Huntington Beach California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
Located on the coast, 37 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles, Huntington Beach is a relatively large coastal city, occupying an area of 32.12 sq miles. It is bordered by Costa Mesa on the east, Newport Beach on the southeast, the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, Seal Beach on the northwest, Westminster to the north and Fountain Valley on the Northeast. It is famous for its 9.5-mile long sandy beach that offers some beautiful waves thanks to an effect called edge diffraction of large swells around Santa Catalina Island a few miles offshore. It has, therefore, earned the title of “Surf City”.
The area’s original residents were the Tongwa people, a Native American tribe. European settlers can be traced back to a Spanish soldier, Manuel Nieto who received a land grant of 300,000 acres (approx. 470 sq mi), called Rancho Los Nietos, as a reward for his military service in 1784. The former Rancho Los Nietos includes present-day Los Angeles County and Orange County. Famous residents of Huntington Beach are adult entertainment superstar Jenna Jameson, and actress Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were residents at Huntington Beach until they moved to Sunset Beach. Huntington Beach is also the birthplace of surfing in the mainland United States when Duke Kahanamoku brought the sport to Huntington Beach in 1923.
The population of Huntington Beach California
The United States Census Bureau figures of April 2010 put Huntington Beach’s population at 191,037. Latest estimates Huntington Beach’s population at 201,874 as of July 1st, 2017 showing a 5.7% growth in population over the last seven year. Women edge past men slightly at 50.4% of the population. Children below 18 make up 24.6 percent and 16.1 percent of the population is above the age of 65.
The ethnic-racial demographics of the region is predominantly white at 63.7%, with 19.6 percent Latino or Hispanic and Asians slot into third place with 11.4 percent. 4.6 percent identify as mixed race, with 1.2 percent are Black or African American. American Indian and Alaska Natives form 0.4 percent and so do Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders form the same 0.4 percent share.
There were 75,408 households recorded from 2012-2016 at 2.62 persons per household. Nearly 22.5% of the population spoke a language other than English at home.
Among people over the age of 25, 92.3 percent were high school graduates with nearly 41.9 percent of the population with a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
66.9 percent of the workforce above the age of 16 part of the civilian workforce, of which 60.4 percent are women. The median household income is $85,312 and per capita income is $43,863. This is significantly higher than the median US household income and per capita income of $55,352 and $29,829 respectively for the period from 2012-2016. 9 percent of Huntington Beach lives in poverty.
Crime in Huntington Beach California
According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of Huntington Beach in 2014 noted 391 cases of violent crime, 1 case of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 45 cases of rape, 100 cases of robbery and 245 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 4238 cases of property crime, 643 cases of burglary, 3295 cases of larceny-theft, and 300 cases of motor vehicle theft.
In 2013, there were 362 cases of violent crime, 2 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 31 cases of rape, 100 cases of robbery, 229 cases of aggravated assault, 4934 cases of property crime, 793 cases of burglary, 3796 cases of larceny-theft, and 345 cases of motor vehicle theft.