Fountain Valley, California

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Population in 2013: 56,707 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 
Males: 27,699  (48.8%)
Females: 29,008  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 92704, 92708.

Fountain Valley Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $77,361 (it was $69,734 in 2000)
Fountain Valley:

$77,361
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,559 (it was $26,521 in 2000)

Fountain Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $556,289 (it was $285,700 in 2000)
Fountain Valley:

$556,289
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $575,748; Detached houses: $625,887; Townhouses or other attached units: $400,405; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $390,136; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $308,757; Mobile homes: $99,679

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,563.

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Fountain Valley races chart
  • White alone - 25,533 (44.9%)
  • Asian alone - 20,425 (35.9%)
  • Hispanic - 8,450 (14.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1,690 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 757 (1.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 61 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.03%)

Races in Fountain Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fountain Valley: 125.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (8.7%), Irish (7.3%), English (6.3%), Italian (4.3%), United States (3.0%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 28 feet

Land area: 8.91 square miles.

Population density: 6,362 people per square mile   (high).

Fountain Valley,CA real estate house value index trend

Fountain Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Fountain Valley:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fountain Valley city:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

17,132 residents are foreign born (19.0% Asia).

This city:  30.1%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Fountain Valley, California as of July 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fountain Valley to the number of sex offenders is 2,455 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,729 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,479 (0.3%)

Fountain Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Coast, CA (2.5 miles , pop. 363,603).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (35.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: North Coast, CA (1.6 miles ), Huntington Beach, CA (1.7 miles ), Midway City, CA (1.8 miles ), Westminster, CA (1.9 miles ), Costa Mesa, CA (2.0 miles ), Santa Ana, CA (2.2 miles ), Garden Grove, CA (2.2 miles ), Central Coast, CA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $323,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $243,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $265,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2003: 64 buildings, average cost: $240,900
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $302,900
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $313,800
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $357,500
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $328,000
  • 2008: 68 buildings, average cost: $311,000
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $331,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $334,000
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2012: 32 buildings, average cost: $244,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.71 N, Longitude: 117.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,083 (+1.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,669 (17.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 714

Fountain Valley household income distribution Fountain Valley home values distribution

Crime rates in Fountain Valley by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1100010000311
per 100,000 1.71.80.00.00.01.80.00.00.00.05.41.81.8
Rapes 6069564824587
per 100,000 10.30.010.516.08.910.67.114.33.67.28.914.312.4
Robberies 51543343313036403633281417
per 100,000 87.196.457.976.655.052.963.871.564.859.450.125.030.0
Assaults 88645456333556636679675681
per 100,000 150.4114.394.799.858.561.799.2112.6118.9142.2119.9100.1142.9
Burglaries 252242262254252303309328276237266273299
per 100,000 430.5432.1459.7452.5446.9534.1547.4586.0497.1426.5476.0487.8527.6
Thefts 1,0701,1931,0721,0371,0138849429911,0068739519411,063
per 100,000 1828.12130.41880.81847.31796.41558.41668.91770.51811.81571.01701.91681.51875.6
Auto thefts 17819917715816619612412494607565107
per 100,000 304.1355.4310.5281.5294.4345.5219.7221.5169.3108.0134.2116.1188.8
Arson 13141266106596914
per 100,000 22.225.021.110.710.617.610.68.916.210.816.11.87.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 203.7207.7184.5191.6168.8174.7174.4192.8174.0159.8176.2159.7185.6

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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 Fountain Valley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 76 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,039 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Work and jobs in Fountain Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fountain Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fountain Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 699% 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 107.4 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 88.1 miles away from Fountain Valley 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 103.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 194.5 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 30.5 miles away from Fountain Valley center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 134.6 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).
Fountain Valley topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Evans - Professional wrestler, Keri Russell - (born 1976), actress, Andre Sommersell - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Jun 26, 1980), Brian Brushwood - Magician, Craig Wilson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Nov 30, 1976), Freddie Freeman - Baseball player, Iakopo - Recording artist, Luke Hudson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: May 2, 1977), Mike Hessman - Baseball player, Ryan Hansen - Television actor.

