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Cypress

  •   State: 
    California
      County: 
    Orange County
      City: 
    Cypress
      County FIPS: 
    06059
      Coordinates: 
    33°49′6″N 118°2′21″W
      Area total: 
    6.62 sq mi (17.15 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.61 sq mi (17.13 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
      Elevation: 
    39 ft (12 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated July 24, 1956
  •   Latitude: 
    33,7989
      Longitude: 
    -118,0686
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    90630
    90720
      GMAP: 

    Cypress, Orange County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
    50,151
      Population density: 
    7,583.70 residents per square mile of area (2,927.99/km²)
      Household income: 
    $81,165
      Households: 
    15,856
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.75%
      Income taxes: 
    9.30%

Cypress is a city in northwestern Orange County within Southern California. The first people living in the area now known as Cypress were the Gabrieleno, a Native American tribe of the Tongva people. The original Spanish dons held immense tracts of land throughout California, which were given in lieu of pay to Spanish soldiers. After World War II, the land became too valuable for farming or ranching, and the dairies gradually sold out to housing developers during the 1960s. The city was incorporated under the name Dairy City in 1956 by local dairy farmers as a means of staving off developers. The name was taken from Cypress Elementary School (originally built in 1895) which took its name from the Cypress trees planted to protect the schoolhouse from the seasonal Santa Ana winds. In 1981 the City of Cypress inaugurated an annual birthday celebration for the city. The Cypress Community Festival, currently may be the largest single-day event of its kind in Orange County, California. Its Geographical coordinates are 33°496N 118°221W. The closest beach to Cypress is Seal Beach, which is roughly 7.8 miles (12.6 km) away from the center of Cypresses. Cypress has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²) of which 0.14% is water. It is adjacent to the Imperial Estates neighborhood of Long Beach and the Coyote Creek bicycle path to the west and is approximately 13 miles (21 km) north of Bolsa Chica.

History

The first people living in the area now known as Cypress were the Gabrieleno, a Native American tribe of the Tongva people. The original Spanish dons held immense tracts of land throughout California, which were given in lieu of pay to Spanish soldiers. After World War II, the land became too valuable for farming or ranching, and the dairies gradually sold out to housing developers during the 1960s. In 1957 local residents voted to change the name of "Dairy City" to "Cypress". The name was taken from Cypress Elementary School (originally built in 1895) which took its name from the Cypress trees planted to protect the schoolhouse from the seasonal Santa Ana winds. In 1981 the City of Cypress inaugurated an annual birthday celebration for the city. The Cypress Community Festival is held annually on the 4th Saturday in July at Oak Knoll Park. The event, the largest single-day event of its kind in Orange County, California, currently may be the largest one in the state. It is held at the Oak Knolls Community Center at 5700 Orange Avenue, between Valley View Street and Walker Avenue. The city's name was changed from "Waterville" in 1956 by local dairy farmers as a means of staving off developers. Many of the dairymen moved their operations to Chino, where development is once again pushing them out of the area.

Geography

Cypress has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²) According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a population of 2,816. Cypress is less than a 20-minute drive from Long Beach Airport. The closest beach to Cypress was Seal Beach, which is roughly 7.8 miles (12.6 km) away from the center of Cypress. The city is bounded to the north by the city of La Palma, then clockwise by Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, and Lakewood. It is adjacent to the Imperial Estates neighborhood of Long Beach and the Coyote Creek bicycle path to the west and is approximately 13 miles (21 km) north of Bolsa Chica. Its Geographical coordinates are 33°496N 118°221W. It has an estimated population of 1,814. The town is located in the San Diego County, California, and is located on the Santa Catalina Peninsula. It was founded in the early 1900s by a group of German immigrants. The current mayor is the son of a German immigrant who emigrated to the United States from Germany in the late 1800s. He was born in Cypress in the 1920s and grew up in Los Angeles. He has a son who is a professional golfer and a grandson who plays for the University of California, San Diego.

Demographics

At the 2010 census Cypress had a population of 47,802. The racial makeup of Cypress was 26,000 (54.4%) White (43.6% Non-Hispanic White), 1,444 (3.0%) African American, 289 (0.6%) Native American, 14,978 (31.3%) Asian, 234 (0,5%) Pacific Islander, 2,497 (5.2%) from other races, and 2,360 (4.9%) from two or more races. The census reported that 47,300 people (98.9% of the population) lived in households, 502 (1.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and no one was institutionalized. There were 16,028 housing units at an average density of 2,423.9 per square mile (935.9/km²) The city had a median household income of $80,440, with 6.7% living below the federal poverty line. At the 2000 census there were 46,229 people in 15,654 households, including 12,241 families, in the city. The median age was 39.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. The age distribution was 11,343 people (23.7%) under the age of 18, 4,700 people (9.8%) aged 18 to 24, 11,685 people (24.4) aged 25 to 44, 13,913 people (29.1) aged 45 to 64, and 6,161 people (12.9) who were 65 or older.

