Yorba Linda, California

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City of Yorba Linda
City
Motto(s): "Land of gracious living"[1]
Location of Yorba Linda within Orange County, California.
Location of Yorba Linda within Orange County, California.
Country  United States
State  California
County Orange
Incorporated November 2, 1967
Government
 • Type City Council (five seats)
 • City Council Mayor Tom Lindsey
John Anderson
Mark Schwing
Gene Hernandez
Craig Young
 • City Manager Dave Adams
 • City Treasurer David Christian
Area[2]
 • Total 20.018 sq mi (51.847 km2)
 • Land 19.483 sq mi (50.460 km2)
 • Water 0.535 sq mi (1.387 km2)  2.67%
Elevation 270 ft (82.3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 64,234
 • Density 3,200/sq mi (1,200/km2)
 • Demonym Yorba Lindan
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92885, 92886, 92887
Area code(s) 657, 714
FIPS code 06-86832
GNIS feature ID 1652817
Website City website

Yorba Linda is a city in southern California, in the United States. It is approximately 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Downtown Santa Ana, and 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, there are 64,234 people living in the city. In 2006 it was identified as the richest city in the United States by the U.S. Census Bureau that shows a median household income of $121,075 higher than any other.[3][4][5]

Yorba Linda is known to have big residential properties.[6] It is also known to have 30 horse trails[7] which are 100 miles (160 km) in overall length.[8]

Richard Nixon, President of the United States, from 1969 to 1974, and Vice President of the United States, from 1953 to 1961, was born there and is the most well known resident there, however his father moved there before it became a city.

History[change | change source]

Pre-colonization[change | change source]

This place was home to Native American tribes once.

Early years[change | change source]

In 1834, Jose Antonio Yorba's most successful son Bernardo Yorba (the city would be later be named after) was granted the 13,328-acre (53.94 km2) Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana by Mexican governor José Figueroa.

Founding[change | change source]

On November 2, 1967, Yorba Linda was incorporated as a city.

Recent times[change | change source]

In November 2008, the eastern part of the city was struck by a brush fire that destroyed 113 homes and damaged 50 other homes.

Geography[change | change source]

It is bordered by Anaheim on the south, Placentia on the west and southwest, Brea on the northwest, Chino Hills State Park on the north, and Corona on the east and bordered by the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside.

Yorba Linda is the sixth largest city in Orange County after Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.

The two nearest seismic faults are the Whittier Fault and the other is Chino Fault, both of which are part of the Elsinore Fault Zone.[9]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Yorba Linda, CA
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 71
(21.7)
71
(21.7)
73
(22.8)
76
(24.4)
78
(25.6)
81
(27.2)
87
(30.6)
89
(31.7)
87
(30.6)
82
(27.8)
76
(24.4)
70
(21.1)
78.4
(25.79)
Average low °F (°C) 48
(8.9)
48
(8.9)
51
(10.6)
53
(11.7)
57
(13.9)
61
(16.1)
65
(18.3)
65
(18.3)
63
(17.2)
58
(14.4)
52
(11.1)
47
(8.3)
55.7
(13.15)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.86
(72.6)
3.18
(80.8)
1.90
(48.3)
0.80
(20.3)
0.28
(7.1)
0.10
(2.5)
0.03
(0.8)
0.01
(0.3)
0.25
(6.4)
0.72
(18.3)
1.38
(35.1)
2.02
(51.3)
13.53
(343.7)
Source: [10]

Notable people[change | change source]

Places of Interest[change | change source]

Birthplace of Richard Nixon
  • Birthplace of Richard Nixon
  • Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]