Fountain Valley, California

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Population in 2017: 56,313 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 27,507  (48.8%)
Females: 28,806  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92704, 92708.

Fountain Valley Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $91,221 (it was $69,734 in 2000)
Fountain Valley:

$91,221
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,254 (it was $26,521 in 2000)

Fountain Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $716,189 (it was $285,700 in 2000)
Fountain Valley:

$716,189
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $736,265; detached houses: $816,623; townhouses or other attached units: $473,995; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $541,480; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $412,651; mobile homes: $101,024

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,932.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fountain Valley: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.7%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.9% for Black residents, 6.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.0% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fountain Valley, CA (2017)
    • 26,04845.5%White alone
    • 19,47234.0%Asian alone
    • 9,52816.6%Hispanic
    • 1,9603.4%Two or more races
    • 2690.5%Black alone
    • 870.2%Other race alone
    • 600.1%American Indian alone
    • 790.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Fountain Valley, California as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fountain Valley is 2,870 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Fountain Valley by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.4)
1
(1.8)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(10.6)
4
(7.1)
8
(14.3)
2
(3.6)
4
(7.2)
5
(8.9)
8
(14.3)
7
(12.4)
9
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.3)
1
(1.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
30
(52.9)
36
(63.8)
40
(71.5)
36
(64.8)
33
(59.4)
28
(50.1)
14
(25.0)
17
(30.0)
20
(35.2)
21
(36.8)
24
(41.8)
21
(36.7)
28
(49.4)
21
(37.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(61.7)
56
(99.2)
63
(112.6)
66
(118.9)
79
(142.2)
67
(119.9)
56
(100.1)
81
(142.9)
63
(110.9)
65
(114.0)
39
(68.0)
42
(73.3)
37
(65.3)
30
(53.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
303
(534.1)
309
(547.4)
328
(586.0)
276
(497.1)
237
(426.5)
266
(476.0)
273
(487.8)
299
(527.6)
262
(461.2)
196
(343.7)
268
(467.0)
246
(429.4)
238
(419.7)
194
(343.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
884
(1,558)
942
(1,669)
991
(1,770)
1,006
(1,812)
873
(1,571)
951
(1,702)
941
(1,681)
1,063
(1,876)
835
(1,470)
759
(1,331)
1,120
(1,951)
1,072
(1,871)
1,199
(2,114)
1,185
(2,100)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
196
(345.5)
124
(219.7)
124
(221.5)
94
(169.3)
60
(108.0)
75
(134.2)
65
(116.1)
107
(188.8)
73
(128.5)
68
(119.2)
129
(224.8)
125
(218.2)
144
(254.0)
117
(207.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(17.6)
6
(10.6)
5
(8.9)
9
(16.2)
6
(10.8)
9
(16.1)
1
(1.8)
4
(7.1)
5
(8.8)
1
(1.8)
1
(1.7)
3
(5.2)
3
(5.3)
1
(1.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)167.6167.3184.9166.9153.3169.0153.2178.1146.8120.7161.1148.0166.4147.9

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City-data.com crime index in Fountain Valley, CA

Crime rate in Fountain Valley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 75 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

1.99
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Fountain Valley, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: German (4.5%), American (4.4%), English (3.4%), Irish (2.9%), Italian (2.4%), Egyptian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 28 feet

Land area: 8.91 square miles.

Population density: 6,318 people per square mile   (high).

Fountain Valley, California map

16,814 residents are foreign born (18.9% Asia, 3.9% Latin America).

This city:

29.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,819 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,743 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.71 N, Longitude: 117.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,675 (+4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,856 (14.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 714

Distribution of median household income in Fountain Valley, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fountain Valley, CA in 2017
Fountain Valley satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Fountain Valley, CA
Historical housing units in Fountain Valley, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,039 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in Fountain Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Fountain Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)

Average climate in Fountain Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fountain Valley, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 119. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

119
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.343. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.343
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.699. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.699
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 27.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00274. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00274
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Fountain Valley center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from Fountain Valley 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 the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from Fountain Valley 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 (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 9, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, 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

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 REG HOSPMED CTR DP/SNF (11250 WARNER AVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (FOUNTAIN VALLEY) (11680 WARNER 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)

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 (Full-time enrollment: 209; Location: 16560 Harbor Blvd., Units K-Q; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mtschool.edu)
  • Coastline Beauty College (Full-time 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:

Private high school in Fountain Valley:

  • ALETHEIA CLASSICAL ACADEMY (Students: 10, Location: 9041 CROCUS AVE, Grades: 1-9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Fountain Valley:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fountain Valley:

