Santa Fe Springs, California

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Santa Fe Springs (Spanish: santa—holy, fe—faith) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is one of the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County. The population was 17,438 at the 2000 census.



Santa Fe Springs is located at 33°56′15″N 118°04′02″W / 33.937443°N 118.067155°W / 33.937443; -118.067155.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.9 km² (8.9 mi²). 22.7 km² (8.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.24%) is water.

It is bordered by the unincorporated West Whittier-Los Nietos to the north, Pico Rivera to the northwest, Downey to the west, Norwalk to the southwest, Cerritos to the south, La Mirada and the unincorporated South Whittier to the east, and Whittier to the northeast.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 17,438 people, 4,834 households, and 3,780 families residing in the city. The population density was 769.5/km² (1,992.0/mi²). There were 4,933 housing units at an average density of 217.7/km² (563.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.22% White, 3.89% African American, 1.43% Native American, 3.95% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 34.99% from other races, and 4.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 71.38% of the population.

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