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Overview

Introduction to Laguna Hills, California

Laguna Hills, California, in Orange county, is 2 miles W of Mission Viejo, California (center to center) and 12 miles SE of Santa Ana, California. The city is in the Orange County area. 

Laguna Hills History

The city of Laguna Hills is built on one of the major land grants that were developed during the Rancho Era. After Mexico's independence from Spain in the year 1821, those who had served in the government were provided vast lands for cattle grazing. Don Juan Avila was granted the 13,000 Rancho Niguel on which Laguna Hills stands today. Lewis Moulton purchased Rancho Niguel from Don Juan Avila in the year 1874 and increased the original grant to 22,000 acres. Incorporation efforts in the land began in 1987 and on March 5, 1991, the goal of incorporation was finally achieved with 86% of the residents voting in favor of forming the City of Laguna Hills. Laguna Hills officially became a City on December 20, 1991.

Laguna Hills and Nearby Attractions

  • Cabot Park.
  • Clarington Park.
  • Costeau Park.
  • El Conejo Park.
  • Knotty Pine Park.
  • Mackenzie Parks.

Things To Do In Laguna Hills

Laguna Hills is a city full of spaces and lovely parks. The parks make for ideal setting for picnics. People can also play various sports and games in the parks like baseball, basketball, volleyball and tennis. Those who wish to enjoy passively can just relax and take a stroll in the walkways of the parks.

Laguna Hills Transportation

Ontario International is the nearest airport to Laguna Hills.

Laguna Hills Higher Education

Saddleback College serves the city.

People

Total Population 31,017
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 16,055
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.6%
Median Earnings25+ $47,147
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,803
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,774

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,199
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,819
Median House Value $600,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 9.3%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Laguna Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Mission Viejo, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles SE of Santa Ana, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92637, 92653, 92656
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92654
Phone Area Codes 949
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.612
Longitude -117.711

Laguna Hills 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 EL TORO MCAS
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 66 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 57 to 78 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station LAGUNA BEACH
Distance 6 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 6.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Laguna Beach 23,230 $134,067
Laguna Niguel 64,825 $120,169
Laguna Woods 16,359 $57,444
Lake Forest 79,928 $108,782
Mission Viejo 95,979 $112,850
Rancho Santa Margarita 49,026 $122,673

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Laguna Hills Hospitals

SADDLEBACK MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
24451 HEALTH CENTER DRIVE
(949) 837-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Laguna Hills High Schools

LAGUNA HILLS HIGH
25401 PASEO DE VALENCIA
949-770-5447
Serves 1,922 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27

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