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Placentia is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community name derives from Latin for "pleasant."

The latitude of Placentia is 33.872N. The longitude is -117.869W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 272 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,210.


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Median household income
Local
$62,803
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Placentia demographic reports
Local landmarks include a water tower painted red, white and blue.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 127. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Placentia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: George Key Ranch, Bradford House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Placentia residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Placentia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Placentia was $23,843, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Placentia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Placentia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $828.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,679.


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Libraries in Placentia include Placentia Library ... View libraries

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Placentia political report.

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Placentia restaurants taking online reservations include Sake Sushi & Grill ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Placentia workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Placentia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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