Santa Clarita, California

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Santa Clarita, California
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
Official seal of Santa Clarita, California
Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County
Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County
Santa Clarita is located in California
Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita
Location in the United States
Santa Clarita is located in the US
Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita (the US)
Coordinates: 34°25′00″N 118°30′23″W / 34.41667°N 118.50639°W / 34.41667; -118.50639
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated December 15, 1987[1]
Named for Santa Clara, California
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Laurene Weste
 • Mayor Pro-Tem Marsha McLean
 • City council Bob Kellar
Bill Miranda
Cameron Smyth
 • City manager Ken Striplin[2]
 • City 52.81 sq mi (136.78 km2)
 • Land 52.76 sq mi (136.65 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.099%
Elevation[4] 1,207 ft (368 m)
Population (2010)[5]
 • City 176,320
 • Estimate (2016) 181,972
 • Rank 4th in Los Angeles County
24th in California
 • Density 3,449.12/sq mi (1,331.71/km2)
 • Metro 13,155,788
Demonym(s) Santa Claritan
Time zone Pacific (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−07:00)
ZIP codes[6] 91310, 91321–91322, 91350–91351, 91354–91355, 91380–91387, 91390
Area code 661
FIPS code 06-69088
GNIS feature IDs 1662338, 2411819

Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the third largest city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.[7] It is the eighteenth largest city in the state of California.[8] 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.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  2. "City Manager's Office". City of Santa Clarita. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 28, 2017. 
  4. "Santa Clarita". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  5. California Department of Finance Press Release Archived June 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  7. Santa Clarita Now 3rd Biggest City
  8. California Department of Finance Press Release
  9. MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006