Information About Santa Ana

The total estimated population is 363,938. Density is high at 10,698 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 165,740; Asian: 32,074; Two or More Races: 16,171; Black: 5,950; American Indian: 4,169; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1,180; Other Race: 138,654; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 260,609 (72%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 103,329 (28%)

There are 184,422 foreign born residents, of which 24.2% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 142,983; Vietnam: 16,699; El Salvador: 5,693; Guatemala: 2,669; Philippines: 1,877; Cambodia: 1,379; Laos: 927; U.S. Born: This State: 143,777; Midwest: 12,517; South: 8,385; Northeast: 5,958; West: 5,432;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Santa Ana Most Common US Birthplaces in Santa Ana

The sex distribution is 52% male and 48% female. The median age is 28 years.

Age Distribution

There are 33,424 married couples with children and 8,508 single-parent households (2,700 men, 5,808 women).

The median household income is $46,868 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; Santa Ana: $46,868;

19% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; Santa Ana: 19%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 115,361; Government: 11,349; Self-employed: 7,956; Unpaid family work: 495; Occupation: Production, transportation, and material moving: 34,750; Sales and office: 31,783; Service: 28,341; Management, professional, and related: 27,635; Production: 25,895; Office and administrative support: 18,857;

Work Types in Santa Ana Common Occupations in Santa Ana

The average commute time is 29 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 84,430; Car or truck (carpooled): 31,695; Public transportation: 10,649; Walked: 2,889; Worked at home: 2,832; Bicycle: 1,410; Motorcycle: 91;

Transportation to work methods in Santa Ana

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Santa Ana.

There are 83,315 housing units, of which 47,817 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 43,377; Renter: 38,228; Vacant: 1,710; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 35,118; Not Mortgaged: 8,259;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Santa Ana

The median single family home value is $216,800.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; Santa Ana: $1,504;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; Santa Ana: $764;

The average household size is 5 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 4.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 4,720; 1940 to 1949: 5,753; 1950 to 1959: 15,136; 1960 to 1969: 20,612; 1970 to 1979: 22,013; 1980 to 1989: 10,866; 1990 to 1994: 2,248; 1995 to 1998: 1,379; 1999 to March 2000: 588;

1.3% of homes lack plumbing and 1.4% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 56,174; Electricity: 18,870; No Fuel: 4,878; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 989;

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