|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Costa Mesa is 110,750. Costa Mesa, California is the 278th largest city in the US.
Costa Mesa is located entirely in Orange County.
The peak population of Costa Mesa was in 2020, when its population was 111,723. In 2020, Costa Mesa was the 274th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 278th largest city in the US. Costa Mesa is currently 0.9% smaller than it was in 2020.
Costa Mesa has grown 1.1% since the 2000. Costa Mesa, California's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Costa Mesa has a population density of 7,024.4 people per square mile.
|279||San Buenaventura (Ventura)||109,925||8.5%|
|274||Pompano Beach, Florida||111,348||10.9%|
|275||Miami Gardens, Florida||110,867||10.0%|
|278||Costa Mesa, California||110,750||1.1%|
|279||San Buenaventura (Ventura), California||109,925||8.5%|
|281||Santa Maria, California||109,711||40.5%|
|282||Sugar Land, Texas||109,373||68.4%|
|284||South Fulton, Georgia||108,575|
The total voting age population of Costa Mesa, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 75,028. The voting age population is 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 11.3% of the residents of Costa Mesa are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Costa Mesa are 71.0% White, 13.2% Other, 8.5% Asian, 4.1% Two or more races, 1.8% Black, 0.8% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and 0.6% American Indian. Additionally, 35.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Costa Mesa, 11.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 14.1%. On a per-household basis, 8.2% of families are below the poverty line in Costa Mesa.
Among those aged 16 and older, 72.8% of Costa Mesa residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.2% of Costa Mesa residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 40.3% have a bachelor's degree and 12.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Costa Mesa residents aged 5 and older, 38.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 28.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 5.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Costa Mesa is 4.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Costa Mesa, 8.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Costa Mesa is $84,138.
In Costa Mesa, 38.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 61.7% of housing units in Costa Mesa.
Of all the housing units in Costa Mesa, 1.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Costa Mesa, 8.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,800 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Costa Mesa is $1,857.
In Costa Mesa, 90.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.