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Overview

Introduction to Santa Ana, California

Founded in 1869, Santa Ana is the county seat of Orange County, California, and a city of over 340,000 people. Santa Ana is part of the Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana metropolitan area which, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is the second largest metropolitan area in the United States with almost thirteen million people.

Santa Ana is located in Southern California on the Santa Ana River, ten miles away from the California coast. It is only forty minutes southeast of Los Angeles. Santa Ana is home to two Fortune 500 companies, including Ingram Micro, and First American Corp. Santa Ana is also home to the famous guitar manufacturer, Rickenbacker International Corporation.

Santa Ana experiences the warm sunny weather that Southern California is famous for. Santa Ana's climate can best be called mild. Winter daytime temperatures average in the high sixties and low seventies (degrees Fahrenheit), and summer daytime temperatures average in the low eighties. Rainfall averages below fifteen inches per year.

Santa Ana Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, Santa Ana provides a good assortment of arts and cultural offerings. Some of the more notable include:

  • The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and Bowers Kidseum
  • The Galaxy Theater
  • The Laguna Art Museum in nearby Laguna Beach
  • The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum in nearby Newport Beach
  • The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
  • The Orange County Performing Arts Center in nearby Costa Mesa
  • The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in nearby Yorba Linda
  • The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

Or course, Santa Ana also provides easy access to all of the arts and entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles. For fans of theme parks, nearby Anaheim is home to Disneyland, Disney's California, and Knott's Berry Farm.

For the sports enthusiast, Santa Ana provides easy access to all of the professional sports offerings of nearby Anaheim, and Los Angeles. Sporting teams in this area include the Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers, MLB's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Soccer's Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy, the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, the NHL's Anaheim Mighty Ducks and LA Kings, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

Santa Ana's warm Southern California climate make it an ideal location for a wealth of outdoor activities, including: beach and water sports, boating, camping, golfing, and more. Skiing is also not that far away in nearby mountains.

People

Total Population 331,266
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 7.2%
Employed Population 16+ 148,742
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $24,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,897
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,454

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,505
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,307
Median House Value $343,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.2%
Irish 1.3%

Santa Ana Almanac

Category Value
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92701, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707, 92708, 92799
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92702, 92711, 92712, 92728, 92735
Company Zip Codes 92725
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.745
Longitude -117.866

Santa Ana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 69 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station LAGUNA BEACH
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 60 to 77 F
Oct Temp 55 to 76 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Santa Ana, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bristol (92703)

Cowan Heights (92705)

Diamond (92704)

King (92706)

North Tustin (92705)

South Main (92707)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fountain Valley 56,440 $93,322
Garden Grove 173,853 $62,562
Irvine 229,850 $109,956
Orange 138,980 $85,123
Tustin 77,765 $77,327
Villa Park 5,911 $157,910

Santa Ana Public Libraries

Library
Santa Ana Public Library
26 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
Santa Ana, California
(714) 647-5250
Orange County Public Library
1501 E. ST. ANDREW PLACE
Santa Ana, California
(714) 566-3000

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Santa Ana Hospitals

COASTAL COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
2701 S BRISTOL ST
(714) 754-5454
Emergency Service: Yes

WESTERN MEDICAL CENTER SANTA ANA
(Proprietary)
1001 NORTH TUSTIN AVENUE
(714) 953-3331
Emergency Service: Yes

Santa Ana - Bristol Medical Center
(VA)
2740 S. Bristol St
(714) 825-3500
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Santa Ana High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SUMMIT SCHOOL
1010 W. 17TH ST.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5,223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

SANTA ANA HIGH
520 W. WALNUT
714-567-4900
A Title I School.
Serves 3,887 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

SADDLEBACK HIGH
2802 S. FLOWER
714-513-2900
A Title I School.
Serves 3,127 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

VALLEY HIGH
1801 S. GREENVILLE ST.
714-241-6410
A Title I School.
Serves 3,102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

CENTURY HIGH
1401 S. GRAND AVE.
714-568-7000
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 2,586 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

FOOTHILL HIGH
19251 DODGE AVE.
714-730-7464
Serves 2,396 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

ALBOR CHARTER SCHOOL
1125 E. 17TH STREET SUITE E-20
714-560-1567
A Charter School.
Serves 1,426 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 73.1

ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
1010 N. MAIN ST.
714-560-0900
A Charter School.
Serves 1,204 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH (ALTERN)
1530 WEST 17TH ST.
714-564-6136
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 286 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

CESAR E CHAVEZ HIGH
2128 S. CYPRESS
714-430-5700
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 263 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH (CONT.)
3002 CENTENNIAL ROAD
714-431-7500
A Non-traditional School
Serves 251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

HILLVIEW HIGH (CONT.)
19061 FOOTHILL BLVD.
714-730-7356
A Non-traditional School
Serves 198 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

SANTA ANA COMMUNITY DAY
609 N. SPURGEON
714-558-5514
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 56 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

SYCAMORE HIGH (ALT.)
18492 VANDERILIP AVE.
714-730-7395
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

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