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Costa Mesa

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Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The population was 108,724 at the 2000 census. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a suburban city with an economy based on retail, commerce and light manufacturing.
Costa Mesa is served by several bus lines of the Orange County Transportation Authority, but most transportation is by automobile. Two freeways terminate here, California State Highway 73 and California State Highway 55. The San Diego Freeway, Interstate 405, also runs through the city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.6 square kilometers. 40.5 square kilometers of it is land and 0.2 square kilometers of it is water. In the city the population was spread out with 23.2 percent under the age of 18, 11.2 percent from 18 to 24, 39.0 percent from 25 to 44, 18.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 8.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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