Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana: The most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Santa Ana metropolitan area. It is located in southern California. Santa Ana is known for its Hispanic culture, its history as a citrus-growing region, and its many attractions, such as the Santa Ana Zoo and the Bowers Museum.

About

Santa Ana is a city located in the county of Orange in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 324,528. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 331,301 inhabitants.

The city was created 155 years ago in 1868.

Santa Ana is a city in Orange County, California and the county seat. With over 314,000 residents, it is the second most populous city in the county after Anaheim.

Santa Ana is located 10 miles southeast of the Disneyland Resort area and 12 miles from the beaches. It offers a more affordable alternative for accommodations and dining if visiting Orange County attractions.

Top Attractions and Activities

Old Orange County Courthouse

This Romanesque Revival building completed in 1901 is an architectural landmark. It now houses the Orange County History Center museum.

Discovery Cube Orange County

This family-friendly museum offers hands-on exhibits focused on science, technology, and the environment. Popular interactive spots include the hurricane and bubble lab stations.

Santa Ana Zoo

Located in Prentice Park, this small zoo houses animals like monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, and exotic birds. Fun kid-friendly educational programs are offered.

Farmers Markets

Weekly farmers markets like the Downtown Santa Ana Certified Farmers’ Market provide fresh produce, street food and handcrafted goods.

####Mexican culture and cuisine

Over three-quarters of Santa Ana's population is Hispanic/Latino. Experience Mexican food, shops, and events around downtown.

Planning Your Visit

October through May offer ideal weather, while summer is very hot and dry.

Lodging includes mid-range chains near key attractions and budget motels by highways.

Santa Ana is vehicle-centric but walkable downtown. Trains and buses connect to Anaheim and Los Angeles.

Santa Ana locator map
Location of Santa Ana on California map.

Quick Facts about Santa Ana

Population : 331,301 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Orange County
Postal code : 92701–92708, 92711, 92712, 92728, 92735, 92799
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Altitude : 115 feet / 35 meters
Capital city : Santa Ana is capital of Orange County
Establishment : January 01, 1869 (155 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 15:32:06 (23rd February 2024)
Population growth : 2.04% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Santa Ana is located at 33°44'44"N 117°52'4"W (33.7455700, -117.8678300). It has 6 neighbors: Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange and Tustin.

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Santa Ana has 6 neighbours.

  • Costa Mesa The most populous city in Orange County, California. It is located in the coastal region of southern California. Costa Mesa is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the South Coast Plaza shopping mall.
  • Fountain Valley A city in Orange County, California. It is located on the Santa Ana River in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Fountain Valley is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and the Fountain Valley Historical Society.
  • Garden Grove The fourth most populous city in Orange County, California. It is located in the southern part of the county. Garden Grove is known for its many Vietnamese restaurants, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Garden Grove Historical Museum and the Garden Grove Park.
  • Irvine A city located in Orange County, California. It is known for its affluence, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Irvine Spectrum Center and the University of California, Irvine.
  • Orange The sixth most populous city in California. It is located in Orange County, California. Orange is known for its many oranges groves, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Orange County Museum of Art and the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
  • Tustin A city in Orange County, California. It is located in the northwestern part of the county. Tustin is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Tustin Museum of Art and the Tustin Ranch House.

Demographics

The population of Santa Ana increased by 2.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 324,528 - census
2011 328,227 1.13% estimation process
2012 330,550 0.7% estimation process
2013 333,716 0.95% estimation process
2014 333,431 -0.09% estimation process
2015 333,417 -0% estimation process
2016 333,765 0.1% estimation process
2017 332,627 -0.34% estimation process
2018 331,912 -0.22% estimation process
2019 332,318 0.12% estimation process
2020 331,301 -0.31% estimation process

Santa Ana zip code is 92701. County name: Orange, County fips: 06059

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Where to Stay in Santa Ana

1 Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport

Rating: 3.7 (2074)

1325 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705, United States ➦ Show Map

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport

2 Motel 6 Santa Ana, CA - Irvine - Orange County Airport

Rating: 3.7 (1702)

1717 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705, United States ➦ Show Map

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Motel 6 Santa Ana, CA - Irvine - Orange County Airport

3 Motel 6 Santa Ana, CA

Rating: 3.6 (1331)

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Motel 6 Santa Ana, CA

4 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport

Rating: 4.1 (1318)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport

5 La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport

Rating: 4 (1292)

