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Villa Park, California

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City of Villa Park

General law city[1]


Motto: The Hidden Jewel of Orange County[1]

Location of Villa Park within Orange County, California

City of Villa ParkLocation in the United States


33°48′58″N 117°48′40″WCoordinates: 33°48′58″N 117°48′40″W


United States



County Orange

Incorporated January 11, 1962[2]


• Type Council–manager[1]

• Mayor Diana Fascenelli[3]


• Total 2.078 sq mi (5.383 km2)

• Land 2.078 sq mi (5.383 km2)

• Water 0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%

Elevation[5] 341 ft (104 m)

Population (April 1, 2010)[6]

• Total 5,812

• Estimate (2013)[6] 5,951

• Density 2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)

Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)

• Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

ZIP code 92861

Area code 714

FIPS code 06-82744

GNIS feature IDs 1661640, 2412158


Villa Park is an affluent city in northern Orange County, California, near and surrounded by the city of Orange, and close toAnaheim Hills, that incorporated in 1962. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 5,812, making it the smallest city in Orange County by population (La Palma is Orange County's smallest city in area). The city is largely zoned for single-family residences on lots that average about 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2), or 1/2 acre, in size. Within the city limits there is one small shopping center that includes a Ralph's "Fresh Fare" grocery store, three banks, a pharmacy with a postal substation, and a variety of stores and offices. City Hall, including a community room, and a branch of the Orange County Public Libraries system is adjacent to the city's only shopping center.

There are four public schools with the city: Serrano and Villa Park Elementary Schools, Cerro Villa Middle School, and Villa Park High School. All are operated by the Orange Unified School District (the city's largest employer).

There are no public parks within city limits; many homes have pools and/or tennis courts. Unlike more urban areas of Orange County west of the city, Villa Park has winding streets with few sidewalks and limited street lights. Throughout are trees and flower beds in planted medians and parkways. Surrounded by the city of Orange, Villa Park has the appearance of an enclave: the city's early unwillingness to annex lands beyond Santiago Creek and those east of a power line easement between the city and Anaheim Hills.

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After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Father Junipero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the areas first permanentEuropean settlement in Alta California, New Spain. In 1810, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres (253 km2) to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. Yorba's rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today.

After the Mexican-American war in 1848, Alta California became part of the United States in 1850 and American settlers arrived in this area.

Villa Park was known as "Mountain View" in the 1860s.[citation needed] The U.S. Post Office refused to allow the local post office to be so named as there was already a post office with that name in Mountain View), so the post office and hence the area came to be called Villa Park. It was then an agricultural area producing, in turn, grapes, walnuts, and apricots. Finally, citrus became the major crop for about 60 years.

Ranchers established the Serrano Water District, which still provides Villa Park's water, and founded the Villa Park Orchards Association (still a business in Orange, although the packing house that was a local landmark was torn down in 1983).


Villa Park is located at 33°48′58″N 117°48′40″W (33.816183, -117.811106).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.


The city is governed by five council members each elected for four-year terms.


66.0% of the city's 4,533 registered voters declared their affiliation with the Republican party. 17.3% are registered Democrats, and 14.3% were unaffiliated voters.[8]

In the United States House of Representatives, Villa Park is in California's 45th congressional district, represented by Republican Mimi Walters.[9]

In the California State Legislature, Villa Park is in the 37th Senate District, represented by Republican John Moorlach, and in the 68th Assembly District, represented byRepublican Don Wagner.[10]

On the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Villa Park is represented by the 3rd District's Todd Spitzer.


Historical population


1970 2,723 —

1980 7,137 162.1%

1990 6,299 −11.7%

2000 5,999 −4.8%

2010 5,812 −3.1%

Est. 2014 5,968 [11] 2.7%

U.S. Decennial Census[12]


The 2010 United States Census[13] reported that Villa Park had a population of 5,812. The population density was 2,796.6 people per square mile (1,079.8/km²). The racial makeup of Villa Park was 4,550 (78.3%) White (71.9% Non-Hispanic White),[14] 42 (0.7%) African American, 34 (0.6%)Native American, 854 (14.7%) Asian, 1 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 162 (2.8%) from other races, and 169 (2.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic orLatino of any race were 598 persons (10.3%).

The census reported that 5,767 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 40 (0.7%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 5 (0.1%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,976 households, out of which 625 (31.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,525 (77.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 123 (6.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 80 (4.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 36 (1.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 8 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 208 households (10.5%) were made up of individuals and 144 (7.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92. There were 1,728families (87.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.11.

The population was spread out with 1,164 people (20.0%) under the age of 18, 458 people (7.9%) aged 18 to 24, 845 people (14.5%) aged 25 to 44, 1,934 people (33.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,411 people (24.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

There were 2,016 housing units at an average density of 970.1 per square mile (374.5/km²), of which 1,886 (95.4%) were owner-occupied, and 90 (4.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.2%. 5,486 people (94.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 281 people (4.8%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Villa Park had a median household income of $153,726, with 2.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[14]


As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 5,999 people, 1,950 households, and 1,764 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,844.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,097.7/km²). There were 2,008 housing units at an average density of 952.2 per square mile (367.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.40% White, 0.80% African American, 0.43% Native American, 12.92% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.90% of the population.

There were 1,950 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.5% were non-families. 7.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $116,203, and the median income for a family was $124,852. Males had a median income of $78,563 versus $46,667 for females.


Villa Park School, 10551 Center Dr. Villa Park

Serrano Elementary School — Home of the Eagles

Villa Park Elementary — Home of the Bobcats

Cerro Villa Middle School — Home of the Vikings

Villa Park High School — Home of the Spartans

Notable people[edit]

Bert Blyleven, Major League Baseball player

Aaron Boone, Major League Baseball Player

Aaron Corp, Richmond quarterback

Kevin Costner, graduated from Villa Park High School in 1973.

Leigh Donovan, Professional mountain bike racer. Class of 90

Susan McCaw, US Ambassador to Austria

Pat McInally, former National Football League player (and only NFL player to score a perfect 50 on the Wonderlic Test)

L.J. Smith, Author, The Vampire Diaries

Mark Trumbo, Seattle Mariners' 1st Baseman, Designated Hitter, and outfielder, graduated from Villa Park High School

Del Worsham, Professional drag racer





Municipalities and communities of Orange County, California, United States

County seat: Santa Ana


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Dana Point

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Garden Grove

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La Habra

La Palma

Laguna Beach

Laguna Hills

Laguna Niguel

Laguna Woods

Lake Forest

Los Alamitos

Mission Viejo

Newport Beach



Rancho Santa Margarita

San Clemente

San Juan Capistrano

Santa Ana

Seal Beach



Villa Park


Yorba Linda


Coto de Caza

Ladera Ranch

Las Flores

Midway City

North Tustin




Anaheim Island

Modjeska Canyon

Orange Park Acres

Santiago Canyon


Trabuco Canyon

Ghost towns



1962 establishments in California

Cities in Orange County, California

Cities in Southern California

Incorporated cities and towns in California

Populated places on the Santa Ana River