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Overview

Introduction to Artesia, California

Artesia, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 mile NW of Cerritos, California and 9 miles NE of Long Beach, California. The people of the city are in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. 

Artesia History

Artesia was established on May 3, 1875 after the Artesia School District was completed. The village was named after the several naturally flowing Artesian wells that are found in this area. In fact, these wells made Artesia ideal for agriculture and farming. During 1920s and '30s, the area was developed by the Portuguese and Dutch farmers and became one of the most significant dairy districts in Southern California. After the Second World War, several residential tracts were built in Artesia. It was incorporated as a city on May 29, 1959.

Artesia and nearby Attractions

  • Pioneer Boulevard Median with Water Fountains
  • Artesia Historical Museum
  • Artesia DES
  • Little India
  • Artesia Park
  • Artesia Water Tower

Things To Do In Artesia

The city of Artesia provides a number of recreational facilities. There are many historical sites in the city. Artesia features an International Cultural District, also known as Little India, and includes a number of Indian beauty salons, clothing and jewelry stores as well as Indian restaurants.

Artesia Transportation

The nearest airport is Long Beach Daugherty.

Artesia Higher Education

The local college is Cerritos College.

People

Total Population 16,785
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,600
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,730
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,219

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,517
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,387
Median House Value $395,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.9%
US/American 0.5%
English 1.7%
Irish 2.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Artesia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Cerritos, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles NE of Long Beach, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90701, 90703
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90702
Phone Area Codes 562
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.865
Longitude -118.082

Artesia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LONG BEACH AP
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Station ANAHEIM
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellflower 77,756 $53,081
Cerritos 49,701 $99,915
Hawaiian Gardens 14,475 $37,485
La Palma 15,842 $87,381
Lakewood 81,173 $87,157
Norwalk 106,659 $62,881

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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