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Overview

Introduction to Yorba Linda, California

The city of Yorba Linda is located in Orange County, California, approximately 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles and only 8 miles northeast of Anaheim. Other nearby communities include Diamond Bar (to the north), Corona (to the east), Orange (to the south), and Brea (to the west). Easily accessible to Interstate I-5, the city is surrounded by California State Highways 55, 57, 60, and 91.

Yorba Linda was originally part of a large 1810 land grant from the Spanish government known as Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. The recipient of the grant was a former Spanish soldier named Jose Antonio Yorba, whose son Bernardo would later combined his father's lands with those granted to him by the Mexican government. In 1908 the Janss Investment Company bought part of the land and named it "Yorba Linda" before subdividing and selling it. The community slowly grew; it's most notable native being Richard Milhous Nixon, who was born in Yorba Linda in 1913 and went on to become the thirty-seventh President of the United States. During the 1960s the population of the small town increased tenfold, and in 1967 Yorba Linda became incorporated as a city.

Yorba Linda Attractions

Yorba Linda, birthplace of Richard M. Nixon, is also the site of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, a privately supported institution dedicated to educating the public about the life and times of the nation's 37th President. It is expected that the Nixon Library in 2007 will become a full-fledged part of the Presidential Library system as the twelfth federally-funded Presidential library operated by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Also in Yorba Linda is the historic Susanna Bixby Bryant Ranch, site of the Yorba Linda Heritage Museum where visitors can trace Yorba Linda's unique heritage from Indian times to the first settlement by the Yorba family, and into the modern age. Lovers of the performing arts can enjoy the Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera, which offers professional musical entertainment at the city's beautiful Forum Theater. The last Saturday of every October is a fiesta in Yorba Linda, site of the annual Fiesta Days Parade and Family Faire. Festivities include live entertainment, a play zone for kids, and great food.

People

Total Population 66,335
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 32,522
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 62%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.4%
Median Earnings25+ $62,067
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,069
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,998

Wealth

Median Family Income $128,542
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,709
Median House Value $687,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.6%
US/American 0.7%
English 11.1%
Irish 10.8%

Yorba Linda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NE of Anaheim, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92886, 92887
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92885
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.888
Longitude -117.812

Yorba Linda 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 ANAHEIM
Distance 2.6 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
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 13.5 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 CORONA
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 83 F
Annual Precip 12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brea 40,443 $98,944
Chino Hills 76,187 $105,911
Fullerton 137,945 $76,187
Orange 138,980 $85,123
Placentia 51,860 $87,403
Villa Park 5,911 $157,910

Yorba Linda Public Libraries

Library
Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 IMPERIAL HIGHWAY
Yorba Linda, California
(714) 777-2873
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