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Mission Viejo, California

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Mission Viejo is a suburban city located in Orange County, California. It is mainly residential, although there are a number of offices and businesses within its city limits. The city is planned and features a very large number of single family homes, some condominiums, a college, and a regional mall. Education in the city is provided by two school districts (Saddleback Valley and Capistrano Unified School Districts), three high schools (Mission Viejo, Trabuco Hills, and Silverado High Schools), a college (Saddleback College), and a number of middle and elementary schools.

Mission Viejo has numerous parks; there are about two per square mile. A private country club also exists.

As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 93,102.

Geography

Mission Viejo is located at 33°36'46" North, 117°39'22" West (33.612739, -117.656038)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.3 km² (19.0 mi²). 48.3 km² (18.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.94% water. A significant portion of the surface water is held in Lake Mission Viejo, an artificial lake stretching approximately one mile from Olympiad Road to Alicia Parkway along Marguerite Parkway.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 93,102 people, 32,449 households, and 25,212 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,926.4/km² (4,990.1/mi²). There are 32,986 housing units at an average density of 682.5/km² (1,767.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.15% White, 1.15% African American, 0.37% Native American, 7.73% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 3.82% from other races, and 3.59% from two or more races. 12.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 32,449 households out of which 39.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% are married couples living together, 8.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% are non-families. 17.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.22.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $78,248, and the median income for a family is $86,902. Males have a median income of $61,849 versus $38,743 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,302. 3.8% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.4% of those under the age of 18 and 4.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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