Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana is the second most populous and the county seat of Orange California, in the  .

The   estimated its 2019 population at 332,318, making Santa Ana the 57th-most populous  in the .

Santa Ana is in Southern , adjacent to the Santa Ana , about 10 miles (16 km) from the coast.

Founded in 1869, the is part of the Greater Area, the second-largest in the , with almost 18 million residents in 2010.

Santa Ana is a very densely populated , ranking fourth nationally in that regard among of over 300,000 residents.

In 2011, Forbes ranked Santa Ana the fourth-safest of over 250,000 residents in the .

Santa Ana's northwestern and southern edges are part of the two largest commercial clusters in Orange : the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge  and the South Coast Plaza–John Wayne Airport edge .

Santa Ana lends its name to the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), which runs through the .

It also shares its name with the nearby Santa Ana , and the Santa Ana winds, which have historically fueled seasonal wildfires throughout Southern .

The current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designation for the Orange Area is Santa Ana–Anaheim–Irvine, .

Approximately four-fifths Latino, Santa Ana has been characterized by The Times as the “face of a new , a where Latinos have more influence in everyday life—electorally, culturally and demographically—than almost anywhere else in the .”

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