Santa Clarita, California

Santa Clarita: The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the Santa Clarita Valley region of California. Santa Clarita is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many outdoor activities, and its many attractions, such as Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Museum.

About

Santa Clarita is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 176,320. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 209,990 inhabitants.

The city was created 37 years ago in 1986.

Santa Clarita is a city located in northwestern Los Angeles County, California. With around 210,000 residents, it is the third largest city in the county.

History and Development

Santa Clarita originated as several small towns that eventually incorporated into one city in 1987 to meet growth demands.

Key historical facts:

  • Originated from four unincorporated towns: Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country, and Valencia
  • Incorporated as one city, Santa Clarita, in December 1987
  • Experienced rapid population growth as a Los Angeles suburb
  • Home to Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park since 1971

Economy and Major Industries

Major sectors include aerospace, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, education, and retail. Top employers are:

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain/Hurricane Harbor
  • Princess Cruises headquarters
  • Aerospace Dynamics International
  • California Institute of the Arts

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions include:

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park
  • The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
  • Historical museums like the Saugus Train Station
  • William S. Hart Ranch and Museum
  • Hiking and biking along the Santa Clara River Trail

Santa Clarita boasts amenities, recreation, events, and suburban charm north of Los Angeles.

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

Quick Facts about Santa Clarita

Population : 209,990 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Different from : Santa Clara
Postal code : 91321–91322, 91390, 91310, 91380–91387, 91350–91351, 91354–91355
Phone Area Codes : 661
Official name : City of Santa Clarita
Water as percent of area : 0.12%
Land as percent of area : 99.88%
Named for : Santa Clarita Valley
Altitude : 1,207 feet / 368 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1987 (37 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 18:19:59 (29th February 2024)
Population growth : 16.03% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Santa Clarita is located at 34°23'30"N 118°32'33"W (34.3916600, -118.5425900).

Santa Clarita map

Demographics

The population of Santa Clarita increased by 16.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1980 66,730 - census
1990 110,642 39.69% census
2000 151,088 26.77% census
2010 176,320 14.31% census
2011 209,843 15.98% estimation process
2012 210,672 0.39% estimation process
2013 211,376 0.33% estimation process
2014 212,283 0.43% estimation process
2015 213,184 0.42% estimation process
2016 213,526 0.16% estimation process
2017 213,734 0.1% estimation process
2018 213,549 -0.09% estimation process
2019 212,979 -0.27% estimation process
2020 209,990 -1.42% estimation process

Santa Clarita zip code is 91350. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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People born in Santa Clarita (24)

People born in Santa Clarita, including movie film actress, movie film director, and businesswoman Gia Darling, actor Harry Carey, politician Cameron Smyth, .

List

  • Robb Alvey (American roller coaster reviewer and video game producer) he was born in 09/01/1970
  • Ryan Wolfe (American football player) he was born in 23/11/1986
  • Kevan Miller (American ice hockey defenceman) he was born in 15/11/1987
  • Amber Montana (American child actress) she was born in 02/12/1998
  • Abbey Weitzeil (American swimmer) she was born in 03/12/1996
  • Kayla Page (American movie actress) she was born in 08/05/1983
  • Maverick Ahanmisi (basketball player) he was born in 17/07/1991
  • Chris Mattmann (American data scientist) he was born in 29/10/1980
  • Claire Keane (American animator, illustrator and visual development artist) she was born in 01/03/1979
  • Eric Ensing (American volleyball player) he was born in 21/06/1994
  • Do Nguyen Mai (Vietnamese American poet and activist)
  • Anthony Richardson (American actor and voice actor) he was born in 21/08/1995
  • Drew Wolitarsky (American football wide receiver) he was born in 22/03/1995
  • Dan Holder (Merciless Death founding member) he was born in 27/02/1986
  • Jared Oliva (American baseball player) he was born in 01/01/1995
  • Max Keane (American animator, author and illustrator) he was born in 04/06/1988
  • Fred DeBernardi (American football defensive end) he was born in 02/03/1949
  • Mike Garcia (American politician) he was born in 24/04/1976

Schools in Santa Clarita

College & universities near Santa Clarita, CA

Code Name City ZIP
111081 California Institute of the Arts Valencia (CA) 91355-2397

Stations (42)

Amtrak & bus stations near Santa Clarita, CA

Code Name Address Type
NHL Santa Clarita-Newhall, California 24300 Railroad Avenue RAIL
CWT Chatsworth station 10040 Old Depot Plaza Road RAIL
SIM Simi Valley 5050 Los Angeles Avenue RAIL
VNC Van Nuys station 7724 Van Nuys Blvd. RAIL
BUR Burbank Airport–South station 3750 Empire Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Santa Clarita

Post Office Name City ZIP
Valencia Post Office Valencia (CA) 91355
Lyon Post Office Newhall (CA) 91321
Santa Clarita Post Office Santa Clarita (CA) 91355
Newhall Post Office Newhall (CA) 91321
Casta Post Office Santa Clarita (CA) 91383

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Pasadena 141,045 The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
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Inglewood 107,203 The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California.
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Distance to Other Cities

Santa Clarita distances to largest California cities