Yorba Linda, known as the “Land of Gracious Living” is a city with a strong sense of community and small-town character. The “Yorba Linda” name originated from Jose Yorba, a member of a Spanish expedition. In 1907, portions of the former Yorba lands were sold to the Janss Corporation, who then subdivided the property and named the new town “Yorba Linda” (“Yorba” after the early land grant family and “Linda” meaning pretty in Spanish). Learn more about the history of the City of Yorba Linda.
View the City of Yorba Linda Fact Sheet 2018 (PDF), which includes information about the City's demographic facts, elected officials, commissions, departments and key staff, and utility services in Yorba Linda.
The City of Yorba Linda supports over 67,000 residents and takes a proactive role in growing its businesses, attracting new businesses, and encouraging entrepreneurialism. Yorba Linda’s beautiful parks and engaged community all contribute to the continued growth of the City and make Yorba Linda a great place to live, work, and play.