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Overview

Introduction to Laguna Niguel, California

The city of Laguna Niguel, located in the southern part of California's Orange County, is situated about 25 miles southeast of Anaheim, 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and 70 miles northwest of San Diego. Surrounding communities include Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. Serviced primarily by California State Highway 73, the city is also adjacent to State Highway 133 and Interstate I-5.

Laguna Niguel History

The present-day location of Laguna Niguel was once part of an expansive 8,000-acre ranch originally owned by San Juan Capistrano resident Juan Avila and purchased in the late 19th century by wealthy land owner Lewis Moulton. In 1959, the Laguna Niguel Corporation was established for the purpose of creating a master planned community. A period of steady development followed, culminating three decades later in the 1989 incorporation of the City of Laguna Niguel.

Points of Interest in Laguna Niguel

With over one-third of its total area designated as open space, Laguna Niguel is home to several regional parks, including Aliso & Wood Canyons Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park and Badlands Park. The Niguel Botanical Preserve is an 18-acre botanical garden located within Crown Valley Community Park. Cultural sites in the city include the Orange County Natural History Museum, which offers natural history exhibits, lectures and community programs for kids and adults. Annual events in Laguna Niguel include the Echoes & Visions Juried Fine Art Show, held every November at the city's Sea Country Center. In December, residents and visitors can gather along Crown Valley Parkway to enjoy the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade, which features marching bands, equestrian units and much more. Less than an hour away from Laguna Niguel are the Anaheim and Los Angeles areas, home to some of the most popular world-class attractions in the country.

People

Total Population 64,825
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 32,831
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.6%
Median Earnings25+ $54,586
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,546
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,621

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,169
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,837
Median House Value $685,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.7%
Irish 11.8%

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

Laguna Niguel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles SE of Santa Ana, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92677
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92607
Phone Area Codes 949
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.522
Longitude -117.706

Laguna Niguel 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 LAGUNA BEACH
Distance 4.8 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 NEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance 11.5 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 TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 12.5 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
Dana Point 34,003 $105,578
Laguna Beach 23,230 $134,067
Laguna Hills 31,017 $105,199
Laguna Woods 16,359 $57,444
Mission Viejo 95,979 $112,850
San Juan Capistrano 35,897 $84,812

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

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