Tustin is a city located in Orange County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The city is located next to the county seat, Santa Ana, and does not include the Tustin Foothills. Because of a top 10% ranking in start-ups and sole proprietors per capita and one of the shortest commutes in Southern California, the city was chosen in 2009 by Forbes as one of the top 25 towns to live well in America.
Primary and secondary education in Tustin and surrounding unincorporated areas is overseen by the Tustin Unified School District. Tustin High School is a California Distinguished School, as is Foothill High School (Santa Ana, California). Tustin High School is also well-known regionally for its strong Model United Nations program. Many university-bound high school graduates attend nearby University of California, Irvine. Springfield College, a nonprofit, private, higher education institute, is located in the city of Tustin.
The median income for a household in the city was $55,985, and the median income for a family was $60,092. Males had a median income of $42,456 versus $33,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,932. About 5.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.