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Overview

Introduction to Cypress, California

Cypress, California, in Orange county, is 3 miles SE of Cerritos, California (center to center) and 7 miles W of Anaheim, California. It's regarded as a suburb of Los Angeles and includes a large Asian and Hispanic population.

Cypress History

The Gabrieleno Indians were the original inhabitants. The Spanish government controlled the area until Mexico became independent in 1821. Abel Stearns, an American, purchased a large amount of land in the area and later sold the property to Robinson Trust. The community was incorporated as Dairy City in 1956 as an attempt by dairy farmers to preserve the area's dairies. However, after World War II ended the valuable land was bought by housing developers. By the 1970's all the dairies were gone. The citizens renamed the city Cypress after the Cypress Elementary School.

Cypress and nearby Attractions

  • Cypress Community Center.
  • Holiday Bazaar Arts and Craft Fair.
  • Veteran's Park.
  • Cypress Community Festival attracts a large crowd.
  • Los Alamitos Race Track offers horse racing.
  • The South Coast Plaza is a popular shopping location.
  • Cypress Celebrates the Arts is a notable event.
  • Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.
  • Rancho Los Alamitos Museum.

Cypress Activities

Seal Beach is a popular destination. Residents enjoy the nearby Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Long Beach attractions, including the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary are close by. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous quality courses in the area. The El Dorado Nature Center is a vast acreage and provides opportunities for fishing and includes scenic hiking trails. The Ralph B. Clark Regional Park and the Bolsa Slough Trail are located in the area and offer noteworthy hiking opportunities.

Cypress Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Long Beach Airport.

Cypress Higher Education

The city is served by Cypress College.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,978
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+23,617
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married53.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.5%
Median Earnings25+$48,797
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,672
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,518

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,478
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone15.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,667
Median House Value$540,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.2%
Irish9%
German9%
English7.3%
Italian4%
French Except Basque1.7%
Arab1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Russian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
US/American0.5%
Iranian0.5%
African0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Cypress Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes90630, 90720
Phone Area Codes657,714, 562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.81
Approximate Longitude-118.03

Cypress Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp47 to 69 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buena Park82,771$74,706
Cerritos49,797$102,958
Hawaiian Gardens14,468$36,250
La Palma15,834$93,295
Los Alamitos11,661$90,382
Stanton38,594$48,825

Cypress Public Schools

Juliet Morris Elementary
9952 Graham St.
ZIP: 90630
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Lexington Junior High
4351 Orange Ave.
ZIP: 90630
Middle
Total Enrollment 1275
Margaret Landell Elementary
9739 Denni St.
ZIP: 90630
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Cypress High
9801 Valley View St.
ZIP: 90630
High
Total Enrollment 2737
Clara J. King Elementary
8710 Moody St.
ZIP: 90630
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Frank Vessels Elementary
5900 Cathy Ave
ZIP: 90630
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
A. E. Arnold Elementary
9281 Denni St.
ZIP: 90630
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Oxford Academy
5172 Orange Ave.
ZIP: 90630
High
Total Enrollment 1194

Cypress Private Schools

Little School Of The West
5471 Cerritos Ave
ZIP: 90630
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Alton School
5400 Myra Ave
ZIP: 90630
Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
Wisdom Mission School
4545 Myra Ave
ZIP: 90630
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Cypress Montessori Academy
8622 La Salle St
ZIP: 90630
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
St Irenaeus Parish School
9201 Grindlay St
ZIP: 90630
Elementary
Total Enrollment 329
Calvary Chapel Christian School Of Cypress
5202 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 90630
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
Grace Christian School
5100 Cerritos Ave Bldg A
ZIP: 90630
Elementary
Total Enrollment 388
Del Sol School
5340 Myra Ave
ZIP: 90630
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Miracle Land Preschool
4371 Cerritos Ave
ZIP: 90630
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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