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Buena Park

  •   State: 
    Orange County
    Buena Park
      County FIPS: 
    33°51′22″N 118°0′15″W
      Area total: 
    10.55 sq mi (27.34 km²)
      Area land: 
    10.53 sq mi (27.27 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.07 km²)
    75 ft (23 m)
    1887; Incorporated January 27, 1953
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Buena Park, Orange County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    7,981.19 residents per square mile of area (3,081.44/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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There is no end to the sights and sounds of a nature walk. From the start of the walk to the end, there is a lot to see and experience. The most important thing is that you don't get lost in your own thoughts. The best way to experience a walk is to stop and take in all the sights, sounds, and sights around you.


The City of Buena Park was incorporated on January 27, 1953. The exact derivation of the name is uncertain. Local settlers referred to the area as "Plaza Buena" which means "good park" in Spanish. The murder of Stuart Tay occurred in 1992. In 2009, the body of swimsuit model and reality TV star Jasmine Fiore was found stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in an apartment building dumpster near the 7400 block of Franklin Street in northern BuENA Park. The city is now primarily a residential suburb and commercial hub. It is located on the banks of the San Diego River, which was once the source of the city's water supply. It was once an agricultural center when founded (particularly dairy, wine and citrus products), but is now a residential and commercial center. It has a population of about 6,000. The City ofBuena Park is located in Orange County, California, near Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. The area was once part of Los Angeles County, but was later part of Orange County and the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and is now part of the City of Orange. The name of the town is derived from the name of a Chicago suburb: Buena park, Chicago, Illinois, although the community in Illinois was also named in 1887. In 1887, James A. Whitaker, a wholesale grocer from Chicago, purchased 690 acres (2.8 km²) of this land from Abel Stearns.

Points of interest

The city of Buena Park is home to several well-known tourist destinations. The city has preserved several historic buildings, including the Whitaker-Jaynes House. Los Coyotes Country Club boasts a 27-hole championship course designed by Billy Bell in 1957. The 105-acre Ralph B. Clark Regional Park opened in 1981 and features an amphitheater, nature trails and a stocked fishing pond. It is also home to the Interpretive Center, a small museum with ice age fossil and local geology exhibits. The Dreger Clock, a 75-year-old multi-faced street clock, was installed in front of theWhitaker/Jaynes house overlooking Beach Blvd in September 2009 after a two-year restoration project. The Nabisco factory produced Honey Maid graham crackers, Ritz Crackers, and Nilla Wafers, among other Nabisco products, before shutting down in 2006. The Los Coyotes LPGA Classic golf tournament has been hosted there for the last five years. The City of Bueno Park has its own local history park on Beach Blvd just south of Interstate 5. It also houses the Stage Stop Hotel (which houses the California Welcome Center-Orange County) and the Tice House, which is the city's local history museum. The town's E-Zone is located along Beach Boulevard and includes the Knott's Berry Park theme park and the Pirate's Dinner Adventure Show, a Medieval Times dinner show, and a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.6 square miles (27 km²) of it is land. It is bordered by Fullerton on the east, Anaheim on the southeast, Cypress on the southwest, Cerritos and La Palma on the west, and La Mirada on the north. One of the things Buena Park citizens are proud of is that the city is considered the center of the southland. The city is bisected by State Route 91 into Northbuena Park and SouthBuena Park. It has an average daily rainfall of 1.2 inches (4.7 millimeters) and an average yearly temperature of 2.3 degrees (7.7 degrees) The city has an estimated population of 6,000 (4,000 in the summer) and 6,500 (7,500 in the winter) It is located in the Central Coast Ranges of the California Coast Range, which runs from Orange County to Bakersfield. The town has a population of 5,000, or 4.7% of the U.S. total population. The average annual rainfall is 1.3 inches (5.7mm) and the average annual temperature is 2.0 degrees (6.7°F) The town is located on the California River, which flows into the San Diego River. It also has a small lake, which is used as a source of drinking water for the city's residents. In the summer, the town is known for its hot, dry summers.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Buena Park had a population of 80,530. The racial makeup of the city was 36,454 (45.3%) White, 3,073 (3.8%) African American, 862 (1.1%) Native American, 21,488 (26.7%) Asian, 455 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 14,066 (17.5%) from other races, and 4,132 (5.1) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31,638 persons (39.3%). There were 24,623 housing units at an average density of 2,333.3 per square mile (900.9/km²), of which 13,428 were owner-occupied, and 10,258 were occupied by renters. The median household income was $64,205, with 11.1% of the population living below the federal poverty line. In 2000, there were 78,282 people, 23,332 households, and 18,735 families residing in the city. There were 19,105 families (80.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.67. The city had a median age of 35.1 years, with 20,361 people under the age of 18, 8,610 people aged 18 to 24, 22,688 people (28.2%) aged 25 to 44, 20,320 people (25.2) aged 45 to 64, and 8,551 people (10.6) who were 65 years of age or older.