Main business address for: HYUNDAI ABS FUNDING CORP (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES), CAM COMMERCE SOLUTIONS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN).

Hospitals and medical centers in Fountain Valley:

  • CHARTER HOSPITAL OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY (11250 WARNER AVE)
  • ENRICHING, INC (9514 SMOKETREE AVENUE)
  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 17100 EUCLID STREET)
  • ORANGE COAST MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 9920 TALBERT AVENUE)
  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER (17150 EUCLID STREET, SUITE 111)
  • RAI-NEWHOPE-FOUNTAIN VALLEY (17197 NEWHOPE STREET, SUITE A, B, C & D)
  • HEALTH FORCE OR ORANGE COUNTY (17151 NEWHOPE ST, SUITE 211)
  • SUNRISE HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (10840 WARNER AVE SUITE 105)
  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY REG HOSPMED CTR DP/SNF (11250 WARNER AVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (FOUNTAIN VALLEY) (11680 WARNER AVENUE)

Heliports located in Fountain Valley:

Amtrak stations near Fountain Valley:

  • 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.
  • 8 miles: ANAHEIM (2150 KATELLA AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 9 miles: NEWPORT BEACH (NEWPORT TRANS. CENTER, 1550 AVOCADO AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Fountain Valley:

  • Coastline Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,591; Location: 11460 Warner Ave.; Public; Website: www.coastline.edu)
  • Modern Technology School (FT enrollment: 209; Location: 16560 Harbor Blvd., Units K-Q; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mtschool.edu)
  • Coastline Beauty College (FT enrollment: 152; Location: 16151 Harbor Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.coastlinebeauty.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fountain Valley:

  • Golden West College (about 4 miles; Huntington Beach, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,358)
  • Orange Coast College (about 4 miles; Costa Mesa, CA; FT enrollment: 12,918)
  • University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus (about 5 miles; Costa Mesa, CA; FT enrollment: 8,110)
  • Vanguard University of Southern California (about 5 miles; Costa Mesa, CA; FT enrollment: 2,104)
  • Santa Ana College (about 6 miles; Santa Ana, CA; FT enrollment: 11,756)
  • West Coast University-Orange County (about 8 miles; Anaheim, CA; FT enrollment: 2,464)
  • University of California-Irvine (about 8 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 28,587)

Public high schools in Fountain Valley:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Fountain Valley:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fountain Valley:

  • SHORELINE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 10350 ELLIS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CARDEN ACADEMY OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY_ (Students: 223; Location: 10460 SLATER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY MONTESSORI CENTER (Students: 190; Location: 18410 BROOKHURST ST; Grades: PK - 2)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 139; Location: 9945 SLATER AVE; Grades: PK - TK)
  • SLATER MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 123; Location: 10316 SLATER AVE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • HUNTINGTON VALLEY CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 9779 STARFISH AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Fountain Valley, map of school districts: FOUNTAIN VALLEY ELEMENTARY, HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH

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Notable locations in Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley Commerce Center (A), Mile Square Golf Course (B), David L Baker Golf Course (C), Fountain Valley Branch Orange County Public Library (D), Fountain Valley Fire Station 2 (E), Fountain Valley Fire Department Station 1 (F), Fountain Valley Recreational and Cultural Center (G), Fountain Valley City Hall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Warner Plaza Shopping Center (1), Brookhurst Plaza Shopping Center (2), Plavan Plaza Shopping Center (3), Fountain Shopping Center (4), Fountain Valley Promenade Shopping Center (5), Fountain Valley Plaza Shopping Center (6), Callens Corner Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fountain Valley include: HYUNDAI ABS FUNDING CORP (A), CAM COMMERCE SOLUTIONS INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fountain Valley include: Ellis Park (1), Green Valley Park (2), Heritage Park (3), Los Alamos Park (4), Allen Park (5), Cordata Park (6), Courreges Park (7), Fountain Valley Park (8), Fulton Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Casa de Tortuga (10455 Circulo De Zapata).

