Tustin, California

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City of Tustin
City

Seal
Motto: " Building Our Future Honoring Our Past "
Location of Tustin within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°44′23″N 117°48′49″W / 33.73972°N 117.81361°W / 33.73972; -117.81361Coordinates: 33°44′23″N 117°48′49″W / 33.73972°N 117.81361°W / 33.73972; -117.81361
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyOrange
Government
 • MayorAl Murray
Area[1]
 • Total11.082 sq mi (28.701 km2)
 • Land11.082 sq mi (28.701 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total75,540
 • Density6,800/sq mi (2,600/km2)
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes92780-92782
Area code(s)714/949
FIPS code06-80854
GNIS feature ID1661590
Websitehttp://www.tustinca.org/
 
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City of Tustin
City

Seal
Motto: " Building Our Future Honoring Our Past "
Location of Tustin within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°44′23″N 117°48′49″W / 33.73972°N 117.81361°W / 33.73972; -117.81361Coordinates: 33°44′23″N 117°48′49″W / 33.73972°N 117.81361°W / 33.73972; -117.81361
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyOrange
Government
 • MayorAl Murray
Area[1]
 • Total11.082 sq mi (28.701 km2)
 • Land11.082 sq mi (28.701 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total75,540
 • Density6,800/sq mi (2,600/km2)
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes92780-92782
Area code(s)714/949
FIPS code06-80854
GNIS feature ID1661590
Websitehttp://www.tustinca.org/

Tustin is a suburban city located in Orange County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the census of 2010, Tustin had a population of 75,540. The city is located next to the county seat, Santa Ana, and does not include North Tustin.

Because of a top 10% ranking in per capita and one of the shortest commutes in Southern California, the city was chosen in 2009 by Forbes as one of the top 25 towns to live well in America.[2]

History[edit]

Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited this area.[citation needed] After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Father Junipero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain.

In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres (253 km2) to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba's great rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today. Smaller ranchos evolved from this large rancho including the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana.

After the Mexican-American war, Alta California became part of the United States and American settlers arrived in this area. Columbus Tustin, a carriage maker from Northern California, founded the city in the 1870s on 1,300 acres (5.3 km2) of land from the former Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. The city was incorporated in 1927 with a population of about 900. During World War II, a Navy anti-submarine airship base (later to become Marine Corps Air Station Tustin) was established in unincorporated land south of the city; the two blimp hangars are among the largest wooden structures ever built and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and ASCE List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. Suburban growth after the war resulted in increased population, annexation of nearby unincorporated land including the base, and development of orchards and farmland into housing tracts and shopping malls.

Geography[edit]

Tustin is located at 33°44′23″N 117°48′49″W / 33.739618°N 117.813533°W / 33.739618; -117.813533.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km2)

It is bordered by Irvine on the south and east, Orange and the census designated Tustin Foothills on the north, and Santa Ana on the west.

Climate[edit]

Tustin has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa).

Climate data for Tustin, California
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)68
(20)
69
(21)
69
(21)
73
(23)
75
(24)
79
(26)
84
(29)
85
(29)
84
(29)
79
(26)
73
(23)
68
(20)
75.5
(24.3)
Average low °F (°C)41
(5)
43
(6)
45
(7)
48
(9)
53
(12)
57
(14)
60
(16)
61
(16)
59
(15)
53
(12)
45
(7)
40
(4)
50.4
(10.3)
Precipitation inches (mm)2.96
(75.2)
3.07
(78)
2.79
(70.9)
.77
(19.6)
.28
(7.1)
.10
(2.5)
.01
(0.3)
.14
(3.6)
.34
(8.6)
.40
(10.2)
1.22
(31)
1.79
(45.5)
13.87
(352.3)
Source: Weather Channel [4]

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to the City's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[5] the top employers in the city are:

#Employer# of employees
1ABM Industries1,300
2Tustin Unified School District1,004
3Rockwell Collins Filter Products600
4Big Lots500
5Ricoh500
6Lineage Power350
7City of Tustin307
8MicroVention300
9Toshiba America Medical Systems125
10Woodbridge Glass280
11RAJ Manufacturing260
12Balboa Water Group253
13Costco250
14Kleen Impressions250
15Tustin Hospital Medical Center245
16Southern California Pipeline235
17The Home Depot203
18HealthSouth200
19Logomark200
20Red Robin200

Demographics[edit]

Tustin, 1890.

