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Encyclopedia > Villa Park, California
City of Villa Park, California
Official seal of City of Villa Park, California
Seal
Motto: Villa Park, the Hidden Jewel
Location of Villa Park within Orange County, California
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Government
 - Mayor W. Richard Ulmer
Area
 - City 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km²)
 - Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 5,999 (city proper)
 - Density 951.6/sq mi (367.4/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.villapark.org

Villa Park is an incorporated city located in northern Orange County, California. Villa Park is only located in Orange County, it separated from the County after a water dispute on December 14th 1986. Villa Park is the smallest city located in Orange County but not in area (La Palma is Orange County's smallest city in area); The population was 5,999 at the 2000 census. Villa Park is an enclave of the city of Orange. Villa Park currently includes about 1,900 homes, and is about 99% built out. Except for one shopping center, the city is zoned for single-family residences, most of them on half-acre lots. The shopping center includes a grocery store, banks, a pharmacy with a postal substation, a variety of stores and offices, the City Hall and community room, and a branch of the Orange County Public Library. This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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 sizes of various objects, we list here areas between 1,000 and 10,000 m² (1,000 square metres and 1 hectare). ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −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... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −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... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ... This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of a supermarket. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. ... The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) is a network of community libraries in Orange County, California. ...

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History

Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited this area. 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 permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain. Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... The Juaneño or Acjachemem are a Native American group from Southern California. ... The Luiseño are a Native American people who at the time of the first contacts with the Spanish in the 16th century inhabited the coastal area of southern California, ranging 50 miles from the southern part of Los Angeles County, California to the northern part of San Diego County... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Gaspar de Portolà (1716 – 1784), a Spanish soldier, governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 - August 28, 1784) was a Spanish Franciscan who founded the California mission chain. ... Santa Ana is the Spanish-language name of Saint Anne, the mother of Mary, the mother of Jesus. ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded on All Saints Day (November 1), 1776. ... A European is primarily a person who was born into one of the countries within the continent of Europe. ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba's great rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today. The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Military flag of the Spanish Empire from the 16th century up to 1843. ... José Antonio Yorba (1746-1825), known also as Don José Antonio Yorba I, was one of the important early settlers of Spanish California (then known as Alta California). ... Olive is an unincorporated parcel of about 25 acres surrounded by the city of Orange, California, USA. The development is located along Lincoln Avenue between Eisenhower Park and Orange-Olive Avenue. ... Nickname: Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... Location of Tustin within Orange County, California. ... Official website: http://ci. ... Location of Newport Beach within Orange County, California. ...


After the Mexican-American war in 1848, Alta California became part of the United States in 1850 and American settlers arrived in this area. Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 18,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) Year 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Villa Park was not incorporated until 1962, but it was known in 1860's as Mountain View. Villa Park came into usage when the post office was founded and the name Mountain View was already taken by a city in Northern California. Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Villa Park was, for many years, an agricultural area producing, in turn, grapes, walnuts, apricots, and finally, citrus, which was the major crop for about 60 years and is most closely associated with its development. It was the citrus ranchers and their families who molded Villa Park into a vital community and organized its incorporation to save it from what they felt were unwelcome zoning practices from the eastward-moving city of Orange. 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... This article is about the walnut tree. ... Binomial name Prunus armeniaca The scientific name for the apricot is Prunus armeniaca L., which puts it in the same subgenus as the plum (Prunophora). ... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus ×sinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus ×aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus ×paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus ×limon - Lemon Citrus ×limonia - Rangpur lime Citrus ×latifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus... Nickname: Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ...


These ranchers established the Serrano Water District, which still provides Villa Park's water. (The district office is located on Lincoln Street.) They also founded the Villa Park Orchard's Association, still a thriving business in Orange, although the packing house that was the dominant Villa Park landmark for many years, located west of the shopping center, was torn down in 1983. The citrus groves have yielded to the developers, but these pioneers have left an enduring legacy in half-acre zoning for housing, which has been instrumental in shaping the city's character. Nickname: Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ...


Geography

Villa Park is located at 33°48′58″N, 117°48′40″W (33.816183, -117.811106)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²), all land. 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. ...


Government

The City is governed by five council members, each elected for four-year terms, who serve without pay and meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings and the political life of the City. Council agendas are posted on the bulletin board outside of the City Hall. There are also a full-time appointed City Managers, a small office staff, and a maintenance crew. Police, fire, legal, and engineering services are contracted for outside of the City.


Federal, state, and county representation

Villa Park is part of the 40th Congressional District, which is represented in the United States House of Representatives by Republican Ed Royce, who has served in Congress since 1993. In the California State Legislature, the city is represented by Senator Dick Ackerman (a Republican from the 33rd Senate District) and Assemblyman Bob Huff (a Republican from the 60th Assembly District). On the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Villa Park is represented by the 3rd District's Bill Campbell. California congressional districts since 2003. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Ed Royce Edward Randall Royce, Jr. ... 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. ... Dick Ackerman Richard Charles Ackerman (born December 5, 1942) is a Republican U.S. politician, who is currently the California State Senate Minority Leader. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... 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. ... Bob Huff is an American politician and member of the California Assembly. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... In some counties, the legislature is the board of supervisors. ... William J. Campbell is a Republican politician from California. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,999 people, 1,950 households, and 1,764 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,097.7/km² (2,844.9/mi²). There were 2,008 housing units at an average density of 367.4/km² (952.2/mi²). 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. 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). ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 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. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


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. The per capita income for the city was $53,130. About 2.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 4.2% 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. ...


Schools

Cerro Villa Middle School (CV) is a middle school located in Villa Park, California. ... Villa Park High School is a traditional 4 year public high school located in the city of Villa Park in Orange County, California. ...

Notable natives

Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor and director who has often produced his own films. ... Villa Park High School is a traditional 4 year public high school located in the city of Villa Park in Orange County, California. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Villa Park, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (829 words)
Villa Park is Orange County's smallest city in size and population; as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,999.
Villa Park was, for many years, an agricultural area producing, in turn, grapes, walnuts, apricots, and finally, citrus, which was the major crop for about 60 years and is most closely associated with its development.
It was the citrus ranchers and their families who molded Villa Park into a vital community and organized its incorporation to save it from what they felt were unwelcome zoning practices from the eastward-moving city of Orange.
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