Map of Stanton city, California

Stanton is a city in northern Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The population was 37,962 at the 2020 United States Census. The city was incorporated in 1956 and operates under the council–manager form of government, providing a full range of municipal services. Stanton is bounded by Cypress on the west, Anaheim on the north, and east, and Garden Grove on the east and south.

Stanton city overview:
Name:Stanton city
LSAD Code:25
LSAD Description:city (suffix)
County:Orange County
Incorporated:June 4, 1956
Elevation:66 ft (20 m)
Total Area:3.10 sq mi (8.03 km²)
Land Area:3.10 sq mi (8.03 km²)
Water Area:0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)  0%
Total Population:37,962
Population Density:12,213.55/sq mi (4,715.07/km²)
ZIP code:90680
Area code:657/714
FIPS code:0673962
GNISfeature ID:1661501

Online Interactive Map

Stanton online map. Source: Basemap layers from Google Map, Open Street Map (OSM), Arcgisonline, Wmflabs. Boundary Data from Database of Global Administrative Areas.

Stanton location map. Where is Stanton city?

Stanton location on the U.S. Map. Where is Stanton city.
Stanton location on the U.S. Map.
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Location of Stanton in California.


The Tongva people are the Indigenous people of the Stanton area. The villages of Hutukunga and Puvunga were the nearest villages to the present-day site of Stanton.

On November 4, 1905, the Los Angeles Interurban Railway started service on the Santa Ana Line. It ran along an almost perfectly straight line between Watts and Santa Ana. Access to transportation allowed the population of the rural area to grow. This area is now Stanton and West Anaheim.

Stanton was named for Philip A. Stanton, a Republican assemblyman for Los Angeles from 1903 to 1909.

In 1908, the privately owned Pacific Electric Railway leased the Santa Ana Line and took over the service, extending its regional light-rail system. By 1928, the impressive thousand-mile system allowed the residents to conveniently travel throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. See 1928 Map. Passenger service to Santa Ana was discontinued in 1950, shortly after the railway was taken over by the Metropolitan Transportation Agency. Today, the easement still is owned by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). It crosses the intersections of Beach Boulevard/Pacific Street and Cerritos Avenue/Western Avenue.

The first City of Stanton was incorporated in 1911 and was then the largest city in Orange County by area. The main motivation for incorporation was the City of Anaheim’s plan to build a “sewage farm” to the west of their city. Former Speaker of the California State Assembly Phillip Ackley Stanton assisted in the incorporation and the city was named Stanton in his honor. In 1924, the residents voted to dis-incorporate to avoid the cost of building roads in the city.

In the early 1950s, the area had experienced a post-war population boom and the neighboring cities rapidly annexed land. In May 1956, the citizens responded by re-incorporating into today’s City of Stanton.

Stanton Road Map

Road map of Stanton
Road map of Stanton

Stanton city Satellite Map

Satellite map of Stanton
Satellite map of Stanton


Stanton is directly bordered by Anaheim to the north and Cypress to the west. A southern salient of the city largely bisects the city of Garden Grove from its West Garden Grove neighborhood, making the city as a whole a neighbor of Stanton to the east, south, and west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.2 km), all land.


See also

Map of California State and its subdivision: Map of other states:
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