Laguna Woods, California

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Laguna Woods is a city in Orange County, California, United States. 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 defeated and the land in question has been tabbed for development as the Orange County Great Park.

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Geography

Laguna Woods is located at 33°36′33″N 117°43′58″W / 33.60917°N 117.73278°W / 33.60917; -117.73278 (33.609165, -117.732791)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²), 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.

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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 96.12% White, 0.25% Black, 0.12% American Indian, 2.50% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.06% of the population.

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