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Overview

Introduction to Fountain Valley, California

The California city of Fountain Valley is located in Orange County, about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Bisected by Interstate I-405, the city is also serviced by California State Highways 22, 55, and 73. Air transportation is available via John Wayne Airport (15 minutes away) and Los Angeles International (45 minutes away). Surrounding communities include Westminster (to the north), Santa Ana (to the northeast), Costa Mesa (to the southeast), and Huntington Beach (to the southwest). The city is bordered on the east by the Santa Ana River.

Located in a swampy region originally referred to as "Gospel Swamps", Fountain Valley derived its name from early settlers who found that they could dig virtually anywhere and find a source of artesian water. Up until the 1930s, Fountain Valley remained a field crop area, producing beans and sugar beets. After that time, the agricultural emphasis shifted to truck crops, such as strawberries, cabbage, corn, lettuce and carrots. Incorporated in 1957, Fountain Valley early on established a master plan for development which served it well a decade later when faced with a large growth boom. Since that time Fountain Valley has often been referred to as Orange County's best-planned community.

Things to do in Fountain View

Located within easy driving distance of Disneyland and several other major Southern California attractions, Fountain View can also claim some local points of interest. Mile Square Park has asphalt paths that allow cyclists and hikers access to all of its 640 acres. Two lakes in the park are stocked with bass, bluegill, carp and catfish. Every July the park hosts a five-day festival complete with carnival games, rides, live concerts, food and fireworks. The Fountain Valley Skating Center features roller skating on an old fashion wooden rink. The Fountain Valley Golf and Recreation Club is a family amusement park with a go-kart track, mini-golf course, kiddie big top, and a large video arcade. The Casa de Tortuga ("House of the Tortoises") is the private residence of Walter Allen, whose yard and aquariums house more than 500 turtles and tortoises. Also part of the complex is a network of pools and waterfalls comprising part of the tiny ecosystem for his collection.

Demographics

People

Total Population56,670
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+25,967
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.2%
Median Earnings25+$47,054
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,064
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,126

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,223
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone17.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,778
Median House Value$626,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.7%
German9.6%
Irish7.8%
English6.6%
Italian4.6%
Arab2.5%
French Except Basque2.3%
Polish2.2%
Scottish1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Egyptian0.8%
Russian0.8%
US/American0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Fountain Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92708
P.O. Box Zip Codes92728
Phone Area Codes714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.71
Approximate Longitude-117.94

Fountain Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance5.7 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
StationNEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp48 to 64 F
Apr Temp54 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 71 F
Oct Temp59 to 71 F
Annual Precip11.6 inches
StationTUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Costa Mesa112,439$76,851
Garden Grove174,676$63,898
Huntington Beach198,724$100,144
Newport Beach86,813$157,162
Santa Ana333,605$51,447
Westminster91,635$59,493

Fountain Valley Hospitals

Fountain Valley Rgnl Hosp And Med Ctr - Warner
(Proprietary)
11250 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley Rgnl Hosp And Med Ctr - Euclid
(Proprietary)
17100 Euclid Street
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
(Non-profit)
9920 Talbert Avenue

Fountain Valley Public Schools

Courreges (roch) Elementary
18313 Santa Carlotta
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Cox (james H.) Elementary
17615 Los Jardines E.
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Ethan B. Allen Elementary
16200 Bushard St.
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Fountain Valley High
17816 Bushard
ZIP: 92708
High
Total Enrollment 3704
Fulton (harry C.) Middle
8778 El Lago St.
ZIP: 92708
Middle
Total Enrollment 797
Gisler (robert) Elementary
18720 Las Flores St.
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
James Monroe Elementary
16225 Newhope St.
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Los Amigos High
16566 Newhope St.
ZIP: 92708
High
Total Enrollment 1787
Mamie L. Northcutt Elementary
11303 Sandstone St.
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Masuda (kazuo) Middle
17415 Los Jardines W.
ZIP: 92708
Middle
Total Enrollment 778
Plavan (urbain H.) Elementary
9675 Warner Ave.
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Tamura (hisamatsu) Elementary
17340 Santa Suzanne St.
ZIP: 92708
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Valley Vista High (continuation)
9600 Dolphin St.
ZIP: 92708
High
Total Enrollment 291
Vista View Middle
16250 Hickory St.
ZIP: 92708
Middle
Total Enrollment 698

Fountain Valley Private Schools

Aletheia Classical Academy
9041 Crocus Ave
ZIP: 92708
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Fountain Valley Montessori Center
18410 Brookhurst St
ZIP: 92708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Huntington Valley Christian Preschool
9779 Starfish Ave
ZIP: 92708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Shoreline Christian School
10350 Ellis Ave
ZIP: 92708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 218
Slater Montessori Academy
10316 Slater Ave
ZIP: 92708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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