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  •   State: 
    Orange County
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    33°44′23″N 117°48′49″W
      Area total: 
    11.12 sq mi (28.81 km²)
      Area land: 
    11.12 sq mi (28.81 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    138 ft (42 m)
    1769; Incorporated September 21, 1927
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      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
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    Tustin, Orange County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    7,219.06 residents per square mile of area (18,697.28/km²)
      Household income: 
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Tustin is a city in Orange County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Columbus Tustin, a carriage maker from Northern California, founded the city in 1868 on 1,300 acres (5.3 km²) of land from the former Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. The city was incorporated in 1927 with a population of about 900. During World War II, a Navy anti-submarine airship base (later to become a Marine Corps helicopter station) was established on unincorporated land south of the city. It is bordered by Irvine on the south and east, Orange and the census-designated TUSTin Foothills on the north, and Santa Ana on the west. It has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). The city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.7 km²), according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2020, the city is expected to have 80,276 residents. It does not include the unincorporated community of North Tust in the north of the county, which is home to the city's oldest planned neighborhood, Old Town TustIn. It was named after Columbus, who planted sycamores and oaks along the streets of the town in the early 1800s. The area was first inhabited by the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations, who called it Vallejo de Saint Anne (Valley of Saint Anne) in 1776.


Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited this area. On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement. Columbus Tustin, a carriage maker from Northern California, founded the city in 1868 on 1,300 acres (5.3 km²) of land from the former Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. During World War II, a Navy anti-submarine airship base (later to become a Marine Corps helicopter station) was established on unincorporated land south of the city. The two dirigible hangars are among the largest wooden structures ever built and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and ASCE List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. After the MexicanAmerican War, Alta California became part of the United States and American settlers arrived in this region. The city was incorporated in 1927 with a population of about 900. The townsite was bordered by Camino Real on the south, Newport Avenue on the east, 1st Street on the north, and Route 43, now known as the Costa Mesa Freeway, on the west. The town of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tust in, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, California, was founded in 1864. The area was once known as Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne) after a Spanish expedition led by Father Junipero Serra.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.7 km²) It is bordered by Irvine on the south and east, Orange and the census-designated Tustin Foothills on the north, and Santa Ana on the west. The city is sometimes referred to as "The City of [the] Trees". Native sycamores and oaks, native to the area, grew in abundance at the time of the founding of the city, and city founder Columbus TUSTin was responsible for planting many more along the streets of the City. Tust in has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). It is located in the Central Coast Ranges of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Gabriel Mountains of the Santa Catalina Mountains to the north and east. It is one of the oldest planned neighborhoods in the U.S., having been established in the early 1800s. It has a population of about 3,000. It was founded in 1838 by Columbus Tusti, who is credited with founding the city. In 1841, he founded the city's first post office, which is still open today. The town has a history of being known as "Tustin" or "The Town of Trees" because of the abundance of sycamore and oak trees in the area. It also has a reputation for being a good place to raise a family.


The 2020 United States census reported that Tustin had a population of 79,430. There were 25,501 housing units at an average density of 2,236.9 per square mile (863.7/km²) The racial make-up of the city was 58.72% White, 2.92% African American, 0.66% Native American, 14.90% Asian, 17.94% from other races and 4.55% from two or more races. The median household income was $74,011, with 12.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line. The average household size was 2.98, with 17,935 families (71.2%) living in the city at the time of the 2010 census. The city is located in the Central Coast region of California. It is located on the San Diego-Orange County border. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city's population will rise to 80,000 by the end of the decade. The population is expected to grow to 100,000 in the next few years, with a population growth rate of 1.5% to 2.5%. The city has a population density of 6,816.7 per square miles (2,631.9/ km²) and a population age distribution of 20,212 (26.8%) to 25,033 (33.1%) aged 25 to 44, 17,006 (22.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,433 (8.5) who were 65 or older.


According to the city's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: The city's top employers are: KPMG, Coca-Cola, KPMM, and KPMT. The city is home to more than 1,000 businesses, according to the report. The economy is the second-largest employer in the town, followed by the construction industry. The top employer is KPMC, which employs more than 2,000 people. The largest employers are KPMP, KMMM, K&G, and ExxonMobil, which has 1,400 employees. The number of people employed by the city is more than 4,000. The unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent. The average household income is $30,000, the report says. In the city, the average household salary is $28,000 and the average annual income is over $50,000; the average house price is $1,000 a year. The U.S. Census Bureau says the city has the highest rate of poverty in the country, with the lowest rate of unemployment at 0.7 per cent. The lowest rate is 0.4 per cent, the city says. The highest rate is 1.8 per cent; the lowest rates are 0.3 per cent in the state and the highest rates are in the county. The state's economy is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, with an unemployment rate of 0.6 per capita. The rate of growth in the economy is 2.4 percent.

