Costa Mesa demographics profile

StatisticCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)7,15123291
Median age34.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%46%43%
Speak English61%56%79%
Speak Spanish29%29%13%
Costa Mesa, CA has a population of 112,439 and is the 252nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 7,151 per sq mi which is 2977% higher than the California average and 7793% higher than the national average. The median age in Costa Mesa is 35 which is approximately 4% lower than the California average of 36. In Costa Mesa, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 61% speak English and 29% speak Spanish. 56% of Costa Mesa residents were born in California, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 25% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Costa Mesa is 2977% higher than California.
  • The median age in Costa Mesa is 4% lower than California.
  • In Costa Mesa 68.79% of the population is White.
  • In Costa Mesa 1.75% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Costa Mesa 8.81% of the population is Asian.

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Costa Mesa population breakdown by race

RaceCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Black or African American1.75%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.37%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.61%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race3.85%4.62%3.06%
Other race15.82%13.28%4.75%
In Costa Mesa, 36.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Costa Mesa, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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