5th District Overview
The Fifth District encompasses the South County Cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, the community of Shady Canyon in the City of Irvine, as well as the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Wagon Wheel.
Being home to well over 600,000 residents, the Fifth District is also the second largest Orange County District in total area – covering 276 square miles. Being so large, the Fifth District has a fascinating and diverse make up. In addition to being abundantly rich in natural history, it is home to 28 miles of scenic coastline, over 35 square miles of County Parks, and over 46 square miles of National Forest.