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City of Mission Viejo               

General Law City
Incorporated: March 31, 1988
City Hall:
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
City Telephones:
(949) 470-3000; Fax (949) 470-3052
Population (2000 Census):
93,102 (1990 Census: 72,820) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 4,989
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 27.1% (1990 Census: 27.7%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 10.9% (1990 Census: 7.9%)
Land Area: 18.66 square miles (48.32 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.37 square miles (0.95 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.612739-117.656038

Other City Facts & Statistics

Mission Viejo Chamber - South Orange County Chambers of Commerce: 26111 Antonio Parkway, Ste 400, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688; (949) 635-5800, Fax (949) 635-1635

Mission Viejo is Spanish for "Old Mission." The name is taken from Rancho Mission Viejo, a land grant in 1845 offered by the Mexican government from former lands of the Mission San Juan Capistrano. In the early 1960s, the O'Neill family, then owners of the land (acquired in 1907), sold off 10,000 acres to Donald Bren, Philip Reilly, and James Toepfer who formed the Mission Viejo Company for developing a new master planned community.  The first new residents of this community moved in 1966.



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