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Overview

Introduction to San Clemente, California

San Clemente, California, in Orange county, is 8 miles SE of Laguna Niguel, California (center to center) and 26 miles SE of Santa Ana, California. The city is located in the Orange County metropolitan area. 

San Clemente History

Though long admired by explorers, the city of San Clemente remained inhabited only by the Juaneño Indians untill the late 18th century. In 1776, Father Junipero Serra established the Mission San Juan Capistrano and gradually brought both Indian and Spanish settlers to what is now known as San Clemente. In 1925, the former Mayor of Seattle, Ole Hanson, built a community here. He named the city San Clemente, literally meaning "The Spanish Village by the Sea" after San Clemente Island. On February 27, 1928, the area was officially incorporated as a city.

San Clemente and Nearby Attractions

  • Ole Hanson Beach Club.
  • San Clemente Branch Orange County Public Library.
  • Palisades Reservoir.
  • El Camino Plaza Shopping Center.
  • San Clemente City Beach.
  • Saint Michaels Episcopal Church.

Things To Do In San Clemente

The city of San Clemente offers excellent opportunities for hiking and biking along the beautifully meandering coastline and ridgeline. There are quite a few amusement parks that have fun rides and slides ideal for the children. Some parks are situated right on the beaches, and one can go to these parks for picnics with family and friends. There are also several golf courses in or around the city where visitors can enjoy a game with friends. The Palisade Reservoir is another popular tourist destination. There are also quite a few churches and shopping plazas that dot the lanes of this beautiful city.

San Clemente Transportation

The local airport is John Wayne Airport-Orange County.

San Clemente Higher Education

Saddleback College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population65,226
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+31,755
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married57.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.7%
Median Earnings25+$56,642
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,390
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,925

Wealth

Median Family Income$128,967
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home13.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,775
Median House Value$849,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
German16.7%
English15.6%
Irish11.1%
Italian6.8%
Polish3.1%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.8%
Swedish2.7%
Dutch2.3%
Norwegian2.1%
Russian1.9%
Arab1%
Welsh0.8%
Greek0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Australian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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San Clemente Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92672, 92673
P.O. Box Zip Codes92674
Phone Area Codes949
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.42
Approximate Longitude-117.62

San Clemente Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAGUNA BEACH
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp60 to 77 F
Oct Temp55 to 76 F
Annual Precip13.5 inches
StationNEWPORT BEACH HARBOR
Distance19.7 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
Distance20.5 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
Dana Point34,028$120,916
Laguna Beach23,224$163,871
Laguna Hills31,235$114,844
Laguna Niguel65,429$123,756
Mission Viejo96,535$121,261
San Juan Capistrano35,948$94,218

San Clemente Hospitals

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente
(Non-profit)
654 Camino De Los Mares

San Clemente Public Schools

Clarence Lobo Elementary
200 Avenida Vista Montana
ZIP: 92672
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Concordia Elementary
3120 Avenida Del Presidente
ZIP: 92672
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Las Palmas Elementary
1101 Calle Puente
ZIP: 92672
Primary
Total Enrollment 820
San Onofre Elementary
200 Pate Rd.
ZIP: 92672
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Shorecliffs Middle
240 Via Socorro
ZIP: 92672
Middle
Total Enrollment 1021
Bernice Ayer Middle
1271 Sarmentoso
ZIP: 92673
Middle
Total Enrollment 896
Marblehead Elementary
2410 Via Turqueza
ZIP: 92673
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
San Clemente High
700 Avenido Pico
ZIP: 92673
High
Total Enrollment 3036
Truman Benedict Elementary
1251 Sarmentoso
ZIP: 92673
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Vista Del Mar Elementary
1130 Ave. Talega
ZIP: 92673
Primary
Total Enrollment 1118
Vista Del Mar Middle
1130 Ave. Talega
ZIP: 92673
Middle
Total Enrollment 614

San Clemente Private Schools

Our Lady Of Fatima School
105 N La Esperanza
ZIP: 92672
Elementary
Total Enrollment 197
Our Saviors Lutheran School
200 Avenida San Pablo
ZIP: 92672
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
St Michaels Christian Academy
107 W Marquita
ZIP: 92672
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
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