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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Placentia is approximately 49,943 (2006), 50533 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,733 (1990), 16365 (2010).
The amount of land area in Placentia is 17.072 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Placentia is 6.59 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.021 sq kilometers.
The distance from Placentia to Washington DC is 2407 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 381 miles. (as the crow flies)
Placentia is positioned 33.88 degrees north of the equator and 117.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Placentia elevation is 250 feet above sea level.
The Placentia city flower is the the gladiolus.
The city tree is the Palm Tree.
Placentia per capita income is $ 22,328 (2000).
Placentia median income is $ 70,400 (2005).
The Placentia median home price is $ 610,900 (2005).


about 39 miles from Los Angeles, near Brea and Fullerton. Other nearby communities include Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Orange, Rowland Heights and La Habra.
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History & History Related Items

The community, once part of Rancho San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana (a Mexican land grant of 1837), was laid out in 1910 and developed as a center for citrus production. Its main growth as a residential center began in the 1950s. The city name is a Spanish word that means "pleasant place to live." It was suggested by Sarah Ann McFadden, one of the early landowners.
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The incorporation of Placentia


Placentia City Government

City of Placentia 401 East Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: 714-993-8117
Fax: 714-993-8117

view council meeting minutes, employment, and business applications, forms and city information.

Placentia Chamber

Placentia Chamber of Commerce
201-C E. Yorba Linda Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: 714-528-1873
Fax: 714-528-1879

Placentia Organizations

Placentia Chamber of Commerce
201-C E. Yorba Linda Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: 714-528-1873
Fax: 714-528-1879

Placentia Libraries

Placentia Library
411 East Chapman Avenue
Phone: 714-528-1906
Fax: 714-528-8236

Placentia Schools

Huntington Learning Center has been an established supplemental education provider since 1977. In an effort to work in partnership with the surrounding school community, Huntington Learning Center provides tutorial programs specifically designed for the studentís individual needs. Through a thorough evaluation at the center we work to pinpoint a childís needs and address those needs with a program specifically designed for that student. Our services are delivered by certified teachers whose goal it is to build the skills, confidence and motivation so many students need to be successful in school today. Please call (714)986-9036 or visit our new center at: 136 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Placentia CA 92870. Placentia


The population of Placentia was:
1960 - 5,000
1970 - 25,000 (not exact number)
1980 - 35,041
1990 - 41,259
1999 - 49,150
2000 - 47,143
2006 - 49,943
Median age:
2000 - 33.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 62,803
2005 - $ 70,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 264,500
2005 - $ 610,900

Placentia is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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