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Fountain Valley
Orange County, California


"The City Where Progress Shows"
"A Nice Place to Live, Work & Play"

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Fountain Valley is approximately 55,942 (2005), 55313 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 18,473 (2000), 18648 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fountain Valley is 23.09 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fountain Valley is 8.91 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.185 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fountain Valley to Washington DC is 2414 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 388 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fountain Valley is positioned 33.71 degrees north of the equator and 117.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fountain Valley elevation is 10-45 feet above sea level.
The Fountain Valley city flower is the Pink Hawthorne.
The city tree is the Evergreen Pear.
Fountain Valley per capita income is $ 23,489.
Fountain Valley median income is $ 69,734 (2000).
The Fountain Valley median home price is $ 289,500 (2000).
Fountain Valley average annual rainfall is 11.76 inches per year
Fountain Valley average temperature is 61.7 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 52.3 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 69.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 64.5 degrees F.


along the Santa Ana River not far from the Pacific Ocean and about 39 miles from Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Huntington Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton, Newport Beach and Seal Beach.
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History & History Related Items

This previously marsh area was called Gospel Swamp and its only inhabitants were mostly cattle that grazed and sometime preachers who set up their revival tents on the dry areas. A drought during the depression era of the 1930's helped to drain the marshes and brought out the area's rich soils for agriculture. Now Fountain Valley is a mainly residential area with some business. It was originally named Talbert for pioneer, James T. Talbert. It was renamed as Fountain Valley in 1957 because of the many artesian wells in the community.

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The incorporation of Fountain Valley



Heritage Park A collection of historic buildings in a park setting. The park is located behind the Civic Center Complex near Slater and Brookhurst Streets

Photos and information for Fountain Valley.

Fountain Valley Community Guide
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Fountain Valley City Government

City Of Fountain Valley
10200 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 965-4400
Fountain Valley Police Department

Fountain Valley Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
11100 Warner Avenue, Ste 204
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 668-0542
Fax: (714) 668-9164

Fountain Valley Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
11100 Warner Avenue, Ste 204
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 668-0542
Fax: (714) 668-9164

Fountain Valley Libraries

Fountain Valley Branch Library
17635 Los Alamos
Fountain Valley, 92708
Phone: 714-962-1324

Fountain Valley Schools

Fountain Valley School District
10055 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, 92708
Phone: (714) 843-3200

Fountain Valley High School
17816 Bushard Street
Fountain Valley, 92708
Phone: (714) 962-3301
Huntington Beach Union High School District
5832 Bolsa Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: (714) 903-7000

Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, 92708
Phone: 714-546-7600 Fountain Valley


The population of Fountain Valley was:
1900 - 20,000
1920 - 61,000
1970 - 31,826
1980 - 55,000
1990 - 53,691
1998 - 55,171
2000 - 54,978
2003 - 56,200
2005 - 55,942
Fountain Valley is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings time for part of the year.

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