Economy

Real Mex Restaurants is headquartered in Cypress. The Los Alamitos Race Course is located in the city, even though it bears the name of its neighboring city. As of 2018, the top employers in the town are: Real Mex, the city's largest employer. The city's unemployment rate is 3.7%. The city has a population of about 2,000 people, the lowest rate in the state. The unemployment rate for Cypress is 2.9%. The town has a poverty rate of 1.8 percent. The top employers are Real Mex and the city’s largest employer, Real Mex. It has a unemployment rate of 2.7 per cent, the highest in the county. The town's economy has grown by 1.9 per cent in the last year. The economy is expected to grow by 2.8 per cent for the next three years, the most in the region. It is the second-largest city in California, after Los Angeles. It also has the highest unemployment rate, at 3.6 per cent. It's the third-highest rate for the state, behind Los Angeles and San Diego. The highest rate is in San Diego, at 4.1 per cent; the lowest is in Los Angeles, at 2.4 per cent and 1.3 per cent at San Francisco, at 1.2 per cent of the city. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Cypress has a workforce of 2,816 people.

Government

Cypress uses plurality block voting to elect two sets of city councilmembers (in staggered terms) The city council has received a letter written by attorney Kevin Shenkman that claims existence of racially-polarized voting within the city, which combines with this election system to result in a violation of the California Voting Rights Act. The council reached a decision during the March 14, 2022, council meeting's closed session to have the city attorney send a response letter. This letter disagrees with the claims and asks for more evidence. Of those, 11,029 (36.51%) are registered Democrats, 10,226 (33.85%) areregistered Republicans, and 7,514 (24.88%) have declined to state a political party/are independents. In the California State Legislature, Cypress is in the 29th Senate District, represented by Democrat Josh Newman, and the 65th Assembly District. The 2020 census redistricting process will position the city within California's 36th State Senate district and California's 67th State Assembly district. The U.S. Postal Service Cypress Post Office is located at 5762 Lincoln Avenue. The city is in California's 47th congressional district,represented by Democrat Alan Lowenthal. Redistricting will place the city in California’s 45th congressional districts. Cypress has 30,207 registered voters, as of October 19, 2020, according to the California Secretary of State, The city has a population of 30,208.

Education

The city is a part of the Anaheim Union High School District and the Cypress Elementary School District. Cypress College is located in the city. The city is home to the California Institute of the Arts, which was founded in 1883. The Cypress High School and Cypress elementary school districts are part of Anaheim Union School District, which is based in Anaheim, California. The school district also has a private school, Cypress Christian School, and a parochial school, St Irenaeus Parish School, which are located in Cypress. The town has a population of 4,000 people. It is located on the San Diego River, which flows through the center of the city and into the San Francisco Bay Area, where it is known as "The City of the Stars" The city's nickname is "Cypress" and the city's name is derived from the word "cypress", which means "creeper" or "creek" in Spanish. It also means "city" in English, "crips" and "crisp" in the Spanish language. It was named after the town of Cypress, California, where the city was once located. The name of the school district is "Anapluvia", which was once called "Creeper". It is now known as the "Aguirre" School, after the Spanish word for "crescendo" (pronounced "cirre"). The city has two high schools, one of which is called "Lexington" and one called "Oxford".

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cypress, 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 65. 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 Cypress = 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 (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 50,151 individuals with a median age of 38.7 age the population grows by 2.98% in Cypress, Orange County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 7,583.70 residents per square mile of area (2,927.99/km²). There are average 2.98 people per household in the 15,856 households with an average household income of $81,165 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.10% 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 19.76%. The number of physicians in Cypress per 100,000 population = 253.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Cypress = 12 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 33. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 282. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 45.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 54, 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 Cypress, Orange County, California which are owned by the occupant = 67.41%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 38 years with median home cost = $441,340 and home appreciation of 2.56%. 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.

Study

The local school district spends $5,233 per student. There are 20.3 students for each teacher in the school. 9.06% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 20.59% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.90% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cypress's population in Orange County, California of 1,121 residents in 1900 has increased 44,74-fold to 50,151 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.01% female residents and 48.99% male residents live in Cypress, Orange County, California.

    As of 2020 in Cypress, Orange County, California are married and the remaining 39.92% are single population.

  • 31.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Cypress 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.

    82.52% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.04% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.30% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.72% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cypress, Orange County, California, 67.41% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.98% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.60% are vacant.

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

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