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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population79,396
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens9.5%
Employed Population 16+40,279
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.1%
Median Earnings25+$39,075
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,656
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,691

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,842
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,611
Median House Value$543,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.6%
German5.8%
Irish4.3%
English4.2%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.2%
Iranian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Arab0.6%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Basque0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Tustin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92780, 92782
P.O. Box Zip Codes92781
Phone Area Codes714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.74
Approximate Longitude-117.82

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)

StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance2.4 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
StationTUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance5.4 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
StationLAGUNA BEACH
Distance13.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fountain Valley56,670$95,223
Garden Grove174,676$63,898
Irvine246,992$112,733
Orange139,919$88,124
Santa Ana333,605$51,447
Villa Park5,922$139,915

Tustin Hospitals

Healthsouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
14851 Yorba Street
Foothill Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
14662 Newport Avenue

Tustin Public Schools

A. G. Currie Middle
1402 Sycamore Ave.
ZIP: 92780
Middle
Total Enrollment 763
Barbara Benson Elementary
12712 Elizabeth Way
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary
1362 Mitchell Ave.
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
C. C. Lambert Elementary
1151 San Juan St.
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
C. E. Utt Middle
13601 Browning Ave.
ZIP: 92780
Middle
Total Enrollment 945
Columbus Tustin Middle
17952 Beneta Way
ZIP: 92780
Middle
Total Enrollment 938
Helen Estock Elementary
14741 N. B St.
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Hillview High (continuation)
15400 Lansdowne Rd.
ZIP: 92780
High
Total Enrollment 174
Jeane Thorman Elementary
1402 Sycamore Ave.
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Marjorie Veeh Elementary
1701 San Juan St.
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Robert Heideman Elementary
15571 Williams St.
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Sycamore High (alternative)
15400 Landsdowne Rd.
ZIP: 92780
High
Total Enrollment 22
Tustin High
1171 El Camino Real
ZIP: 92780
High
Total Enrollment 2304
W. R. Nelson Elementary
14392 Browning Ave.
ZIP: 92780
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Ladera Elementary
2515 Rawlings Way
ZIP: 92782
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Peters Canyon Elementary
26900 Peters Canyon Rd.
ZIP: 92782
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Pioneer Middle
2700 Pioneer Rd.
ZIP: 92782
Middle
Total Enrollment 1248
Tustin Ranch Elementary
12950 Robinson Dr.
ZIP: 92782
Primary
Total Enrollment 679

Tustin Private Schools

Edgewood Preprimary Academy
1091 Bryan Ave
ZIP: 92780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
First School Montessori
13806 Red Hill Ave
ZIP: 92780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Grace Harbor School
12881 Newport Ave
ZIP: 92780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Red Hill Lutheran School
13200 Red Hill Ave
ZIP: 92780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 406
Spirit Academy
1372 Irvine Blvd
ZIP: 92780
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 181
St Cecilia School
1311 Sycamore Ave
ZIP: 92780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 274
St Jeanne De Lestonnac School
16791 E Main St
ZIP: 92780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 407
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