Laguna Beach, California

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Population in 2014: 23,341 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 11,849  (50.8%)
Females: 11,492  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  47.8 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 92637.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $92,750 (it was $75,808 in 2000)
Laguna Beach:

$92,750
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $74,977 (it was $58,732 in 2000)

Laguna Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: over $1,000,000 (it was $639,900 in 2000)
Laguna Beach:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; In 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $100,347

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,889.

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  • Races in Laguna Beach, CA (2013)

    Laguna Beach races chart
    • 19,58483.5%White alone
    • 1,7447.4%Hispanic
    • 9644.1%Asian alone
    • 4992.1%Two or more races
    • 1420.6%Black alone
    • 470.2%Other race alone
    • 330.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 160.07%American Indian alone

Races in Laguna Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Laguna Beach: 141.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Laguna Beach, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: German (15.3%), English (12.6%), Irish (8.8%), Italian (5.9%), Scottish (3.9%), United States (3.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 8.85 square miles.

Population density: 2,638 people per square mile   (average).

Laguna Beach,CA real estate house value index trend

Laguna Beach, California map

For population 25 years and over in Laguna Beach:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laguna Beach city:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

2,720 residents are foreign born (4.9% Europe, 2.3% Asia, 1.3% Latin America, 1.3% North America).

This city:

11.6%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $7,445 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,619 (0.6%)

Laguna Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Laguna Niguel, CA (3.8 miles , pop. 61,891).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: South Coast, CA (4.2 miles , pop. 288,147).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (51.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Laguna Niguel, CA (2.0 miles ), Aliso Viejo, CA (2.0 miles ), South Coast, CA (2.0 miles ), Laguna Woods, CA (2.4 miles ), Newport Coast, CA (2.4 miles ), Dana Point, CA (2.5 miles ), Laguna Hills, CA (2.5 miles ), San Juan Capistrano, CA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $378,200
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $373,400
  • 1999: 57 buildings, average cost: $420,300
  • 2000: 66 buildings, average cost: $353,400
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $381,900
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $361,600
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $490,200
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $462,800
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $539,300
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $547,800
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $508,800
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $695,800
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $745,600
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $857,800
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $698,300
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $779,100
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $792,500
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $593,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.53 N, Longitude: 117.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,021 (+12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,997 (33.5%)

Area codes: 714, 949

Laguna Beach household income distribution Laguna Beach home values distribution

Crime rates in Laguna Beach by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 1000000100100
per 100,000 4.10.00.00.00.00.00.04.20.00.04.30.00.0
Rapes 2446610101156634
per 100,000 8.116.416.424.624.641.341.645.820.726.125.812.917.1
Robberies 4729896986757
per 100,000 16.328.78.236.932.937.225.037.533.126.130.121.430.0
Assaults 39442230343063656550433353
per 100,000 158.5180.290.1122.9139.7123.9262.1270.6269.2217.5184.7141.6226.8
Burglaries 146151140151142144154115821151238798
per 100,000 593.5618.3573.7618.6583.3594.7640.7478.8339.6500.2528.3373.2419.3
Thefts 470381392381434320411389379465399356340
per 100,000 1,910.61,560.01,606.31,560.81,782.81,321.51,710.01,619.61,569.62,022.61,713.71,527.01,454.8
Auto thefts 30515347463122201324262624
per 100,000 122.0208.8217.2192.5189.0128.091.583.353.8104.4111.7111.5102.7
Arson 33402122411452
per 100,000 12.212.316.40.08.249.68.316.74.14.317.221.48.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 183.5184.7159.3180.9189.4178.1219.2220.7175.5201.4194.4144.7167.9

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Crime rate in Laguna Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 82 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
California average:

2.32

Laguna Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +302 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Legal occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Laguna Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Laguna Beach, California

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Earthquake activity:

Laguna Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 689% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from Laguna Beach center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 102.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 121.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 27.1 miles away from Laguna Beach center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 209.6 miles away from the city center
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).
Laguna Beach topographic map

Birthplace of: Colt Brennan - Football player, Derek Sherinian - Keyboardist, Lauren Conrad - Television personality, Alyson Noël - Novelist, Bianca Butler - Figure skater, Chase Johnson - Rock musician, Don Ed Hardy - Fashion designer, Graham Phillips (actor) - Child actor, Jennifer Crittenden - Screenwriter and producer, Lo Bosworth - Relevision personality.

Hospitals and medical centers in Laguna Beach:

  • SOUTH COAST MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (31862 S COAST HIGHWAY, #202)
  • SOUTH COAST MEDICAL CTR D/P SN (31872 COAST HIGHWAY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Laguna Beach:

  • THE COVINGTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ALISO VIEJO, CA)
  • SEA BRIGHT PLACE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; DANA POINT, CA)
  • PALM TERRACE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAGUNA HILLS, CA)
  • MISSION HOSPITAL REGIONAL MED CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)
  • MISSION HOSPITAL - TCU (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)
  • WIN HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)
  • VILLA VALENCIA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAGUNA HILLS, CA)

Amtrak station:

LAGUNA BEACH (TRANSIT DEPOT, BROADWAY BTW. BEACH & FOR) - Bus Station

Operable nuclear power plants near Laguna Beach:

  • 11 miles: San Onofre 2 and 3 in San Clemente, CA.

