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Overview

Introduction to Bell Gardens

Bell Gardens, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles NW of Downey, California (center to center) and 8 miles SE of Los Angeles, California. It's a densely populated municipality situated at the convergence of the Los Angeles River and the Rio Hondo Channel. Bell Gardens is regarded as a suburb of Los Angeles. The city is home to a major poker casino. The majority of the population is Hispanic. Tools, motor vehicle parts and fabricated wire products are manufactured in the city.

Bell Gardens History

With the beginning of the Spanish Empire in 1509 the region had an agricultural based economy. In 1771 Antonio Lugo, a corporal in the Spanish army acquired a vast land grant which later became Bell Gardens and other cities. Antonio Lugo's son developed the land into one of the largest ranches in California. Japanese immigrants were attracted by the rich soil and leased land to grow a variety of vegetables for the marketplace. The region had an agricultural based economy until the 1930's. During World War I and World War II manufacturing facilities for military equipment were thriving and were important factors for the local economy. The city was established in 1940.

Bell Gardens Attractions

The Casa de San Antonio is a state historic monument. The Bicycle Casino is regarded as one of the biggest poker casinos in the world and has hosted several prominent poker tournaments. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts' Berry Farm and Getty Museum are close enough to be enjoyed by the residents of Bell Gardens.

Bell Gardens Activities

The city is home to numerous parks, a noteworthy community golf course and a lake which provides fishing opportunities. Nearby Los Angeles and Anaheim offer a wide variety of activities and entertainment. The San Gabriel Mountains are popular for recreational activities.

Bell Gardens Higher Education

Residents have opportunities for higher education at nearby colleges such as California State University - Dominguez Hills, California State University - Los Angeles, Cerritos College, East Los Angeles College and other locations.

People

Total Population 42,842
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 5.6%
Employed Population 16+ 16,933
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,152
% Above Poverty Level 71.9%
% Below Poverty Level 28.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 7.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,126
Median House Value $308,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 92.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.1%
Irish 0.3%

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

Bell Gardens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Downey, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90201
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90202
Phone Area Codes 323
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.965
Longitude -118.15

Bell Gardens 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 MONTEBELLO
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 9.8 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
Station PASADENA
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bell 35,998 $37,686
Commerce 13,017 $50,044
Cudahy 24,138 $34,930
Downey 113,407 $66,373
Maywood 27,739 $36,297
South Gate 95,350 $45,362

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

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BELL GARDENS HIGH
6119 AGRA ST.
323-826-5151
Serves 3,141 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.5

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