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 encampmentAugust 3, 1769
IncorporatedNovember 30, 1886[3]
Named forSaint Monica
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager[4]
 • MayorTed Winterer[5]
Area[6]
 • Total8.42 sq mi (21.80 km2)
 • Land8.41 sq mi (21.80 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[7]105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)[8]
 • Total89,736
 • Estimate (2016)[9]92,478
 • Density10,989.66/sq mi (4,243.04/km2)
Time zonePacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes90401–90411
Area codes310/424
FIPS code06-70000[10]
GNIS feature IDs16527922411825[11]
Websitewww.smgov.net