Geography & Population
The dynamic coastal city of Huntington Beach, with its sunny Mediterranean climate and idyllic setting, is located along the Southern California coast in Orange County, 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 95 miles north of San Diego. Huntington Beach covers 28 square miles of land, with a population of 200,000 residents, the city has been ranked among the Top Ten Safest Cities of its size in the United States for many years.
Huntington Beach has near perfect outdoor weather, with air temperatures that rarely rise above 90 degrees (less than 5 days a year) or fall below freezing, and an average annual rainfall of less than 12 inches per year. According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, average temperatures for the fall months in Huntington Beach are 73 degrees in September, 71 degrees in October and 68 degrees in November. Even December is short sleeve and shorts weather at an average 65 degrees.
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Only in Huntington Beach
With 10 miles of uninterrupted, wide golden sand beaches along the Pacific Ocean, Surf City USA® beaches play host to more than 16 million visitors each year. The crown jewel of the city’s recreation system is the wide expanse of beautiful and spacious beaches, where large crowds gather to watch professional sporting events such as the US Open of Surfing. The city also has dozens of recreational sports and activities for those who love the outdoors.
The city's average family household income exceeds $100,000, while the average price for a home in Huntington Beach exceeds $600,000. The median age of city residents is 37. Huntington Beach was recently named as having the Eighth-Lowest Socio-Economic Stress among US cities with populations over 100,000 by the American City Business Journals (February 2005).