Overview

Introduction to Seal Beach, California

Seal Beach, California, in Orange county, is 5 miles E of Long Beach, California. Seal Beach is part of the surrounding Orange County metro area.

Seal Beach History

Originally, the Seal Beach area was known as "Anaheim Landing," as it was a boat landing and seaside recreation area near the town of Anaheim. It came to be known as the Bay City in the 20th century, but when it was incorporated on October 25, 1915, the name was changed to Seal Beach. This was largely due to the presence of the seals that would swim the waters of this quaint seaside town. World War II saw the development of the United States Navy's Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach that was used for loading, unloading and storing of ammunition for the Pacific Fleet.

Seal Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Seal Beach Pier.
  • Bay Theatre.
  • History of Tea Museum in Best of Times Tea Cottage and Hospitality Shop.
  • Stingray Bay.
  • National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Old Ranch Country Club Private Golf Course.

Things To Do In Seal Beach

Seal Beach has the second longest wooden pier in California that is used for fishing and sightseeing. Visitors can go surfing at the Stingray Bay that is at the mouth of the San Gabriel River. The Tea Cottage and Hospitality Shop houses a small museum that features displays of the 5,000 year history of tea and tea leaf reading in the Japanese tea garden. Visitors can also enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole golf course in the Old Ranch Country Club. One can also enjoy foreign and unique films that are screened at the Old Town Theater and Bay Theater.

Seal Beach Transportation

The Orange County International Airport serves the area.

Seal Beach Higher Education

The nearest university is the California State University-Long Beach.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,364
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens39.3%
Employed Population 16+9,916
Age of the Population59

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.3%
Median Earnings25+$61,284
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,938

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,229
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone45.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,848
Median House Value$358,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.8%
German14.1%
English11.8%
Irish10.4%
Italian5.1%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.3%
Polish2.2%
Dutch1.9%
Norwegian1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Canadian1.3%
Danishn1.3%
Russian1.3%
Arab1%
Welsh0.9%
US/American0.8%
Romanian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Seal Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyOrange County
Standard Zip Codes90740
Phone Area Codes5,62,714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.75
Approximate Longitude-118.07

Seal 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)

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp47 to 69 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationNEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance16 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hawaiian Gardens14,411$45,257
Lakewood80,771$98,857
Long Beach468,883$68,510
Los Alamitos11,628$98,900
Signal Hill11,538$80,538
Westminster91,417$68,316

Seal Beach Public Schools

J. H. Mcgaugh Elementary
1698 Bolsa Ave.
ZIP: 90740
Primary
Total Enrollment 843
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