Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. The population was about 117,178 as of January 1, 2010. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and "edge" city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing.
Costa Mesa surged in population during and after World War II, as many thousands trained at Santa Ana Army Air Base and returned after the war with their families. Within three decades of incorporation, the city's population had nearly quintupled.
Commerce and culture:
Costa Mesa's local economy relies heavily on retail and services. The single largest center of commercial activity is South Coast Plaza, a shopping center noted for its architecture and size. The volume of sales generated by South Coast Plaza, on the strength of 322 stores, places it among the highest volume regional shopping centers in the nation. It generates more than one billion dollars per year. Some manufacturing activity also takes place in the city, mostly in the industrial, southwestern quarter, which is home to a number of electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics firms.
The median income for a household in the city was $50,732, and the median income for a family was $55,456.
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Jamaican Braids - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1548 Adams Avenue Suite E - Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 434-0780
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Insphere Insurance Solutions - Category: Insurance - Providing both life, health, long term care, retirement plans. - 8125 Red Hill #110 - Costa Mesa California (562) 212-4621 - (visit website)
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Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar - Category: Southern, Lounges - 2920 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA (714) 432-7685 - (reviews)
Side Street Cafe - Category: Breakfast & Brunch - 1799 Newport Blvd A105 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 650-1986 - (reviews)
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Chat Noir Bistro & Jazz Lounge - Category: Entertainment - ABOUT: Make reservations at this tres cool hotspot for fashion, food and music. This bistro and jazz lounge is reminiscent of nightlife in Paris. - 655 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 557-6647
Stand Up Comedy Competition in Costa Mesa California (April) Location: 512 W. 19th Street Costa Mesa, California 92627
Cash Prize for first place, Winner chosen by audience applause.
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