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Overview

Introduction to Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach falls within the combined Los Angeles metropolitan area. The city is located on a mesa beside the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, 38 miles southeast of Los Angeles, within view of the Santa Ana River.

Huntington Beach History

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.

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

Some of the companies 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population198,724
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+100,329
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,522
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,881

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,144
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,686
Median House Value$659,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.6%
German14.6%
Irish11.8%
English9.5%
Italian7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.4%
Norwegian2.1%
Polish2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Russian1.6%
Arab1.4%
Danishn0.8%
Egyptian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Greek0.5%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
African0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Slovak0.1%
South African0.1%
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Huntington Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92646, 92647, 92648, 92649
P.O. Box Zip Codes92605, 92615
Phone Area Codes714, 657, 562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.71
Approximate Longitude-118

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)

StationNEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp48 to 64 F
Apr Temp54 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 71 F
Oct Temp59 to 71 F
Annual Precip11.6 inches
StationLAGUNA BEACH
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp60 to 77 F
Oct Temp55 to 76 F
Annual Precip13.5 inches
StationTUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Costa Mesa112,439$76,851
Fountain Valley56,670$95,223
Los Alamitos11,661$90,382
Newport Beach86,813$157,162
Seal Beach24,510$102,311
Westminster91,635$59,493

Huntington Beach Public Libraries

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

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Huntington Beach Hospitals

Huntington Beach Hospital
(Proprietary)
17772 Beach Boulevard

Huntington Beach Public Schools

Edison High
21400 Magnolia
ZIP: 92646
High
Total Enrollment 2560
Isaac L. Sowers Middle
9300 Indianapolis Ave.
ZIP: 92646
Middle
Total Enrollment 1205
John H. Eader Elementary
9291 Banning Ave.
ZIP: 92646
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
John R. Peterson Elementary
20661 Farnsworth Ln.
ZIP: 92646
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Joseph R. Perry Elementary
19231 Harding Ln.
ZIP: 92646
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Newland (william T.) Elementary
8787 Dolphin St.
ZIP: 92646
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Oka (isojiro) Elementary
9800 Yorktown Ave.
ZIP: 92646
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Ralph E. Hawes Elementary
9682 Yellowstone Dr.
ZIP: 92646
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
S. A. Moffett Elementary
8800 Burlcrest Ave.
ZIP: 92646
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Talbert (samuel E.) Middle
9101 Brabham Dr.
ZIP: 92646
Middle
Total Enrollment 722
Ada Clegg Elementary
6311 Larchwood Dr.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Circle View Elementary
6261 Hooker Dr.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Coast High
17231 Gothard St.
ZIP: 92647
High
Total Enrollment 155
College View Elementary
6582 Lennox Dr.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Golden View Elementary
17251 Golden View Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Helen Stacey Middle
6311 Larchwood Dr.
ZIP: 92647
Middle
Total Enrollment 907
Hope View Elementary
17622 Flintstone Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Lake View Elementary
17451 Zeider Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Mesa View Middle
17601 Avilla Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Middle
Total Enrollment 806
Oak View Elementary
17241 Oak Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Ocean View High
17071 Gothard St.
ZIP: 92647
High
Total Enrollment 1549
Pleasant View
16692 Landau Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Schroeder Elementary
15151 Columbia Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Spring View Middle
16662 Trudy Ln.
ZIP: 92647
Middle
Total Enrollment 798
Sun View Elementary
7721 Juliette Low Dr.
ZIP: 92647
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Agnes L. Smith Elementary
770 17th St.
ZIP: 92648
Primary
Total Enrollment 806
Ethel Dwyer Middle
1502 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 92648
Middle
Total Enrollment 1243
Huntington Beach High
1905 Main St.
ZIP: 92648
High
Total Enrollment 2939
Huntington Seacliff Elementary
6701 Garfield Ave.
ZIP: 92648
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Harbour View Elementary
4343 Pickwick Cir.
ZIP: 92649
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Marina High
15871 Springdale St.
ZIP: 92649
High
Total Enrollment 2438
Marine View Middle
5682 Tilburg Dr.
ZIP: 92649
Middle
Total Enrollment 813
Village View Elementary
5361 Sisson Dr.
ZIP: 92649
Primary
Total Enrollment 555

Huntington Beach Private Schools

Brethren Christian Jr/sr High
21141 Strathmoor Ln
ZIP: 92646
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 342
Huntington Christian School
9700 Levee Dr
ZIP: 92646
Elementary
Total Enrollment 581
My First Montessori
19118 Brookhurst St
ZIP: 92646
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Sts Simon & Jude School
20400 Magnolia St
ZIP: 92646
Elementary
Total Enrollment 546
The Pegasus School
19692 Lexington Ln
ZIP: 92646
Elementary
Total Enrollment 520
Fusion Academy - Huntington Beach
7755 Center Ave Ste 400
ZIP: 92647
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Heritage Montessori
15881 Goldenwest St
ZIP: 92647
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Liberty Christian School
7661 Warner Ave
ZIP: 92647
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 205
Montessori School Of Huntington Beach
7945 Aldrich Ave
ZIP: 92647
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Carden Academy Huntington Beach
721 Utica Ave
ZIP: 92648
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
La Petite Academy #723
19860 Beach Blvd
ZIP: 92648
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Pattis Preschool And Kindergarten
19270 Goldenwest St
ZIP: 92648
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Carden Conservatory Elementary School
5702 Clark Dr
ZIP: 92649
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Grace Lutheran School & Preschool
5172 Mcfadden Ave
ZIP: 92649
Elementary
Total Enrollment 212
Montessori Child Development Ctr
5702 Clark Dr Ste 1 Bldg B
ZIP: 92649
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
St Bonaventure
16390 Springdale St
ZIP: 92649
Elementary
Total Enrollment 629
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