Los Angeles Almanac Logo
Home | All Almanac Topics | Cities & Communities

City of Santa Clarita

Seal of the City of Santa Clarita
Map Showing City of Santa Clarita

Map showing City of Santa Clarita with surrounding communities. The City of Los Angeles is just to the south.
Cutaway from Map of Los Angeles County.
See also online Map of Los Angeles County with Cities & Communities.

General Law city
Incorporated: December 15, 1987
City Hall: 23920 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, California 91355
Website: www.santa-clarita.com
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

Other Facts & Statistics for Cities in Los Angeles County

City Government Officials

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.

City of Santa Clarita