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90742 SUNSET BEACH CA
Sunset Beach is a Huntington Beach, California beachfront community within Orange County. Established in 1905 and developed as a result of the 1920 discovery of oil in the Huntington Beach Oil Field, the census-designated place was annexed by Huntington Beach in 2011. Sunset Beach and its population of 971 at the 2010 census now are part of Huntington Beach.
Sunset Beach was extablished in 1905 and developed as a result of the 1920 discovery of oil in the Huntington Beach Oil Field.On August 2, 2010 the Huntington Beach city council, in a 5-2 vote, voted to annex Sunset Beach making the community a part of the much larger Huntington Beach. The annexation was to have officially begun in January 2011 but a group of residents filed suit on December 9, 2010 to stop the annexation due to new taxes that would be imposed on them once they become part of Huntington Beach. A hearing for a preliminary injunction was scheduled for January 19, 2011 in Orange County Superior Court.Huntington Beach officially annexed Sunset Beach in August 2011.
Estimated zip code population in 2011: 1,063
Zip code population in 2010: 831
Zip code population in 2000: 1,097
Races in zip code 90742:
- White population: 693
- Black population: 4
- American Indian population: 6
- Asian population: 31
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 2
- Some other race population: 4
- Two or more races population: 21
- Hispanic or Latino population: 70
Parks and recreation
Sunset Beach features one of the widest beaches in southern California. Running parallel to the beach, from the north of town to the southern edge is the Green Belt, a bucolic 14 acre park on which residents walk their dogs and celebrate Mother’s Day with the historic Sunset Beach Art Festival, sponsored by Las Damas. Southeast of Sunset Beach is Bolsa Chica State Beach. To the east is the bayfront community of Huntington Harbour (part of Huntington Beach), and roughly north is the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, and the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. The small gated community of Surfside located between Sunset Beach and the Weapons Station is part of Seal Beach, with the rest of Seal Beach on the other side of the Weapons Station.
Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 67.3%
Estimated median household income $69,617