Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 40,399 housing units in Costa Mesa. This represents a 2% growth from 39,611 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 40,399 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Costa Mesa is about 40.3%. Costa Mesa's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3%. Average household size is 2.69 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Costa Mesa were built after 1969.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type8%
One Bedroom23.60%
Two Bedrooms30.50%
Three Bedrooms24.80%
Four Bedrooms10.90%
Five Bedrooms or more2.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.6
Median year structure was built1965
Median Value of occupied units$273,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$233,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.76
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,052

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage10.90%
Home Equity Loan7.70%
Simple Mortgage61.50%
Debt Free19.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.7%