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Anaheim is a city in Orange County, south_west California, a part of the greater Los Angeles conurbation to the east of Long Beach. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 328,014. It is a focus city of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Founded by German settlers in 1857 and incorporated on February 10, 1870, Anaheim developed into an industrial center, producing electronics, aircraft parts, and canned fruit. It is the site of Disneyland, a theme park which opened in 1955. Its name is a blend of "Ana", after the nearby Santa Ana River, and "heim", from the German for "home". Previously, the settlement was known as Campo Aleman (Spanish for German Camp).



Anaheim is located at 3350'10" North, 11753'23" West (33.836165, -117.889769)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 130.7 km (50.5 mi). 126.8 km (48.9 mi) of it is land and 3.9 km (1.5 mi) of it is water. The total area is 2.99% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 328,014 people, 96,969 households, and 73,502 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,587.8/km (6,702.0/mi). There are 99,719 housing units at an average density of 786.7/km (2,037.5/mi). The racial makeup of the city is 54.76% White, 2.66% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 11.98% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 24.21% from other races, and 5.02% from two or more races. 46.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 96,969 households out of which 43.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% are non-families. 18.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.34 and the average family size is 3.75.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $47,122, and the median income for a family is $49,969. Males have a median income of $33,870 versus $28,837 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,266. 14.1% of the population and 10.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.9% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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External links

  • City of Anaheim, California - Official Home Page (http://www.anaheim.net/)
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.836165&longitude=-117.889769&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.836165&lon=-117.889769&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-117.889769&lat=33.836165&w=750&h=500)

see also History of California

Counties and Largest Cities in California
Cities: Anaheim | Bakersfield | Fremont | Fresno | Glendale | Huntington Beach | Long Beach | Los Angeles | Modesto | Oakland | Oxnard | Riverside | Sacramento | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Jose | Santa Ana | Stockton
Counties: Alameda | Alpine | Amador | Butte | Calaveras | Colusa | Contra Costa | Del Norte | El Dorado | Fresno | Glenn | Humboldt | Imperial | Inyo | Kern | Kings | Lake | Lassen | Los Angeles | Madera | Marin | Mariposa | Mendocino | Merced | Modoc | Mono | Monterey | Napa | Nevada | Orange | Placer | Plumas | Riverside | Sacramento | San Benito | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Joaquin | San Luis Obispo | San Mateo | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Shasta | Sierra | Siskiyou | Solano | Sonoma | Stanislaus | Sutter | Tehama | Trinity | Tulare | Tuolumne | Ventura | Yolo | Yuba |

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City of Anaheim - Anaheim Public Utilities (200 words)
Anaheim Public Utilities is a publicly-owned, not-for-profit electric and water utility that is responsible for delivering high quality, economical electric and water utility services to residents and businesses in the City of Anaheim.
Anaheim residents enjoy rates that are among the lowest in California – electric rates averaging 25 to 40 percent lower than in neighboring cities and water rates that are among the lowest of the 33 agencies serving water to Orange County communities.
Anaheim Public Utilities is governed by a locally elected five-member City Council, which is responsible for determining policy.
Anaheim, California Photo Guide for Disneyland & Conventions (1097 words)
Anaheim, home to Disneyland, is located 28 miles south of Los Angeles in Orange County, California.
Anaheim, California is a city with immaculate buildings on historic, palm-lined streets that face new, glass structures rising to the sky.
Anaheim is a place where old and new reside side by side.
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