Anaheim, CA, City and Higher Education Facts

Anaheim, California, is a densely-populated city in the greater Los Angeles area. Most famous for being the home of Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim is also home to several colleges and universities that offer certificate programs and associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Find out more about the city's demographics, economy and colleges below.

Information about Anaheim

Situated in Orange County, Anaheim, California, had an estimated population of about 346,997 residents in 2014, according to U.S. census data. About 52.7% of Anaheim's residents were Caucasian and 52.8% were Hispanic, according to 2010 U.S. census data.

Nationwide, Anaheim is probably best known for being the home of Disneyland, the world-famous amusement and theme park. Disneyland is located in the Anaheim Resort, a section of town dedicated to tourism, hotels and retail. Other attractions in the area include Major League Baseball's Anaheim Angels franchise and the City National Grove of Anaheim, a well-known live music venue. Los Angeles, a 40-minute drive to the north, is also home to a wide variety of professional sports teams, cultural offerings and tourist destinations.

Higher Education

Anaheim has about 15 universities, colleges, career schools and proprietary institutions. Bethesda University is a private, non-profit university that enrolls about 350 students. While this school offers programs in info technology, early childhood education and visual and performing arts, its primary course of study is theology. South Baylo University, also a private, non-profit university, focuses specifically on the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. It has about 680 students enrolled in its bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs.

Beyond Anaheim city limits, the greater Los Angeles area is home to such highly-ranked universities as the University of California at Los Angeles, Southern California University and the California Institute of Technology.

Economy and Employment

Tourism is an important sector in Anaheim's economy, with Disneyland employing a significant number of city residents. U.S. census data for 2012 indicated that the highest sector of employment was accommodation and food services with about 23,500 jobs. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services employed nearly 22,000 people, while manufacturing employed nearly 20,000 people.

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