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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population64,984
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+33,013
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.5%
Median Earnings25+$54,866
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,934
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,239

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,422
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,908
Median House Value$712,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.8%
German13.8%
Irish12.1%
English11.5%
Italian7.5%
Iranian4.3%
Polish3.3%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2.7%
Norwegian2.4%
Russian2.3%
Swedish1.8%
Arab1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
African0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Greek0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Czech0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
US/American0.3%
Australian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Laguna Niguel Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92677
P.O. Box Zip Codes92607
Phone Area Codes949
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.52
Approximate Longitude-117.7

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)

StationLAGUNA BEACH
Distance4.8 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
StationNEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance11.5 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
StationTUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance12.5 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
Dana Point34,009$113,294
Laguna Beach23,204$145,025
Laguna Hills31,127$106,977
Laguna Woods16,347$57,726
Mission Viejo96,178$117,171
San Juan Capistrano36,006$89,599

Laguna Niguel Public Schools

Crown Valley Elementary
29292 Crown Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92677
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
George White Elementary
25422 Chapparosa Park Dr.
ZIP: 92677
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Hidden Hills Elementary
25142 Hidden Hills Rd.
ZIP: 92677
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
John Malcom Elementary
32261 Charles Ave.
ZIP: 92677
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Laguna Niguel Elementary
27922 Niguel Heights Blvd.
ZIP: 92677
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Marian Bergeson Elementary
25302 Rancho Niguel Rd.
ZIP: 92677
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Moulton Elementary
29851 Highlands Ave.
ZIP: 92677
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Niguel Hills Middle
29070 Paseo Escuela
ZIP: 92677
Middle
Total Enrollment 1192

Laguna Niguel Private Schools

Grace Classical Academy
24600 La Plata Dr
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Laguna Niguel Jr Academy
29702 Kensington Dr
ZIP: 92677
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center
28083 Moulton Pkwy
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Marina View Preschool & Kindergarten
25301 Sweet Meadow Ln
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Mcdowell School
29028 Aloma Ave
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
Mission Lutheran School
24360 Yosemite Rd
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
Montessori Of Laguna Niguel
31171 Niguel Rd
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten
31341 Niguel Rd Ste H
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
St Anne School
32451 Bear Brand Rd
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 718
Tutor Time
24291 Avila Rd
ZIP: 92677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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