Supermarket chain 99 Ranch Market is based in Buena Park. A Nabisco factory built in 1965 once employed as many as 500 before being shut down; it was demolished in 2006. The Source OC is a Korean shopping center that contains 3 floors, a theater, a golf zone, and a karaoke lounge. It has faced economic challenges since its opening and was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some notable stores are Imvely, The Mirror, Le Born, and Princeton. According to the city's 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and other businesses. The city is home to the National Museum of American History, which was dedicated to the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1868. It is also the home of the National Park Service, which dates back to 17th century. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1864. The National Museum is located on the grounds of the California State Capitol, which is located in downtown Los Angeles. The California State Museum of History is also located in Los Angeles, and was dedicated in 1874. It contains the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which commemorates the Battles of Los Angeles and San Francisco between 1864 and 1875. It also contains the San Francisco Bay Bridge, which runs through the center of the city, and the San Diego River, which flows through the downtown area.


Buena Park was incorporated as a General Law City on January 27, 1953. In November 2008, the voters adopted a City Charter. The City Charter is a written document approved by the electorate which acts as a constitution for the city. An elected City Council of five non-partisan members is elected at large and its chair acts as mayor. In the California State Senate, Buena Park is split between the 29th Senate District and the 32nd Senate District, represented by Republican Kelly Seyarto. The U.S. Postal Service Buena park Post Office is at 7377 La Palma Avenue. The city has 36,483 registered voters. Of those, 14,876 are registered Democrats, 10,008 are registered Republicans, and 10,332 have declined to state a political party/are independents. In the United States House of Representatives, the city is in the 39th and 47th congressional districts, which are represented by Young Kim (RLa Habra) and Alan Lowenthal (DLong Beach), respectively. The city's mayor is Sunny Park, and the city council members are Mayor Sunny Park and Susan Sonne, Elizabeth Swift, and Connor Traut. It has a mayor pro-tem, Arthur C. Brown, and a city council member, Elizabeth Traut, who is also the city's city manager. The mayor is the only member of the City Council who is not a resident of the city, and he is not allowed to run for re-election.


Buena Park is home to one of the 13 special district libraries in California. The community's library holds over 125,000 library materials. The city is served by seven different school districts. Buena Park High School is the only high school within city limits. Gordon H Beatty, Arthur F. Corey, Charles G. Emery (a 2011 Blue Ribbon Award winner), Carl E. Gilbert, Mabel L. Pendleton and James A. Whitaker Elementary Schools are the seven schools that make up the Buena park School District. Kennedy, Savanna, Sunny Hills and Western high schools also all serve the city's students, but are in either Fullerton, La Palma or Anaheim. The school district covers nearly the entire northern half of the city, which feeds into the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, while the districts of Centralia, Cypress, Magnolia, and Savanna serve the remainder of theCity. The district also covers the southern half, feeding into the Anaheim Union High school District, and the Centralia-Cypress-Magnolia school district, which covers the northern part of the City. It was formally established as a library district through the efforts of the Buenas Park Woman's Club in 1919. The current facility's construction was completed in early 1969 financed by a bond measure passed by the citizens of Buene Park on June 6, 1967. 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.


Buena Park's main commercial artery is Beach Boulevard, (California State Route 39), running northsouth and connecting the city's civic center, the E-Zone entertainment district, and Buena Park Downtown shopping center. Three Caltrans state maintained highways run through the city. The Orange County Transportation Authority provides public bus services, but most residents rely on cars. Fullerton Municipal Airport is the closest airport, but the nearest airport with commercial service is Long Beach Airport, about 13 miles (21 km) to the southwest. Both Union Pacific (originally Southern Pacific) and BNSF railroad tracks cross the city, and a Metrolink station opened in September 2007. The city is home to the Orange County Fire Authority, which provides fire protection and law enforcement services. It is also the home of the Care Ambulance Service, which offers ambulance service. It also has its own hospital, which is located in the town's downtown area. The town is also home to a community center, which was established in the 1970s. The community center is now the site of the Buene Park High School. It was the first high school in the United States to open in the 1960s, and was the last in the state to do so in the 1990s. It has been home to several high school football teams, including the California High School for the Arts and the California State University for the Humanities. The high school's football team was founded in the 1950s and is still in operation today.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Buena Park, Orange County, California = 4.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 64. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Buena Park = 5.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 84,034 individuals with a median age of 34.6 age the population grows by 3.73% in Buena Park, Orange County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 7,981.19 residents per square mile of area (3,081.44/km²). There are average 3.44 people per household in the 23,357 households with an average household income of $62,848 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.00% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.86%. The number of physicians in Buena Park per 100,000 population = 253.3.


The annual rainfall in Buena Park = 12.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 30. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 277. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 47.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 55, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Buena Park, Orange County, California which are owned by the occupant = 55.28%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 43 years with median home cost = $332,050 and home appreciation of -7.55%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,490 per student. There are 23.4 students for each teacher in the school. 7.18% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.62% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.18% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Buena Park's population in Orange County, California of 2,516 residents in 1900 has increased 33,4-fold to 84,034 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.14% female residents and 49.86% male residents live in Buena Park, Orange County, California.

    As of 2020 in Buena Park, Orange County, California are married and the remaining 43.72% are single population.

  • 31.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Buena Park require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.38% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.86% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.98% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.06% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Buena Park, Orange County, California, 55.28% are owner-occupied homes, another 42.15% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.57% are vacant.

  • The 43.74% of the population in Buena Park, Orange County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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