Santa Clarita, California

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Santa Clarita, California
City
City of Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita's Canyon Country in September 2008.
Santa Clarita's Canyon Country in September 2008.
Flag of Santa Clarita, California
Flag
Official seal of Santa Clarita, California
Seal
Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County
Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated December 15, 1987[1]
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Marsha McLean[2]
 • Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Kellar[2]
 • City council[2] Laurene Weste
Dante Acosta
TimBen Boydston
 • City manager Ken Striplin[3]
Area[4]
 • City 62.16 sq mi (160.993 km2)
 • Land 62.10 sq mi (160.825 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.168 km2)  0.099%
Elevation[5] 1,207 ft (368 m)
Population (January 1, 2015)[6]
 • City 213,231
 • Rank 4th in Los Angeles County
24th in California
 • Density 3,430.36/sq mi (1,324.474/km2)
 • Metro 13,155,788
Demonym(s) Santa Claritan
Time zone Pacific (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−07:00)
ZIP codes[7] 91310, 91321–91322, 91350–91351, 91354–91355, 91380–91387, 91390
Area code 661
FIPS code 06-69088
GNIS feature IDs 1662338, 2411819
Website www.santa-clarita.com

Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the third largest city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.[8] It is the eighteenth largest city in the state of California.[9] The city has annexed unincorporated areas, which has made the population higher.

Santa Clarita is about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It takes up most of Santa Clarita Valley. It is a good example of a U.S. edge city or boomburb. Santa Clarita was ranked by Money magazine in 2006 as 18th of the top 100 places to live.[10]

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