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Overview

Introduction to Tustin, California

The California city of Tustin is located in Orange County, adjacent to the county seat of Santa Ana and about 10 miles southeast of Anaheim. Interstate I-5 services the city and connects it to both Anaheim and Los Angeles (to the north) and San Diego (about 87 miles to the south). Other major highways near the city include California State Highways 22, 55 and 261.

Tustin Hstory

Founded in 1868 by Philadelphia farmer and entrepreneur Columbus Tustin, the predominantly farming community was slow to develop in comparison with its neighbors, taking nearly 60 years before its population would reach 500. The city finally incorporated in 1927, and during World War II three military bases were established in the area. The city's growth, however, didn't hit stride until the 1950s when the advent of freeways, quality schools, and post-war industries saw the city's population skyrocket as orange groves were replaced by homes. The city today is mostly an urban area with historic districts and a few old sycamores providing the primary evidence of the city's past. Trees are still seen in abundance, making it clear why the city has earned the nickname "The City of the Trees."

Things to do in Tustin

Tustin has a variety of historical sites and attractions to offer. The Hewes Mansion is a 14-room Victorian structure built in 1881 by prominent California pioneer David Hewes. The Tustin Museum contains a wealth of information about the city's history and photographs chronicling its growth. Visitors can also learn about the city's history by taking the Tustin Historical Walk, which features tours of Victorian and turn-of-the-century homes. Other Tustin attractions include Elizabeth Howard's Curtain Call Dinner Theater, which features some of Broadway's favorite musical comedy productions. The Marconi Automotive Museum houses an impressive collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars. Tustin's proximity to Anaheim and Los Angeles also makes it a prime starting spot for visiting some of Southern California's world-class attractions.

People

Total Population 78,787
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 9.1%
Employed Population 16+ 39,652
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.6%
Median Earnings25+ $38,647
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,239
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,598

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,019
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,543
Median House Value $514,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.6%
Irish 4.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tustin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles E of Santa Ana, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92780, 92782
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92781
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.745
Longitude -117.825

Tustin 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 SANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 69 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 5.4 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 LAGUNA BEACH
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 60 to 77 F
Oct Temp 55 to 76 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fountain Valley 56,696 $94,238
Garden Grove 174,721 $61,577
Irvine 238,474 $111,471
Orange 139,761 $86,771
Santa Ana 333,268 $50,439
Villa Park 5,947 $149,896

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tustin Hospitals

TUSTIN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
14662 NEWPORT AVENUE
(714) 838-9600
Emergency Service: No

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TUSTIN HIGH
1171 EL CAMINO REAL
714-730-7414
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,249 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.9

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