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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,347
Male Share of the Population34.9%
Female Share of the Population65.1%
Senior Citizens81.1%
Employed Population 16+3,518
Age of the Population76

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size1

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,176
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,726
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home16.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone59%
Median Gross Rent$1,537
Median House Value$228,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.2%
English15.3%
Irish11.5%
German11.2%
Italian5.2%
Russian5%
Polish4.1%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish2.4%
Iranian2.4%
Dutch2%
Norwegian2%
Swedish1.8%
Hungarian1.8%
Romanian1.1%
Austrian0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Welsh0.6%
African0.5%
South African0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Arab0.3%
US/American0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Australian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Laguna Woods Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92637, 92653
P.O. Box Zip Codes92654
Phone Area Codes714,949
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.61
Approximate Longitude-117.72

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)

StationEL TORO MCAS
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp47 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 72 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp57 to 78 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationLAGUNA BEACH
Distance5.4 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
Distance6.4 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
Irvine246,992$112,733
Laguna Beach23,204$145,025
Laguna Hills31,127$106,977
Laguna Niguel64,984$121,422
Lake Forest80,658$110,293
Mission Viejo96,178$117,171

Laguna Woods Private Schools

Ocean View School
24521 Moulton Pkwy
ZIP: 92637
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
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