is a city in Orange County,
California. The population was 16,507
at the 2000 census with a median age of 78. 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 ultimately
defeated and the land in question has been tabbed for development
as the Orange County Great
is located at (33.609165, -117.732791).
to the United States Census
Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²),
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.
As of the
census of 2000, there were 16,507 people,
11,699 households, and 3,989 families residing in the city. The
population density was 1,991.7/km²
(5,158.4/mi²). There were 12,650 housing units at an average density
of 1,526.3/km² (3,953.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was
Indian, 2.50% Asian,
Islander, 0.19% from other
races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.06% of the population.
11,699 households out of which 0.4% had children under the age
of 18 living with them, 30.7% were married
couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with
no husband present, and 65.9% were non-families. 62.2% of all
households were made up of individuals and 57.5% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household
size was 1.40 and the average family size was 2.06.
In the city
the population was spread out with 0.6% under the age of 18, 0.2%
from 18 to 24, 2.2% from 25 to 44, 10.6% from 45 to 64, and 86.4%
who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 78 years.
For every 100 females there were 51.8 males. For every 100 females
age 18 and over, there were 51.6 males.
income for a household in the city was $30,493, and the median
income for a family was $46,889. Males had a median income of
$56,563 versus $35,188 for females. The per
capita income for the city was $32,071. About 2.6% of families
and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty
line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those
age 65 or over.
in Laguna Woods is provided by the Orange
County Fire Authority with ambulance service by Doctor's
Ambulance. Law enforcement is provided by the Orange
County Sheriff's Department. Security services provided by
Laguna Woods Village Security.
In the state
legislature Laguna Woods is located in the 33rd Senate
District, represented by Republican
Mimi Walters, and in the 70th Assembly
District, represented by Republican Chuck
DeVore. Federally, Laguna Woods is located in California's
48th congressional district, which has a Cook
PVI of R +8 and is represented by Republican John