Santa Ana, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Santa Ana, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Ana had a population of 338,961 as of July 1, 2016. Santa Ana ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Ana is located at latitude 33.7363 and longitude -117.8829 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Ana (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 115 feet.

The City of Santa Ana (GNIS ID: 2411814) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Santa Ana is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Ana population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Santa Ana, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 338,961
Population in Households 333,840
Population in Familes 282,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,121
Population Density1 12,487
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 75,438
Average Household Size 4.43
Family Households 61,550
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 79,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,797 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40,641 (51.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,319 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $394,344
Average Home Value $428,468


Median Household Income $52,883
Average Household Income $68,577
Per Capita Income $15,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.86%
Households 0.49% 0.77%
Families 0.5% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Santa Ana, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Ana to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 35 98th
Diversity Index2 # 143 91st
Median Household Income # 830 45th
Per Capita Income # 1319 13th

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