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Profile for Laguna Beach, California, CA

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Date taken: 10/29/05
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Laguna Beach is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "lake."

The latitude of Laguna Beach is 33.542N. The longitude is -117.782W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,126.


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Median household income
Local
$75,808
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Laguna Beach demographic reports
Laguna Beach is on the Pacific Ocean.
Laguna Beach developed as a haven for artists after the arrival of Norman St. Claire in 1903.
This is the birthplace of the Hobie surfboard. Hobie Alter began making wood surfboards in the family garage in 1950.
Public transportation: Laguna Beach Municipal Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 TV series, "Laguna Beach"
John Steinbeck wrote "Tortilla Flats" while living here.
Well-known residents have included:
· Edgar Payne, artist
· Charlie Chaplin, comic actor
· Bette Davis, actress
· Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, TV personalities
· Rudolph Valentino, actor
· Judy Garland, singer and actress
· Mickey Rooney, actor
· Mary Pickford, actress
· Victor Mature, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Diedrich Coffee, Starbucks
Performing arts: Laguna Playhouse
Nearby parks & recreation: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Main Beach Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Heisler Park, Laguna Beach Underwater Park and Tide pools Natural Reserve
Laguna Beach attractions: Hortense Miller Gardens, whale watching (December-April)
Historic sites and museums: Laguna Art Museum
Colleges and universities: Art Institute of Southern California
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 478

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Laguna Beach 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 92629 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Laguna Beach residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laguna Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laguna Beach was $58,732, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

56% of Laguna Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Laguna Beach include Crystal Cove Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Laguna Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,042.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,685.


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Libraries in Laguna Beach include Laguna Beach Branch Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Restaurants

Laguna Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Five Feet Restaurant, hush, Ristorante Rumari, Savoury's Restaurant, Bar & Rooftop Lounge, Sundried Tomato Cafe - Laguna Beach ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Laguna Beach workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Laguna Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Laguna Beach include Aliso Creek Inn, Best Inn Laguna Beach, Best Western Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, Best Western Laguna Reef Inn, By the Sea Inn, Capri Laguna Inn on the Beach, Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, Holiday Inn, Inn at Laguna Beach, La Casa Del Camino ... More hotels.

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