Fountain Valley, CA

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2020 Population
56,118
0.164% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.5
0.224% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
8.76%
11.4% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$89,924
3.39% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$777,200
5.77% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
26,356
1.68% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Fountain Valley, CA had a population of 56.1k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $89,924. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fountain Valley, CA grew from 56,026 to 56,118, a 0.164% increase and its median household income declined from $93,075 to $89,924, a −3.39% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fountain Valley, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (34.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.1%), Other (Hispanic) (4.65%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.11%).

None of the households in Fountain Valley, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.1% of the residents in Fountain Valley, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fountain Valley, CA are Coastline Community College (2,589 degrees awarded in 2020), Coastline Beauty College (219 degrees), and Modern Technology School (75 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Fountain Valley, CA was $777,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.7%.

Most people in Fountain Valley, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fountain Valley, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Fountain Valley, CA is home to a population of 56.1k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 31.9% of Fountain Valley, CA residents were born outside of the country (17.9k people).

In 2018, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Fountain Valley, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.13k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2020 Citizenship
92.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.1% of Fountain Valley, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fountain Valley, CA was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fountain Valley, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.6k ± 1.14k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    19.5k ± 1.03k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.13k ± 716
15.8%
Hispanic Population
8.92k people

In 2018, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Fountain Valley, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.13k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.8% of the people in Fountain Valley, CA are hispanic (8.92k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

31.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
17.9k people
30.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
17.2k people

As of 2020, 31.9% of Fountain Valley, CA residents (17.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fountain Valley, CA was 30.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    998 ± 171
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    206 ± 96
  3. Korea
    178 ± 90

Fountain Valley, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Fountain Valley, CA employs 26.4k people. The largest industries in Fountain Valley, CA are Manufacturing (3,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,175 people), and Retail Trade (3,060 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,850), Construction ($69,741), and Manufacturing ($65,645).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

26.4k
2020 Value
± 1,167
−1.68%
1 Year decline
± 6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fountain Valley, CA declined at a rate of −1.68%, from 26.8k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fountain Valley, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,526 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,523 people), and Management Occupations (2,970 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fountain Valley, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.4k
2020 Value
± 1,167
−1.68%
1 Year decline
± 6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fountain Valley, CA declined at a rate of −1.68%, from 26.8k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fountain Valley, CA, are Manufacturing (3,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,175 people), and Retail Trade (3,060 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fountain Valley, CA, though some of these residents may live in Fountain Valley, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,916
Median earning men ± $3,425
$38,410
Median earning women ± $3,853

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($93,882), Manufacturing ($75,179), and Wholesale Trade ($70,357).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($91,250), Manufacturing ($55,583), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,385).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Fountain Valley, CA awarded 2,883 degrees. The student population of Fountain Valley, CA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 4,766 male students and 4,426 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fountain Valley, CA are White (933 and 32.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (765 and 26.9%), Asian (500 and 17.6%), and Black or African American (437 and 15.3%).

The largest universities in Fountain Valley, CA by number of degrees awarded are Coastline Community College (2,589 and 89.8%), Coastline Beauty College (219 and 7.6%), and Modern Technology School (75 and 2.6%).

The most popular majors in Fountain Valley, CA are General Business Administration & Management (662 and 23%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (448 and 15.5%), and Office Management & Supervision (247 and 8.57%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2015 in Fountain Valley, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 51.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 94.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 9,192 (51.8% men and 48.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 9,192 students enrolled in Fountain Valley, CA, 51.8% men and 48.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,827 records, of which 47.1% were women and 52.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 178 degree-majors awarded
  2. 379 degree-majors awarded
  3. 349 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fountain Valley, CA was Office Management & Supervision with 178 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fountain Valley, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,589 degrees awarded
  2. 219 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastline Community College with 2,589 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,844 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fountain Valley, CA, which is 1.77 times more than the 1,039 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 933 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 765 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($56) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,917) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Fountain Valley, CA was $777,200 in 2020, which is 3.38 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $734,800 to $777,200, a 5.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Fountain Valley, CA is 67.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Fountain Valley, CA have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fountain Valley, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fountain Valley, CA is $89,924. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Fountain Valley, CA was Census Tract 992.31 with a value of $123,750, followed by Census Tract 992.50 and Census Tract 992.30, with respective values of $110,151 and $104,188.

Property

$777,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$13,481
$12,427
Median Property Taxes
±$663

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fountain Valley, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fountain Valley, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%
Homeownership
2020
71.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.7% of the housing units in Fountain Valley, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 992.31
  2. Census Tract 992.50
  3. Census Tract 992.30

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fountain Valley, CA was Census Tract 992.31 with a value of $123,750, followed by Census Tract 992.50 and Census Tract 992.30, with respective values of $110,151 and $104,188.

The following map shows all of the places in Fountain Valley, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$89,924
Median Household Income
± $5,016
18.4k
Number of Households
± 947

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.4k households in Fountain Valley, CA declined from $89,924 from the previous year's value of $93,075.

The following chart displays the households in Fountain Valley, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fountain Valley, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.56%)

In 2018, 82.7% of workers in Fountain Valley, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (4.56%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fountain Valley, CA have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.6% of the workforce in Fountain Valley, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fountain Valley, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fountain Valley, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fountain Valley, CA (4.89k out of 55.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fountain Valley, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.7% of the population of Fountain Valley, CA has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 0.538% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see 1012 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (1027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 870 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 344 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,012 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, CA

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 1,012 patients per year. This represents a 1.46% decrease from the previous year (1,027 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.31%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
17.4%
Non-Group
0.538%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fountain Valley, CA declined by 15.9% from 5.12% to 4.31%.

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