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Encyclopedia > Fountain Valley, California
City of Fountain Valley, California
Official seal of City of Fountain Valley, California
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Location of Fountain Valley within Orange County, California.
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Mayor Cheryl Brothers
Area  
 - City 23.1 km²
 - Land 23.1 km²
 - Water 0.0 km²
Population  
 - City (2000) 54,978
 - Density 2,859.5/km²
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.fountainvalley.org

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History

It was incorporated in 1957, before which it was known as Talbert (also as Gospel Swamp). The name of Fountain Valley refers to the very high water table in the area -- at the time the name was chosen, it was said that one could merely poke a stick in the ground and a fountain would come up. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cross section showing the water table varying with surface topography as well as a perched water table The water table or phreatic surface is the surface where the water pressure is equal to atmospheric pressure. ...


Geography

Fountain Valley is located at 33°42′31″N, 117°57′23″W (33.708618, -117.956295)GR1.


It is located southwest and northeast of the San Diego Freeway (405), which diagonally bisects the city, and is surrounded by Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Costa Mesa. Its eastern border is the Santa Ana River. Southern California freeways The San Diego Freeway; the Interstate 405 segment is highlighted in red, the Interstate 5 segment is highlighted in blue. ... Nickname: Surf City Location of Huntington Beach within Orange County, California. ... Westminster is a city located in Orange County, California. ... Country United States State California County Orange Mayor William Dalton Area    - City 46. ... Santa Ana is the largest city and the county seat of Orange County, California. ... Official website: http://ci. ... The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.1 km² (8.9 mi²). 23.1 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.11% 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 54,978 people, 18,162 households, and 14,220 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,382.4/km² (6,167.8/mi²). There were 18,473 housing units at an average density of 800.5/km² (2,072.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.02% White, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.46% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 25.76% Asian, 0.40% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 3.95% from other races, and 4.30% from two or more races. 10.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Density of Americans self-reported as white in the 2000 Census. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An Aani (Atsina) named Assiniboin Boy. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... // Demographics in 2000 US Census Pacific Islander Americans represent the smallest group counted on the 2000 US Census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Race (United States Census). ...


There were 18,162 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.35. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $69,734, and the median income for a family was $74,502. Males had a median income of $50,399 versus $36,089 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,521. About 3.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% 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. ...


Community amenities

A classic bedroom community, Fountain Valley is a safe, middle-class, residential area. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ...


It is home to Mile Square Regional Park, a 640 acre (2.6 km²) park containing two lakes, three 18-hole golf courses, playing fields, picnic shelters, and a twenty acre urban nature area planted with California native plants, a 55 acre (223,000 m²) recreation center with tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a gymnasium, and the Kingston Boys & Girls Club; also a community center and a new senior center that opened in June, 2005. Mile Square Regional Park is a park located in Fountain Valley, California. ... Blazing Star (Mentzelia lindleyi) California native plants are plants that existed in California prior to the advent of Europeans. ...


The city contains a police department, two fire stations, two hospitals, and a medical center.


There are eight elementary schools, one K-8 school (Moiola), four middle schools, and two high schools. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The city also has 18 churches, one Reform synagogue, and a public library. Reform Judaism can refer to (1) the largest denomination of Judaism in America and its sibling movements in other countries, (2) a branch of Judaism in the United Kingdom, and (3) the historical predecessor of the American movement that originated in 19th Century Germany. ... Lesko synagogue, Poland A synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת ; beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: שול, shul; Ladino אסנוגה esnoga) is a Jewish place of religious worship. ...


Emergency services

Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided by the Fountain Valley Fire Department. Law enforcement is provided Fountain Valley Police Department. Ambulance service is provided by Care Ambulance Service. The Fountain Valley Fire Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Fountain Valley, California. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Business

Fountain Valley has blooming commercial innovations but little industrial production of its own. The limited agricultural production consists of several fields of strawberries. Species 20+ species; see text This article is about the strawberry plant. ...


Fountain Valley is home to the national headquarters of Hyundai Motor Company and the global headquarters of memory chip manufacturer Kingston Technologies. The Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) (KSE: 005380, LSE: HYUD), a division of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, is South Koreas largest car maker. ... Kingston Technology Co. ...


Fountain Valley has two fully accredited major medical centers: the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital with 400 beds available, and Orange Coast Memorial Hospital with 230 beds and a medical clinic.


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Fountain Valley is home to the national headquarters of Hyundai Motor Company and the global headquarters of memory chip manufacturer Kingston Technologies.
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