Introduction to Cudahy, California

Cudahy, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles E of South Gate, California (center to center) and 7 miles SE of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. 

Cudahy History

Cudahy was named after its founder, the meat-packing baron Michael Cudahy. About 2,800 acres of land, which was originally known as the Nadeau Ranch, was sold to Cudahy by Hinton in 1893. In the north of this land period was the Florence Avenue, while Santa Fe was in the west and Manchester in the south. This land was later divided into very large lots and resold to farmers so that they could have a vegetable garden, a fruit grove, a chicken coop or a horse stable. With increase in property values in the 1960s, a lot of Southerners and Midwesterners moved to the city of Cudahy in South California.

Cudahy and nearby Attractions

  • James Lovell Museum of Science
  • Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Mitchell Park Conservatory
  • Dretzka Park Golf Course

Things To Do In Cudahy

The City of Cudahy is an ideal vacation spot for both couples and families with young children. There are a number of amusement parks and conservatories where different exhibitions are held all the year round. The Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark, with its fun rides, is ideal for small kids. The Milwaukee County Zoo is a large zoo with a huge assembly of wildlife. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum has a separate area for children under 2 years of age. Visitors can also enjoy a round of golf at the city's Dretzka Park Golf Course.

Cudahy Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport is in close proximity to the city.

Cudahy Higher Education

The Compton Community College serves the city.


Total Population 24,138
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 5.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,354
Age of the Population 27


% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $34,930
% Above Poverty Level 68.7%
% Below Poverty Level 31.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 6.3%


People Living Alone 8.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,129
Median House Value $248,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.9%
US/American 0%
English 0.1%
Irish 0.2%

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

Cudahy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of South Gate, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles SE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90201
Phone Area Codes 323
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.96
Longitude -118.184

Cudahy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.2 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
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 68 F
Apr Temp 54 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Distance 10.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bell 35,998 $37,686
Bell Gardens 42,842 $37,152
Huntington Park 59,003 $35,776
Lynwood 71,191 $42,638
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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A Title I School.
Serves 2,971 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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