Costa Mesa, California Population 2022

112,310
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Costa Mesa is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 112,310, it is the 60th largest city in California and the 292nd largest city in the United States. Costa Mesa is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually but its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 112,958 in 2020. Spanning over 16 miles, Costa Mesa has a population density of 7,110 people per square mile.

The average household income in Costa Mesa is $109,313 with a poverty rate of 10.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,927 per month, and the median house value is $807,000. The median age in Costa Mesa is 35.2 years, 34.9 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Costa Mesa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Costa Mesawas:

  • White: 66.50%
  • Other race: 15.61%
  • Asian: 9.00%
  • Two or more races: 6.11%
  • Black or African American: 1.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.63%
The current population of Costa Mesa, California is 112,310 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 112,958.

Costa Mesa, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Costa Mesa Population by Race

Costa Mesa Population Pyramid 2022

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Costa Mesa Median Age

35.6


Total

35.4


Male

35.9


Female

Costa Mesa Adults

There are 90,605 adults, (13,473 of whom are seniors) in Costa Mesa.

Costa Mesa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Costa Mesa Sex Ratio

Female

56,076

49.64%

Male

56,882

50.36%

Costa Mesa Population by Age

Costa Mesa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Costa Mesa Household Types

40.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Costa Mesa Households and Families

3.33

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Costa Mesa Households by Type

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Costa Mesa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Costa Mesa Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 99.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.32%.

Costa Mesa Educational Attainment by Race

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$50,254

Average Earnings

$54,096

Average Male

$44,256

Average Female

Costa Mesa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Costa Mesa Language by Age

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Costa Mesa Language

61.23% of Costa Mesa residents speak only English, while 38.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.97% of the population.

Costa Mesa Language

Costa Mesa Poverty by Race

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10.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.48%

Male Poverty Rate

11.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Costa Mesa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Costa Mesa is Hispanic, with 14.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Costa Mesa is Multiple, with 3.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.42%.

Costa Mesa Poverty

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Costa Mesa Poverty Rate by Education

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Costa Mesa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Costa Mesa Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Costa Mesa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Costa Mesa Married by Age and Sex

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Costa Mesa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Costa Mesa Marital Status by Race

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Costa Mesa Marital Status

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3,881

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Costa Mesa Veterans by War

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Costa Mesa Veterans by Age

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Costa Mesa Veterans by Race

Costa Mesa Veterans by Education

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7.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Costa Mesa Veterans by Education

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72.7%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Costa Mesa Employment by Age

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Costa Mesa Employment by Race

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Costa Mesa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.15%

Born in Costa Mesa

75.28%

Native Born

24.72%

Foreign Born

13.10%

Non Citizen

11.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.28% of Costa Mesa residents were born in the United States, with 57.15% having been born in California. 13.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Costa Mesa Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Costa Mesa Population by Year