Saugus, Santa Clarita, California
|Country||United States of America|
|Elevation||357 m (1,171 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1661408|
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 and is among the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles County.
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.
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.
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- Harry Carey, actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars
- Harry Carey Jr., actor
- Frank Coghlan Jr., actor and naval aviator
- Mandy Gonzalez, actress and singer
- Jon Heder, actor
- Tommy Milone, MLB pitcher
- Ross Lonsberry, professional hockey player
- Cuddles Marshall, professional baseball relief pitcher
- Henry Newhall, businessman whose extensive land holdings became the current communities of Newhall, Saugus, Valencia, and the city of Santa Clarita
- Nick Nickson, radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings
- Abbey Weitzeil, Olympic swimmer
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- Santa Clarita Valley
- Saugus High School shooting
- Lang Southern Pacific Station, a California Historic Landmark
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saugus
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- Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society: History of Saugus website — photos, text, TV shows.