Laguna Woods, California

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Laguna Woods, California
City
Official seal of Laguna Woods, California
Seal
Location of Laguna Woods within Orange County, California.
Location of Laguna Woods within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°36′33″N 117°43′58″W / 33.60917°N 117.73278°W / 33.60917; -117.73278Coordinates: 33°36′33″N 117°43′58″W / 33.60917°N 117.73278°W / 33.60917; -117.73278
Country  United States
State  California
County Orange
Incorporated March 24, 1999[1]
Government
 • Type General law city
 • Mayor Bert Hack
Area[2]
 • Total 3.115 sq mi (8.070 km2)
 • Land 3.115 sq mi (8.069 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0.01%
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,747
 • Density 6,000/sq mi (2,300/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92637
Area code(s) 949
FIPS code 06-39259
GNIS feature ID 1848119
Website lagunawoodscity.org

Laguna Woods is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The population was 16,192 at the 2010 census, down from 16,507 at the 2000 census with a median age of 78.

About 90% of the city consists of Laguna Woods Village, a retirement community, formerly known as Leisure World. Incorporation efforts in the late 1990s were largely driven by the need for residents to have a stronger voice against the prospective construction of an international airport at the nearby decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. The airport proposal was defeated and the land in question has been tabbed for development as the Orange County Great Park.

Geography[edit]

Laguna Woods is located at 33°36′33″N 117°43′58″W / 33.60917°N 117.73278°W / 33.60917; -117.73278 (33.609165, -117.732791).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), virtually all land.

It is bordered by Laguna Hills on the north and east, Aliso Viejo on the south, Laguna Beach on the southwest, the Crystal Cove State Park on the west, and Irvine on the northwest.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Laguna Woods had a population of 16,192. The population density was 5,196.9 people per square mile (2,006.6/km²). The racial makeup of Laguna Woods was 14,133 (87.3%) White (84.0% Non-Hispanic White),[5] 110 (0.7%) African American, 24 (0.1%) Native American, 1,624 (10.0%) Asian, 10 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 90 (0.6%) from other races, and 201 (1.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 650 persons (4.0%).

The Census reported that 16,025 people (99.0% of the population) lived in households, 167 (1.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 11,302 households, out of which 36 (0.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,278 (29.0%) were married couples living together, 482 (4.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 113 (1.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 194 (1.7%) unmarried couples or partnerships, and 54 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 6,924 households (61.3%) were made up of individuals and 6,097 (53.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.42. There were 3,873 families (34.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.07.

The population was spread out with 48 people (0.3%) under the age of 18, 56 people (0.3%) aged 18 to 24, 266 people (1.6%) aged 25 to 44, 2,948 people (18.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 12,874 people (79.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 77.0 years. For every 100 females there were 55.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 55.0 males.

There were 13,016 housing units at an average density of 4,177.6 per square mile (1,613.0/km²), of which 8,730 (77.2%) were owner-occupied, and 2,572 (22.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.2%. 12,456 people (76.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,569 people (22.0%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Laguna Woods had a median household income of $36,818, with 9.9% of the population living below the federal poverty line. [6]

2000[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 16,507 people, 11,699 households, and 3,989 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,158.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,991.7/km²). There were 12,650 housing units at an average density of 3,953.1 per square mile (1,526.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.12% White, 0.25% Black, 0.12% American Indian, 2.50% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.06% of the population.

There were 11,699 households out of which 0.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.7% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 65.9% were non-families. 62.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 57.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.40 and the average family size was 2.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 0.6% under the age of 18, 0.2% from 18 to 24, 2.2% from 25 to 44, 10.6% from 45 to 64, and 86.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 78 years. For every 100 females there were 51.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 51.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,493, and the median income for a family was $46,889. Males had a median income of $56,563 versus $35,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,071. About 2.6% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In the state legislature, Laguna Woods is in the 37th Senate District, represented by Republican Mimi Walters, and in the 74th Assembly District, represented by Republican Matthew Harper.[8]

In the United States House of Representatives, Laguna Woods is in California's 45th congressional district, represented by Republican John Campbell.[9]

Emergency services[edit]

Fire protection in Laguna Woods is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority with ambulance service by Doctor's Ambulance. Law enforcement is provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Security services are provided by Laguna Woods Village Security.

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