Anaheim, California

Anaheim (/ˈænəhm/ AN-ə-hyme) is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city had a population of 346,824, making it the most populous city in Orange County, the 10th-most populous city in California, and the 56th-most populous city in the United States.[6] Anaheim is the second-largest city in Orange County in terms of land area, and is known for being the home of the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center, and two major sports teams: the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey club and the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.

Anaheim, California
City of Anaheim
Location within Orange County
Anaheim
Location within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Anaheim
Location within California
Anaheim
Location within the United States
Anaheim
Anaheim (North America)
Coordinates: 33°50′10″N 117°53′23″W
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Founded1857
IncorporatedMarch 18, 1876[1]
Named for"Ana", after the Santa Ana River, and "Heim", the German word for "home".
Government
  TypeCouncil Manager
  MayorVacant
  Mayor Pro TemTrevor O'Neil R
  City CouncilJose Diaz I
Gloria Ma'ae I
Jose F. Moreno D
Avelino Valencia D
Stephen Faessel R
  Deputy City ManagerGreg Garcia
Area
  Total50.88 sq mi (131.78 km2)
  Land50.27 sq mi (130.20 km2)
  Water0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
Elevation157 ft (48 m)
Population
  Total346,824
  Rank56th in the United States
10th in California
  Density6,899.22/sq mi (2,663.78/km2)
Time zoneUTC−08:00 (PST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP codes[5]
92801–92809, 92812, 92814–92817, 92825, 92850, 92899
Area codes657/714
FIPS code06-02000
GNIS feature IDs1652663, 2409704
Websitewww.anaheim.net Tom Daly (D)

Anaheim was founded by fifty German families in 1857 and incorporated as the second city in Los Angeles County on March 18, 1876;[1] Orange County was split off from Los Angeles County in 1889. Anaheim remained largely an agricultural community until Disneyland opened in 1955. This led to the construction of several hotels and motels around the area, and residential districts in Anaheim soon followed. The city also developed into an industrial center, producing electronics, aircraft parts and canned fruit. Anaheim is a charter city.[7]

Anaheim's city limits extend almost the full width of Orange County, from Cypress in the west, twenty miles east to the Riverside County line, encompassing a diverse range of neighborhoods. In the west, mid-20th-century tract houses predominate. Downtown Anaheim has three mixed-use historic districts, the largest of which is the Anaheim Colony. South of downtown, a center of commercial activity of regional importance begins, the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, which stretches east and south into the cities of Orange, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. This edge city includes the Disneyland Resort, with two theme parks, multiple hotels, and its retail district; Disney is part of the larger Anaheim Resort district with numerous other hotels and retail complexes. The Platinum Triangle, a neo-urban redevelopment district surrounding Angel Stadium, which is planned to be populated with mixed-use streets and high-rises. Further east, Anaheim Canyon is an industrial district north of the Riverside Freeway and east of the Orange Freeway. The city's eastern third consists of Anaheim Hills, a community built to a master plan, and open land east of the Route 241 tollway.


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