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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataCalifornia

Social Statistics

Costa Mesa, California

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school30,752100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,7675.7
Kindergarten1,7345.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)11,27336.7
High school (grades 9-12)5,30017.2
College or graduate school10,67834.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over71,622100.0
Less than 9th grade8,31811.6
9th to 12th grade, no diploma6,6629.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)12,21117.0
Some college, no degree17,37224.3
Associate degree6,2228.7
Bachelor's degree14,86420.8
Graduate or professional degree5,9738.3
Percent high school graduate or higher79.1(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher29.1(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over87,017100.0
Never married31,09335.7
Now married, except separated40,27646.3
Separated1,9702.3
Widowed3,6534.2
Female
2,9813.4
Divorced10,02511.5
Female
5,8136.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years1,590100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren41426.0
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over83,705100.0
Civilian veterans7,1638.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years21,868100.0
With a disability1,4846.8
Population 21 to 64 years69,131100.0
With a disability11,24816.3
Percent employed
61.0(X)
No disability57,88383.7
Percent employed
77.5(X)
Population 65 years and over8,885100.0
With a disability3,37137.9
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over101,202100.0
Same house in 199544,37243.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199550,19249.6
Same county
36,50636.1
Different county
13,68613.5
Same state
8,6608.6
Different state
5,0265.0
Elsewhere in 19956,6386.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population108,785100.0
Native77,06370.8
Born in United States
76,06469.9
State of residence
50,03346.0
Different state
26,03123.9
Born outside United States
9990.9
Foreign born31,72229.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
14,96413.8
Naturalized citizen
8,6658.0
Not a citizen
23,05721.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)31,722100.0
Europe2,3337.4
Asia6,74521.3
Africa4471.4
Oceania5061.6
Latin America20,99766.2
Northern America6942.2
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over101,202100.0
English only63,21962.5
Language other than English37,98337.5
Speak English less than 'very well
21,85221.6
Spanish
27,51427.2
Speak English less than "very well"
17,71217.5
Other Indo-European languages
3,4873.4
Speak English less than "very well"
7850.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
6,2906.2
Speak English less than "very well"
3,1853.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population108,785100.0

Total ancestries reported

117,938108.4
Arab7990.7
Czech14370.4
Danish7140.7
Dutch1,6961.6
English10,2529.4
French (except Basque)13,3193.1
French Canadian15100.5
German13,46812.4
Greek4440.4
Hungarian5160.5
Irish110,2729.4
Italian5,4365.0
Lithuanian2620.2
Norwegian2,0841.9
Polish1,9841.8
Portuguese3980.4
Russian1,2391.1
Scotch-Irish1,5201.4
Scottish2,8762.6
Slovak790.1
Subsaharan African2280.2
Swedish2,2672.1
Swiss3540.3
Ukrainian1780.2
United States or American4,1773.8
Welsh7880.7
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1290.1
Other ancestries51,51247.4
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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