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Encyclopedia > Buena Park, California
City of Buena Park, California
Location of Buena Park within Orange County, California.
Location of Buena Park within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°51′22″N 118°0′15″W / 33.85611, -118.00417
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Area
 - Total 10.6 sq mi (27.6 km²)
 - Land 10.6 sq mi (27.4 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 78,282
 - Density 7,406.1/sq mi (2,859.5/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 90620-90624
Area code(s) 714
FIPS code 06-08786
GNIS feature ID 1652676
Website: http://www.buenapark.com/

Buena Park is a city located in northwestern Orange County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 78,282. The city is located adjacent to the city of Anaheim and is located 12 miles (20 km) northwest of downtown Santa Ana. The Current OMB metropolitan designation for Buena Park and the Orange County Area is "Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA." Buena Park is home to several tourist attractions, most notably Knott's Berry Farm (see Points of interest). Image File history File links Orange_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Buena_Park_Highlighted. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 714 in red North American area code 714 is a California telephone area code which was split from area code 213 as a flash-cut sometime during 1951. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... OMB is a three-letter abbreviation which may stand for: observation manipulation bell Ocean Modeling Branch - former name of current Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch Office of Management and Budget United States Office of Management and Budget (many other governments have an office of this name also) Offshore Model Basin... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA is the metropolitan designation given to the Orange County Area by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). ... Knotts Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities: a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. ...


Buena Park is also home to Korean, Chinese, Filipino and Vietnamese Americans. Buena Park is noted for its Asian-themed restaurants. Many food distributions centers in Buena Park import goods from various countries in the Pacific Rim and then ship them to Asian supermarkets across California. A Vietnamese American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Vietnamese descent. ... The USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group along with ships from Australia, Chile, Japan, Canada, and Korea speed towards Honolulu in RIMPAC 2000. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

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Geography

Buena Park is located at 33°51′22″N, 118°0′15″W (33.856214, -118.004169)[1].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.6 km² (10.6 mi²). 27.4 km² (10.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.56%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Origin of the City Name

The exact derivation of the name Buena Park is uncertain. One theory is that the founder of the city, James A. Whitaker, a wholesale grocer from Chicago, used the name of a Chicago suburb by the same name: Buena Park, Illinois. The community in Illinois and the new township in California were both named in 1887, which is the reason for the confusion about which was named first. A grocer is a dealer in staple foodstuffs, such as meats, produce or dairy products, and other household supplies. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Buena Park is a neighborhood (located in the Lakeview community area) on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, bounded by Montrose Avenue, Irving Park Road, Graceland Cemetery and Lake Michigan. ...


Another theory relates to the artesian well and its park-like grounds once located at the current intersection of Artesia and Beach Blvd. (formerly Grand Ave.). Local settlers referred to the area as "Plaza Buena" which means "good park" in Spanish. The mixing of the Spanish and English languages to name Buena Park reflects the major historical influences in the area. There is historic precedent with Yorba Rancho peons using the name "Plaza Buena" decades, if not a century before Whitaker came to southern California.


Therefore, it is possible that the community in Illinois was named after the township in California. James A. Whitaker's brother Andrew lived in Buena Park, IL before moving to Buena Park, CA to join his brother. He may be the link between R. A. Waller (founder of the Buena Park, IL community) and James A. Whitaker's newly formed township.


History

Original Spanish explorers settled on the enormous ranchos by land grants made by the King of Spain. Manuel Nieto of the Portola Expeditions received such a grant in 1783, which was divided by his heirs into five separate ranchos in 1834. One of them, 46,806 acre Rancho Los Coyotes, included the current site of the City of Buena Park where the rancho’s adobe headquarters was located on what is now Los Coyotes Country Club’s golf course.


The area was transferred from Spanish authority to Mexican rule in 1822 and subsequently California was granted statehood in 1850. Americanization further expanded in the area after completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and its connection to Los Angeles in 1875. By then, Abel Stearns had acquired Rancho Los Coyotes in consideration for loans mad to Pio and Adres Pico. In 1885, James A. Whitaker purchased 690 acres of this land from Stearns and in 1887 he founded the City of Buena Park in conjunction with the railway development of what we now know as Orange County. The city was incorporated in 1953. An agricultural center when founded (particularly dairy, wine and citrus products) the city is now primarily a residential suburb. Year 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ...


