Costa Mesa, California

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Population in 2014: 112,784 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 59,713  (52.9%)
Females: 53,071  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
California median age:  35.7 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $65,149 (it was $50,732 in 2000)
Costa Mesa:

$65,149
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,728 (it was $23,342 in 2000)

Costa Mesa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $603,200 (it was $263,700 in 2000)
Costa Mesa:

$603,200
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $615,319; Detached houses: $693,864; Townhouses or other attached units: $425,517; In 2-unit structures: $828,444; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $406,603; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $316,538; Mobile homes: $39,031

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,574.

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  • Races in Costa Mesa, CA (2013)

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    • 58,95952.6%White alone
    • 36,28932.3%Hispanic
    • 11,62810.4%Asian alone
    • 3,0862.8%Two or more races
    • 1,0711.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 9960.9%Black alone
    • 1160.1%American Indian alone
    • 390.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Costa Mesa: 134.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.7%), Irish (7.8%), English (7.6%), Italian (4.1%), United States (3.5%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles.

Population density: 7,216 people per square mile   (high).

Costa Mesa,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Costa Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Costa Mesa city:

  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

27,129 residents are foreign born (15.3% Latin America, 6.0% Asia).

This city:

24.2%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 76 registered sex offenders living in Costa Mesa, California as of December 05, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Costa Mesa to the number of sex offenders is 1,473 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 2013: $4,527 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,004 (0.3%)

Costa Mesa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Central Coast, CA (2.2 miles , pop. 230,250).

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
  • 2013: 84 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2014: 178 buildings, average cost: $210,100

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: +21,668 (+19.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 20,217 (32.5%)

Costa Mesa household income distribution Costa Mesa home values distribution

Crime rates in Costa Mesa by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 2133601114410
per 100,000 1.80.92.72.75.40.00.90.90.93.63.60.90.0
Rapes 14424130303939273430324645
per 100,000 12.437.737.027.027.135.535.824.530.827.028.440.939.9
Robberies 981121131191237712011493838394120
per 100,000 86.9100.6102.0107.1111.070.1110.2103.584.274.673.783.5106.5
Assaults 156149127154147142190162112114135111153
per 100,000 138.4133.9114.6138.6132.6129.3174.5147.1101.4102.5119.998.6135.7
Burglaries 511516495596524509516516458524668512573
per 100,000 453.3463.7446.6536.2472.8463.4473.8468.5414.8471.0593.1455.0508.4
Thefts 2,6202,6652,7472,6922,4492,4262,5472,5572,4542,7433,0502,7482,583
per 100,000 2,324.42,394.82,478.62,422.12,209.92,208.82,338.92,321.42,222.32,465.62,707.92,441.82,291.7
Auto thefts 425405448555407401304248282267361296306
per 100,000 377.0363.9404.2499.4367.3365.1279.2225.1255.4240.0320.5263.0271.5
Arson 1614151211912141014241318
per 100,000 14.212.613.510.89.98.211.012.79.112.621.311.616.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 207.4230.1234.7243.9227.1210.4231.1210.6196.4207.7234.8214.6224.1

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 185 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

2.32

Costa Mesa tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +11,600 (+11.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Costa Mesa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Costa Mesa, California

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Earthquake activity:

Costa Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 696% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 111.3 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from Costa Mesa 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 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 103.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 198.1 miles away from the city center
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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Costa Mesa topographic map

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 in Costa Mesa:

  • COLLEGE HOSPITAL COSTA MESA (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 301 VICTORIA STREET)
  • ENRICHING, INC II (2501 CHRISTOPHER LANE)
  • FAIRVIEW DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Government - State, 2501 HARBOR BOULEVARD)
  • IND OPTS-HARBOR VILLAGE V (2541 SANTA CATALINA #108)
  • IND OPTS-MARK LANE II (2516 MARK LANE)
  • STARTING POINT OF ORANGE COUNTY (350 WEST BAY ST)

Nursing Homes in Costa Mesa:

  • FAIRVIEW DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (2501 HARBOR BOULEVARD)
  • MESA VERDE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (661 CENTER STREET)
  • NEWPORT SUBACUTE HEALTHCARE CENTER (2570 NEWPORT BLVD)
  • PORT BAY CARE CENTER (2570 NEWPORT BLVD)
  • VICTORIA HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (340 VICTORIA STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Costa Mesa:

  • COSTA MESA DIALYSIS (1590 SCENIC AVENUE)
  • NEWPORT MESA DIALYSIS SERVICES (1175 BAKER STREET, SUITE B)

Home Health Centers in Costa Mesa:

  • KINDNESS CARE HOME HEALTH (3176 PULLMAN STREET, SUITE 102)
  • SEA CREST HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (2755 BRISTOL STREET, SUITE 275)

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.

