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Santa Clarita is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of Santa Clarita is 34.391N. The longitude is -118.541W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,207 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 162,742.


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Median household income
Local
$66,717
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Santa Clarita demographic reports
Santa Clarita is on the Santa Clara River.
In 1987 four communities - Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country, and Valencia - were combined and became the city of Santa Clarita.
Public transportation: Santa Clarita Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 304. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "Pleasantville"
· 2004 movie, "Hidalgo"
· 2004 movie, "Princess Diaries 2"
· 2004 movie, "First Daughter"
· 2007 movie, "Grindhouse"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Cowboy Festival - April 26-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Santa Clarita web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Angeles National Forest
Santa Clarita attractions: Six Flags Magic Mountain
Historic sites and museums: William S. Hart Park & Museum, Heritage Junction Historic Park
Colleges and universities: College of the Canyons, Master's College, California Institute of the Arts
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Santa Clarita demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 91354 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Santa Clarita residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Santa Clarita ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Santa Clarita was $26,841, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Santa Clarita residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Santa Clarita, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $863.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,674.


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Libraries in Santa Clarita include Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, Newhall Library, Valencia Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Santa Clarita include Santa Clarita Signal

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Santa Clarita political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Santa Clarita workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Santa Clarita between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Santa Clarita, CA

Pros: Newer & rapidly growing city, very low crime rate, pretty setting, most shopping & services available, good place to rear children, friendlier people, very active Chamber of Commerce, new businesses opening all the time, & only 30-40 minutes from L...

Cons: Very expensive housing, growing faster than some of the infrastructure can keep up with (especially roads), killer summer heat here in the high desert--92-113 temps, very little nightlife, most restaurants are the chain variety, little ethnic diversity, & expected to reach pop...

This is a good place to Bring up a family--IF you can afford it.

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Santa Clarita is an awesome place to live! It's the closest to the Midwest/East Coast feel you'll find (friendly, conservative people) in Los Angeles.

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