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Overview

Introduction to Mission Viejo, California

Mission Viejo is a city located in Orange County, California, approximately 23 miles southeast of Anaheim and 43 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Suburban in tone and primarily residential in scope, Mission Viejo was incorporated as a city in 1988. Largely undeveloped until the 1970s due to its hilly contour, the area now comprising Mission Viejo was used in the early part of the 20th century mostly for sheep and cattle grazing. In the 1970s and 1980s, development was extensive, as road and housing construction was widespread and just about managed to keep pace with the large demand for homes.

Homes and other structures in Mission Viejo are almost universally designed in Spanish mission-style motif, as is also the case for most of the cities and towns comprising the surrounding portion of Orange County. Nearby cities include San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Tustin and Santa Ana. Universities located within Orange County include University of California Irvine and Cal State Fullerton.

Mission Viejo and Orange County Attractions

Lake Mission Viejo is a private recreational facility built around a large man-made lake with extensive facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The site is also host to several summer concerts each year. Mission San Juan Capistrano, also known as the "Birthplace of Orange County," is a historical site celebrating the Spanish, European, Mexican and Native American heritages of California. Other attractions in Orange County include:

  • Wild Rivers Waterpark (Irvine).
  • Richard M. Nixon Library (Yorba Linda).
  • Orange County Zoo (Orange).
  • Marconi Automotive Museum (Tustin).
  • International Surfing Museum (Huntington Beach).
  • Disneyland/Disney's California Adventure Park (Anaheim).
  • Knott's Berry Farm/Knott's Soak City (Buena Park).

Sports fans don't need to travel far to enjoy watching professional sporting events. The following teams are located in Orange County:

  • Major League Baseball (MLB):
    • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  • National Hockey League (NHL):
    • Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Also located in Orange County is the Surfing Hall of Fame (Huntington Beach).

The following pro teams reside within an hour's drive north (Los Angeles area):

  • Major League Baseball (MLB):
    • Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • National Basketball Association (NBA):
    • Los Angeles Lakers.
    • Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA):
    • Los Angeles Sparks.
  • National Hockey League (NHL):
    • Los Angeles Kings.
  • Major League Lacrosse (MLL):
    • Los Angeles Riptide.
  • Arena Football (AFL):
    • Los Angeles Avengers.

Demographics

People

Total Population96,178
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+48,068
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.2%
Median Earnings25+$56,637
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,517
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,043

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,171
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,997
Median House Value$608,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.8%
English12.6%
Irish10.9%
Italian6.6%
Iranian3.1%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish2.6%
Dutch2.3%
Norwegian1.9%
Russian1.7%
Swedish1.7%
Arab1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
US/American0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
African0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Basque0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Australian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Mission Viejo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92691, 92692, 92694, 92675
P.O. Box Zip Codes92690
Phone Area Codes949, 714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.61
Approximate Longitude-117.64

Mission Viejo 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
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp47 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 72 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp57 to 78 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationTUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance7.6 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
StationELSINORE
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Laguna Hills31,127$106,977
Laguna Niguel64,984$121,422
Laguna Woods16,347$57,726
Lake Forest80,658$110,293
Rancho Santa Margarita49,038$121,465
San Juan Capistrano36,006$89,599

Mission Viejo Public Libraries

Mission Viejo Library
100 CIVIC CENTER
Mission Viejo, California
(949) 830-7100

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Mission Viejo Hospitals

Children's Hospital At Mission
(Non-profit)
27700 Medical Ctr. Rd., 5th Fl
Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
27700 Medical Center Road

Mission Viejo Public Schools

Silverado High
25632 Peter A. Hartman Way
ZIP: 92691
High
Total Enrollment 205
Esperanza
25121 Pradera Dr.
ZIP: 92691
Other
Total Enrollment 115
Del Lago Elementary
27181 Entidad St.
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
La Paz Intermediate
25151 Pradera Dr.
ZIP: 92691
Middle
Total Enrollment 862
Montevideo Elementary
24071 Carrillo Dr.
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Glen Yermo Elementary
26400 Trabuco Rd.
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Del Cerro Elementary
24382 Regina St.
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Linda Vista Elementary
25222 Pericia Dr.
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Cordillera Elementary
25952 Cordillera Dr.
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Trabuco Hills High
27501 Cordova Rd.
ZIP: 92691
High
Total Enrollment 2960
Mission Viejo High
25025 Chrisanta Dr.
ZIP: 92691
High
Total Enrollment 2438
Viejo Elementary
26782 Via Grande
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Castille Elementary
24042 Via La Coruna
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Los Alisos Intermediate
25171 Moor Ave.
ZIP: 92691
Middle
Total Enrollment 948
Mira Monte High (alternative)
25632 Diseno Dr.
ZIP: 92691
High
Total Enrollment 51
De Portola Elementary
27031 Preciados Dr.
ZIP: 92691
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
La Tierra Early Childhood Center
24150 Lindley St.
ZIP: 92691
Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County
23000 Via Santa Maria
ZIP: 92692
Primary
Total Enrollment 826
Capistrano Valley High
26301 Via Escolar
ZIP: 92692
High
Total Enrollment 2384
Carl Hankey Elementary
27252 Nubles St.
ZIP: 92692
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Carl Hankey Middle
27252 Nubles
ZIP: 92692
Middle
Total Enrollment 232
Philip J. Reilly Elementary/special Education
24171 Pavion
ZIP: 92692
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Newhart Middle
25001 Veterans Way
ZIP: 92692
Middle
Total Enrollment 1276
Bathgate Elementary
27642 Napoli Way
ZIP: 92692
Primary
Total Enrollment 708

Mission Viejo Private Schools

Cornerstone Community School
23331 Moulton Pkwy
ZIP: 92653
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Leport Schools - Mission Viejo
22081 Hidalgo
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Halstrom High-mission Viejo
26440 La Alameda Ste 150
ZIP: 92691
Secondary
Total Enrollment 117
Fusion Academy - Mission Viejo
23456 Madero Ste 140
ZIP: 92691
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Agape Academy
23632 Via Calzada
ZIP: 92691
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Appletree Montessori
25542 Jeronimo Rd
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Carden Academy Of Basic Education
24741 Chrisanta Dr
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
Pillars Academy
23581 Madero Ste 104
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Sonrisa School
26502 Pepita Dr
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Heritage Christian School
24162 Alicia Pkwy
ZIP: 92691
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 101
Kindercare Learning Center
26912 Estanciero Dr
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Mission Viejo Montessori
23581 Madero Ste 108
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Mission Montessori
26763 Plaza
ZIP: 92691
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Mission Viejo Christian School
27192 Jeronimo Rd
ZIP: 92692
Elementary
Total Enrollment 198
Marguerite Christian Pre School
26558 Marguerite Pkwy
ZIP: 92692
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Sunflower Montessori
28251 Marguerite Pkwy Ste L
ZIP: 92692
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Robin Hood Montessori School
27500 Marguerite Pkwy Ste 6
ZIP: 92692
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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