Santa Ana, California

county seat and city of Orange County, California, United States

Santa Ana is a city in California. It is the county seat and has the second most people of any city in Orange County. It is the 53rd biggest city in the United States. In 2020, 310,227 people lived in Santa Ana,[5] The city was founded in 1869. It is in Southern California on the Santa Ana River, 10 miles (16 km) away from the ocean. Santa Ana has the 2nd most dense population of mid-size US cities.[7]

Santa Ana, California
Top: Santora Building (left) and Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center (right); middle: Santa Ana City Hall (left), West Coast Theatre (center), and high rises (right); bottom: Bowers Museum (left) and Old Santa Ana Courthouse.
Flag of Santa Ana, California
Official seal of Santa Ana, California
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Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California
Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California
Santa Ana is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
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Santa Ana is located in California
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Santa Ana is located in the United States
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Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°44′27″N 117°52′53″W / 33.74083°N 117.88139°W / 33.74083; -117.88139
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJune 1, 1886[2]
Named forSaint Anne
 • Total27.37 sq mi (70.89 km2)
 • Land27.34 sq mi (70.81 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.90%
Elevation115 ft (35 m)
 • Total310,227
 • Rank2nd in Orange County
13th in California
64th in the United States
 • Density11,000/sq mi (4,400/km2)
  • Santanero (Spanish colloquial)
  • Santanera (Spanish colloquial)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[6]
92701–92708, 92711, 92712, 92728, 92735, 92799
Area code657/714, 949
FIPS code06-69000
GNIS feature IDs1652790,[4]2411814

The Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) goes through the city. It also has the same name as the Santa Ana Mountains and the Santa Ana winds that cause fires in Southern California.[8]

Santa Ana is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

References change

  1. "City of Santa Ana Vitals & Statistics" (PDF). City of Santa Ana. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  2. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  3. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Santa Ana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Quick Facts: Santa Ana, CA". United States Census Bureau.
  6. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  7. "The most (and least) densely populated cities in America". Buffalo News. January 28, 2021. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
  8. "The Santa Ana Winds".