Saugus, Santa Clarita, California

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Saugus, Santa Clarita, California
Neighborhood of Santa Clarita
Saugus, Santa Clarita, California is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Saugus, Santa Clarita, California
Saugus, Santa Clarita, California
Position in Los Angeles County.
Coordinates: 34°24′50″N 118°32′26″W / 34.41389°N 118.54056°W / 34.41389; -118.54056Coordinates: 34°24′50″N 118°32′26″W / 34.41389°N 118.54056°W / 34.41389; -118.54056
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
City Santa Clarita
Elevation[1] 357 m (1,171 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total 41,743
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 91350, 91390
Area code(s) 661
GNIS feature ID 1661408[1]
Website http://www.santa-clarita.com
Baker Ranch Rodeo, Saugus, c. 1926

Saugus is a neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California. Saugus was one of four communities (along with Valencia, Newhall, and Canyon Country) that merged in 1987, to create the city of Santa Clarita. Saugus is named after the town of Saugus, Massachusetts, the hometown of Henry Newhall, upon whose land the town was originally built. The Saugus Cafe, on San Fernando Road, was established in 1887[2] and is among the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles County.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Saugus was first named Newhall in honor of Henry M. Newhall. It was later renamed after his birthplace in 1879: Saugus, Massachusetts. The name is Algonquian and translates to “outlet.”[4]

Demographics[edit]

In 2000, the total population of Saugus was 41,743, and its population density was 218 persons per square mile. The median age is 32.8 years. Average number of people per household is 3.1. 66.7% of the population is married; 33.3% are single. Median household income is $80,940; per capita income is $29,816. Median home value is $532,700. 82.4% of homes are owner-occupied; 14.8% are rentals.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saugus
  2. ^ "Tales of the Saugus Cafe, at Santa Clarita Valley History in Pictures (retrieved July 22, 2008)
  3. ^ "Centenarian (and older) restaurants?" Chowhound (post dated August 26, 2004, retrieved July 22, 2008).
  4. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Page 428. ISBN 9780403093182.
  5. ^ City Compare
  6. ^ "Red Callender Dies; Jazz Bassist Was 76". The New York Times. 11 March 1992. 
  7. ^ "The Champs of '75", Sports Illustrated, July 31, 2000.

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