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Costa Mesa
Orange County, California

92626, 92627

"City of the Arts"

Page Contents for Costa Mesa, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Costa Mesa is approximately 109,830 (2005), 109960 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 39,611 (1990), 39946 (2010).
The amount of land area in Costa Mesa is 40.284 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Costa Mesa is 15.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.108 sq kilometers.
The distance from Costa Mesa to Washington DC is 2413 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 392 miles. (as the crow flies)
Costa Mesa is positioned 33.66 degrees north of the equator and 117.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Costa Mesa elevation is 101 feet above sea level.
The Costa Mesa city flower is the Fuchsia.
The city tree is the Indian Laurel.
Costa Mesa median income is $ 50,732 (2000).
The Costa Mesa median home price is $ 273,100 (2000).


In southern California in Orange County next to Newport Beach and the Pacific Ocean. It is 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. Other nearby communities include Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, San Joaquin Hills, Newport Coast, Westminster and Irvine.
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mild. Southern California is known for its great weather. Costa Mesa, located near the Pacific Ocean coast has nothing less. Cooling ocean breezes keep the hot air inland. In the winter, mild temperatures make the city a comfortable place to be.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Costa Mesa.

Early on, the area was used as grazing land for the cattle of the mission at San Juan Capistrano. The "Estancia," built for the herd-keepers, is now used as a local museum. First known as Harper for a local resident, the little town began to grow. Its first business was a Newport and 18th street and also included the first post office. On 11 May 1920, the name was changed to Costa Mesa. The name means a coastal tableland in spanish.

Costa Mesa was an agricultural community from the beginning and continued as such for many years. Many new residents came to the area during World War II, then later returned to live with their families. Costa Mesa was incorporated 29 June 1953 with a council-manager form of government.

The Santa Ana Army Air Base
Much of Costa Mesa was once an important training center for our nation's efforts in World War II
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The incorporation of Costa Mesa



Photos and information for Costa Mesa

The Diego Sepulveda Adobe
The Estancia is open to the public every month during limited hours, the facility can be used to host receptions and other events.

Costa Mesa Discount Guide - lodging, restaurants, real estate, meeting planning and more.

Costa Mesa Visitor's Center - includes information about hotels, shopping, recreation, dining, and more.

Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-708-FAIR (3247)

Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum
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Costa Mesa City Government

City of Costa Mesa
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1200
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-1200

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Costa Mesa Chamber

Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
1700 Adams Avenue #101
Costa Mesa, 92626
Phone: 714-885-9090
Fax 714-885-9094

Costa Mesa Organizations

Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
1700 Adams Avenue #101
Costa Mesa, 92626
Phone: 714-885-9090
Fax 714-885-9094

Costa Mesa Libraries

Branches in Costa Mesa
part of the Orange County Library System
1855 Park Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-646-8845

Costa Mesa Schools

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
2985-A Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-424-5000
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Phone: 714-432-0202 Costa Mesa


The population of Costa Mesa was:
1953 - 16,840
1990 - 96,357
1998 - 103,823
1999 - 105,600
2000 - 108,724
2005 - 109,830

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