Demographics


Huntington Beach At-A-Glance

City Population 193,480 (2013 Estimate)

  • Fourth largest city in Orange County Sixteenth largest city in California

More than 16 million beach visitors each year

Total employed in all industries -104,385

5-mile Radius Population:

  • Beach Boulevard & Edinger Avenue - 526,000
  • Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street - 261,678

Traffic Count:

  • I-405 Freeway - 250,000 vehicles/day
  • Beach & Edinger - 94,000 vehicles/day
  • Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street - 43,000 vehicles/day
  • Traffic Counts Map

Accolades:

2011 Award of Excellence Winner from the Orange County Business Council's "Turning Red Tape into Rec Carpet" Program

2011 Orange County Register Annual Reader Survey

  • Best Beach
  • Second Best City to Live In
  • Best Parade – Fourth of July
  • Best Place to Walk/Jog/Bike

Best Family Beach, Orange County Parenting Magazine 3rd Annual Readers Choice Awards (September 2005)

Eighth-Lowest Crime Rate Among Large U.S. Cities – Federal Bureau of Investigation (July 2004)

“Sixth Best City In The Nation For Women,” Ladies Home Journal Survey (2002)

Demographics 2013-14

The City of Huntington Beach has a diverse local population and abundant resources to support all industries and businesses.  The following demographic information gives a brief City overview.  All information, unless otherwise designated, comes from Claritas, a demographic service company.

 

Categories 2013 Estimates

Population

193,480

Households

75,728

Family Households

49,152

Total Housing Units

79,545

      Owner Occupied

60.61%

      Renter Occupied

39.39%

Households by Income

$500,000+

1.42%

$200,000 - $499,999

4.41%

$150,000 - $199,999

8.66%

$100,000 - $149,999

18.62%

$75,000 - $99,000

13.75%

$50,000 - $74,999

17.36%

$35,000 - $ 49,999

11.32%

$25,000 - $34,999

7.27%

$15,000 - $24,999

7.24%

Less Than $15,000

6.86%

Median Household Income

$74,911

Average Household Income

$102,366

Per Capita Income

$42,113



Categories 2013 Estimates
Male
49.56
Female
50.44

Median Age

40.9

Average Age

40.6

Total employed – 16+ years old

99,602

Employed Civilians

62.14%

Unemployed Civilians

6.41%

Armed Forces

0.16%

Not in Labor Force

31.29%

Age Distribution

 

0 - 9

10.04%

10 - 17

9.13%

18 - 24

8.12%

25 - 34

13.01%

35 - 44

13.68%

45 - 54

15.62%

55 - 64

13.54%

65 - 74

9.52%

75 - 84

5.01%

85 and older

2.34%

Education (Population over 25 years)

 

Less than 9th Grade

3.03%

Some High School, No Diploma

4.47%

High School Graduate or GED

17.29%

Some College

25.77%

Associate Degree Only

9.83%

Bachelor Degree Only

25.49%

Graduate Degree

9.39%

Professional School Degree

3.37%

Doctorate Degree

1.36%


Jobs and Employment*

 

Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
122,800

117,700

5,200

4.2%

*Source: Employment Development Department, State of California, June 2014

 

Major Corporate Employers

 

Company

The Boeing Company

Quiksilver

Cambro Manufacturing

Verizon

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

C & D Aerospace

Huntington Beach Hospital

Fisher & Paykel

Rainbow Environmental Services

Home Depot USA

Huntington Valley Healthcare

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

Cleveland Golf

Walmart

 

                      

 Home Depot    Business Building

 

Employment Top Industries

 

Sales/Related

15.17%

Office/Admin Support

13.25%

Management

13.23%

Business/Financial Ops

6.74%

Healthcare Practitioner/Tec

6.11%

Edu/Training/Library

5.87%

Food Prep/Service

4.29%

Construction/Extraction
3.76%
Personal Care/Service
3.69%
Production
3.39%
Arts/Entertainment/Sports
3.27%

Source: Claritas, Inc. Demographics Report 2013

Other links of interest

Caled.org

census.gov

Cal State Fullerton

ocregister.com

EconData.Net

HBPD.org

 

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