Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach: The most populous city in Orange County, California. It is located on the coast of California. Huntington Beach is known for its many beaches, its many surfing competitions, and its many attractions, such as the Huntington Beach Pier and the Huntington Beach Museum of Art.

About

Huntington Beach is a city located in the county of Orange in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 189,992. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 198,246 inhabitants.

The city was created 115 years ago in 1909.

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County, California known for its miles of sandy beaches and excellent surfing. With over 195,000 residents, it's a lively beach community with plenty to see and do.

Surfing and Beach Activities

The beach is the main attraction in Huntington Beach. With over 8 miles of oceanfront, there's plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the sun, sand and surf.

Huntington Beach is nicknamed "Surf City USA" for its perfect waves and surf culture. The consistent swells attract surfers of all levels year-round. Other popular beach activities include beach volleyball, swimming, body boarding and sunbathing.

Several piers provide excellent views and fishing opportunities. At the iconic Huntington Beach Pier, visitors can grab a bite at Ruby's Diner and watch surfers in the waves below.

Downtown Huntington Beach

Just inland from the beach is the lively Downtown Huntington Beach, centered around Main Street. The downtown area has a fun beach vibe with shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Popular places to eat downtown include traditional surf-style restaurants like Duke's Huntington Beach, known for its Hawaiian fusion dishes and tiki cocktails. There are also many excellent casual spots for grabbing burgers, seafood, acai bowls and ice cream.

When the sun goes down, the bars and clubs come alive with live music and dancing. With fun themes like Captain Jack's for pirate lovers and Sharkeez bar decorated like a sunken ship, there's always a lively nighttime scene.

Outdoor Activities

In addition to water sports like surfing and paddleboarding, Huntington Beach has many other outdoor activities to enjoy.

The expansive Huntington Central Park contains open green space, lakes and trails perfect for picnics, jogging or sports. There are also facilities for tennis, volleyball and baseball.

Along the coast, the paved beach trail extends for miles, perfect for bicycling, rollerblading and scenic ocean views. Inland trails like the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve provide opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

With its iconic surf culture, lively downtown and sunny beaches, Huntington Beach offers the quintessential Southern California beach vacation. The diversity of activities, restaurants and nightlife attract all types to this vibrant oceanfront community.

Huntington Beach locator map
Location of Huntington Beach on California map.

Quick Facts about Huntington Beach

Population : 198,246 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Orange County
Postal code : 92615, 92646–92649, 92605
Has part : Dog Beach
Water as percent of area : 16.1%
Land as percent of area : 83.9%
Continent : North America
Named for : Henry E. Huntington
Altitude : 128 feet / 39 meters
Establishment : February 02, 1909 (115 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 09:46:38 (14th June 2024)
Population growth : 4.16% (2010-2020)
Huntington Beach CA Aerial by Don Ramey Logan image
Huntington Beach CA Aerial by Don Ramey Logan
Huntington Beach CA Aerial by Don Ramey Logan image

Geography

Huntington Beach is located at 33°39'37"N 117°59'57"W (33.6603000, -117.9992300). It has 2 neighbors: Newport Beach and Westminster.

Huntington Beach map

Huntington Beach has 2 neighbours.

  • Newport Beach A city in Orange County, California. It is located on the Pacific Ocean in southern California. Newport Beach is known for its many beaches, its many yacht harbors, and its many shopping and dining destinations.
  • Westminster A city in Orange County, California. It is located in the southeastern part of the county. Westminster is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Westminster City Hall and the Westminster Chinese Historical Society.

Demographics

The population of Huntington Beach increased by 4.16% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 189,992 - census
2011 192,995 1.56% estimation process
2012 194,174 0.61% estimation process
2013 197,107 1.49% estimation process
2014 199,610 1.25% estimation process
2015 200,653 0.52% estimation process
2016 200,284 -0.18% estimation process
2017 200,938 0.33% estimation process
2018 200,126 -0.41% estimation process
2019 199,223 -0.45% estimation process
2020 198,246 -0.49% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 20,033
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 19,891
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 0.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 19,190
April 1, 2010 Population : 19,900
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 10.9%
People over 65 (%) : 9.9%
Female persons, % : 49.6%
White only, percent : 87.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.9%
Asians alone % : 1.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.6%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 85.6%
2015-2019 Veterans : 857
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.8%