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport

Other Places in Santa Ana

1 City Hall of Santa Ana

Rating: 4.1 (36)

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City Hall of Santa Ana

2 Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency

Rating: 2 (12)

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3 Santa Ana Business License Tax

Rating: 3.7 (3)

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Santa Ana Business License Tax

4 Orange County Planning Info

Rating: 4.7 (3)

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5 Santa Ana City Council

Rating: 3 (2)

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Santa Ana City Council

6 Santa Ana Dog License Department

Rating: 5 (2)

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7 Santa Ana Zoning Information

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8 Santa Ana City Yard

Rating: 5 (1)

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9 City of Santa Ana Reservations Office

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10 City of Santa Ana Human Resources

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People born in Santa Ana (134)

People born in Santa Ana, including violinist, musician, dancer, performance artist, singer and composer Lindsey Stirling, film actor, 1892–1963 Al St. John, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, .

List

  • Don Edmunds (racecar driver) he was born in 23/09/1930
  • Allan V. Cox (American geophysicist) he was born in 17/12/1926
  • David Gibson (American football player) he was born in 05/11/1977
  • Nick Waterhouse (American artist) he was born in 08/02/1986
  • Tim Hightower (Player of American football) he was born in 23/05/1986
  • Drake Bell (American actor and pop singer) he was born in 27/06/1986
  • Stephen Abas (Wrestler and mixed martial artist) he was born in 12/01/1978
  • Jeffree Star (American singer-songwriter, make-up artist, fashion designer, internet personality and model) he was born in 15/11/1985
  • Ryan Conner (American movie actress) she was born in 12/02/1971
  • Brianna Glenn (American long jumper) she was born in 18/04/1980
  • Lenny Dykstra (American baseball player) he was born in 10/02/1963
  • Rosie Jones (professional golfer) she was born in 13/11/1959
  • Robert Webber (actor (1924-1989)) he was born in 14/10/1924
  • Brett Halsey (American actor) he was born in 20/06/1933
  • Billy Bean (American baseball player) he was born in 11/05/1964
  • Rishard Matthews (American football player) he was born in 12/10/1989
  • Ted Elliott (American screenwriter) he was born in 04/07/1961
  • Matt Leinart (All-American college football player, professional football player, quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner) he was born in 11/05/1983

Schools in Santa Ana

College & universities near Santa Ana, CA

Code Name City ZIP
420608 Colleen O'Haras Beauty Academy Santa Ana (CA) 92701-0000
110936 California Coast University Santa Ana (CA) 92701
121619 Santa Ana College Santa Ana (CA) 92706-3398
433013 Career Networks Institute Santa Ana (CA) 92705
481128 Santa Ana Beauty College Santa Ana (CA) 92706-2321

Stations (45)

Amtrak & bus stations near Santa Ana, CA

Code Name Address Type
SNA Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center 1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard RAIL
ANA Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 2150 East Katella Avenue RAIL
IRV Irvine Transportation Center 15215 Barranca Parkway RAIL
FUL Fullerton Transportation Center 120 East Santa Fe Avenue RAIL
LBC Long Beach, California 601 North Long Beach Blvd. BUS

Post offices near Santa Ana

Post Office Name City ZIP
Spurgeon Post Office Santa Ana (CA) 92702
Bristol Post Office Santa Ana (CA) 92703
South Main Post Office Santa Ana (CA) 92707
King Post Office Santa Ana (CA) 92706
Santa Ana Post Office Santa Ana (CA) 92711

Other cities in Orange County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Orange County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Anaheim 353,676 The second most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Anaheim metropolitan area.
Irvine 283,700 A city located in Orange County, California.
Huntington Beach 198,246 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
Garden Grove 171,366 The fourth most populous city in Orange County, California.
Fullerton 139,921 The eighth most populous city in Orange County, California.
Orange 138,192 The sixth most populous city in California.
Costa Mesa 112,366 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
Mission Viejo 94,242 A city in Orange County, California.
Westminster 89,740 A city in Orange County, California.
Newport Beach 86,834 A city in Orange County, California.
Lake Forest 85,329 A city in Orange County, California.
Buena Park 81,269 A city in Orange County, California.
Tustin 79,815 A city in Orange County, California.
Yorba Linda 68,027 A city in Orange County, California.
Laguna Niguel 64,569 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
San Clemente 64,551 The most populous city in Orange County, California.

Distance to Other Cities

Santa Ana distances to largest California cities