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City of Yorba Linda
City
Motto: "Land of gracious living"[1]
Location of Yorba Linda within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°53′19″N 117°48′48″W / 33.888551°N 117.813231°W / 33.888551; -117.813231Coordinates: 33°53′19″N 117°48′48″W / 33.888551°N 117.813231°W / 33.888551; -117.813231
Country  United States
State  California
County Orange
Incorporated November 2, 1967
Government
 • Type City Council (five seats)
 • City Council Mayor Tom Lindsey
John Anderson
Mark Schwing
Gene Hernandez
Craig Young
 • City Manager Dave Adams
 • City Treasurer David Christian
Area[2]
 • Total 20.018 sq mi (51.847 km2)
 • Land 19.483 sq mi (50.460 km2)
 • Water 0.535 sq mi (1.387 km2)  2.67%
Elevation 270 ft (82.3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 64,234
 • Density 3,208.81/sq mi (1,238.914/km2)
 • Demonym Yorba Lindan
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92885, 92886, 92887
Area code(s) 657, 714
FIPS code 06-86832
GNIS feature ID 1652817

Yorba Linda is a city in southern California, in the United States. It is approximately 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Downtown Santa Ana, and 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, there are 64,234 people living in the city. In 2006 it was identified as the richest city in the United States by the U.S. Census Bureau that shows a median household income of $121,075 higher than any other.[3][4][5]

Yorba Linda is known to have big residential properties.[6] It is also known to have 30 horse trails[7] which are 100 miles (160 km) in overall length.[8]

Richard Nixon, President of the United States from 1969 to 1974 and Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 was born there and is the most well known resident there, however his father moved there before it became a city.

History

Pre-colonization

This place was home to Native American tribes once.

Early years

In 1834, Jose Antonio Yorba's most successful son Bernardo Yorba (the city would be later be named after) was granted the 13,328-acre (53.94 km2) Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana by Mexican governor José Figueroa.

Founding

On November 2, 1967, Yorba Linda was incorporated as a city.

Recent times

In November 2008, the eastern part of the city was struck by a brush fire that destroyed 113 homes and damaged 50 other homes.

Geography

It is bordered by Anaheim on the south, Placentia on the west and southwest, Brea on the northwest, Chino Hills State Park on the north, and Corona on the east and bordered by the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside.

Yorba Linda is the sixth largest city in Orange County after Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.

The two nearest seismic faults are the Whittier Fault and the other is Chino Fault, both of which are part of the Elsinore Fault Zone.[9]

Climate

Climate data for Yorba Linda, CA
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 71
(21.7)
71
(21.7)
73
(22.8)
76
(24.4)
78
(25.6)
81
(27.2)
87
(30.6)
89
(31.7)
87
(30.6)
82
(27.8)
76
(24.4)
70
(21.1)
78.4
(25.79)
Average low °F (°C) 48
(8.9)
48
(8.9)
51
(10.6)
53
(11.7)
57
(13.9)
61
(16.1)
65
(18.3)
65
(18.3)
63
(17.2)
58
(14.4)
52
(11.1)
47
(8.3)
55.7
(13.15)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.86
(72.6)
3.18
(80.8)
1.90
(48.3)
0.80
(20.3)
0.28
(7.1)
0.10
(2.5)
0.03
(0.8)
0.01
(0.3)
0.25
(6.4)
0.72
(18.3)
1.38
(35.1)
2.02
(51.3)
13.53
(343.7)
Source: [10]

Notable people

Places of Interest

Birthplace of Richard Nixon
  • Birthplace of Richard Nixon
  • Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

References

Other websites