Castaic, California

Castaic (/kəˈst.ɪk/ (listen)) (Chumash: Kaštiq;[3] Spanish: Castéc)[4] is an unincorporated community in the northwestern part of Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 19,015.[5] For statistical purposes the Census Bureau has defined Castaic as a census-designated place (CDP).[citation needed]

Castaic, California
Castaic Dam and its lake, 2007
Location in Los Angeles County, California
Location in Santa Clarita Valley.
Castaic (the Los Angeles metropolitan area)
Castaic (California)
Coordinates: 34.49°N 118.62°W / 34.49; -118.62
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
  Total7.28 sq mi (18.85 km2)
  Land7.26 sq mi (18.81 km2)
  Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)  0.24%
Elevation1,280 ft (390 m)
  Density2,607.68/sq mi (1,006.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
91310, 91384
Area code661
FIPS code06-11796
GNIS feature ID2582966
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Castaic, California

Tens of thousands of motorists pass through Castaic daily as they drive to or from Los Angeles on Interstate 5 (the Golden State Freeway). Castaic Lake is part of the California Water Project and is the site of a hydro-electric power plant. Castaic is 38 miles (61 km) northwest of Los Angeles Union Station and northwest of the city of Santa Clarita.

The Castaic Range War went on for decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries resulting in dozens of deaths before hostilities ceased in 1916.

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