depot1
Big O Tires1Old Navy1
Blockbuster2Outback1
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse1
Brookstone1Pac Sun1
Burger King1Panda Express2
CVS4Panera Bread1
Cache1Payless3
CarMax1Penske1
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery2Quiznos3
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid3
Curves1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn1Safeway1
Dennys2Saks Fifth Avenue1
Discount Tire1Sears3
Domino's Pizza2Sephora1
El Pollo Loco3Soma Intimates1
Express1Sprint Nextel2
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx13Starbucks11
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway14
Foot Locker1Super 81
Forever 211T-Mobile6
GNC2T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop3T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell3
Gymboree1Talbots2
H&M2Target1
H&R Block5The Limited1
Haagen-Dazs1The Room Place1
Hilton1Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge2
Home Depot1U-Haul4
IHOP1UPS13
IKEA1Urban Outfitters1
J. Jill1Vans4
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless4
Jamba Juice2Victoria's Secret2
Jones New York4Vons2
Journeys1Wendy's1
Just Tires1Westin1
KFC2Wet Seal1
Browse common businesses in Costa Mesa, CA


Costa Mesa on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander residents"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest median gross rent in 2007"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Religious workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare support occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #6 (92614) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Afghan first ancestries"
  • #10 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most Internet business establishments in 2005"
  • #26 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #33 (92626) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zairian first ancestries"
  • #35 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #36 (92626) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #37 (92614) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Iranian first ancestries"
  • #39 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #60 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #68 (92614) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #76 (92614) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Lorenzo Crespi (25)
  • Seunghwan Yoon (20)
  • Ahmad Mirzaei (17)
  • Steven L. Pope (16)
  • Brandon L. Spoelstra (15)
  • Richard C. Smith (13)
  • Anthony Smith (13)
  • James Holbrook Brown (13)
  • David Murphy (11)
  • Angela Granger (11)

Total of 966 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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