Huntington Beach, California Population 2022

200,455
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Huntington Beach is a city located in Orange County California. Huntington Beach has a 2020 population of 200,455. Huntington Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 0.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 198,711 in 2010.

The average household income in Huntington Beach is $123,582 with a poverty rate of 7.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,965 per month, and the median house value is $803,400. The median age in Huntington Beach is 42.4 years, 40.7 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Named for Henry Huntington, it’s Orange County’s most populous beach city and the 7th most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area. Known as the Surf City or HB.

Demographics

The foreign-born population of Huntington Beach is 16.6% or 33,500. The largest age group in Huntington Beach is 65 and over and it’s frequently named as one of the best places in the U.S. to retire. Huntington Beach has one of the country’s highest senior populations. Huntington Beach is also the second-most prosperous city in Southern California with 22.1% of its population earning more than $150,000 per year.

About 16% of the population in Huntington Beach are foreign-born versus 57% who were born in California.

Population Growth

California has the country’s worst poverty rate in the U.S. after adjusting for the cost of living thanks to its shortage of affordable housing. In 2019, the California Governor sued Huntington Beach for violating the state’s housing supply law in an attempt to create more housing in the city. While the lawsuit against the city argues that Huntington Beach has ignored a law requiring cities to zone land for new home construction, many residents feel that Huntington Beach is already growing too quickly. Despite a lack of housing, Huntington Beach is expected to continue its modest growth.

Originally inhabited by the Tongva or Grabrielinos, Huntington Beach’s settlement by Europeans began with Manuel Nieto, a Spanish soldier who received a Spanish land grant of 300,000 acres in reward for military service. His land was later reduced due a dispute with the Mission San Gabriel. The land was originally used to raise barley, horses, and cattle. By 1889, the region was known as the city of Shell Beach, then the town of Smeltzer. It later became Fairview then Pacific City after it was developed as a tourist destination. P.A. Stanton purchased 40 acres of beach along Main Street with a dream to build a coastal town on the Pacific Coast rivaling Atlantic City.

In 1909 Huntington Beach was incorporated but remained a very small seaside community until the oil boom in the 1920s after the discovery of what was then California’s largest oil deposit. Within a month, the town grew from 1,500 to 5,000 people. By the 1950s, oil derricks were cleaned out to make room for new houses and the population began to take off from 11,500 in 1960 to 115,900 in 1970.

Huntington Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Huntington Beachwas:

  • White: 69.71%
  • Asian: 12.94%
  • Two or more races: 7.74%
  • Other race: 7.34%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.40%
The current population of Huntington Beach, California is 200,455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 198,711.

Huntington Beach, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White139,25669.71%
Black or African American2,8481.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native8920.45%
Asian25,85712.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8060.40%
Some Other Race14,6657.34%
Two or More Races15,4547.74%
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Huntington Beach Population by Race

Huntington Beach Population Pyramid 2022

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Huntington Beach Median Age

43.2


Total

41.1


Male

45.1


Female

Huntington Beach Adults

There are 162,803 adults, (36,427 of whom are seniors) in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Huntington Beach Sex Ratio

Female

99,242

49.68%

Male

100,536

50.32%

Huntington Beach Population by Age

Huntington Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Huntington Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.9%30.1%
All56.6%43.4%
Female45%55%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Male40.9%59.1%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Huntington Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All77,5892.5656.6
Married37,5273.2169.9
Male4,0543.240.9
Female8,3813.3345
Non Family27,6271.3644.5

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Huntington Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8093.26%
9th to 12th Grade5,3763.64%
High School Graduate24,17816.37%
Some College34,46623.33%
Associates Degree14,4219.76%
Bachelors Degree40,48627.41%
Graduate Degree23,97816.23%
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Huntington Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Huntington Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian19,71217,63810,713
2+ Races8,0727,6593,806
White96,33892,77943,985
Black2,1902,108738
Islander542509178
Hispanic23,35319,0116,134
Native American649519141
Other Race9,2296,8201,881

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.35%.

Huntington Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,078$65,168$45,622
Less Than 9th Grade$23,949$26,939$19,880
High School Graduate$34,938$41,080$31,346
Some College$46,893$56,910$39,523
Bachelors Degree$71,753$80,871$61,843
Graduate Degree$94,568$107,088$85,324

$55,078

Average Earnings

$65,168

Average Male

$45,622

Average Female

Huntington Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Huntington Beach Language by Age

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Huntington Beach Language

78.07% of Huntington Beach residents speak only English, while 21.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.13% of the population.

Huntington Beach Language

Huntington Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic37,8994,12510.88%
Asian25,7272,59810.10%
Multiple15,3801,2468.10%
Black2,7432057.47%
Native886667.45%
Islander758516.73%
White122,0367,9466.51%
Other2,409NaN%

7.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.57%

Male Poverty Rate

8.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Huntington Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Huntington Beach is Hispanic, with 10.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Huntington Beach is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.44%.

Huntington Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.64%
High School10.29%
Some College6.41%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Huntington Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.03%
Male Unemployed13.70%
Female Employed3.62%
Female Unemployed13.76%

Huntington Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Huntington Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$97,469$127,180
Families$113,315$144,616
Married Families$131,361$163,901
Non Families$70,152$88,692
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Income by Household Type

Huntington Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Huntington Beach Married by Age and Sex

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Huntington Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Huntington Beach Marital Status by Race

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Huntington Beach Marital Status

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10,204

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,659
First Gulf War1,620
Vietnam3,636
Korea1,366
World War II273

Huntington Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34789
35 to 541,973
55 to 641,392
65 to 742,675
75+3,375

Huntington Beach Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,0236.86%
Black32613.56%
Native American628.32%
Asian6893.23%
Islander13221.89%
Other Race4394.01%
2+ Races5335.46%
Hispanic1,3394.86%

Huntington Beach Veterans by Race

Huntington Beach Veterans by Education

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6.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Huntington Beach Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Huntington Beach Employment by Age

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Huntington Beach Employment by Race

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Huntington Beach 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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59.57%

Born in Huntington Beach

83.98%

Native Born

16.02%

Foreign Born

5.32%

Non Citizen

10.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.98% of Huntington Beach residents were born in the United States, with 59.57% having been born in California. 5.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Huntington Beach Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19108150.00%
19201,6878727.55%
19303,6902,0038.14%
19403,738480.13%
19505,2371,4993.43%
196011,4926,2558.18%
1970115,960104,46826.01%
1980170,50554,5453.93%
1990181,51911,0140.63%
2000189,5948,0750.44%
2010189,9923980.02%
2011190,8648720.46%
2012191,7368720.46%
2013192,6088720.45%
2014193,4808720.45%
2015194,3528720.45%
2016195,2248720.45%
2017196,0968720.45%
2018196,9688720.44%
2019197,8408720.44%
2020198,7118710.44%
2021199,5838720.44%
2022200,4558720.44%

Huntington Beach Population by Year