Costa Mesa

City of the Arts

Overview for Costa Mesa, CA

123,939 people live in Costa Mesa, where the median age is 36.5 and the average individual income is $45,800.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa has 46,113 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Costa Mesa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 123,939 people call Costa Mesa home. The population density is 5,362.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.95 / 50.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Average Household Size


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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Costa Mesa, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Costa Mesa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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International School for Science and Culture
St Joachim Elementary School
The Waldorf School Of Orange County
Christ Lutheran School
Christian Montessori School-Costa Mesa
Montessori Christian School
Coastline Regional Occupational Program
Orange County Special Education
Mariners Christian School
St John The Baptist Catholic School
Central Orange County CTE Partnership (CTEp)
Charles W. Tewinkle Middle
Montessori Harbor Mesa School
Renascence School International
The Childs-Pace Foundation Inc.

Around Costa Mesa, CA

There's plenty to do around Costa Mesa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Very Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including RJ Performance, Fitz In Fitness, and Parks ATA Hidden Tigers Taekwondo.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 11.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 13.77 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 11.77 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 15.55 miles 41 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 24.17 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 6.06 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
If Laguna Beach is the Art District of Orange County, Costa Mesa comes in a close second. There are Broadway productions and concerts put on at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. As well as a vibrant art presence scattered throughout Costa Mesa. Experience upscale shopping at South Coast Plaza and urban shopping at the Camp and the Lab. The summer brings the world-famous Orange County Fair to town and just minutes from top-rated beaches. Living in Costa Mesa means you get the best of Urban and Outdoor lifestyle that Orange County offers. The neighborhoods are very diverse in Costa Mesa ranging from beach bungalow, modern town homes, and sprawling ranch style single story estates. We love working with our clients that are looking to buy in Eastside Costa Mesa, Mesa Verde, and Balearic Park. If you love golf Mesa Verde has a premier Country Club which is great for the entire family.

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