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San Juan Capistrano
Orange County, California

92675, 92690, 92691, 92692,92693, 92694

"Where the Swallows Return"
Preserving the Past to Enhance the Future

Page Contents for San Juan Capistrano, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of San Juan Capistrano is approximately 32,500 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 9,612 (1990).
The amount of land area in San Juan Capistrano is 36.885 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Juan Capistrano is 13.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.376 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Juan Capistrano to Washington DC is 2399 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 410 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Juan Capistrano is positioned 33.50 degrees north of the equator and 117.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.
San Juan Capistrano elevation is 104 feet above sea level.
The San Juan Capistrano city flower is the Red Geranium.
The city tree is the California Sycamore.
San Juan Capistrano median income is $ 46,250.
The San Juan Capistrano median home price is $ 295,000.
San Juan Capistrano average annual rainfall is 10 inches per year
San Juan Capistrano average annual precipitation is 12.34 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is summer - 65, fall - 53, winter - 36, spring - 52 degrees F.
The average high temperature is summer - 85, fall - 78, winter - 64, spring - 72 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 53.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 66.7 degrees F.


In Orange County, just one mile from the Pacific ocean, just south of Los Angeles
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mild. The area has mild winters and comfortable summers. There are always the scattered extremes in weather during the year, but these are the exception rather than the rule. This is a great page about the climate in the area. It has much historical weather information.
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History & History Related Items

The city developed around the San Juan Capistrano mission. The mission is famous for the swallows who leave on Oct 23 (St. John's day) and return each year on March 19. (St. Joseph's day) The mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra and named for St. John of Capistrano. The Serra chapel is one of the oldest buildings still in use in the entire state. It is known as the "Jewel of the Missions" because it is such a beautiful mission and area.

Here is a history page for San Juan Capistrano.

Click here for the California Missions trail.
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The founding of San Juan Capistrano


The incorporation of San Juan Capistrano

April 19, 1961


Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano is located at the Corner of Ortega Highway & Camino Capistrano P.O. Box 697
Phone: (949) 234-1300
Fax:(949) 240-8091
P.O. Box 697
San Juan Capistrano, CA. 92693
Please call ahead for hours of operation and details.
The Mission is a registered Historic Landmark & designated a National Historical Treasure

The Capistrano Valley Symphony

A website about San Juan Capistrano

Capistrano - includes information on the history of the town as well as dining and shopping.
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San Juan Capistrano City Government

The San Juan Capistrano city government website
32400 Paseo Adelanto
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949-493-1171
Fax: 949-493-1053

San Juan Capistrano has a council-manager form of government. Five city council members are elected for overlapping four-year terms. The mayor is chosen from among the elected council members.

San Juan Capistrano Chamber

The San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce
31781 Camino Capistrano
Franciscan Plaza, Suite 306
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1878
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693-1878
Phone: 949-493-4700
Fax: 949-489-2695 e-mail:

San Juan Capistrano Libraries

San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
31495 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949-493-1752

San Juan Capistrano Schools

School Information for the area. The children of this community attend public schools in the Capistrano Unified School District
32972 Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano
Phone: 949-489-7000. San Juan Capistrano


The official city song of San Juan Capistrano is "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano" by Leon Rene

The official city poet is Red Steagall, the Cowboy poet

The population of San Juan Capistrano was:
1961 - 1,130
1972 - 5,540
1980 - 18,523
1990 - 26,073
1995 - 28,306
2000 - 32,100
2002 - 32,500

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