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City of Stanton       

General Law City
Incorporated: June 4, 1956
City Hall: 7800 Katella Ave, Stanton, CA 90680
City Telephones: (714) 379-9222; Fax (714) 890-1443
Population (2000 Census): 37,403 (1990 Census: 30,491) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 11,988
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 30.4% (1990 Census: 26.1%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 9.6% (1990 Census: 10.0%)
Land Area: 3.12 square miles (8.09 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.00 square miles (0.00 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.802365-117.994555

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Stanton Chamber of Commerce: PO Box 353, Stanton, CA 90680-0353; (714) 995-1485; Fax (714) 995-1184

Originally known as Benedict, the community found itself in 1911 having to fight off a City of Anaheim proposal to build a sewage farm in their midst. This compelled residents, with the help of Seal Beach founder Philip A. Stanton, to incorporate their community that year. Although there is apparently some debate on the origin of the city's new name, Stanton, it is generally believed that the city chose it to honor the man who helped it to incorporate.

Stanton voters agreed to disincorporate as a city in 1924, in order to allow the state to come in and build roads in the area. The city reincorporated in 1956.



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