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Huntington Beach
  • Suburb of Los Angeles, CA

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Huntington Beach is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 199,778. Huntington Beach is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Huntington Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Huntington Beach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Huntington Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Huntington Beach are highly rated.

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About Huntington Beach...
Population
199,778

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$803,400
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,965
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Huntington Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    156.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    35
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    53.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    239.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,502.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    220.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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