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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 Population24,510
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens38%
Employed Population 16+9,522
Age of the Population58

Families

% of people married48.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.9%
Median Earnings25+$53,104
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,924
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,265

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,311
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone44.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,678
Median House Value$308,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.6%
English13.6%
Irish11.5%
Italian6.3%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish2.8%
Polish2.7%
Dutch2.1%
Swedish2.1%
Norwegian1.6%
Russian1.4%
Arab1.4%
Welsh1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Greek1%
Canadian0.9%
Czech0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
German0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
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Seal Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes90740
Phone Area Codes562,714
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 Gardens14,468$36,250
Lakewood81,054$91,152
Long Beach469,793$61,528
Los Alamitos11,661$90,382
Signal Hill11,404$70,750
Westminster91,635$59,493

Seal Beach Public Schools

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