is census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clarita
. Saugus was one of the four communities (along with Valencia
, and Canyon Country
) that merged in 1987 to create the city of Santa Clarita
.The mascot for Saugus High School is Saugus Centurions. Saugus is named after Saugus, Massachusetts
, the hometown of Henry Newhall
, upon whose land the town was originally built. It is also where Saugus High school
is located. The Saugus Cafe, on San Fernando Road
, was established in 1887 and looks like the oldest still-operating restaurant in Los Angeles County.
In 2000, the total population of Saugus was 41,743, and its population density was 218 persons per square mile. The median age is 32.8 years. Average number of people per household is 3.1. 66.7% of the population is married; 33.3% are single. Median household income is $80,940; per capita income is $29,816. Median home value is $532,700. 82.4% of homes are owner-occupied; 14.8% are rentals.