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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Tustin is approximately 66,800 (1999), 75540 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 19,300 (1990), 25203 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tustin is 29.242 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tustin to Washington DC is 2406 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 391 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tustin is positioned 33.73 degrees north of the equator and 117.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Tustin city flower is the Camelia.
The city tree is the Flowering Tree.

History & History Related Items

Tustin was named after a Petaluma Carriage maker, Columbus Tustin. From 1868 to 1872, he tried to set up a "Tustin City."
The community remained a small town with many citrus groves and vineyards until the 1960's, when much new housing began to be built due to the high numbers of people moving to the area.
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The incorporation of Tustin



Tustin is mostly residential with some business and light industry areas. The El Toro Marine Base and Air Station were both located in the area at one time.
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Tustin City Government

City of Tustin
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 573-3000
Fax: (714) 832-0825

Tustin Historical Events

USMC LTA Base (LTA = Lighter Than Air (Dirigibles at one time) Formerly listed as USMC LTA (Helicopter Base) Santa Ana, CA.
I am the one who got the name changed to USMC LTA Base, Tustin, CA. I was there when George C. Scott played in the movie Hindenburg. The Tustin facility being a copy of the Lakehurst facility in New Jersey where the Hindenburg Zeppelin burned up before World War II. I was there when an attempt was made to do a round the globe balloon 'trip' which failed miserably and never got off the ground but instead dragged the crew down the runway and almost beat it to pieces in the 'maneuvre'.
I was there when a farmer leased the agricultural area on base to grow parsley. "'Parsley'? Why parsley," I asked him. He said, "Well, somebody has to grow that green stuff they put on your plate in restaurants." He went on to ask me if I actually ate the stuff which is really good for you but . . . . BUT a lot of restaurants re-use the stuff that customers dont eat and it may got from plate to plate to plate so (he suggested) "If you don't eat it, do me a favor, crush it under your foot on the floor or just break it into little pieces and leave it on your plate." This farmer also grew corn and he always left a few sections for us 'gleaners' to go and help ourselves. Those were the days. I miss Tustin and El Toro as it used to be.
Submitted by: John Teale, Commander, British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers assigned to US Navy/MC West Coast operations. Five years in Tustin. Now in Washington (state) at Bangor Submarine Base.

Tustin Chamber

Tustin Chamber of Commerce
399 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 544-5341
Fax: (714) 544-2083

Tustin Organizations

Tustin Chamber of Commerce
399 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 544-5341
Fax: (714) 544-2083 Tustin


The population of Tustin was:
1990 - 50,689
1999 - 66,800

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