Facts and Figures

 

Reference/Information Section
Santa Ana Public Library
May 2015

HISTORY
Don Gaspár de Portolá, a Spanish expedition party leader, discovered a picturesque valley and river in Southern California, which he christened Santa Ana, in honor of Saint Anne, on July 26, 1769. José Antonio Yorba, a youthful expedition soldier, and his nephew Juan Peralta, were given a Spanish land grant for the area. They developed the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana for cattle grazing and productive farmland. In 1869, William H. Spurgeon purchased 70 acres from the Yorba family and plotted a town site. The new town was given the name Santa Ana. In 1886, Santa Ana was incorporated as a city. Orange County was separated from Los Angeles in 1889, and Santa Ana was designated the County Seat. Santa Ana is the financial and governmental center of Orange County and a major city in the state.

ELEVATION
134.8 feet / 41.1meters above sea level (NCDC: Weather Station, Radar Data Inventories, 2001)

AREA
27.3 square miles (Santa Ana City Public Works Agency, State Plane NAD 83, Zone 406 Projection)

SIZE
Santa Ana is the County Seat and second largest city in Orange County, and eleventh largest in California. (California State Department of Finance, Cities Ranked, Total Population 01/01/2015)

RAINFALL
Season total 2012-2013:6.36 inches; annual season average 1908-2013 12.94 inches; season maximum 1940-1941: 32.14; inches (Precipitation Summary, PFRD Station # 121, Period: 7/1/1908 to 6/30/2013. O.C. Public Facilities & Resources Department, 3/10/2014)

MONTHLY SEASONAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Winter …………… Min.44:9°F; Max. 69:2°F
Spring …………… Min.53:8°F; Max.75:6°F
Summer …………… Min.60:6ºF; Max. 84:0°F
Fall …………… Min.48:5ºF; Max. 74:1ºF
(O.C. Public Facilities, Santa Ana Fire Station, Period 4/1/1906 to 3/31/2013)

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Longitude………..117.88 degrees West. Latitude …………33.74 degrees North.
(NOAA/National Weather Service, 7/8/2013)

ATTRACTIONS
Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts, Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana Zoo, Historic Downtown Santa Ana, Santa Ana Artists’ Village, Dr Willella Howe-Waffle House & Medical Museum, Kidseum, Old Courthouse Museum, Santa Ana Public Library, Fairhaven Memorial Park, S.A. Firefighters’ Museum

CITY: TREE … Jacaranda     FLOWER … Hibiscus     COLORS…Royal Blue & Gold
CITY MOTTOES: “Education First” “Downtown Orange County” and “The Golden City”

DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC DATA

POPULATION
335,264 (California State Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, 01/01/2015)

ETHNICITY
Hispanic: 253,928 (78.2%) Asian: 33,618 (10.4%)White: 29,950 (9.2%)

Black: 3,177 (1.0%) American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut: 507 (0.2 %)

Pacific Islander: 826 (0.3%) Other 375 (.1%)

Two or more races 2,147 (0.7%) (C.D.F. /U.S. Census Bureau 2010)

MEDIAN AGE
29.1 (U.S. Census Bureau 2010)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
52,582 (SAUSD K-12 2014/2015) 11,156 resident students attending

Garden Grove schools within Santa Ana and

Garden Grove city limits (GGUSD 05/19/2014)

VOTER REGISTRATION RESIDENT ENROLLMENT
93,915 (Orange County Registrar of Voters, Election Data Central,

04/27/2015)

CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
161,100 (State of California, Employment Development Department,

April 17, 2015)

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
5.0% (8,100 State of California, Employment Development Department,

April 17, 2015)

LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Alan B Whitson Company; Aluminum Precision Products; Ascent Tooling Group; California Department of State Hospitals; City of Santa Ana; County of Orange; First American Financial Corp; Freedom Communications; Ponderosa Builders; Quantum Magnetics, LLC; Rancho Santiago Community College District; Tenet Healthsystem; U.S. Postal Service; Zenith Education;
(City of S.A.E.D.D./Dun & Bradstreet, 2015)

HOUSING UNITS
77,477 (California State Department of Finance, Housing Estimates,

01/01/2015)

TAXABLE SALES
$3,655,025,000 (California State Board of Equalization, By City

01/2013 – 12/2013)

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
$54,521 (2005-2009 U.S. Census Bureau 2010)

ASSESSED VALUATION
$22,075,383,494 (Orange County Auditor - Controller, Total Assessed

Valuations, 2014 - 2015)

BUILDING ACTIVITY (All Construction - Total Valuation)
$155,402,851 (City of Santa Ana, Permit Section, 01/2014 - 12/2014)

SANTA ANA CITY GOVERNMENT Web site: www.santa-ana.org Tel: (714) 647-5400

The City of Santa Ana was incorporated on June 1, 1886. A City Charter was adopted in 1952, which established a Council/Manager form of Government. A Council consisting of six Council members and a directly elected Mayor governs the City. Council candidates are nominated from wards, but elected by voters from the entire city. Council members are elected to four-year terms. The mayor is elected every two years. *

City Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. for Closed Session, and at 5:45 p.m., for the Regular Open Session in the Council Chamber. Meetings are open to the public and streamed live via CTV3 Time Warner Cable, and rebroadcast on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Meetings held in locations that do not have a live cable feed will be videotaped, and shown on CTV3 the day after the meeting.

