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Overview

Introduction to Huntington Beach, California

Awarded the trademark to the title "Surf City, USA" by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2006, Huntington Beach was incorporated in 1909. It is the 16th largest city in California. Home to approximately 200,000 inhabitants, Huntington Beach falls within the combined Los Angeles metropolitan area, which has a population of about 17 million. The city is located on the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, 38 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Huntington Beach is located on a mesa beside the Pacific Ocean within view of the Santa Ana River. Before the Spaniards arrived, the Gabrielino Indians maintained a large camp and burial ground on this mesa. From 1901 to 1904, real estate developers, trying to create an ocean side resort, invested heavily in rail, electricity, and telephone infrastructure. For The Huntington Beach Company, the resort failed to take off. However their fortunes were reversed with the exploitation of an oil reserve below their land. From 1919 through the 1950's the oil business thrived.

Huntington Beach falls within Orange County, which in 2004 was named one of the "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America" by Inc. Magazine in the Large Cities category.

The average daily high temperature during August is 84 degrees Fahrenheit while the average daily low is 64. For January the average daily highs and lows are 69 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit.

Companies employing more than 500 workers in Huntington Beach are:

  • Boeing
  • Quiksilver
  • Cambro Manufacturing
  • Dynamic Cooking Systems
  • C&D Zodiac, Inc.
  • Triad Financial
  • E-Trade Mortgage
  • Huntington Beach Hospital

Arts and Leisure

A partial list of leisure, cultural, and historical attractions in Huntington Beach includes:

  • The Huntington Beach Art Center
  • The Newland House Museum
  • The Imperial Woods Trail (Santa Ana River Bike Trail)
  • The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
  • The International Surfing Museum
  • Huntington State Beach
  • The Surfers' Hall of Fame and Walk of Fame
  • The Ballet Repertory Theatre
  • The Pacific Dance Center
  • Sports teams in the greater Los Angeles area
  • Cultural institutions in the metropolitan area

People

Total Population 195,686
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 99,954
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.9%
Median Earnings25+ $50,819
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,593

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,638
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,595
Median House Value $628,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 9.8%
Irish 12.2%

Huntington Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Santa Ana, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92646, 92647, 92648, 92649
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92605, 92615
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.66
Longitude -117.998

Huntington Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 64 F
Apr Temp 54 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 71 F
Oct Temp 59 to 71 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Station LAGUNA BEACH
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 60 to 77 F
Oct Temp 55 to 76 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Huntington Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beach Center (92648)

Huntington (92646)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Costa Mesa 111,635 $76,781
Fountain Valley 56,440 $93,322
Los Alamitos 11,598 $89,271
Newport Beach 86,594 $153,709
Seal Beach 24,477 $92,352
Westminster 91,255 $57,262

Huntington Beach Public Libraries

Library
Huntington Beach Library
7111 TALBERT AVE.
Huntington Beach, California
(714) 960-8836

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Huntington Beach Hospitals

HUNTINGTON BEACH HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
17772 BEACH BLVD
(714) 843-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Huntington Beach High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MARINA HIGH
15871 SPRINGDALE ST.
714-893-6571
Serves 2,607 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27

HUNTINGTON BEACH HIGH
1905 MAIN ST.
714-536-2514
Serves 2,432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27

EDISON HIGH
21400 MAGNOLIA
714-962-1356
Serves 2,299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7

OCEAN VIEW HIGH
17071 GOTHARD ST.
714-848-0656
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,552 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.2

COAST HIGH
16666 TUNSTALL LANE
714-847-2873
A Non-traditional School
Serves 229 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 32.7

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