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City of Buena Park                     

General Law City
Incorporated: January 27, 1953
City Hall: 6650 Beach Blvd, Buena Park CA 90622
City Telephones: (714) 562-3500; Fax (714) 562-3506
Internet: http://www.buenapark.com
Population (2000 Census): 78,282 (1990 Census: 68,784) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 7,406
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 29.4% (1990 Census: 26.6%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 9.3% (1990 Census: 8.0%)
Land Area: 10.57 square miles (27.39 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.06 square miles (0.16 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.856214-118.004169

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Buena Park Chamber of Commerce: 6601 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621; (714) 521-0261; Fax (714) 521-1851

The name Buena Park is hybrid Spanish-English with the Spanish buena meaning "good." James Whitaker, a Chicago grocer, bought the land and, instead of establishing a cattle ranch as originally intended, established a town in 1887 at the urging of the Santa Fe Railway. A Santa Fe rail station there was named "Northam." Another early name for the area was Centralia.

 

 

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