Sunset Beach, California

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Population in 2010: 971.
Males: 492  (50.7%)
Females: 479  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 90742.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $95,934
Sunset Beach:

$95,934
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $43,200

Sunset Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $725,100
Sunset Beach:

$725,100
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $881,927; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $630,593; in 2-unit structures: $984,466; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $534,319; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $483,005; mobile homes: $174,064; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $598,268

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,857.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sunset Beach: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.0%
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  • Races in Sunset Beach, CA (2019)
    • 1,24277.0%White alone
    • 955.9%Hispanic
    • 483.0%Black alone
    • 493.0%Asian alone
    • 402.5%Two or more races
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Ancestries: Italian (13.4%), German (11.9%), Irish (11.6%), Polish (7.6%), European (5.6%), English (5.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 11 feet

157 residents are foreign born (5.5% Europe, 2.2% North America, 1.0% Latin America).

This place:

9.7%
California:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $6,924 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,304 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Coast, CA (4.0 miles , pop. 363,603).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (31.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Seal Beach, CA (1.8 miles ),
North Coast, CA (2.0 miles ),
Huntington Beach, CA (2.1 miles ),
Westminster, CA (2.2 miles ),
Midway City, CA (2.2 miles ),
Rossmoor, CA (2.2 miles ),
Los Alamitos, CA (2.4 miles ),
Fountain Valley, CA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.72 N, Longitude: 118.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 714

Distribution of median household income in Sunset Beach, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sunset Beach, CA in 2011_5yr
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
California:

7.9%
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 0.363. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.363
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
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 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.699
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
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 5.9 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 13.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
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 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00274
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Sunset Beach-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6714% 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 103.5 miles away from Sunset Beach 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 93.9 miles away from Sunset Beach 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 108.6 miles away from Sunset Beach center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 188.5 miles away from Sunset Beach center
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 36.7 miles away from Sunset Beach center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 141.0 miles away from Sunset Beach 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 (32) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Fires: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Mudslides: 5, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sunset Beach:

  • HUNTINGTON BEACH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA)
  • A-1 HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA)
  • STANLEY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CA)
  • RAI-GOLDENWEST-WESTMINSTER (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WESTMINSTER, CA)
  • COUNTRY VILLA SEAL BEACH HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SEAL BEACH, CA)
  • HUNTINGTON BEACH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA)
  • PACIFICA HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA)

Amtrak stations near Sunset Beach:

  • 9 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 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.
  • 13 miles: SAN PEDRO (CATALINA TERMINAL, BERTH 95) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Golden West College (about 4 miles; Huntington Beach, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,358)
  • California State University-Long Beach (about 6 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 28,287)
  • Trident University International (about 7 miles; Cypress, CA; FT enrollment: 5,974)
  • Cypress College (about 9 miles; Cypress, CA; FT enrollment: 8,732)
  • Long Beach City College (about 9 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 15,602)
  • Orange Coast College (about 10 miles; Costa Mesa, CA; FT enrollment: 12,918)
  • Wyotech-Long Beach (about 11 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 2,453)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Orange County Fire Authority Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Sunset Beach: Sunset County Beach (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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 place:

1.9 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

42.9%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Sunset Beach:

Marital status in Sunset Beach, CA
  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Sunset Beach:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sunset Beach, 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
Here:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

6.3%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
State:

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

16.4%
California:

17.9%

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 Sunset Beach, CA
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Strongest AM radio stations in Sunset Beach:

  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KVNR (1480 AM; 5 kW; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunset Beach:

  • KDLE (103.1 FM; NEWPORT BEACH, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC.)
  • KLAX-FM (97.9 FM; EAST LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLAX LICENSING, INC.)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • 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.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKJZ (88.1 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: CALIF. STATE UNIV LONG BEACH FOUND.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • 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 Sunset Beach:

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

Sunset Beach fatal accident list:

Jan 28, 2010 09:22 PM, Sr-1, 9th St, Lat: 33.715981, Lon: -118.068169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.9mTotal length
  • 2,500Total average daily traffic
  • 25Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,218Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2901 Edinger Ave (Lat: 33.728361 Lon: -118.077278), Call Sign: KTC899, Licensee ID: L00009943,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.4000 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/1999, Expiration Date: 05/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/16/2002, Registrant: County Of Orange, 841 N Eckhoff St Ste 104, Orange, CA 92868-1021, Phone: (949) 673-1025
  • 2901 Edinger Avenue (Lat: 33.728361 Lon: -118.077278), Call Sign: KMK771, Licensee ID: L00009943,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2000, Expiration Date: 02/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2001, Registrant: County Of Orange, 840 N Eckhoff St Ste 104, Orange, CA 92868-1021, Phone: (949) 723-1002

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SEAL BCH II, 15922 Pacific Coast Hwy (Lat: 33.727222 Lon: -118.081444), Overall height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: WHA741,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10652.5 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2011, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 2901 Edinger Ave (Lat: 33.728361 Lon: -118.077000), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KTD441,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 157.100 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2019, Expiration Date: 10/25/2024, Registrant: Communications Div, 840 N Eckhoff St Ste 104, Orange, CA 92868-1021, Phone: (714) 704-7911, Fax: (714) 704-7902, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sunset Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7724C, N7724C, N-7724C, Serial Number: 34-7670102, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 12/29/1989
    Registrant (Individual): John D Biedenharn, Po Box 1249, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BF (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5135M, N5135M, N-5135M, Serial Number: 10435, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Rolfe Olson, Po Bx 208, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/20/2017

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sunset Beach, CA
  • 90.2%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sunset Beach, CA
  • 76.1%Utility gas
  • 19.9%Electricity
  • 4.1%Other fuel


Sunset Beach compared to California state average:

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

Sunset Beach on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Poland (population 500+)"
  • #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)"
There are 4 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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