  • SHORELINE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 218, Location: 10350 ELLIS AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY MONTESSORI CENTER (Students: 184, Location: 18410 BROOKHURST ST, Grades: PK-3)
  • SLATER MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 35, Location: 10316 SLATER AVE, Grades: PK-2)
See full list of schools located in Fountain Valley

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Fountain Valley:

Marital status in Fountain Valley, CA
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Fountain Valley:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fountain Valley
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Orange County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Orange County:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

18.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Orange County:

16.4%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.1%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Fountain Valley:

27.6
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.8%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.8%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.7%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Fountain Valley:

57.8%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fountain Valley, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 59$627,385$127,6040$0
Firefighters 42$484,862$138,5321$5,015
Streets and Highways 23$159,790$83,3690$0
Police - Other 23$125,309$65,3798$10,644
Water Supply 21$127,959$73,1191$2,566
Other Government Administration 20$138,116$82,8704$7,606
Financial Administration 11$87,336$95,2760$0
Other and Unallocable 8$47,224$70,8360$0
Parks and Recreation 6$38,263$76,52624$21,944
Sewerage 5$29,426$70,6220$0
Fire - Other 1$5,999$71,9881$1,238
Totals for Government 219$1,871,669$102,55739$49,013

Fountain Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,950,000 ($87.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,418,000 ($78.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,275,000 ($40.40)
    Sewerage: $1,144,000 ($20.32)
    Police Protection: $116,000 ($2.06)
    Central Staff Services: $106,000 ($1.88)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,236,000 ($252.80)
    Water Utilities: $10,456,000 ($185.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,690,000 ($118.80)
    Regular Highways: $4,182,000 ($74.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,915,000 ($69.52)
    Health - Other: $3,151,000 ($55.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,912,000 ($51.71)
    Central Staff Services: $2,787,000 ($49.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,410,000 ($25.04)
    Financial Administration: $903,000 ($16.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $785,000 ($13.94)
    Sewerage: $715,000 ($12.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $428,000 ($7.60)
    General - Other: $65,000 ($1.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $631,000 ($11.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $242,000 ($4.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $83,000 ($1.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($0.94)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,216,000 ($376.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($0.43)

Fountain Valley government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,167,000 ($56.24)
    Sewerage: $1,721,000 ($30.56)
    Other: $1,688,000 ($29.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $725,000 ($12.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $650,000 ($11.54)
    Regular Highways: $151,000 ($2.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $369,000 ($6.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,445,000 ($25.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,103,000 ($19.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $759,000 ($13.48)
    Interest Earnings: $486,000 ($8.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $186,000 ($3.30)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,723,000 ($208.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,798,000 ($31.93)
    Highways: $1,648,000 ($29.27)
    Other: $335,000 ($5.95)
  • Tax - Property: $22,243,000 ($394.99)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,953,000 ($158.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,776,000 ($31.54)
    Other License: $808,000 ($14.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $744,000 ($13.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $522,000 ($9.27)
    Other: $400,000 ($7.10)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $149,000 ($2.65)

Fountain Valley government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,529,000 ($204.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,652,000 ($171.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,877,000 ($33.33)

Fountain Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $152,000 ($2.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,274,000 ($715.18)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,880,000 ($921.28)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($76,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,018 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.64% ($74,627 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.45% ($58,801)
from San Diego County, CA  0.27% ($69,550)


4.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
California average:

5.21%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,308 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.07%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.35% ($64,742 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.64% ($64,976)
to San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($85,709)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Fountain Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.0mTotal length
  • $7,760,000Total costs
  • 2,536,200Total average daily traffic
  • 152,676Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,288,219Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fountain Valley, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 231960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
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 in Fountain Valley, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fountain Valley, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of fires - 74 took place in 2013, and the least - 10 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Fountain Valley, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.9%), and Outside Fires (24.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fountain Valley, CA
    • 22539.9%Structure Fires
    • 14024.8%Outside Fires
    • 13423.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 6511.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fountain Valley, CA

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

  • Residence Inn Fountain Valley, 9930 Slater Ave, Fountain Valley, California 92708 , Phone: (714) 965-8000, Fax: (714) 962-3439
  • Days Inn And Suite Huntington Beachfountain Valley, 9125 Recreation Cir, Fountain Valley, California 92708 , Phone: (714) 847-3388, Fax: (714) 842-4192
  • Ayres Hotel Fountain Valley, 17550 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, California 92708 , Phone: (714) 861-5170, Fax: (714) 861-5175
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fountain Valley, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fountain Valley, CA
  • 83.0%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fountain Valley, CA
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 37.2%Electricity
  • 8.3%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Fountain Valley compared to California state average:

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

Fountain Valley on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Vietnam (population 500+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 (92708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #72 (92704) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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