College/University in Laguna Beach:

  • Laguna College of Art and Design (Full-time enrollment: 462; Location: 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lcad.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laguna Beach:

  • Saddleback College (about 7 miles; Mission Viejo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,716)
  • Coastline Community College (about 8 miles; Fountain Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,591)
  • Brandman University (about 9 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 6,027)
  • Concordia University-Irvine (about 9 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 3,284)
  • University of California-Irvine (about 10 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 28,587)
  • Irvine Valley College (about 10 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 8,005)
  • Vanguard University of Southern California (about 12 miles; Costa Mesa, CA; FT enrollment: 2,104)

Public high school in Laguna Beach:

Public elementary/middle schools in Laguna Beach:

Private elementary/middle schools in Laguna Beach:

  • ANNELIESE'S SCHOOLS (Students: 418, Location: 20062 LAGUNA CANYON RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 184, Location: 30516 COAST HWY, Grades: KG-8)
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Notable locations in Laguna Beach: Aliso Creek Golf Course (A), Laguna Beach Country Club (B), Aliso Pier (C), Laguna Beach City Hall (D), Laguna Beach Branch Orange County Public Library (E), Laguna Museum of Art (F), Festival of the Arts Amphitheater (G), City of Laguna Beach Fire Department Station 4 (H), City of Laguna Beach Fire Department Station 3 (I), City of Laguna Beach Fire Department Station 2 (J), City of Laguna Beach Fire Department Station 1 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Pavilions Shopping Center (1), Lumberyard Plaza Shopping Center (2), Boat Canyon Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laguna Beach include: Calvary Evangelical Free Church (A), Cathedral Chapel of Saint Francis By-The Sea (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), Laguna Beach United Methodist Church (E), Laguna Presbyterian Church (F), Saint Catherine Catholic Church (G), Saint Marys Episcopal Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Aliso Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Laguna Beach include: Heisler Park (1), Irvine Bowl Park (2), Aliso Beach County Park (3), Jahraus Park (4), Main Beach Park (5), Alta Laguna Park (6), Bluebird Park (7), Boat Canyon Park (8), Lang Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Main Beach (A), Coast Royale Beach (B), Aliso Beach (C), Victoria Beach (D), Arch Beach (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Aliso Creek Inn (31106 Coast Highway) (1), Vacation Village (647 S Coast Hwy) (2), Best Western Laguna Brisas Spa (1600 South Coast Highway) (3), Best Inn (1404 North Coast Highway) (4), Beach & Desert Cities Hotel Reservations (1027 N Coast Hwy) (5), Best Western Laguna Reef Inn (30806 Coast Highway) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.191. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.191
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0790. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0790
U.S.:

1.9118

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 27.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.6%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Black residents, 5.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 2.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.5%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Laguna Beach in 2010:

  • 69 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Laguna Beach in 2000:

  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 42 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Laguna Beach, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Laguna Beach (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Laguna Beach Branch at 299 Ocean Avenue, branch established on 1936/03/23. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Laguna Beach Branch at 260 Ocean Avenue, branch established on 1935/06/24. 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
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Laguna Beach Branch at 310 Glenneyre Street, branch established on 1954/05/07. 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
  • Citizens Business Bank: Laguna Beach Branch at 800 Glenneyre Street, branch established on 1981/12/01. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $6,475.4 mil, Deposits: $4,625.6 mil, headquarters in Ontario, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Cvb Financial Corp.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Laguna Beach Branch at 229 Broadway Street, branch established on 2009/08/17. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
California average:

15.4

Laguna Beach travel time to work - commute Laguna Beach mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Laguna Beach:

(Laguna Beach, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Laguna Beach 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:
Laguna Beach:

54.7%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.3%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Laguna Beach:

19.7%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.7%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Laguna Beach:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.2%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Laguna Beach:

61.2%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Laguna Beach:

80.3%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Laguna Beach, 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 9$73,483$97,9770$0
Other Government Administration 8$79,117$118,6766$5,238
Police Protection - Officers 48$426,788$106,6970$0
Police - Other 34$210,295$74,22216$21,091
Firefighters 35$358,393$122,8780$0
Fire - Other 4$28,975$86,9251$1,623
Streets and Highways 18$145,207$96,8052$7,455
Solid Waste Management 9$60,205$80,2732$7,455
Sewerage 14$106,082$90,9270$0
Parks and Recreation 15$103,810$83,04854$28,257
Housing and Community Development(Local) 24$173,310$86,65510$5,092
Transit 3$14,796$59,1849$12,874
Other and Unallocable 28$135,641$58,1326$16,417
Totals for Government 249$1,916,102$92,342106$105,502