In recent decades, the city became a popular real estate choice for African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. A special shopping area known as "Indian Village" was established in Buena Park in the 1980s by East Indian shop owners; this area is similar to Little India in nearby Artesia. Recent increases of home prices threaten to drive middle-class and minority homebuyers from the market.[citation needed] The Indies, on the display globe of the Field Museum, Chicago The Indies or East Indies (or East India) is a term used to describe lands of South and South-East Asia, occupying all of the former British India, the present Indian Union, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and... Artesia may refer to: Artesia, California Artesia, New Mexico Artesia, Mississippi This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 78,282 people, 23,332 households, and 18,735 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,859.5/km² (7,403.1/mi²). There were 23,826 housing units at an average density of 870.3/km² (2,253.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.99% White, 3.83% Black or African American, 0.96% Native American, 21.06% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 15.19% from other races, and 5.46% from two or more races. 33.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...

There were 23,332 households out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.64. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 429 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Buena Park, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 429 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Buena Park, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $50,336, and the median income for a family was $52,327. Males had a median income of $37,471 versus $30,287 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,031. About 8.0% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government and politics

Local

Buena Park is a California general law city with a council-manager government system. Everyday management of city functions is directed by a professional city manager, who is overseen by an elected City Council of five non-partisan members elected at large and whose chair acts as mayor. The city manager is Rick Warsinski. This article is about the U.S. state. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Current Mayor And City Council Members

  • Jim Dow, Mayor
  • Steve Berry, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Patsy Marshall, Councilmember
  • Don McKay, Councilmember
  • Art Brown, Councilmember

State and federal

In the state legislature Buena Park is located in the 33rd, 34th, and 35th Senate Districts, represented by Republican Dick Ackerman, Democrat Lou Correa, and Republican Tom Harman respectively, and in the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Tony Mendoza. Federally, Buena Park is located in California's 40th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +8[3] and is represented by Republican Ed Royce. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... GOP redirects here. ... Dick Ackerman Richard Charles Ackerman (born December 5, 1942) is a Republican U.S. politician, who is currently the California State Senate Minority Leader. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Jose Luis Correa(born 1958) is a California Democratic Party politician. ... Thomas George Harman (born May 30, 1941) is a U.S. politician, who is currently a Republican member of the California State Senate who had previously been a three-term member of the California State Assembly. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Tony Mendoza was born in 1941 in Havana, Cuba. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Edward Randall Ed Royce (born October 12, 1951), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the heavily Republican 40th District of California (map) in northen Orange County, including portions of Stanton, Cypress, Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia, and Orange. ...


Education

Buena Park is home to one of the 13 special district libraries in the State of California. The Buena Park Library District [1] is a single-purpose library district governed by an elected Board of Trustees, and has as its principal source of income a small property tax proration. The library's early history is much like other communities: it operated on and off as a volunteer operation beginning in 1905 at several temporary locations with donated books. It was formally established as a library district through the efforts of the Buena Park Woman's Club in 1919, and, through a few more building changes, is now located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, between Knott Avenue and Western Avenue. The current facility's construction was completed in early 1969 financed by a bond measure passed by the citizens of Buena Park on June 6, 1967. The community's library holds over 125,000 library materials from books to music CDs, magazines to movies, and provides a number of free public programs for all ages every week. It has free Internet service, and free library cards to all California residents. The library also has photocopier and fax services for small fees. The library is also a US Passport Acceptance Agency for the U.S. Department of State and its service hours are posted at both the Passport Acceptance Agency's and the library's web sites. Its support group, the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library, runs a bookstore and sells gently used materials. The bookstore is located on the Library's second floor. State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ...


The city is served by seven different school districts. Buena Park School Districtcovers nearly the entire northern half of the city, which feeds into the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. Centralia, Cypress, Magnolia and Savanna School Districts carve the remaining southern half of the city, feeding into the Anaheim Union High School District. Buena Park High School is the only high school within city limits. Kennedy, Savanna, Sunny Hills and Western High Schools also all serve the city's students, but are in either Fullerton, La Palma or Anaheim. Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD), founded in 1893 is a school district in Orange County, California that serves a fifty-square-mile area which includes the cities of Fullerton, La Habra and Buena Park. ... The Anaheim Union High School District is a public school district serving the Orange County cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, and Stanton It oversees eight junior high schools (7-8), eight high schools (9-12), and one magnet school, Oxford Academy (7-12). ...


