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Overview

Introduction to Santa Fe Springs, California

Santa Fe Springs, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles S of Pico Rivera, California and 11 miles SE of Los Angeles, California.The city is included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area.

Santa Fe Springs History

The industrial city of Santa Fe Springs was initially a farm land. It eventually became one of the largest oil producing fields in the world. After World War II, when the population growth in California grew alarmingly, people migrated to this area. Santa Fe Springs was finally incorporated in the year 1957, with 4.9 square miles. The city now covers 8.67 square miles, 87% of which are used for industrial purposes.

Santa Fe Springs and Nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Park.
  • Pio Pico State Historic Park.
  • Adventure County Park.
  • Hathaway Ranch Museum.
  • Norwalk Parks & Recreation.
  • Sproul Museum.

Things To Do In Santa Fe Springs

The city is full of historical sites and museums which are great places to visit with family members and friends. There are also many parks in the city which organize a variety of recreational programs for youth and adults. Book lovers can enjoy visiting the various well-stocked local libraries in the city.

Santa Fe Springs Transportation

Los Angeles International is the nearest major airport to Sante Fe Springs.

Santa Fe Springs Higher Education

Santa Fe Springs is served by Cerritos College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,436
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+7,621
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$36,785
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,412
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,993

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,165
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22%
Median Gross Rent$1,289
Median House Value$371,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)85.9%
African1.5%
Nigerian1.2%
German1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Italian1%
Irish0.9%
English0.6%
Scottish0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Polish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Santa Fe Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90670
P.O. Box Zip Codes90671
Phone Area Codes562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.92
Approximate Longitude-118.06

Santa Fe Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance9.8 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
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bell Gardens42,805$36,816
Downey113,223$69,247
Montebello63,416$55,992
Norwalk106,360$64,504
Pico Rivera63,724$63,948
Whittier86,630$77,323

Santa Fe Springs Public Libraries

Santa Fe Springs City Library
11700 E. TELEGRAPH RD.
Santa Fe Springs, California
(562) 868-7738

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Santa Fe Springs Public Schools

Jersey Avenue Elementary
9400 Jersey Ave.
ZIP: 90670
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Lake Center Middle
10503 S. Pioneer Blvd.
ZIP: 90670
Middle
Total Enrollment 912
Lakeview Elementary
11500 E. Joslin St.
ZIP: 90670
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary
11233 E. Charlesworth Rd.
ZIP: 90670
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Santa Fe High
10400 S. Orr And Day Rd.
ZIP: 90670
High
Total Enrollment 2497

Santa Fe Springs Private Schools

Santa Fe Springs Christian
11457 Florence Ave
ZIP: 90670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
St Paul High School
9635 Greenleaf Ave
ZIP: 90670
Secondary
Total Enrollment 650
St Pius X Elementary School
10855 Pioneer Blvd
ZIP: 90670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
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