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Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "coast" and "tableland."
The latitude of Costa Mesa is 33.641N. The longitude is -117.917W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 109,563.
World War II brought many people to the Santa Ana Army Air Base, now the site of the Orange County Fairgrounds.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Costa Mesa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92663 ZIP code.
11% of Costa Mesa residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Costa Mesa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Costa Mesa was $23,342, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Costa Mesa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Costa Mesa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $903. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,652.
Libraries in Costa Mesa include Costa Mesa Branch Library, Mesa Verde Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Costa Mesa include Costa Mesa Daily Pilot
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Costa Mesa political report.
Costa Mesa restaurants taking online reservations include AIRe Global Cuisine, Chat Noir, Pinot Provence, Sutra Lounge ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Costa Mesa workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 31 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Costa Mesa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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