Introduction to Santa Fe Springs, California

Santa Fe Springs, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles S of Pico Rivera, California and 11 miles SE of Los Angeles, California.The city is included in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,438 people lived in Santa Fe Springs.

Santa Fe Springs History

The industrial city of Santa Fe Springs was initially a farm land. It eventually became one of the largest oil producing fields in the world. After World War II, when the population growth in California grew alarmingly, people migrated to this area. Santa Fe Springs was finally incorporated in the year 1957, with 4.9 square miles. The city now covers 8.67 square miles, 87% of which are used for industrial purposes.

Santa Fe Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Park
  • Pio Pico State Historic Park
  • Adventure County Park
  • Hathaway Ranch Museum
  • Norwalk Parks & Recreation
  • Sproul Museum

Things To Do In Santa Fe Springs

The city is full of historical sites and museums which are great places to visit with family members and friends. There are also many parks in the city which organize a variety of recreational programs for youth and adults. Book lovers can enjoy visiting the various well-stocked local libraries in the city.

Santa Fe Springs Transportation

Los Angeles International is the nearest major airport to Sante Fe Springs.

Santa Fe Springs Higher Education

Santa Fe Springs is served by Cerritos College.


Total Population 16,859
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,812
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 42%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,962
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,718
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,425


Median Family Income $63,333
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%


People Living Alone 22.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,262
Median House Value $348,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.1%
US/American 0%
English 1.5%
Irish 0.9%

Santa Fe Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Pico Rivera, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles SE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90605, 90670
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90671
Phone Area Codes 562
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.947
Longitude -118.084

Santa Fe Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bell Gardens 42,712 $36,739
Downey 113,082 $64,187
Montebello 63,353 $55,720
Norwalk 106,455 $63,688
Pico Rivera 63,698 $62,987
Whittier 86,400 $74,628

Santa Fe Springs Public Libraries

Santa Fe Springs City Library
Santa Fe Springs, California
(562) 868-7738
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Serves 2,661 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.6

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