Saugus, Santa Clarita, California

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Saugus is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
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
Elevation357 m (1,171 ft)
 • Total41,743
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
91350, 91390
Area code(s)661
GNIS feature ID1661408[1]
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]


Saugus was first named Newhall by Henry M. Newhall, who had bought the eastern half of the Del Valle family's Rancho San Francisco from a series of speculators. After he moved the town south in 1879, he renamed the original site for his birthplace, Saugus, Massachusetts.[4]


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. The 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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  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. ^ The name is Algonquian and translates to “outlet. ”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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