Colleges/Universities in Costa Mesa:

  • Orange Coast College (Full-time enrollment: 12,918; Location: 2701 Fairview Road; Public; Website: www.orangecoastcollege.edu/)
  • University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus (FT enrollment: 8,110; Location: 3100 Bristol Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Vanguard University of Southern California (FT enrollment: 2,104; Location: 55 Fair Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vanguard.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa (FT enrollment: 394; Location: 3309 Hyland Ave., Suite J; Private, for-profit; Website: costamesa.paulmitchell.edu)
  • Pacific College (FT enrollment: 363; Location: 3160 Red Hill Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: pacific-college.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: 28,587)
  • Coastline Community College (about 5 miles; Fountain Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,591)
  • Concordia University-Irvine (about 6 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 3,284)
  • Santa Ana College (about 7 miles; Santa Ana, CA; FT enrollment: 11,756)
  • Golden West College (about 8 miles; Huntington Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 7,358)
  • Irvine Valley College (about 8 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 8,005)
  • Brandman University (about 9 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 6,027)

Biggest public high schools in Costa Mesa:

  • ACCESS COUNTY COMMUNITY (Students: 1,388, Location: 200 KALMUS DR., Grades: KG-12)
  • COSTA MESA HIGH (Students: 1,349, Location: 2650 FAIRVIEW RD., Grades: 7-12)
  • OCCS:CHEP/PCHS (Students: 949, Location: 2910 REDHILL AVE., STE. 200, Grades: KG-12)
  • ESTANCIA HIGH (Students: 822, Location: 2323 PLACENTIA AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • ORANGE COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 318, Location: 200 KALMUS DR., Grades: KG-12)
  • EARLY COLLEGE HIGH (Students: 185, Location: 2990 MESA VERDE DR., Grades: 9-12)
  • BACK BAY HIGH (Students: 28, Location: 390 MONTE VISTA AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • MONTE VISTA HIGH (Students: 5, Location: 390 MONTE VISTA AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • COASTLINE ROP (Location: 1001 PRESIDIO SQ., Grades: 9-12)
  • MAGNOLIA SCIENCE ACADEMY SANTA ANA (Location: 102 BAKER ST. E., Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Private high school in Costa Mesa:

  • THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF ORANGE COUNTY (Students: 333, Location: 2350 CANYON DR, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Costa Mesa:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Costa Mesa:

  • MARINERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 690, Location: 300 FISCHER AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 593, Location: 1021 BAKER ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST JOACHIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 307, Location: 1964 ORANGE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 222, Location: 760 VICTORIA ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • PAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL - NEWPORT MESA (Students: 115, Location: 657 VICTORIA ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRISTIAN MONTESSORI SCHOOL-COSTA MESA (Students: 108, Location: 2950 MCCLINTOCK WAY, Grades: PK-6)
  • MONTESSORI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 90, Location: 2980 MCCLINTOCK WAY STE H, Grades: PK-6)
  • KLINE SCHOOL (Students: 40, Location: 1620 ADAMS AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • MONTESSORI HARBOR MESA SCHOOL (Students: 36, Location: 3025 DEODAR AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • CHRISTIAN MONTESSORI ACADEMY-NEWPORT PRESCHOOL (Students: 25, Location: 2591 IRVINE AVE, Grades: KG-4)
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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

Main business address in Costa Mesa include: PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP INC (A), EMULEX CORP /DE/ (B), SYNTHETIC BLOOD INTERNATIONAL INC (C), WNC HOUSING TAX CREDIT FUND IV L P SERIES 2 (D), RESOURCES CONNECTION INC (E), IRVINE SENSORS CORP/DE/ (F), COMMERCE ENERGY GROUP INC (G). 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 129. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

129
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.255. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.188. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.188
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 29.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00441. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00441
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.2% for American Indian residents, 28.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.3% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races 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

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, California environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
California average:

15.4

Costa Mesa travel time to work - commute Costa Mesa mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic797,47367
Evangelical Protestant345,893894
Other141,815329
Mainline Protestant76,574202
Orthodox13,40619
Black Protestant2,4248
None1,632,647-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Costa Mesa:

47.7%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.0%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Costa Mesa:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.3%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.5%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Costa Mesa, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 24$193,076$96,5382$2,621
Other Government Administration 43$306,136$85,43318$71,311
Police Protection - Officers 120$1,361,371$136,1379$43,704
Police - Other 54$328,363$72,97013$46,977
Firefighters 74$1,053,756$170,8791$5,900
Fire - Other 5$40,135$96,3245$7,820
Streets and Highways 26$209,261$96,5828$9,618
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$9,914
Parks and Recreation 22$125,122$68,24884$92,857
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$27,954$83,8621$580
Other and Unallocable 31$209,734$81,1873$4,424
Totals for Government 403$3,854,908$114,786147$295,726

