Santa Monica, California
City in California
City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica's Ocean Avenue at sunset
Santa Monica's Ocean Avenue at sunset
Official seal of Santa Monica, California
Seal
Nickname(s): SaMo[1]
Motto(s): Populus felix in urbe felice  (Latin)
(English: "Happy people in a happy city", or alternatively "Fortunate people in a fortunate land")[2]
Location in Los Angeles County and the state of California
Location in Los Angeles County and the state of California
Santa Monica, California is located in the US
Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°01′19″N 118°28′53″W
Country  United States of America
State  California
County  Los Angeles
Spanish encampment August 3, 1769
Incorporated November 30, 1886[3]
Named for Saint Monica
Government
 • Type Council–manager[4]
 • Mayor Ted Winterer[5]
Area[6]
 • Total 8.42 sq mi (21.80 km2)
 • Land 8.41 sq mi (21.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[7] 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)[8]
 • Total 89,736
 • Estimate (2016)[9] 92,478
 • Density 10,989.66/sq mi (4,243.04/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 90401–90411
Area codes 310/424
FIPS code 06-70000[10]
GNIS feature IDs 16527922411825[11]
Website www.smgov.net