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 2012 was 124. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

124
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.389. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.389
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0790. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0790
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.92
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00441. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00441
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.7%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.0% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Fountain Valley in 2010:

  • 160 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 154 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 51 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Fountain Valley in 2000:

  • 174 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 167 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Fountain Valley, California environmental map by EPA

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Fountain Valley compared to California state average:

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

Banks with most branches in Fountain Valley (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brookhurst-Edinger Branch at 16025 Brookhurst Street, branch established on 1974/03/01; Fountain Valley Branch at 10060 Slater Ave, branch established on 1938/01/01. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Harbor-Edinger Branch at 16192 Harbor Boulevard, branch established on 1970/09/24; Fountain Valley Branch at 17430 Brookhurst Street, branch established on 1964/01/16. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Fountain Valley At Costco at 17870 Newhope Street, Suite 106, branch established on 2005/12/05; Fountain Valley Branch at 18975 Brookhurst Avenue, branch established on 1889/01/01. 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.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Brookhurst & Edinger Albertsons at 16061 Brookhurst Street, branch established on 2008/10/20; Fountain Valley Branch at 17150 Magnolia Street, branch established on 1957/10/16. 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
  • Independence Bank: Fountain Valley Branch at 18101 Magnolia Street, branch established on 2007/01/17. Info updated 2009/11/06: Bank assets: $294.2 mil, Deposits: $208.7 mil, headquarters in Newport Beach, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Cathay Bank: Fountain Valley Branch at 17860 Newhope Street, Suite 104, branch established on 2005/08/22. Info updated 2010/12/08: Bank assets: $10,628.9 mil, Deposits: $7,249.8 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 52 total offices, Holding Company: Cathay General Bancorp
  • Centennial Bank: at 18837 Brookhurst Street, Suite 100, branch established on 1979/10/25. Info updated 2007/05/14: Bank assets: $657.6 mil, Deposits: $457.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Union Bank, National Association: Fountain Valley Branch at 18175 Brookhurst Street, branch established on 1990/06/14. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Fountain Valley Branch at 17400 Brookhurst Drive, branch established on 1934/12/17. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fountain Valley, California:

  • Courtyard By Marriott Huntington Beach, 9950 Slater Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 , Phone: (714) 968-5775, Fax: (714) 968-0112
  • Residence Inn Fountain Valley, 9930 Slater Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 , Phone: (714) 965-8000, Fax: (714) 962-3439
  • Days Inn And Suite Huntington Beachfountain Valley, 9125 Recreation Cir, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 , Phone: (714) 847-3388, Fax: (714) 842-4192
  • Ayres Hotel Fountain Valley, 17550 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 , Phone: (714) 861-5170, Fax: (714) 861-5175
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fountain Valley, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fountain Valley travel time to work - commute Fountain Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fountain Valley city (based on Orange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.78%
Here: 44.8%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14$97,086$83,2170$0
Other Government Administration 12$107,963$107,9637$4,939
Police Protection - Officers 55$533,596$116,4210$0
Police - Other 23$129,774$67,70811$14,130
Firefighters 36$457,297$152,4321$5,838
Fire - Other 3$21,071$84,2840$0
Streets and Highways 13$89,005$82,1580$0
Health 1$8,741$104,8920$0
Sewerage 5$28,886$69,3260$0
Parks and Recreation 5$33,507$80,41727$22,791
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$6,788$81,4560$0
Water Supply 15$91,394$73,1151$5,256
Other and Unallocable 26$143,671$66,3100$0
Totals for Government 209$1,748,779$100,40847$52,954