Laguna Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,805,000 ($77.33)
    Sewerage: $1,770,000 ($75.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $899,000 ($38.52)
    Parking Facilities: $834,000 ($35.73)
    General: $416,000 ($17.82)
    Transit Utilities: $214,000 ($9.17)
    Fire Protection: $163,000 ($6.98)
    Police Protection: $141,000 ($6.04)
    Central Staff Services: $92,000 ($3.94)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,776,000 ($290.30)
    Fire Protection: $5,464,000 ($234.09)
    Regular Highways: $3,515,000 ($150.59)
    Sewerage: $2,715,000 ($116.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,274,000 ($97.43)
    General - Other: $1,974,000 ($84.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,583,000 ($67.82)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,399,000 ($59.94)
    Parking Facilities: $1,175,000 ($50.34)
    Central Staff Services: $1,127,000 ($48.28)
    Transit Utilities: $961,000 ($41.17)
    Financial Administration: $767,000 ($32.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $624,000 ($26.73)
    Health Services - Other: $484,000 ($20.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $934,000 ($40.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $41,000 ($1.76)
    Central Staff: $21,000 ($0.90)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($0.47)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($0.34)
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,143,000 ($563.09)

Laguna Beach government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,216,000 ($180.63)
    Parking Facilities: $2,556,000 ($109.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,553,000 ($66.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,125,000 ($48.20)
    All Other: $998,000 ($42.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $9,000 ($0.39)
    All Other: $6,000 ($0.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,477,000 ($63.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,311,000 ($56.17)
    Rents: $849,000 ($36.37)
    Special Assessments: $570,000 ($24.42)
    Property Sale Other: $18,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $215,000 ($9.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,763,000 ($75.53)
    General Support: $1,472,000 ($63.06)
    Highways: $513,000 ($21.98)
  • Tax - Property: $13,525,000 ($579.45)
    Total General Sales: $4,269,000 ($182.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,619,000 ($155.05)
    NEC: $2,509,000 ($107.49)
    Public Utilities: $825,000 ($35.35)

Laguna Beach government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,591,000 ($1096.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $24,841,000 ($1064.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $750,000 ($32.13)

Laguna Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,583,000 ($1267.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,478,000 ($63.32)

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 Laguna Beach:

  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KVNR (1480 AM; 5 kW; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laguna Beach:

  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KDLE (103.1 FM; NEWPORT BEACH, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC.)
  • KSBR (88.5 FM; MISSION VIEJO, CA; Owner: SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • K206AA (89.1 FM; LAGUNA BEACH, CA; Owner: SADDLEBACK COMM COLL DIST.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • 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.)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Laguna Beach:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Laguna Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 219m719ftTotal length
  • $713,000Total costs
  • 808,562Total average daily traffic
  • 23,885Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 131990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Laguna Beach, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 4 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 ORIGINATED9$692,212164$861,442843$539,57029$567,5800$0144$841,4860$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$547,75027$746,92598$547,5003$386,8470$024$641,5521$121,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$487,24559$809,650309$681,6938$195,6812$1,665,00048$568,2413$104,530
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$384,61040$744,491163$540,72912$415,4550$022$701,5420$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$06$929,60048$563,6514$217,8500$07$358,3600$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0423.05 , 0423.25, 0626.05, 0626.19, 0626.20, 0626.23, 0626.32

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$175,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$434,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0423.05 , 0423.25, 0626.05, 0626.19, 0626.20, 0626.23, 0626.32

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Laguna Beach and their reported violations in the past:

CABANA HOLIDAY WS (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2010)
RIVERLAND RESORT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Laguna Beach

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laguna Beach, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Laguna Beach, California:

  • Inn At Laguna Beach, 211 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California 92651 , Phone: (949) 497-9722, Fax: (949) 497-9972
  • Best Western Laguna Brisas, 1600 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California 92651 , Phone: (949) 497-7272, Fax: (949) 497-8306
  • Art Hotel Laguna Beach, 1404 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California 92651 , Phone: (949) 494-6464, Fax: (949) 494-6776
  • Holiday Inn-laguna Beach, 696 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California 92651 , Phone: (949) 494-1001, Fax: (949) 497-7107
  • Pacific Edge Hotel On Laguna Beach, 647 Soutch Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California 92651 , Phone: (949) 494-8566, Fax: (949) 494-1386
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Laguna Beach, California
Most common first names in Laguna Beach, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert17273.7 years
John17175.1 years
William16174.8 years
Mary14682.9 years
Helen9382.4 years
Margaret8883.1 years
James8772.0 years
Charles8377.2 years
Ruth8284.0 years
George7877.9 years
Most common last names in Laguna Beach, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5978.4 years
Johnson4179.7 years
Miller3576.2 years
Martin2778.1 years
Brown2678.1 years
Adams2675.1 years
Williams2574.7 years
Anderson2478.0 years
Wilson2476.9 years
Jones2476.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Laguna Beach, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Albertsons1Kroger1
Best Western1Nike1
CVS1Safeway1
Chico's1Starbucks3
Circle K1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx4UPS3
Holiday Inn1Vans2
Johnny Rockets1Vons1
Jones New York2Whole Foods Market1

Laguna Beach compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #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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