Huntington Beach zip code is 92646. County name: Orange, County fips: 06059

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $162,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,289
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $513
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,032
2015-2019 Households : 10,225
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 1.96
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 84.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 90.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 95.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 80.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 78.2%
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 577,664
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 223,048
2012 total retail sales per capita : $11,123
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $71,807
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $44,266
Percentage of people living in poverty : 9.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,580
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,470
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 877
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 275
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,214
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 197
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,293
2010 population per square mile : 5,129.6
2010 land area in square miles : 3.88
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 22,110
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $128,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,146
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $374
2015-2019 median gross rent : $720
Permits for construction, 2020 : 7
2015-2019 Households : 18,235
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.52
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 74.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 15.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 345,525
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 293,083
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 606,937
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,622
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $45,113
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,661
Percentage of people living in poverty : 20.1%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 999
2019 total employment : 15,619
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 596,253
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 0.9%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 2,937
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,424
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,816
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,212
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,151
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,046
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 368
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,808
2010 population per square mile : 82.9
2010 land area in square miles : 588.50

People born in Huntington Beach (123)

People born in Huntington Beach, including heavy metal singer M. Shadows, movie actress Eva Angelina, actress Lauren German, .

List

  • Buckethead (American musician and songwriter) he was born in 13/05/1969
  • Miracle Laurie (American actress) she was born in 01/08/1981
  • Ali Hillis (American actress) she was born in 29/12/1978
  • Synyster Gates (American musician) he was born in 07/07/1981
  • Ethan Embry (American actor) he was born in 13/06/1978
  • Michael Brandon (American movie film director & actor) he was born in 09/02/1968
  • Sacha Kljestan (American soccer player) he was born in 09/09/1985
  • Tito Ortiz (American mixed martial artist) he was born in 23/01/1975
  • Tank Abbott (American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler) he was born in 26/04/1965
  • Zacky Vengeance (American musician) he was born in 11/12/1981
  • Tony Gonzalez (American football and basketball player) he was born in 27/02/1976
  • Brooke Miller (American racing cyclist) she was born in 21/03/1976
  • Keri Kelli (American guitarist) he was born in 07/09/1971
  • The Rev (American musician and songwriter) he was born in 09/02/1981
  • Ian Kennedy (American baseball player) he was born in 19/12/1984
  • Jayden Cole (American movie actress) she was born in 09/10/1985
  • Matt Costa (American musician) he was born in 16/06/1982
  • Bridgette Monet (American movie actress) she was born in 28/06/1959

Schools in Huntington Beach

College & universities near Huntington Beach, CA

Code Name City ZIP
108348 The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting Huntington Beach (CA) 92647
115126 Golden West College Huntington Beach (CA) 92647-2710
120342 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa (CA) 92626
442240 Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa Costa Mesa (CA) 92626
112385 Coastline Community College Fountain Valley (CA) 92708-2597

Stations (47)

Amtrak & bus stations near Huntington Beach, CA

Code Name Address Type
SNA Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center 1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard RAIL
ANA Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 2150 East Katella Avenue RAIL
IRV Irvine Transportation Center 15215 Barranca Parkway RAIL
LBC Long Beach, California 601 North Long Beach Blvd. BUS
FUL Fullerton Transportation Center 120 East Santa Fe Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Huntington Beach

Post Office Name City ZIP
Beach Center Post Office Huntington Beach (CA) 92648
Ida Jean Haxton Post Office Huntington Beach (CA) 92615
Huntington Beach Post Office Huntington Beach (CA) 92647
Costa Mesa Post Office Costa Mesa (CA) 92628
Bay Station Stamp Stor Post Office Newport Beach (CA) 92663

Other cities in Orange County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Orange County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Anaheim 353,676 The second most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Anaheim metropolitan area.
Santa Ana 331,301 The most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Santa Ana metropolitan area.
Irvine 283,700 A city located in Orange County, California.
Garden Grove 171,366 The fourth most populous city in Orange County, California.
Fullerton 139,921 The eighth most populous city in Orange County, California.
Orange 138,192 The sixth most populous city in California.
Costa Mesa 112,366 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
Mission Viejo 94,242 A city in Orange County, California.
Westminster 89,740 A city in Orange County, California.
Newport Beach 86,834 A city in Orange County, California.
Lake Forest 85,329 A city in Orange County, California.
Buena Park 81,269 A city in Orange County, California.
Tustin 79,815 A city in Orange County, California.
Yorba Linda 68,027 A city in Orange County, California.
Laguna Niguel 64,569 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
San Clemente 64,551 The most populous city in Orange County, California.

Distance to Other Cities

Huntington Beach distances to largest California cities