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City of Costa Mesa                     

General Law City
Incorporated: June 29, 1953
City Hall: 77 Fair Dr, PO Box 1200, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-1200
City Telephones: (714) 754-5000; Fax (714) 556-7508
Internet: http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
Population (2000 Census): 108,724 (1990 Census: 96,357) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 6,956
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 23.2% (1990 Census: 19.5%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 8.4% (1990 Census: 8.2%)
Land Area: 15.63 square miles (40.48 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.06 square miles (0.15 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.664969-117.912289

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Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce: 1700 Adams Ave, Ste 101, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (714) 885-9090; Fax (714) 885-9094

The community was originally called Harper until 1920, when resident Alice Plummer won $25 in a contest to find a new community name.  Her suggestion, Costa Mesa, combines two Spanish words "coast" and "tableland." The combination of the two words, however, is not typically Spanish.

 

 

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