Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures
Reference/Information Section
Santa Ana Public Library
Februrary 2021

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

115 feet / 35 meters above sea level (USGS: Geographic Names Information System 10/12/2014)

Area

27.27 square miles (U.S. Census Quick Facts, 7/1/18)

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 01/01/2020)

Rainfall

Season total 2018-2019: 19.71 inches; annual season average 1977-2017:13.53 inches; season maximum 1940-1941:32.14 inches. (Precipitation Summary, PFRD Station # 121, Period: 7/1/1977 to 6/30/2017. O.C. Public Facilities & Resources Department, 5/8/2019) 

Seasonal Average Temperatures

Winter…………….Low.49:0°F; High 70:0°F
Spring…………….Low.56:33°F; High.73:33°F
Summer…………..Low.68:66ºF; High. 84:33°F
Fall………………..Low.60:3ºF; High. 83:66ºF

(ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/quickdata 11/2019-10/2020) “Earth’s global surface 2019 temperature was the second hottest on record, NASA 1/15/20”

Geographical Location

Longitude………..117 degrees - 52 minutes - 53 seconds West. Latitude …………33 degrees - 44 minutes - 27 seconds North. 
(2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files, U.S. Census Bureau, 6/28/2017)

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, Santa Ana Fire 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

335,052 (California State Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, 01/01/2020) 

Ethnicity

Hispanic: 258,963 (77.9%)
Asian: 36,347 (10.9%)
White: 29,615 (8.9%)
Black: 2,910 (0.9%)
American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut: 311 (0.1%)
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1,099 (0.3%)
Other 132 (.1%)
Two or more races 2,955 (0.9%)
(C.D.F. / *U.S. Census Bureau, A.C.S. One Year Estimate 2019) 2020. (2020 Census counts will be added in next Facts & Figures release.)

Median Age

*33.2 (U.S. Census Bureau 2019)

School Enrollment

51,482 (CA Dept.of Education,website 11/6/20) 9,648 (GGUSD K-12 2018/2019 resident students attending Garden Grove schools within Santa Ana and Garden Grove 4/2/19)

Voter Registration Resident Enrollment

120,812 (Orange County Registrar of Voters, Election Data Central, 11/4/2020)

Civilian Labor Force

153,800 (State of California, Employment Development Department, 10/16/2020)

Unemployment Rate

9.4% (14,400 State of California, Employment Development Department, 10/16/2020)

Principal Employers

County of Orange; Santa Ana Unified School District; Santa Ana College;  First American Title Co; KPC Healthcare; City of Santa Ana; United States Postal Service; Superior Court of CA-County of Orange; Johnson & Johnson; Aluminum Precision Products. (City of S. A. 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, 6/30/19 p.224, Table 18)

Housing Units

78.761 (California State Department of Finance, Housing Estimates, City/County, Table 2, E-5, 01/01/2020)

Taxable Sales

$4,405,605,425 (California State Board of Equalization, 01/2019 – 12/2019) 

Median Household Income

*$70,084 ( U.S. Census Bureau 2019)

Assessed Valuation 

$29,126,620,293 (Orange County Assessor, Total Assessed Valuations, 2020 – 2021, Roll Detail By City, 6/29/2020)

Building Activity (All Construction - Total Valuation)

$311,697,118.86 (City of Santa Ana, Permit Section, 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Santa Ana City Government

Website: www.santa-ana.org. 20, Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Tel: (714) 647-5400.

City Council (4-year Term)

Mayor Vincente F. Sarmiento (Elected 11/03/20, term expires 12/2022)
Ward 1 Thai Viet Phan (Elected 11/03/2020, term expires 12/2024)                      
Ward 2 David Penaloza Mayor Pro Tem (Elected 11/06/18, term expires 12/2022)
Ward 3 Jessie Lopez (Elected 11/03/20, term expires 12/2024)
Ward 4 Phil Bacerra (Elected 11/08/19, term expires 12/2023)      
Ward 5 Johnathan Ryan Hernandez (Elected 11/03/20, term expires 12/2024)
Ward 6 Nelida Mendoza (Elected 05/19/20, term expires 06/2024)

City Manager: Kristine Ridge (Appointed 3/22/2019)

Elected Representatives

United States Senate (6-year Term)

Alex Padilla  (Democrat) Elected 11/03/20

Capitol Address: B03 Russell Senate Building, Washington, DC 20510  
Website: padilla.senate.gov/
Telephone: (202) 224-3553; FAX: (202) 224-2200
Local Office: 11845, Olympic Blvd. Suite 1250W, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: "Phone/FAX coming soon"

Dianne Feinstein (Democrat) Re-elected 11/06/2018

Capitol Address: 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Website: feinstein.senate.gov
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)

J. Luis Correa (46th District, Democrat) Re-elected 11/03/2020

Capitol Address: 2301 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515 
Website: correa.house.gov
Telephone: (202) 225-2965
Local Office: Rancho Santiago Community College Building, 2323 N. Broadway, Suite 319 Santa Ana, CA 92706 
Telephone: (714) 559-6190

Michelle Steele (48th District, Republican) Elected 11/03/2020

Capitol Address: 1113 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Website: steel.house.gov
Telephone: (202) 225-2415; FAX (202)-226-2263
Local Office: 17011, Beach Blvd. Suite 570, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: (714) 960-6483  Fax: (833) 298-8465

California State Senate (4-year Term)

Tom Umberg (34th District, Democrat) Re-elected 11/06/2018

State Capitol: State Capitol Building, Room 5097, Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: https://sd34.senate.ca.gov/
Telephone: (916) 651-4034; FAX (916) 651-4934
Local Office: 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd. Suite 220B, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone: (714) 558-3785

California State Assembly (2-year Term)

Tom Daly (69th District, Democrat) Re-Elected 11/03/2020

State Capitol, Room 3120, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249
Website: https://a69.asmdc.org/
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

Janet Nguyen (72nd District, Republican) Elected 11/03/2020

State Capitol, Room 4153, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249
Website: https://ad72.asmrc.org/
Telephone: (916) 319-2072
Local Office: 17011 Beach Blvd. Suite 1120, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: (714) 843-4966

Orange County Board of Supervisors (4-year Term)

Orange County Hall of Administration

333, W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Website: www.ocgov.com
Telephone: (714) 834-3100 

Andrew Do*(Chairman) (1st District) Re-elected 11/03/2020

Website: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/1
Telephone: (714) 834-3110;
Email: “Contact Us” first.district@ocgov.com

Vacant (Special election 3/9/21 to fill remainder of term)

Website: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/2
Telephone: (714) 834-3220;
Email: Michelle.Steel@ocgov.com

Donald P. Wagner (3rd District, Elected 3/12/19)

Website: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/3
Telephone: (714) 834-3330;
Email: Donald.Wagner@ocgov.com

Doug Chaffee (Vice Chair) (4th District) Elected 11/06/18
Website: http://ocgov.com/gov/bos/4
Telephone: (714) 834-3440;
Email: Forth.District@ocgov.com

Lisa Bartlett (5th District) Re-elected 11/06/2018

Website: 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