 

CITY COUNCIL (4-year term)
*Mayor Miguel A. Pulido (Re-elected 11/04/2014, term expires 11/2016)
Ward 1 Vincent F. Sarmiento (Mayor pro Tem) (Re-elected 11/06/2012, term expires 11/2016)
Ward 2 Michele Martinez (Re-elected 11/04/2014, term expires 11/2018)
Ward 3 Angelica Amezcua (Elected 11/06/2012, term expires 11/2016)
Ward 4 David Benavides (Re-elected 11/04/2014, term expires 11/2018)
Ward 5 Roman A. Reyna (Elected 11/06/2012, term expires 11/2016)
Ward 6 Sal Tinajero (Re-elected 11/04/2014, term expires 11/2018)

City Manager: David Cavazos (Appointed 08/05/2013)

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

UNITED STATES SENATE (6-year term)
Barbara Boxer (Democrat) Re-elected 11/02/2010
Capitol Address: 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Web site: boxer.senate.gov
Email: Use site/web form “California Constituent Services” “Contact Me/E-mail the Senator”
Telephone: (202) 224-3553; FAX (202) 224-0454
Local Office: 312 N. Spring Street, Suite 1748, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone (213) 894-5000; FAX (202) 224-0357

Dianne Feinstein (Democrat) Re-elected 11/06/2012
Capitol Address: 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Web site: feinstein.senate.gov
Email: Use site/web form “Contact/E-mail me”
Telephone: (202) 224-3841; FAX (202) 228-3954
Local Office: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Telephone: (310) 914-7300; FAX (310) 914-7318

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (2-year term)
Loretta Sanchez (46th District, Democrat) Re-elected 11/04/2014
Capitol Address: 1211 Longworth House Office Building, Washington D.C. 20515
Web site: lorettasanchez.house.gov
Email: Use site/web form “Contact Me/Email Loretta”
Telephone: (202) 225-2965; FAX (202) 225-5859
Local Office: 12397 Lewis St., Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Telephone (714) 621-0102; FAX (714) 621-0401

Dana Rohrabacher (48th District, Republican) Re-elected 11/04/2014
Capitol Address: 2300 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C. 20515
Web site: rohrabacher.house.gov
Email: Use site/web form “Contact / Email Me”
Telephone: (202) 225-2415
Local Office: 101 Main Street, Suite 380, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Telephone: (714) 960-6483

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE (4-year term)
Janet Nguyen (34th District, Democrat) Elected 11/04/2014
State Capitol: State Capitol Building, Room 3048, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
Web site: district34.cssrc.us/
Email: Use site/web form “Contact Me”
Telephone: (916) 651-4034; FAX (916) 651-4934
Local Office: 2323 N. Broadway, Suite 245, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Telephone: (714) 558-4400


CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY (2-year term)
Tom Daly (69th District, Democrat) Elected 11/04/2014
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0069
Web site: asmdc.org/members/a69/
Email: Use site/web form “Contact Assembly Member Tom Daly”
Telephone: (916) 319-2069; FAX (916) 319-2169
Local Office: 2400 E. Katella Ave. Suite 640, Anaheim, CA 92806
Telephone: (714) 939-8469; FAX (714) 939-8986

Travis Allen (72nd District, Republican) Elected 11/04/2014
State Capitol, Room 4015, Sacramento, CA 94249-0072
Web site: ad72.assemblygop.com/
Email: Use site/web form “EMAIL TRAVIS”
Telephone: (916) 319-2072; FAX (916) 319-2172
Local Office: 17011 Beach Blvd. Suite 1120, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: (714) 843-4966; FAX (714) 843-6375

ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (4-year term)
Orange County Hall of Administration
Web site: www.ocgov.com
Telephone: (714) 834-5400; FAX (714) 834-7650
333, W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Andrew Do** (1st District) Elected 1/27/2015
Web site: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/1
Telephone: (714) 834-3110; FAX (714) 834-5754
Email: "Contact Us" first.district@ocgov.com

Michelle Steel (2nd District) Elected 11/04/2014
Web site: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/2
Telephone: (714) 834-3220; FAX (714) 834-6109
Email: "Contact Us" Michelle.Steel@ocgov.com

Todd Spitzer (Chairman) (3rd District) Elected 06/05/2012
Web site: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/3
Telephone: (714) 834-3330; FAX (714) 834-2786
Email: todd.spitzer@ocgov.com

Shawn Nelson (4th District) Elected (06/03/2014)
Web site: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/4
Telephone (714) 834-3440; FAX (714) 834-2045
Email: Audra.Fishel@ocgov.com

Lisa Bartlett (Vice Chair) (5th District) Elected 11/04/2014
Web site: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/5
Telephone: (714) 834-3550; FAX (714) 834-2670
Email: Lisa.Bartlett@ocgov.com

**Represents City of Santa Ana within First District