About Our City

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Cypress is the most northwest city in Orange County, approximately 10 miles from the coast, bordering Los Angeles County. The city offers a hometown feel, a thriving new business corridor and convenient access to freeways and local attractions. Its schools are considered some of the best in the region and real estate is considered some of the more affordable in the county.

The City of Cypress is centrally located and within easy driving distance of several entertainment, sports and historic venues.

Approximate distance in miles from Cypress:

Anaheim Convention Center 07
Angel Stadium of Anaheim 07
Aquarium of the Pacific 03
Cal State Fullerton 11
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 05
Chapman University 14
Disneyland Resort 06
Dodger Stadium 25
Downtown Los Angeles 20
Fullerton Airport 06
Greek Theater 31
Hollywood Bowl 32
Home Depot Center 18
Honda Center 07
John Wayne Airport 15
Knott’s Berry Farm 03
La Mirada Performing Arts Theater 08
Long Beach Airport 10
Los Angeles International Airport 25
Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles 32
Ontario Airport 42
Orange County Performing Arts Center 12
Port of Long Beach 15
Port of Los Angeles 20
Queen Mary 15
Richard Nixon Presidential Library 19
Richard Nixon Presidential Library 70
Rose Bowl 36
Sea World 97
South Coast Plaza 12
Staples Center/Nokia Center 25
The Bowers Museum 14
UC Irvine 18
UCLA 34
Universal Studio 35
USC 24

Geographic Location:

33.81 degrees north of the equator, 118.03 degrees west of the
prime meridian

Land Area: 4,230.4 acres (6.61 square miles)
Assessed Valuation: $5,514,794,000
Cypress Taxable Point of Sale: $987 million ($9.87 million City received)
Cypress Taxable without a Specific
Point of Sale: $1.8 million City received
Total Sales Tax Receipts $11.7 million
Average Temperature: January-March 48-71
April-June 50-80
July-September 62-92
October-December 60-68
Average Rainfall: 13.5 inches annually
City Tree: Italian Cypress
City Flower: Gold Chrysanthemum
City Colors: Green and Gold
Population: 47,802
Age 18 and Over: 73%
Age 65 and Over: 10.6%
Ethnic Breakdown: White 48.0%
Asian 31.0%
Hispanic, Latino 11.8%
Black 2.8%
American Indian & Alaskan Native 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
Mixed Race 5.4%
Median Age: 36.7
Males: 49%
Females: 51%
City Business Licenses: 3,147 (2,036 within city)
Largest Employers: United Health Group
Cypress College
Mitsubishi Motors Sales of America
Continental Graphics Corporation
Yamaha Motors Corporation
Labor Force: 27,800
Unemployment Rate: 9.4% (25 years and over)
Housing Units: 16,068
People per Household: 3.04
Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 0.6%
Rental Vacancy Rate: 2.6%
Median Household Income: $78,300
Median Income: $50,981
School Enrollment: 4,016 (Cypress School District only)
Registered Voters: 28,265
Orange County District: Board of Supervisors, District 2