Named after Henry E. Huntington, Huntington Beach is a city located in Orange County, California. In 2010, when the U.S. government conducted its most recent census, officials pegged the population of Huntington Beach at just under 190,000. A surfer’s utopia, Huntington Beach is bordered by the Pacific Ocean (southwest) and Seal Beach (northwest). Huntington Beach is currently the largest city in Orange County.
The History of Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach was originally inhabited my members of the Tongva Native American Tribe. The first Spanish settler, Manuel Nieto, arrived in the mid-1780s. His presence, along with the thousands that followed, drastically altered the culture and landscape of what is now Huntington Beach. While the city’s oil source has nearly been depleted, exploration continues to play a major role in Huntington Beach’s economy.
Putting People to Work & Play
In addition to its large Boeing presence, Huntington Beach is also served by the headquarters of Cambro Manufacturing and tankers that support the Alaska Pipeline. Top employers include Rainbow Disposal, Quiksilver, Wal-Mart, Ensign United States Drilling, Walters Wholesale Electronics, Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach Hospital and C & D Aerospace. Commonly known as Surf City USA (the city even trademarked the name!), Huntington Beach also boasts a bustling tourism scene.
Education in Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is home to Golden West College, Edison High School, Huntington Beach High School, Marina High School, Ocean View High School, The Pegasus School and Brethren Christian Junior/Senior High School. A relatively conservative community, 45% of Huntington Beach residents are registered Republicans, 29% are registered Democrats and 21% are politically unaffiliated.
A Star-Studded Affair
Notable residents of Huntington Beach include Ethan Embry, Jason Lee, Cara Lott, Jenna Jameson, Lauren German, Eva Angelina, Amy Grabow, Willie Aames, Tito Ortiz, Tony Gonzalez, Ian Kennedy, Jeff Kent, Chris Kluwe, Cherokee Parks, Brett Simpson, Matt Costa, Scott Weiland, Dexter Holland, Pete Conrad and Violet Cowden.
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