Huntington Beach, CA

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2022 Population
197,481
0.631% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.3
0.464% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.26%
7.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$114,747
9.57% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$976,800
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
104,470
0.0603% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Huntington Beach, CA had a population of 197k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $114,747. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Huntington Beach, CA declined from 198,735 to 197,481, a −0.631% decrease and its median household income grew from $104,728 to $114,747, a 9.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Huntington Beach, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.4%), Other (Hispanic) (7.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.07%), and White (Hispanic) (5.97%).

None of the households in Huntington Beach, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Huntington Beach, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Huntington Beach, CA are Golden West College (115126) (7,718 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Huntington Beach, CA was $976,800, and the homeownership rate was 55.7%.

Most people in Huntington Beach, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntington Beach, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Huntington Beach, CA is home to a population of 197k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.2% of Huntington Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (32.1k people).

In 2022, there were 4.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Huntington Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Huntington Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Huntington Beach, CA was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Huntington Beach, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 2.45k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 1.69k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    14k ± 1.61k
19.7%
Hispanic Population
39k people

In 2022, there were 4.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Huntington Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.7% of the people in Huntington Beach, CA are hispanic (39k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Huntington Beach, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
32.1k people
16.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
32.2k people

As of 2022, 16.2% of Huntington Beach, CA residents (32.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Huntington Beach, CA was 16.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,296 ± 416
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,695 ± 345
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    953 ± 219

Huntington Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Huntington Beach, CA employs 104k people. The largest industries in Huntington Beach, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,011 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,173 people), and Manufacturing (10,918 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($153,112), Utilities ($123,250), and Public Administration ($111,094).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

104k
2022 Value
± 2,760
0.0603%
1 Year growth
± 3.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Huntington Beach, CA grew at a rate of 0.0603%, from 104k employees to 104k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntington Beach, CA, are Management Occupations (15,619 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,127 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,112 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntington Beach, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

104k
2022 Value
± 2,760
0.0603%
1 Year growth
± 3.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Huntington Beach, CA grew at a rate of 0.0603%, from 104k employees to 104k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntington Beach, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,011 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,173 people), and Manufacturing (10,918 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntington Beach, CA, though some of these residents may live in Huntington Beach, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$74,758
Median earning men ± $3,650
$52,109
Median earning women ± $2,620

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($116,536), Manufacturing ($104,004), and Wholesale Trade ($102,703).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,418), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,411), and Construction ($77,431).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Huntington Beach, CA awarded 7,718 degrees. The student population of Huntington Beach, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,593 male students and 5,460 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Huntington Beach, CA are Asian (2,588 and 34.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,374 and 31.7%), White (1,961 and 26.2%), and Two or More Races (347 and 4.63%).

The largest universities in Huntington Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are Golden West College (115126) (7,718 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Huntington Beach, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,319 and 43%), General Studies (1,580 and 20.5%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (584 and 7.57%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 10,053 students enrolled in Huntington Beach, CA, 45.7% men and 54.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,549 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,655 degrees awarded
  2. 584 degrees awarded
  3. 435 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Huntington Beach, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,655 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Huntington Beach, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
7,718 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Golden West College (115126) with 7,718 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 3,157 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Huntington Beach, CA, which is 0.692 times less than the 4,561 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 2,588 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,374 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($86) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($643) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntington Beach, CA was $976,800 in 2022, which is 3.47 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $845,500 to $976,800, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntington Beach, CA is 55.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Huntington Beach, CA have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Huntington Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Huntington Beach, CA is $114,747. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Huntington Beach, CA was Census Tract 993.08 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 992.39 and Census Tract 994.15, with respective values of $177,917 and $156,742.

Property

$976,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,923
$43,236
Median Property Taxes
±$1,411

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Huntington Beach, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Huntington Beach, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.7%
Homeownership
2022
73.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.7% of the housing units in Huntington Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Huntington Beach, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 993.08
  2. Census Tract 992.39
  3. Census Tract 994.15

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntington Beach, CA was Census Tract 993.08 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 992.39 and Census Tract 994.15, with respective values of $177,917 and $156,742.

The following map shows all of the places in Huntington Beach, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$114,747
Median Household Income
± $3,106
77.6k
Number of Households
± 2,163

In 2022, the median household income of the 77.6k households in Huntington Beach, CA grew to $114,747 from the previous year's value of $104,728.

The following chart displays the households in Huntington Beach, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Huntington Beach, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.6%)
  3. Carpooled (6.7%)

In 2022, 73.3% of workers in Huntington Beach, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.6%) and those who carpooled to work (6.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntington Beach, CA have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.06% of the workforce in Huntington Beach, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Huntington Beach, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Huntington Beach, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntington Beach, CA (14.3k out of 196k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntington Beach, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95% of the population of Huntington Beach, CA has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 0.653% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see 999 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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999 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, CA

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 999 patients per year. This represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1,012 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.05%
Uninsured
53.1%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
0.653%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntington Beach, CA declined by 3.27% from 5.22% to 5.05%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Huntington Beach, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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