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Buena Park, California

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Welcome to Buena Park ...

The city of Buena Park is located in Orange County.

The pronunciation of Buena Park: Bwey-na<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Buena Park has a population of 83,015 people<2> (see below for details).

Buena Park was incorporated January 27, 1953.

The community of Buena Park is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Buena Park lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Buena Park: (714) & (657)<4>

The ZIP codes for Buena Park: 90620-90622, 90624<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buena Park had a population of 80,530 people. This makes Buena Park the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Buena Park represents 0.22% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 80,530 people, the population of Buena Park increased 2.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 78,282 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Buena Park had an population of 83,015 people. This is an increase of 3.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.05% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buena Park.

Communities near Buena Park ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Buena Park and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Costa Mesa   [Map]   113,825   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
El Monte   [Map]   116,109   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Garden Grove   [Map]   174,226   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huntington Beach   [Map]   201,874   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Irvine   [Map]   277,453   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Long Beach   [Map]   469,450   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Buena Park.

Communities Also Named Buena Park ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Buena Park - they are located in Illinois and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buena Park.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buena Park. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buena Park. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buena Park. Our list includes 20 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Buena Park:

Websites for Buena Park ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buena Park ...

Looking for more information about Buena Park? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buena Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buena Park.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Orange County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Buena Park. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buena Park.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buena Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (657) is an overlay for area code (714).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Buena Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buena Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Buena Park includes: 90620, 90621 & 90622.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buena Park) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buena Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buena Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8664, Longitude: -117.9982     [Map].

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