Fountain Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $3,867,000 ($68.19)
    Regular Highways: $3,113,000 ($54.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $775,000 ($13.67)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,495,000 ($220.34)
    Water Utilities: $8,362,000 ($147.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,519,000 ($97.32)
    Regular Highways: $5,096,000 ($89.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,941,000 ($51.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,761,000 ($48.69)
    Health - Other: $2,187,000 ($38.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,139,000 ($20.09)
    Financial Administration: $1,100,000 ($19.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $985,000 ($17.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $867,000 ($15.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $588,000 ($10.37)
    Sewerage: $573,000 ($10.10)
    General - Other: $114,000 ($2.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,473,000 ($25.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $1,126,000 ($19.86)
    General - Other: $843,000 ($14.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $229,000 ($4.04)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($0.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($0.16)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,883,000 ($280.09)

Fountain Valley government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,899,000 ($51.12)
    All Other: $1,487,000 ($26.22)
    Sewerage: $1,202,000 ($21.20)
    Regular Highways: $592,000 ($10.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $571,000 ($10.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $102,000 ($1.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $388,000 ($6.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,476,000 ($61.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $975,000 ($17.19)
    Rents: $934,000 ($16.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $844,000 ($14.88)
    Special Assessments: $42,000 ($0.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000 ($0.26)
    Sale of Property: $14,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,300,000 ($146.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,934,000 ($122.28)
    Highways: $1,040,000 ($18.34)
    All Other: $834,000 ($14.71)
  • Tax - Property: $15,514,000 ($273.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,576,000 ($168.87)
    Other License: $2,033,000 ($35.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,349,000 ($23.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $818,000 ($14.43)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $488,000 ($8.61)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $250,000 ($4.41)

Fountain Valley government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,351,000 ($623.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,349,000 ($605.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,002,000 ($17.67)

Fountain Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,857,000 ($491.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,224,000 ($797.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,166,000 ($390.89)

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 Fountain Valley:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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 Fountain Valley:

  • 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)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KALI-FM (106.3 FM; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: KALI-FM, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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 Fountain Valley:

  • 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 Fountain Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 22
Total length: 189 meters (620ft)
Total costs: $11,382,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,413,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 149,161
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fountain Valley, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 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 ORIGINATED48$397,792277$401,6631,481$325,42185$282,8130$069$317,4978$107,625
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$322,29030$420,905185$353,78613$147,1550$012$329,8363$127,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$342,63887$418,495345$371,41821$215,3970$030$338,37711$92,320
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$448,42979$389,464266$345,85413$235,6001$12,979,58017$343,7320$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$606,38010$456,05473$366,4621$81,9000$03$295,8570$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Fountain Valley, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$358,5022$447,035
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$499,6734$420,068
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$303,1755$495,690
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$482,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 30
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Fountain Valley

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fountain Valley, CA
Most common first names in Fountain Valley, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22579.3 years
John21374.0 years
Robert17071.8 years
William15973.9 years
James12372.0 years
Dorothy9777.9 years
Margaret9679.0 years
Helen9379.7 years
Charles9173.0 years
George8875.1 years
Most common last names in Fountain Valley, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nguyen9874.9 years
Smith6573.1 years
Johnson4775.2 years
Miller4179.8 years
Tran3780.4 years
Brown3676.5 years
Anderson3476.9 years
Williams2976.7 years
Jones2775.4 years
Le2676.5 years
Businesses in Fountain Valley, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Jamba Juice1
7-Eleven5Jones New York3
Albertsons2KFC1
Applebee's1Kroger2
Ashley Furniture1LA Fitness1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Marriott2
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS2New Balance1
Carl\s Jr.2Nike11
Chipotle1Office Depot1
Circle K1Panda Express1
Costco1PetSmart1
Curves2Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Discount Tire2Sprint Nextel1
DressBarn1Staples1
Dressbarn1Starbucks5
El Pollo Loco1T-Mobile4
FedEx7T.J.Maxx1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell3
GNC1UPS8
GameStop2Walgreens3
Goodwill1Wendy's1
H&R Block2

Fountain Valley on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Postsecondary teachers (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other Asian residents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Asian Indian residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Vietnamese residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #37 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+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare support occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 (92708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #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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Total of 590 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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