General Law city
Incorporated: December 15, 1987
City Hall: 23920 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, California 91355
Population (2020 Census): 228,673 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 23.5%
Population Density (2020 Census): 3,232.0 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 78,586
Persons Per Housing Unit: 2.9
Land Area: 70.75 square miles (183.25 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.06 square miles (0.16 square kilometers)
Total Area: 70.82 square miles (183.42 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 34.414083 -118.494729
Named for the Rio Santa Clara, which had been named by the Gaspar de Portola expedition. To avoid confusion with another larger river in Northern California of the same name, the area around the river was occasionally referred to as "The Little Santa Clara River Valley." In the 1930s, historian A.B. Perkins named the area Santa Clarita (Little Santa Clara). The city includes Newhall, Saugus, Valencia, and Canyon Country. (Thanks to John Boston, writing for The Signal - Sunday, August 8, 1999).
City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.