Introduction to Stanton, California

Stanton, California, in Orange county, is 3 miles N of Westminster, California (center to center) and 5 miles SW of Anaheim, California. It features a large number of townhomes and small residential units constructed before 1960. The city has an ethnically diverse population. Stanton has revitalized commercial and residential districts and includes some industrial areas.

Stanton History

In 1906 the arrival of the Pacific Electric Railway was a significant factor in the growth of Stanton. Agents for the Sterns Rancho Corporation used the railway to bring potential buyers to see available land in the city. It also provided the residents a great opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for business reasons. In 1924 the city abandoned its incorporated status in order for the state of California to build roads in the region. Stanton reincorporated in 1956.

Stanton and Nearby Attractions

  • Summerfest includes a concert, activities for children and a variety of food.
  • Arrowhead Pond Arena offers ice hockey and a variety of popular concerts.
  • Bowles House Museum is an attractive red sand brick home.
  • The Westminster Mall is a popular shopping location.
  • White House Doll Museum is a notable venue.

Stanton Activities

Adventure City offers rides for children, a petting zoo and stage shows. The popular Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are a short drive away. The Los Alamitos race track is close to Stanton. Golfers enjoy the region's excellent courses including the Los Alamitos Golf Course.

Huntington Beach is popular for sunbathing and surfing. The Huntington Beach Pier attracts a large crowd. There other close by, excellent beaches areas. The Cleveland National Forest is popular for a variety of recreational activities. The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge attracts nature enthusiasts.

Stanton Higher Education

Cal State Long Beach University, Golden West College and Cypress Community College are close by.

Stanton Transportation

Air travel is provided at the nearby Long Beach Airport.


Total Population 38,625
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 16,775
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,989
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,496


Median Family Income $47,210
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%


People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,264
Median House Value $295,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.4%
Irish 2.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stanton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Westminster, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles SW of Anaheim, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 90680
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.802
Longitude -117.992

Stanton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.1 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
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Distance 15.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buena Park 82,683 $73,674
Cypress 49,008 $89,347
Garden Grove 174,721 $61,577
La Palma 15,842 $87,381
Los Alamitos 11,658 $90,054
Westminster 91,719 $57,194

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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