Gordon H Beatty, Arthur F. Corey, Charles G. Emery, Carl E. Gilbert, Mabel L. Pendleton and James A. Whitaker Elementary Schools along with Buena Park Junior High are the seven schools that make up the Buena Park School District.


Emergency services

Fire protection in Buena Park is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority. Law enforcement is provided by the Buena Park Police Department. Ambulance service is provided by Care Ambulance Service. The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for unincorporated areas of Orange County, California and cities that contract OCFAs services. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Points of interest

Buena Park's E-Zone district, located along Beach Boulevard, is home to several well-known tourist destinations: the venerable Knott's Berry Farm theme park and its sister water park Knott's Soak City, Pirate's Dinner Adventure Show, a Medieval Times dinner show, and a Ripley's Believe it or Not! museum. The Movieland Wax Museum, one of the largest of its kind in the world, was once located in the E-Zone until it closed in 2005. The E-Zone also neighbors Anaheim, with Disneyland just east by way of Katella Avenue, Ball Road, and Interstate 5. Knotts Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities: a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... Fun at a water park A water park is an amusement park that features waterplay areas, such as water slides, splash pads, spraygrounds (water playgrounds), lazy rivers, or other recreational bathing environments. ... Knotts Soak City is a chain of three water parks, located in Southern California. ... Medieval Times location in Schaumburg, Illinois. ... Believe It or Not redirects here. ... A wax figure of Luciano Pavarotti in Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Like the wax museum at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, most wax museums allow visitors to pose for pictures with the figures. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ...


The City of Buena Park also has its own local history park located on Beach Blvd just south of Interstate 5. On these grounds, the city has preserved several historic buildings. These include the Whitaker-Jaynes House (which serves as the city's local history museum) the Bacon House, the Stage Stop Hotel (which houses the current Chamber of Commerce offices) and the Tice House. The Buena Park Historical Society manages and maintains the historical content of the museum. Coming in the summer or fall of 2008, the Dreger Clock, after restoration work is complete, will be placed on the grounds near the Whitaker-Jaynes House.


Transportation

Buena Park's main commercial artery is Beach Boulevard, State Route 39, also home to the city's civic center, the E-Zone entertainment district, and Buena Park Downtown shopping center. The Riverside Freeway (SR 91) and Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) criss-cross the city, connecting it with cities to the east and west, north and south respectively. The Orange County Transportation Authority provides public bus services, but most residents rely on cars. State Route 39 in the U.S. State of California is a north-south California State Highway that travels through Orange and Los Angeles counties. ... Categories: Stub ... Buena park Downtown is a series of shopping centers located in Buena Park, California adjacent to Knotts Berry Farm theme park. ... The Riverside Freeway (California State Route 91 segment highlighted in red, Interstate 215 segment highlighted in blue) The Riverside Freeway is the assigned name of a segment of California State Route 91 (CA/SR-91), a major east-west freeway located entirely within Southern California that links the cities/communities... Southern California freeways The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles, California and its southeastern suburbs. ... OCTA logo. ...


Fullerton Municipal Airport is the closest airport, but the nearest airport with commercial service is Long Beach Airport, about 13 miles to the southwest. Both Union Pacific (originally Southern Pacific) and BNSF railroad tracks cross the city. Construction on a Metrolink Orange County Line station in Buena Park to operate on the latter started in January 2006. The new Metrolink station opened in September 2007. [2] Fullerton Municipal Airport is the last strictly general aviation airfield still operating in Orange County, California. ... Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... Metrolinks Orange County Line is a commuter rail that runs from Downtown Los Angeles through Orange County to Oceanside in San Diego County connecting with the Coaster commuter rail to San Diego. ... Buena Park station is a passenger railroad station that is currently under construction in Buena Park, California. ...


The Buena Park Metrolink Station is open for business! Here's a link to the photos and newspaper story: http://www.ocregister.com/news/county-station-buena-1838451-park-riders


Notable residents

  • Monte Hinkle, Orange County historian
  • Eric Book, song writer and music producer
  • Heimar Lassas, former Finnish cross-country skier
  • Johnie Harmon, Professional Metallographer

References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.

Regarding the Naming of the city -- Buena Park News, June 25, 1972, page A-2 "From Coyotes to Commerce: Origin of the Name 'Buena Park'" by H. A. (Hub) Chamberlain This was article 39 of 133 that appeared in the twice-weekly series "From Coyotes to Commerce: ... " The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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