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $1,245,000 ($11.04)
    Police Protection: $267,000 ($2.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000 ($1.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $191,000 ($1.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $37,422,000 ($331.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,691,000 ($156.86)
    Regular Highways: $8,157,000 ($72.32)
    Central Staff Services: $8,042,000 ($71.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,070,000 ($53.82)
    Financial Administration: $5,951,000 ($52.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,519,000 ($31.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,370,000 ($21.01)
    Health - Other: $948,000 ($8.41)
    Sewerage: $395,000 ($3.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,256,000 ($11.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,301,000 ($11.54)
    General Public Building: $1,280,000 ($11.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,187,000 ($10.52)
    General - Other: $733,000 ($6.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $262,000 ($2.32)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($1.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $32,000 ($0.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.04)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,586,000 ($652.45)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,397,000 ($30.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,302,000 ($11.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $436,000 ($3.87)
    Regular Highways: $367,000 ($3.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $287,000 ($2.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,770,000 ($15.69)
    Highways: $506,000 ($4.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,038,000 ($26.94)
    Rents: $2,557,000 ($22.67)
    Interest Earnings: $2,382,000 ($21.12)
    General Revenue, NEC: $372,000 ($3.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000 ($0.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,197,000 ($161.34)
    All Other: $6,106,000 ($54.14)
    Highways: $2,047,000 ($18.15)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,615,000 ($342.38)
    Property: $18,856,000 ($167.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,465,000 ($48.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,675,000 ($32.58)
    Other License: $1,417,000 ($12.56)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $912,000 ($8.09)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $677,000 ($6.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,360,000 ($278.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,260,000 ($259.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,465,000 ($39.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,365,000 ($20.97)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,700,000 ($94.87)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,200,000 ($719.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,610,000 ($23.14)

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($597 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.70% ($53,226 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.56% ($47,472)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.30% ($44,337)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($937 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($47,619 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.65% ($49,190)
to San Diego County, CA  0.29% ($52,789)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 136Number of bridges
  • 2,258m7,408ftTotal length
  • $31,452,000Total costs
  • 10,825,972Total average daily traffic
  • 438,819Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 51950-1959
  • 511960-1969
  • 361970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 212000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Costa Mesa, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 255 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Costa Mesa)
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: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 60 (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: 938 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Costa Mesa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Costa Mesa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 86 (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

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

STAFFORD HOLLOW WATER ASSOCIATION (Address: Suite 250 , Serves CT, Population served: 429, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-10-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2005)
AMBERWOOD MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2008)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (4 times from MAY-21-2003 to APR-01-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-04-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 47 regular monitoring violations

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

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

  • La Quinta Inn 4541, 1515 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (714) 957-5841, Fax: (714) 432-7159
  • Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, 3350 Ave Of The Arts, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (714) 751-5100, Fax: (714) 751-0129
  • Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (714) 540-2500, Fax: (714) 662-6608
  • Costa Mesa Marriott Suites, 500 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (714) 957-1100, Fax: (714) 966-8495
  • Comfort Inn, 2430 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (949) 631-7840, Fax: (949) 548-3720
  • Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (714) 540-7000, Fax: (714) 540-9176
  • Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, 3131 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (714) 557-3000, Fax: (714) 957-8185
  • Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa/Newport Beach, 325 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, California 92626 , Phone: (714) 549-0300, Fax: (714) 662-0828
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Costa Mesa, California
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Costa Mesa, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness4Kincaid1
7-Eleven10Kmart1
99 Cents Only Stores1Kroger1
ALDO1La Quinta1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture3
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Macy's2
Albertsons1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Ann Taylor3McDonald's5
Apple Store1Motel 62
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity2
Avenue1New Balance6
Banana Republic1Nike12
Barnes & Noble1Nissan1
Baskin-Robbins2Nordstrom2
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Big O Tires1Outback1
Blockbuster2Outback Steakhouse1
Brooks Brothers1Pac Sun1
Brookstone1Panda Express2
Burger King1Panera Bread1
CVS4Payless3
Cache1Penske1
CarMax1PetSmart1
Carl\s Jr.2Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chico's1Pottery Barn1
Chipotle1Pottery Barn Kids1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos3
Circle K5RadioShack2
Cold Stone Creamery2Ramada1
Coldwater Creek1Rite Aid3
Comfort Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Crate & Barrel1Safeway1
Curves1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Days Inn1Sears3
Dennys2Sephora1
Discount Tire1Soma Intimates1
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel2
El Pollo Loco3Staples1
Express1Starbucks11
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
FedEx13Subway14
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile6
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC2T.J.Maxx1
GameStop3Taco Bell3
Gap1Talbots2
Gymboree1Target1
H&M2The Limited1
H&R Block5The Room Place1
Haagen-Dazs1Toyota1
Hilton2Trader 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
Justice1Wet Seal1
KFC2Z Gallerie1

Costa Mesa compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Costa Mesa on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Real estate and rental and leasing (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Real estate and rental and leasing (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #9 (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"
  • #35 (92626) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #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 big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #57 (92660) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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