Yorba Linda, California

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Yorba Linda, California
Official seal of Yorba Linda, California
Seal
Motto(s): 
Land of gracious living[1]
Location within California and Orange County
Location within California and Orange County
Coordinates: 33°53′19″N 117°48′48″W / 33.888551°N 117.813231°W / 33.888551; -117.813231Coordinates: 33°53′19″N 117°48′48″W / 33.888551°N 117.813231°W / 33.888551; -117.813231
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyOrange
IncorporatedNovember 2, 1967[2]
Government
 • MayorGene Hernandez
 • City managerMark Pulone
Area
 • Total19.86 sq mi (51.44 km2)
 • Land19.31 sq mi (50.01 km2)
 • Water0.55 sq mi (1.44 km2)  2.67%
Elevation381 ft (116 m)
Population
 • Total64,234
 • Estimate 
(2016)
68,235
 • Density3,534.03/sq mi (1,364.48/km2)
Demonym(s)Yorba Lindan
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92885, 92886, 92887
Area codes657/714
FIPS code06-86832
GNIS feature IDs1652817, 2412321
Websiteyorbalindaca.gov

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.[6][7][8]

Yorba Linda is known to have big residential properties.[9] It is also known to have 30 horse trails[10] which are 100 miles (160 km) in overall length.[11]

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.[12]

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
(22)
71
(22)
73
(23)
76
(24)
78
(26)
81
(27)
87
(31)
89
(32)
87
(31)
82
(28)
76
(24)
70
(21)
78
(26)
Average low °F (°C) 48
(9)
48
(9)
51
(11)
53
(12)
57
(14)
61
(16)
65
(18)
65
(18)
63
(17)
58
(14)
52
(11)
47
(8)
56
(13)
Average 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
(343.8)
Source: [13]

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]

  1. Yuskaitis, Linda (November 18, 1990). "Gracious Living and Rapid Growth : Yorba Linda: Although it is Orange County's fastest-growing city, people come here for the quiet neighborhoods and open space". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  2. "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.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 28, 2017.
  4. "Yorba Linda". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  5. "United States Census Bureau - Quick Facts". Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  6. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/linda-11551-yorba-newport.html
  7. http://totalbuzz.ocregister.com/2007/08/28/yorba-linda-richest-city-in-the-us/2101/
  8. http://money.cnn.com/2007/08/28/real_estate/wealthiest_states/
  9. "At Home in Yorba Linda | yorba, linda, city - Real Estate". OCRegister.com. 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  10. "Infrastructure". Ci.yorba-linda.ca.us. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  11. "General Information". Ci.yorba-linda.ca.us. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  12. http://slc.ca.gov/Division_Pages/DEPM/DEPM_Programs_and_Reports/BHP_Deep_Water_Port/FinalEIR/Volume%20III/Appendix%20J3/Appendix%20J3%20Figures%2001.pdf
  13. "Monthly Averages for Yorba Linda, CA (92886)". Weather.com. Retrieved December 24, 2012.

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