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Overview

Introduction to Laguna Woods, California

Laguna Woods, California, in Orange county, is 3 miles W of Mission Viejo, California and 12 miles SE of Santa Ana, California. The city is included in the Orange County metropolitan area. 

Laguna Woods History

Laguna Woods is both one of newest and oldest cities of California. The city was incorporated in the year 1999 as the 32nd city of Orange County. The average age of Laguna Woods residents is 78. Ninety percent of the city's 4 square miles is contained within the gated senior citizen community known as 'Leisure World.' The rest of the city includes three additional senior residential communities and several prosperous commercial centers.

Laguna Woods and Nearby Attractions

  • Grand Park.
  • Wild Rivers Waterpark.
  • Iglesia Community Park.
  • San Remo Park.
  • Santa Vittoria Park.
  • Laguna Art Museum.

Things To Do In Laguna Woods

There are various clubhouses in the city that organize special recreation events for adults and kids. The parks are great places to spend time with friends or family members. You can also catch a movie in any of the movie theaters in the city. Food lovers can have a great time at the various restaurants and cafes located in the city.

Laguna Woods Transportation

Air transportation is available from John Wayne/Orange County airport.

Laguna Woods Higher Education

Orange Coast College serves the city of Laguna Woods.

People

Total Population 16,359
Male Share of the Population 36.4%
Female Share of the Population 63.6%
Senior Citizens 78.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,715
Age of the Population 75

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 1

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,444
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 13.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 59.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,457
Median House Value $211,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.3%
Irish 11.5%

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

Laguna Woods Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 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
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 33.61
Longitude -117.724

Laguna Woods 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 5.4 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
Irvine 238,474 $111,471
Laguna Beach 23,230 $134,067
Laguna Hills 31,017 $105,199
Laguna Niguel 64,825 $120,169
Lake Forest 79,928 $108,782
Mission Viejo 95,979 $112,850

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

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