Costa Mesa

Vibrant city with world-class shopping and arts scene.

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Overview for Costa Mesa, CA

112,148 people live in Costa Mesa, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $47,636. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,148

Total Population

36 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$47,636

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa has 41,243 households, with an average household size of 2.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Costa Mesa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 112,148 people call Costa Mesa home. The population density is 7,095.19 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,148

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36

Median Age

50.77 / 49.23%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
41,243

Total Households

2.68

Average Household Size

$47,636

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Costa Mesa, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Costa Mesa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Christian Montessori School-Costa Mesa
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Montessori Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Coastline Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Maude B. Davis Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Orange County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Mariners Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St John The Baptist Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
ACCESS County Community
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Central Orange County CTE Partnership (CTEp)
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
California Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Charles W. Tewinkle Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Montessori Harbor Mesa School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Renascence School International
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Childs-Pace Foundation Inc.
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
International School for Science and Culture
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
College Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
St Joachim Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Waldorf School Of Orange County
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Christ Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Heinz Kaiser Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 6th
4/5
Everett A. Rea Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Monte Vista High/Cloud Campus
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5

Around Costa Mesa, CA

There's plenty to do around Costa Mesa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

49
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
69
Bikeable
Bike Score
42
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including USSD Fountain Valley Karate, INSAND, and Spider Athletics.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.97 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.94 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.72 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.39 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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Costa Mesa Real Estate

Costa Mesa is a vibrant city that has blossomed from an area of orchards and farmlands into a major hub of shopping, dining, and culture. South Coast Plaza is the West Coast’s largest shopping center, and its upscale boutiques generate over one billion dollars a year in sales. Costa Mesa is also known as the City of the Arts for its concentration of theaters and performance venues, including the premier Segerstrom Center for the Arts, home to Broadway musicals and concerts from some of the world’s biggest touring acts. Other Costa Mesa attractions include the OC Fair & Event Center, home of the hugely popular Orange County Fair.
 
Costa Mesa features five distinctive areas with an eclectic mix of condos, townhouses, single-level residences, and spacious single-family homes. Every home in the city is within easy reach of the beach, and many are directly adjacent to golf courses. Our dedicated real estate experts at the Mike Johnson Group can help you find your dream home for sale in Costa Mesa.
 

What to Love

  • City of the Arts

  • South Coast Plaza shopping

  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Orange County Fair

People & Lifestyle

Costa Mesa offers an incredibly diverse array of amenities. South Coast Plaza’s retail sales are the highest of any shopping center in the United States, and its lineup of retailers is truly world-class. There are numerous other noteworthy shopping and dining destinations within the city. Costa Mesa also boasts exceptional arts venues and plentiful outdoor recreation.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

South Coast Plaza features more than 250 retailers, including premium fashion labels such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. This beautifully designed shopping center is the largest in California and the fourth largest in the United States. Along with an exhaustive selection of high-end brands, South Coast Plaza has 30 restaurants. Highlights include gourmet Asian fusion cuisine at Anqi by House of An, critically acclaimed Northern Italian fine dining at Antonello, dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood paired with award-winning wines at The Capital Grille, and seasonal grilled cuisine paired with over 100 wines and handcrafted cocktails at Seasons 52. South Coast Plaza is anchored by three Macy’s stores and Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue department stores.
 
The LAB is a trend-setting destination branded as the anti-mall. This open-air shopping destination is packed with unique boutiques and hip cafes and restaurants. The LAB’s Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Hana Re offers an intimate and unforgettable dining experience with Chef Atsushi Yokoyama guiding diners through an omakase tasting course at a ten-seat counter. The OC Mix offers unique local retailers and eateries in a stylish rustic space. The OC Mix also boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant with creative renditions of Mexican classics at chic Taco Maria. Other Costa Mesa dining and retail options include eco-conscious and health-forward shops and restaurants at The CAMP.
 

Things to Do

TeWinkle Park is a 47-acre greenspace with a pretty lake and lots of sports facilities in the heart of Costa Mesa. TeWinkle Park boasts 12 tennis courts, plus ball fields, a basketball court, and a children’s playground. TeWinkle Park is just across the street from the OC Fair & Event Center, home of the Orange County Fair. Held every year since 1890, the Orange County Fair attracts over one million visitors across 23 days of events. The fair features numerous art contests, outdoor concerts, scores of vendors, and lots of animals. Golfers can enjoy two municipal courses at Costa Mesa Country Club and an exclusive members’ course at the prestigious Mesa Verde Country Club.
 
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a world-class attraction featuring four performance halls. The Segerstrom Center offers premier Broadway musicals and concerts, which have included superstar acts such as Taylor Swift, Elton John, Billie Eilish, and The Who. Other cultural attractions include the acclaimed three-stage South Coast Repertory theater, the intimate Costa Mesa Playhouse, and the striking minimalist masterpiece of the Noguchi Sculpture Garden at South Coast Plaza. Costa Mesa also offers many smaller art galleries and live music venues.
 
 

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