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Huntington Beach is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community was named after Henry Huntington, landholder and promoter of railroads.

The latitude of Huntington Beach is 33.660N. The longitude is -117.998W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 194,248.


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Median household income
Local
$64,824
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Huntington Beach demographic reports
Huntington Beach is on the Pacific Ocean.
Former and merged names include:
· Pacific Beach
Oil was discovered here in 1920.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 411. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
No. 7 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (small cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Well-known residents have included:
· Dr. Sammy Lee, Olympic medallist
· Chanda Gunn, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Diedrich Coffee, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach
Huntington Beach attractions: municipal pier
Historic sites and museums: International Surfing Museum
Colleges and universities: Golden West College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Huntington Beach residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Huntington Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Huntington Beach was $31,964, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Huntington Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Huntington Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $930.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,800.


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Libraries in Huntington Beach include Banning Library, Helen Murphy Branch, Huntington Beach Library, Main Street Library, Oak View Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Huntington Beach include Huntington Beach Independent

TV stations in Huntington Beach include KOCE.

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Huntington Beach political report.

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Huntington Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Chimayo at the Beach, Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach, The Palm Court the Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Huntington Beach workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 36 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Huntington Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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