Arts and culture

The Market Place, formerly known as Tustin Market Place. The District. Marconi Automotive Museum. Old Town TUSTin. The Market Place is located in the heart of the city. The district is home to a number of museums, galleries, and other points of interest. The market place is in the center of the district. It is also home to the district's golf course and a museum for the area's famous golf course. The town's main square is called the Market Place and is known as the "Market Place" The district's main street is called The District and is called "The District" The District is also known as "Tustin Area Museum" and "Old Town TustIn" The town has a museum and a golf course called the "Ranch Golf Course" for the town's famous course. It also has a theater, a library, a park, a theater and a sports center. The city's history dates back to the early 19th century. It was named after the Tustins, the first inhabitants of the area. The first European settlers arrived in the area in the 17th century and moved to the city in the 1800s. The area is known for its arts and culture. It has been the site of many museums and galleries, including the Marketplace, the District, and Old Town. It's also the home of the golf course, which was built in the 18th century, and the TUSTIN Area Museum.


The Tustin City Council is composed of five members elected at large. Mayor Allan Bernstein was elected to the City Council in 2012. In 2019, Letitia Clark was chosen to serve as mayor pro tem. In the California State Legislature, TUSTin is in the 37th Senate District, represented by Democrat Dave Min and in the 68th Assembly District. In U.S. House of Representatives, the city is in California's 45th congressional district,represented by Democrat Katie Porter. The mayor's role is primarily a ceremonial role and rotates among the council members. The city is located on the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station, which closed in 1997. The area was the focus of a bid by neighboring Santa Ana to build a school on the land, part of which is within the Santa Ana Unified School District's territory. The school district failed in its bid to build the school in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the land was later sold to a private developer for commercial development. The town has a population of about 2,000, with most of its residents living in the central part of the city, which is located near the San Diego County line. It is located in the Central Coast region of California, near the border with Bakersfield and the San Francisco Bay Area, and is in Southern California's Central Valley. It has an estimated population of 3,000. The City Council has five members, including the mayor, who is elected at-large.


Tustin and surrounding unincorporated areas are overseen by the Tustin Unified School District. Springfield College, a non-profit, private, higher education institute, is located in the city. Arnold O. Beckman High School is in the Best High Schools according to U.S. News & World Report. Foothill High School, a California Distinguished School, is also well-known regionally for its strong Model United Nations program. The city is home to the California Air National Guard Air Force Base, which is located on the San Diego County Air Force Reserve Base. The Tusti River runs through the city and is a popular tourist attraction. The San Diego River flows through the town and is known for its scenic beauty. The town is also home to a number of businesses, such as Tustina Airport, which provides air service to San Diego and the surrounding areas. The City is also the home of the California State University, San Diego, which offers a variety of programs for high school and college students, including the California Institute of the Arts and California State Polytechnic University, Los Angeles (CSU-Lompoc). The city also hosts the California International Film Festival, which runs from September to November each year. It is the only film festival of its kind in the state of California. The festival is also known for being one of the largest film festivals in the United States, with more than 2,000 films shown annually. It has also been known to host the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics.

Police and Fire services

Founded in 1928, the Tustin Police Department started with one officer, John Stanton, as "street superintendent", which changed to "chief of police" two months later. At the time of his appointment, there were no police headquarters or stations, and he took calls from his home. The department's jurisdiction includes the entire 11.12 square miles (29 km²) of the city, as well as the TUSTin Legacy development. Fire protection in the city is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority, which was established in 1948. The Tuston Police Department had roughly three officers in 1948, twenty years after its founding. It is the local law enforcement agency for the city of Tust in Orange County, California. The city has a population of about 3,000. The police department has a budget of about $1.2 million. It has a police force of about 30 officers, with an average of three officers per station. It also has a fire department, which provides fire protection for the entire city. It was founded in 1928 and has a staff of around 30 officers. The chief of police was John Stanton until 1942, when he was replaced by another officer. There are no stations or police headquarters in the town, and there are no police stations in the surrounding area. The town has a total of 11 square miles of land, which is about 29 km², and is home to more than 2,000 people. The population of the town is around 3,500.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Tustin, 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 Tustin = 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 1,974 individuals with a median age of 34.3 age the population grows by 8.61% in Tustin, Orange County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 7,219.06 residents per square mile of area (18,697.28/km²). There are average 2.89 people per household in the 25,157 households with an average household income of $71,181 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.50% 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 20.36%. The number of physicians in Tustin per 100,000 population = 253.3.


The annual rainfall in Tustin = 12.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 34. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 278. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 40.5 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 Tustin, Orange County, California which are owned by the occupant = 45.95%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 30 years with median home cost = $420,350 and home appreciation of -2.92%. 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 $4,531 per student. There are 24.1 students for each teacher in the school. 10637.64% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.56% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.58% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Tustin's population in Orange County, California of 10,006 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,2-fold to 1,974 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.53% female residents and 49.47% male residents live in Tustin, Orange County, California.

    As of 2020 in Tustin, Orange County, California are married and the remaining 44.20% are single population.

  • 25.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Tustin 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.

    78.80% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.46% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.96% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.10% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Tustin, Orange County, California, 45.95% are owner-occupied homes, another 45.22% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.83% are vacant.

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

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