Population: 17,255

Male 36% Female 64%
Married 46%
Single 54%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Laguna Woods has a low population density. Laguna Woods is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

5,392 Laguna Woods
27,441 New York

City Info

Laguna Woods, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Laguna Woods has a population density of 5,392, with 17,255 current residents.

Out of the 17,255 current residents, 36% are male and 64% are female. 46% of the residents are married and 54% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 76% Sun
  • 13% Rain
  • 0% Snow


60°F average temperature

  • 38 years Median home age
  • $221,070 Median home price
  • -6.14% Home appreciation rate
  • 7.36% Annual property tax
  • 77.3%
    Homes owned
  • 14.3%
    Homes rented
  • 8.4%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Laguna Woods, the air quality is 4% and the weather, on average, is 76% sunny, 13% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Laguna Woods, you should know that 77.3% of homes are owned while 14.3% of homes are rented, and 8.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $221,070, the median age of homes is 38 years, the annual home appreciation is -6.14% and the annual property tax is 7.36%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Laguna Woods, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Laguna Woods’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Laguna Woods is 78 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 47.63% Democratic, 50.19% Republican, and 2.17% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:23


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 89%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 16%
    Bachelors degree
  • 12%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Laguna Woods, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.60% of residents are unemployed in Laguna Woods (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Laguna Woods residents: 14.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.50% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.3% are in the customer service field, 38.7% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:23. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.03%, 4.77% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.41% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.26% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Laguna Woods, you should be aware that the average commute time is 26 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Laguna Woods have a few different options. 78% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 11% of residents work from home.

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