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Tustin had a population of 75,540. The population density was 6,816.7 people per square mile (2,632.0/km²). The racial makeup of Tustin was 39,729 (52.6%) White (34.8% Non-Hispanic White),[7] 1,722 (2.3%) African American, 442 (0.6%) Native American, 15,299 (20.3%) Asian, 268 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 14,499 (19.2%) from other races, and 3,581 (4.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30,024 persons (39.7%).

The Census reported that 75,020 people (99.3% of the population) lived in households, 340 (0.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 180 (0.2%) were institutionalized.

There were 25,203 households, out of which 10,465 (41.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 12,969 (51.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3,494 (13.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,472 (5.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,568 (6.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 193 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 5,178 households (20.5%) were made up of individuals and 1,403 (5.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98. There were 17,935 families (71.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.46.

The population was spread out with 20,212 people (26.8%) under the age of 18, 6,856 people (9.1%) aged 18 to 24, 25,033 people (33.1%) aged 25 to 44, 17,006 people (22.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,433 people (8.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.4 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

There were 26,476 housing units at an average density of 2,389.2 per square mile (922.5/km²), of which 12,813 (50.8%) were owner-occupied, and 12,390 (49.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.8%. 36,783 people (48.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 38,237 people (50.6%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 67,504 people, 23,831 households, and 16,062 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,921.4 inhabitants per square mile (2,286.3/km²). There were 25,501 housing units at an average density of 2,236.9 per square mile (863.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.72% White, 2.92% African American, 0.66% Native American, 14.90% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 17.94% from other races, and 4.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.24% of the population.

There were 23,831 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,985, and the median income for a family was $60,092. Males had a median income of $42,456 versus $33,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,932. About 5.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Local[edit]

The Tustin City Council is composed of five members elected at large; the Mayorship rotates among the council members and is primarily a ceremonial role.

Local politics in the late 1990s and early 2000s have been dominated by the 1997 closure of the local Marine Corps Air Station and plans for subsequent commercial development of the land, including an unsuccessful bid by neighboring Santa Ana to build a school on the land, part of which is within Santa Ana Unified School District's territory.

Emergency services[edit]

Fire protection in Tustin is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority with ambulance service by Doctor's Ambulance. Law enforcement is provided by the Tustin Police Department.

State and Federal[edit]

In the state legislature Tustin is located in the 33rd Senate District, represented by Republican Mimi Walters, and in the 70th and 71st Assembly District, represented by Republicans Don Wagner and Jeff Miller respectively. Federally, Tustin is located in California's 48th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R+6 and is represented by Republican Dana Rohrabacher.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education in Tustin and surrounding unincorporated areas is overseen by the Tustin Unified School District. Tustin High School is a California Distinguished School, as is Foothill High School (Santa Ana, California). Tustin High School is also well-known regionally for its strong Model United Nations program. Many university-bound high school graduates attend nearby University of California, Irvine.

Neighborhood districts[edit]

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Notable residents[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ Woolsey, Matt (May 4, 2009). "America's Top 25 Towns To Live Well". Forbes. Retrieved May 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Average weather for Tustin Weather Channel Retrieved 2008-03-29
  5. ^ City of Tustin CAFR
  6. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  7. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0680854.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ a b TWLL players in the majors
  10. ^ Burt, Tim (October 18, 2012). "Dodger coach Tim Wallach returns to University". Orange County Register. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 

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