Demographics and Statistical Information

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Date of Incorporation ............................................. February 28, 1928

Form of Government................................................ Council-Manager

Type of Government........................................................ General Law

Location...........................................On the California Coast, Midway Between Los Angeles and San Diego

Land Area..................................................................... 18.45 sq. miles

Elevation........................................ 1008' (Maximum); 250' (Average)

Annual Rainfall (4/21/14).............................................................. 6.42

Annual Days of Sunshine (4/21/14).............................................. 295

Sister Cities.................................... San Clemente del Tuyu, Argentina Isla San Andres, Columbia & Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Employees (full-time)..................................................................... 185

Employees (benefited part-time FTEs) .......................................... 11

City Bond Rating.......................................... Standard & Poor’s AAA

Rank in Population as of  (California)........................................... 135

Rank in Population as of  (Orange County)................................... 16

Total Population (Official 5/14)................................................ 66,245

Number of Registered Voters (as of 3/14).............................. 41,488

Assessed Secure Valuation (May 2014)................. $13,130,257,400

Total Housing Units.................................................................. 26,025

% Homeowner Occupied........................................................... 64.0%

Residential Vacancy Rate............................................................ 7.9%

Median Age................................................................................. 40.0%

Persons/Household...................................................................... 2.70

Median Family Income............................................................ $86,604

Median Home Value.............................................................. $696,200

% High School Grad or Higher.................................................. 95.7%

% Population Below Poverty Status........................................... 5.5%

Unemployment Rate - San Clemente (as of 5-14)....................... 4.7%

Unemployment Rate - Orange County (as of 5-14)..................... 5.8%

Number of Licenses and Permits Issued:

     Building & Engineering Permits (as of 4-17-14).................... 2,496

     City Licensed Business(as of 3/31/14)................................... 5,304

     Special Events (Annually)............................................................ 37

     Dog Licenses (3/13 – 2/14)...................................................... 6,875

     Annual Animal License Fees............................................... $92,261

     Animal License Fee:       Not Altered              Altered

     Dog Licenses                   $30                           $15

     Senior Discount Fee        $15                           $8

Water Utility:

     Total Water Customers......................................................... 17,265

     Basic Service Charge:........................................................... $15.26

     Miles of Water Main.................................................................. 213.1

Sewer Utility:

     Total Sewer Customers........................................................ 16,237

     Miles of Sewer........................................................................... 154

     Basic Service Charge.................................................... $22.47/mo.

     Total Storm Drains.............................................................. 62.5 mi

Streets (Center Line Miles):

     Arterial Streets.................................................................... 23.0 mi.

     Collector Streets.................................................................... 38 mi.

     Residential/Local Streets...................................................... 75 mi.

     Alleyways............................................................................... 3.0 mi.

  Total Streets............................................................................. 136 mi.

       Signalized Intersections.............................................. 76 locations

  Solid Waste Management Program

      Automated Residential Refuse & Recyclable

           Materials (3@60 gal containers).................. $18.23/monthly

           Materials (3@35 gal. containers)................. $17.58/monthly    

           Commercial Refuse Collection (3 yd.bin).. $146.22/monthly

           Commercial Recycle Collection (3 yd. bin)$65.54/monthly 

 

Fire Protection (Orange County Fire Authority):

     Sworn Fire Fighting Personnel............................................... 33

     Civilian Personnel..................................................................... 6

     Total Fire Personnel................................................................ 39

     Number of Fire Stations............................................................ 3

 Number of Fire Inspections (FY 13-14)................................ 1,652

 Number of Fire Permits Issued (FY 13-14)............................... 108

Incident Statistics FY 2013-14:

     Fire Calls................................................................................. 44

     EMS/Rescues Calls............................................................ 2,175

     Hazardous Condition/Standby............................................... 52

     Service Calls......................................................................... 247

    False Alarms.......................................................................... 174

     Good Intent Calls.................................................................. 416

     Over Pressure/Rupture............................................................ 5

     Natural Disasters...................................................................... 1

     Other/Misc. ............................................................................... 4

            Total Calls................................................................... 3,118

Police Protection (Orange County Sheriff's Department):

     Commissioned Police Personnel........................................... 44

     Non-Commissioned Personnel................................................. 9

     Total Police Personnel............................................................. 53

Beaches, Parks and Recreation:

     Beach Acreage........................................................................ 20

     Miles of Beach........................................................................ 4.7

     Park Acreage......................................................................... 174

     Number of Parks..................................................................... 20

     Golf Course Acreage............................................................ 133

     Number of Golf Courses.......................................................... 1

     Number of Recreation Buildings..............................................6

     Square Footage of Buildings...........................................37,260

     Number of Swimming Pools....................................................3

Services Provided by Other Agencies:

Animal Control & Shelter...........Coastal Animal Services Authority

Library Services..................................................... County of Orange

Public Transportation......Orange County Transportation Authority

Trash Removal........................................................................... CR&R

School District........................... Capistrano Unified School District

Social Services...................................................... County of Orange

City Song...................................... "On the Beach at San Clemente"

                        “Sweet San Clemente”

City Flower................................................................ Bougainvillea

City Tree.......................................................................... Coral Tree

City Slogan......................................... "Spanish Village by the Sea"