Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Laguna Woods, CA
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Brief information about Laguna Woods
About 90% of the city consists of Laguna Woods Village, a retirement community, formerly known as Leisure World. Incorporation efforts in the late 1990s were largely driven by the need for residents to have a stronger voice against the prospective construction of an international airport at the nearby decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. The airport proposal was defeated and the land in question has been tabbed for development as the Orange County Great Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), virtually all land.
It is bordered by Laguna Hills on the north and east, Aliso Viejo on the south, Laguna Beach on the southwest, the Crystal Cove State Park on the west, and Irvine on the northwest.
The Census reported that 16,025 people (99.0% of the population) lived in households, 167 (1.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 11,302 households, out of which 36 (0.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,278 (29.0%) were married couples living together, 482 (4.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 113 (1.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 194 (1.7%) unmarried couples or partnerships, and 54 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 6,924 households (61.3%) were made up of individuals and 6,097 (53.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.42. There were 3,873 families (34.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.07.
The population was spread out with 48 people (0.3%) under the age of 18, 56 people (0.3%) aged 18 to 24, 266 people (1.6%) aged 25 to 44, 2,948 people (18.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 12,874 people (79.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 77.0 years. For every 100 females there were 55.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 55.0 males.
There were 13,016 housing units at an average density of 4,177.6 per square mile (1,613.0/km²), of which 8,730 (77.2%) were owner-occupied, and 2,572 (22.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.2%. 12,456 people (76.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,569 people (22.0%) lived in rental housing units.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Laguna Woods had a median household income of $36,818, with 9.9% of the population living below the federal poverty line.