Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana has a population of 340,240 in 2010, based on FBI reports they saw the largest decrease in the crime rates category with property crime dropping from 6,798 in 2009 to 6,580 in 2010. Overall Santa Ana is one of the safer communities in California the chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime there is 1 to 182.  Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Apartments and Infrastructure

The infrastructure of systems related to population support across the United States is enormous.  There are more than 20,000 water management institutions in the United States (NRC 2001) and according to the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC, www.nmhc.org), there are 18,244,306 rental apartment units with 16,033,231 of these units built prior to the year 2000 (2011 statistics).  


In these more than 18 million apartment units, 3.6 million apartments had 2 or more bathrooms, 4.5 million apartments had 4 or more stories in their building, and there were 2.3 million units in complexes of 100 or more apartments.


In California there were 2,758,203 total apartments, 1st in the nation.  In the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA area, a population of 13,052,921 had a total of 2,102,973 occupied apartments and the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA population of 4,455,560 had 399,375 units occupied.  


The ratio of 151,356 occupied units was lower in the Riverside-San Bernadino-Ontario, CA metropolitan area with a population of 4,350,096 when compared to a Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA population of 2,196,482 with 125,047 occupied apartments.