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Encyclopedia > Placentia, California
City of Placentia, California
Official seal of City of Placentia, California
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Location of Placentia within Orange County, California.
Location of Placentia within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°52′57″N 117°51′18″W / 33.8825, -117.855
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Government
 - Mayor Scott W. Nelson
Area
 - Total 6.6 sq mi (17.1 km²)
 - Land 6.6 sq mi (17.1 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 272 ft (83 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 46,488
 - Density 7,041.1/sq mi (2,718.6/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92870-92871
Area code(s) 714
FIPS code 06-57526
GNIS feature ID 1661237
Website: http://www.placentia.org

Placentia is a city in northern Orange County, California. The population was 46,488 at the 2000 census. The 2004 population estimate for Placentia is 49,949. [1] This includes the community of Atwood, which is included in the city of Placentia, and is located in its southernmost quadrants. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Orange_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Placentia_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. ... Atwood, California is a small neighborhood in Placentia, California. ...


Placentia has recently faced many financial difficulties mainly due to the fact that economic activities in the city are limited, making it challenging for the city to provide adequate services to city residents. The city is currently in debt more than $565,000,000.

Contents

Government

Local

  • Scott W. Nelson, Mayor
  • Greg Sowards, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Connie Underhill, Councilmember
  • Joseph Aquirre, Councilmember
  • Scott P Brady, Councilmember
  • Chris Norby, Board Supervisor, District Four

Terms of the City Council

  • Connie Underhill (December 1996- )
  • Scott P Brady (December 2000- )
  • Joseph Aquirre (December 2006- )
  • Greg Sowards (December 2006- )
  • Scott W. Nelson (November 2007- )

Former City Council Members Since 2000

  • Maria Moreno (1989-2000)
  • Michael Marertzweiler (1992-2000)
  • Judy Dickinson (2000-2004)
  • Norman Z. Eckenrode (1970-2006)
  • Chris Lowe (1998-2006)
  • Russell J. Rice (2004-2007)

State and federal

In the state legislature Placentia is located in the 29th Senate District, represented by Republican Bob Margett, and in the 72nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Michael D. Duvall. Federally, Placentia is located in California's 40th and 42nd congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of R +8 and R +10 respectively[2] and is represented by Republicans Ed Royce and Gary Miller respectively. 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. ... Robert Bob Margett is a California State Senator. ... 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. ... Michael D. Duvall was elected to the California State Assembly in 2006. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... 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. ... Gary G. Miller (born October 16, 1948), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing Californias 42nd congressional district (map). ...


History

In 1837, the Mexican Governor in charge of what is now Southern California granted a grand swath of land to Juan Ontiveros called El Rancho San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana, comprising the modern cities of Anaheim, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda. Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Anaheim is a city in Orange County, south_west California, a part of the greater Los Angeles conurbation to the east of Long Beach. ... Location of Fullerton within Orange County, California, U.S. Coordinates: , Country State County Orange Government  - Mayor Shawn Nelson Area  - City  22. ... Location of La Habra within Orange County, California. ... Motto: Land of Gracious Living Location of Yorba Linda within Orange County, California. ...


In 1865, Daniel Kraemer was the first English-speaking pioneer to come to the area. He acquired 3,900 acres (16 km²). In 1868, William McFadden and Sarah Ann McFadden purchased 100 acres (400,000 m²). The town was named "Placentia" by Sarah Ann McFadden in 1876. The word comes from a Latin word meaning "a pleasant place to live." 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) // January 31 - United States orders all Indigenous peoples in the United States to move onto reservations February 2 - The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ...


In 1910, A. S. Bradford convinced the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to re-route a track through Placentia on its way to Los Angeles. The railroad station, combined with the city’s growing agricultural industry (citrus, walnuts, avocados and grapes), put Placentia on the map. Bradford was also the person who laid out the city streets. Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Citrus (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Walnut (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Mill. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis...


By 1926, there were 500 residents and they voted for incorporation. By 1960, Placentia's population had increased to only 5,000, but as Orange County suburbanized in the following decade, it swelled to 25,000. Currently, Placentia boasts 45,000 residents. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By the 1990s, Placentia's downtown had become somewhat run-down in comparison to those of its neighbors; city officials pinned much of the blame on the railroad tracks that had once brought the town so much prosperity, but were now largely occupied by trains barrelling through town on their way to the Midwest from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Inspired by the Alameda Corridor project in southern Los Angeles, Placentia created a project, OnTrac, that called for the tracks to be rerouted through a concrete-lined ditch approximately ten feet below grade level, reducing noise and increasing safety via the elimination of grade crossings. However, fiscal mismanagement and the withdrawal of promised federal funds resulted instead in the project nearly bankrupting the city, which was forced to drastically curtail services. As of Fall of 2005 the city has abandoned plans to sink railroad tracks into trenches due to a lack of federal funding. The city has instead decided to build over/underpasses along 4 major intersections in an effort to ease traffic. The new plans will cost an estimated $170 million as compared to the $543 million originally needed to sink the railroad tracks. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... The Alameda Corridor is a 20 mile (32 km) freight rail expressway directly connecting the national rail system near downtown Los Angeles, California to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, running parallel to Alameda Street. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ...


Geography

Placentia is located at 33°52′57″N, 117°51′18″W (33.882364, -117.855130)[3].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.1 km² (6.6 mi²). 17.1 km² (6.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.15% 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. ...


The incorporated territory of Placentia includes the small, unincorporated community of Atwood, California. Atwood, California is a small neighborhood in Placentia, California. ...


Demographics

Placienta's location in California
Placienta's location in California

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 46,488 people, 15,037 households, and 11,683 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,723.7/km² (7,051.3/mi²). There were 15,326 housing units at an average density of 897.9/km² (2,324.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.76% White, 1.77% African American, 0.83% Native American, 11.16% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander 13.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.10% of the population. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 15,037 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married alternative couples living together, 50.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% 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 3.42. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $62,803, and the median income for a family was $68,976. Males had a median income of $46,956 versus $34,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,843. About 5.7% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% 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. ...


Governance

The current mayor is Scott W. Nelson, elected in December 2007. Prior mayors (since 1989) are Norman Z. Eckenrode (1989-90, 1993-94, 1996-98), Arthur G. Newton (1990-91), John O. Tynes (1991-92), Maria Moreno (1992-93), Michael Maertzweiler (1994-95, 1999-2000), Carol Downey (1995-96), Constance Underhill (1998-99, 2006-2007), Chris Lowe (2000-02), Scott P. Brady (2002-03, 2004-06) and Judy Dickinson (2003-04). (Unless otherwise noted, mayoral terms begin and end in December.) The current city manager is Robert Dominguez.


Notable Placentians

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References

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

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External links

  • City of Placentia official site
  • Placentia, California is at coordinates 33°52′57″N 117°51′19″W / 33.882364, -117.85513 (Placentia, California)Coordinates: 33°52′57″N 117°51′19″W / 33.882364, -117.85513 (Placentia, California)
  • Placentia PDPlacentia Police Department Official site

 
 

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